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hiperstudio + estudio arkiz: aliah hotel in sao paulo
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feb 12, 2013
hiperstudio + estudio arkiz: aliah hotel in sao paulo


‘aliah hotel’ by hiperstudio + estudio arkiz, sao paulo, brasil
image © hiperstudio

 

 

in preparation for the 2014 world cup hosted in several cities throughout brasil, sao paulo will be exhibiting their recent architectural development
in all fields of design, not excluding hospitality. the ‘aliah hotel’ by local firms hiperstudio and estudio arkiz will greet and host international visitors
in one of the most ecologically sensitive structures built in the country, scheduled to open in 2014. located at the top of a hill in bragança paulista,
the lobby structure enjoys optimum daylight and ventilation. two volumes constructed of inhabitable steel box trusses are supported on large
exposed round concrete pylons that hoist the programmatic spaces above the ground and create a porosity on grade where circulation and air are
free to flow through the building. a wing of the main building appears to have broken off and juts out at an angle, creating a green interstitial space
and an exterior courtyard in the resultant wedge. the formal split allows unique views, lighting and ventilation, as well as outside access by each
individual room. excess direct sunlight and solar gain are controlled by a living green screen that simultaneously improves air quality, and the
green roof provides optimum insulation and a sophisticated grey water catchment and recycling system to be used throughout the building.

 

a wooden platform with slivers of green vegetation growing in between the planks bisects the primary mass, cantilevering out over
the entrance road and receiving visitors at a stairway that peels down from the projecting deck. this also represents another break in the otherwise
continuous primary building, providing transverse circulation to the backside of the site where individual bungalows branch out along the hillside discretely
located under stepped roofs that continue the landscape at a tangent to the natural topography, ending at the sports complex at the bottom.

 

 


virtual walkthrough
video © hiperstudio

 

 


green rooftop garden
image © hiperstudio

 

 


entry wooden platform
image © hiperstudio

 

 


exterior atrium space in the wedge of the two volumes
image © hiperstudio

 

 


caption
image © hiperstudio

 

 


site plan
image © hiperstudio

 

 


digital model
image © estudio arkiz

 

 


massing diagram
image © hiperstudio

 

 


ecological studies
image © hiperstudio

 

 


programmatic diagram
image © hiperstudio

 

 

project info:

 

 

typology: commercial
client: projeto aliah
built area: 66,950 ft2
site area: 807,300 ft2
team estudio arkiz: alexandre hepner, joao paulo payar, rafael brych
team hiperstudio: matheus marques, ricardo goncalves
contributor: gustavo weiss

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