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Dpot / Isay Weinfeld

  • 09:00 - 18 May, 2018
Dpot / Isay Weinfeld
Dpot / Isay Weinfeld, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 479 - Jardim America, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Project Manager

    Elena Faria Scarabotolo
  • Team

    Cristiano Kato, Elisa Canjani, Katherina Ortner, Sara Leitão, Sebastian Murr, Sophia Lin
  • Area

    770.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • General Contractor

    Alle Engenharia
  • Structural Engineering

    Leão e Associados
  • Hvac Engineering

  • Electrical and Plumbing Engineering

  • Lighting Engineering

    Maneco Quinderé E Associados
  • AV and Automation Project

    Oguri Tecnologia Integrada
  • Landscape Design

    Rodrigo Oliveira
  • Lake Design

    Ecosys Lagos Ornamentais
  • Signage

    Roberto Cipolla
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Text description provided by the architects. Dpot was built on a 1,500-m2 plot in São Paulo, where there had previously been a home surrounded by a large garden. Upon studying the Soil Usage and Occupation laws in force, we realized factors such as usage index, mandatory setbacks, etc., would be very different (and unfavorable) in the case of a new building, following demolition of the existing. Thus, ensuring the same constructive potential would mean renovating and converting the existing structure.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

The solution was to reorganize internal spaces and façades from the original building, suiting them to the commercial use.   The transformation, albeit deep, retained the informal and relaxed mood from the “past” as a residence, where products may be displayed and arranged as if, in fact, in a house. The alternation of higher and lower ceiling heights and the existence of mezzanines set a different scale to each room, turning the combination of volumes into a grouping of juxtaposed prisms of various proportions.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Finally, two other important ideas: that the garden was always visible from within the store, and that the decorated rooms were always visible from the outside. The solution was to “tear” the lower section of all volumes open (except those housing the service areas), and install an uninterrupted strip of glass around the whole perimeter, as to provide the desired transparency. We chose to clad the upper section with cement plaques on the outside and wooden planks on the inside. The integration between interior and exterior is complete, and the “blank” volumes seem to float over the lounges, amidst a lush garden.

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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Cite: "Dpot / Isay Weinfeld" [Dpot / Isay Weinfeld] 18 May 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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