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  5. Alan Chu
  6. 2015
  7. Ap Cobogó / Alan Chu

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Ap Cobogó / Alan Chu

  • 12:00 - 24 February, 2016
Ap Cobogó / Alan Chu
Ap Cobogó / Alan Chu , © Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

© Djan Chu © Djan Chu © Djan Chu © Djan Chu + 41

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Anita Meduna
  • Area

    98.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

Text description provided by the architects. This apartment renovation in São Paulo was nicknamed Ap due to use of the traditional ceramic block created in Brazil in the 1930s and popularized by modernist architects like Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

Initially, cobogós were made of cement only. With its popularization started to be molded with other materials clay, glass, ceramic, etc.

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

The project takes advantage of this ceramic construction exploring its function, color, graphics or light effects Cobogó used as partition walls or lining was also incorporated into the furniture specifically designed for the place. Other materials used were cement, rebarand and plywood.

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Ap Cobogó / Alan Chu " 24 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/782571/ap-cobogo-alan-chu/> ISSN 0719-8884
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