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  5. Alan Chu
  6. 2015
  7. Galpão Sim! / Alan Chu

Galpão Sim! / Alan Chu

  • 13:00 - 16 December, 2016
Galpão Sim! / Alan Chu

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Campinas, Brazil
  • Project Team

    Anita Meduna, Pablo Resende
  • Structure

    Eng. José Otavio Rosolen
  • Builder

    Ederson Pereira Alves
  • Area

    92.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

Text description provided by the architects. Located at the rear of brazilian actor Eduardo Okamoto’s home, the building houses the theater producer’s office of SIM!Cultura as well as the owner’s studio. 

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

These premises provide ample working space for research as well as theatrical rehearsals and experimentation.

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

The working space is inside a masonry white box which also contains a guest room / dressing room on the ground floor and an office on the upper floor. 

This white masonry box is located inside a warehouse which has hinged doors at the front and rear constructed of aluminum overlaid with alveolar polycarbonate sheet.

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

In addition to serving as closures and providing both illumination and ventilation as needed, these doors also can be opened and closed as part of a theatrical performance. 

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu

In the actor’s own words expressing his appreciation to the architect:

“... And, most importantly, beyond its beauty I feel the space will save me years in theatrical research. The architecture, condensed as it is to its essential core opens new scenic perspectives and truly stirs my emotions. Many times I look at these studio shapes and lose myself in meditation and the simplicity of the architectural lines calm me. Soon I hope to persuade the architect to design sceneries for my stage plays.”

© Djan Chu
© Djan Chu
Cite: "Galpão Sim! / Alan Chu" 16 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/801560/galpao-sim-alan-chu/> ISSN 0719-8884
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