metro arquitetos associados + paulo mendes da rocha: leme gallery, sao paulo
 
metro arquitetos associados + paulo mendes da rocha: leme gallery, sao paulo metro arquitetos associados + paulo mendes da rocha: leme gallery, sao paulo
mar 06, 2013

metro arquitetos associados + paulo mendes da rocha: leme gallery, sao paulo

‘leme gallery’ by metro arquitetos associados, sao paulo, brazilimage © leonardo finottiall images courtesy of metro arquitetos associados

 

 

 

the ‘leme gallery’ by metro arquitetos associados is the resurrection of the original structure designed by paulo mendes da rocha located two blocks away which was demolished in 2011 as a result of the all-too-common urban transformations in sao paulo. it was decided that the new building would be a replica of the old to preserve the architectural memory, but also features a 9-meter by 9-meter cube additional support volume that communicates to its host through a translucent foot bridge, marking an outdoor spill-out courtyard space beneath. both structures are erected with reinforced concrete shear wall systems, two masses indirectly lit through the punctured apertures around the facades. the new building contains gallery space on the ground floor which connects to the larger display areas in the sister building across the outdoor patio. organizing all the support spaces along one side of the floor plan is a strategic move to more efficiently place mechanical and electrical systems, overall creating a smooth flow of circulation within and between the buildings.

 

 

bridge connecting the two volumesimage © leonardo finotti

 

 

engraved nameimage © leonardo finotti

 

 

interstitial patioimage © leonardo finotti

 

 

large doors allow the interior to spill out into the patioimage © leonardo finotti

 

 

interior gallery spaceimage © leonardo finotti

 

 

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image © leonardo finotti

 

 

view into bridgeimage © leonardo finotti

 

 

support spaces with natural light reflecting off of a slanted planeimage © leonardo finotti

 

 

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captionimage © leonardo finotti

 

 

metal mesh screen allows views to the exterior and the passage of fresh airimage © leonardo finotti

 

 

image © leonardo finotti

 

 

 

site plan

 

 

floor plan / level 0

 

 

floor plan / level 1

 

 

roof plan

 

 

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project info:

 

date of project: 2011
conclusion: jan 2012
architectural project authors: paulo mendes da rocha, martin corullon e gustavo cedroni, anna ferrari collaborators: alfonso simelio, antonia peña, bruno kim, filipe barrocas, isadora marchi, luis tavares, marina ioshii, pedro mesquitaphotographs: leonardo finotti – [architectural photographer]
site area: 592 m2
total area: 554,47 m2
construction: sm3
illumination project: ricardo heder
structure:  cia. de projetos – heloísa maringoni
electric and hydraulic project: phe

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