pedro barata & architectural associates create superiscópio periscope pedro barata & architectural associates create superiscópio periscope
sep 15, 2015

pedro barata & architectural associates create superiscópio periscope

pedro barata & architectural associates create superiscópio periscope
all images courtesy of osvaldo castro, fabio tired

 

 

 

rotated on its axis, the industrial shipping container becomes the perfect form for a massive, ready-made periscope. while that idea might not be first in everyone’s head, it certainly was for someone in the multi-faceted team of pedro barata & architectural associates.

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the form is a shipping container turned on its side, with an inner structure of MDF and mirror 

 

 

 

deemed ‘superiscópio’, the structure is the physical representation of a two part concept with both global and local considerations. globally, it functions as an homage, and continuation, of the container’s growing popularity as a prop within the architectural community. on the other hand, for the people who are lucky enough to see ‘superiscópio’ in person, it offers a birds’ eye view above the urban infrastructure, enabling a welcome glimpse of the nearby santa lagoa (holy lake) after which the brazilian city was named

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viewers look into the periscope 

pedrobaratadesignboom02the work allows view to the nearby holy lake from which the town gets its name

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interior view 

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from the corner 

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measurements 

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diagram 

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‘superiscópio’

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

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