Sensitive Star / Estúdio Guto Requena

Sensitive Star / Estúdio Guto Requena

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  • Architects: Estúdio Guto Requena
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1455.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2016
  • Photographs Photographs: Pedro Kok
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Casel˙dico
  • Design Team

    Daniel Vianna, Guilherme Giantini, Bruno Baietto
  • Interactive Installation

    Guto Requena
  • Architecture Development

    Daniel Vianna
  • Event Created by

    Agency Hands
  • Software, Hardware and Audio Research

    Felipe Merker Castellani and Fernando Falci de Souza
  • Video

    Filmes Para Bailar
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Text description provided by the architects. The design developed for the 2016 edition of the event “Heineken Up On The Roof” invited the audience to have a new perspective of the city, observing its daily transformation and its chaos, but also enraptured by the magnificence and vastness of São Paulo. It is an opportunity to declare love for this Brazilian metropolis.

A temporary space, it was on the rooftop of one of the tallest buildings in Brazil, The Mirante do Vale Building, which was constructed in 1966, under authorship of Waldomiro Zarzur and Aron Kogan, and is located in the Valley of Anhangabaú, in the historic center of São Paulo.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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© Pedro Kok

Abandoned for almost three decades, this rooftop was transformed into a large lounge with a bar in the covered area, and outdoor dance floor overlooking the city, finalized with an interactive art installation entitled “Sensitive Star” on the helipad.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

The furniture collection “Mirante”, designed for the event, finds inspiration from the building itself and its Modernist Architecture. The furniture’s MDF plates express the concrete lines of space and serves as both a bar and home furnishings.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

The collection was published in Open Source Design (copyleft) so that anyone can download the technical files and reproduce them freely through a FabLab or Makerspace, using digital manufacturing.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

Sensitive Star

Stool Detail
Stool Detail

A star-shaped interactive installation on the Mirante’s helipad, the Sensitive Star reacts to the stimuli of moving people through a group of sensors, and responds with changing light and sound. As a larger-than-life musical instrument, it is set to input visitors’ body movements, mixing them with a soundscape, a collection of the building’s surroundings, such as street fairs, traffic, city market and the Monastery of São Bento.

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

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Address: São Paulo, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil

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Cite: "Sensitive Star / Estúdio Guto Requena" 25 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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