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Industrial Chic Design Office in São Paulo

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Architects FGMF Arquitetos have created a combination gallery and design office for Casa REX, an important Brazilian design office.

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The building was originally a residence built in the 1940’s.

Its bones are laid open in a kind of “architectural archaeology.”

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On a tight budget, the architects reused construction rubble in negative marked pathways.

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Within the gritty dusty rubble of the demolition, pure, clean, smooth, white paths lead to the meeting rooms and design offices.

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Extensive demolition gutted most of the second floor over the reception area.

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Smooth white walkways form a sensuous textural contrast with the gravel from the demolition.

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Now smooth new white stairs overlaid onto the ancient structure both anchor and reinforce the old stair.

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From a walkway at the top of these stairs you descend into the two story design office.

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The walkway connects directly to the CEO’s office, overlooking the two story tall space that houses the design crew.

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The studio is an open space where everybody works together.

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This is a soaring space shared by an poetic array of lights suggesting a flight of birds.

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The stair units themselves look just as mass-produced as the pre-shaped concrete water channels, here composing an industrial chic bookcase wall.

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Similarly, the exterior uses gabion walls involving contrasting red and grey stone, arranged for graphic interest.

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The rebar from within the walls is exposed to create a screen.

Heavy building materials creates a unique space, very different from the existing offices.

A very different space for an unusual company.

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