metro arquitetos sets art pavilion in são paulo garden
photo © leonardo finotti
all images courtesy of metro arquitetos associados

 

 

 

situated within the garden of a private residence in são paulo, brazil, ‘pavilion’ is a project composed of three independent structures completed by metro arquitetos associados. the primary construction is a bespoke building, configured specifically for the exhibition and storage of an important art collection. this gallery, which houses contemporary brazilian works, is an elegant and simple 28 meter volume stretched between two concrete walls, and enclosed beneath a steel canopy.

metro arquitetos associados pavilion in sao paulo designboom
the pergola provides a sheltered area of recreation and relaxation
photo © leonardo finotti

 

 

 

natural light enters through a circular skylight carefully positioned within the roof plane, while a narrow gap formed at the junction of the walls and the ceiling further illuminates the exhibition space. stairs lead to a more secluded elevated area at the rear of the design, containing further artwork.

 

a timber pergola neighbors the pool, providing a sheltered area of recreation and relaxation. a tree rises through the structure, puncturing the canopy which is supported by three steel columns. a separate concrete annex provides guest accommodation across two storeys.

metro arquitetos associados pavilion in sao paulo designboom
the timber structure in relation to the house and pool
photo © leonardo finotti

metro arquitetos associados pavilion in sao paulo designboom
a tree rises through the design, puncturing the roof plane
photo © leonardo finotti

metro arquitetos associados pavilion in sao paulo designboom
the gallery is set within the garden of a private residence
photo © leonardo finotti

metro arquitetos associados pavilion in sao paulo designboom
photo © leonardo finotti

metro arquitetos associados pavilion in sao paulo designboom
the gallery is an elegant and simple volume stretched between two concrete walls
photo © leonardo finotti

metro arquitetos associados pavilion in sao paulo designboom
a narrow gap formed at the junction of the walls and the ceiling illuminates the exhibition space
photo © leonardo finotti

metro arquitetos associados pavilion in sao paulo designboom
stairs lead to a more secluded elevated area at the rear of the building
photo © leonardo finotti

metro arquitetos associados pavilion in sao paulo designboom
an alternative entrance to the exhibition space
photo © leonardo finotti

 

 

project info:

 

date: april 2012 – june 2013
location: são paulo, brazil
site area: 2.040,00 sqm
total built area: 250,00 sqm 
[pavilion] 1500 sqm [garden]
design development: 
martin corullon, gustavo cedroni
project leader: marina ioshii
team: bruno kim, francisca lopes, isadora marchi, luís tavares, marcelo macedo, rafael de sousa
structure: companhia de projetos, eng. heloisa maringone
wood structure pergola: ita construtora, eng. hélio olga
electrical: sinsmel, eng. m lindolfo batista
lighting: lux, ricardo heder
landscaping: bonsai paisagismo, ricardo vianna
project management: marcondes ferraz engenharia