restoration of historic stone-built monuments in são paulo celebrates brazil's heritage

restoration of historic stone-built monuments in são paulo celebrates brazil's heritage

Kruchin Arquitetura attributes New Roles to Historical Icons

 

Kruchin Arquitetura undertakes a thoughtful restoration of historical landmarks in São Paulo, breathing new life into the Rancho da Maioridade and Padrão Lorena. Situated near the ancient Caminhos do Mar, a historic route linking the coast to the Brazilian plateau, the monuments now serve as a belvedere and café, offering essential stops for explorers of the fog-laden mountainous region. Originally crafted to commemorate Brazil’s independence centenary in 1922, these structures form part of a larger collection of eight artworks.

restoration of historic stone-built monuments in são paulo celebrates brazil's heritage
all images by Daniel Ducci

 

 

restoration Unravels the Architectural Intricacy of monuments

 

The restoration by Kruchin Arquitetura preserves and revitalizes the historical structures, ensuring they continue to resonate with contemporary design and their surroundings. Conceived by Victor Dubugras, the monuments showcase the artistic brilliance of José Wasth Rodrigues’ panels, emphasizing their invaluable contributions to Brazilian architecture. Intricately nestled within the lush Atlantic Forest, the buildings strategically unfold into ocean vistas, seamlessly integrating with the surrounding landscape. Beyond visual aesthetics, the project achieves a symbiotic relationship with nature through carefully chosen materials and spatial design. Stone, weather-resistant and enduring, not only enhances structural longevity but also harmonizes with the environment.

restoration of historic stone-built monuments in são paulo celebrates brazil's heritage
Kruchin Arquitectura breathes new life into São Paulo landmarks

 

 

architectural elements act as symbols of Brazil’s heritage

 

The intricate layout, featuring uniquely designed staircases, weaves a captivating architectural labyrinth. Far from mere urban structures, Rancho da Maioridade and Padrão Lorena become living landmarks, narrating the tales of the Brazilian Empire and connecting the nation’s rich cultural and architectural past with the present. Despite modifications over time, these monuments persist as symbols of Brazil’s heritage, celebrating independence with a distinctive fusion of Portuguese, oriental, and various architectural elements.

restoration of historic stone-built monuments in são paulo celebrates brazil's heritage
restoration preserves Brazilian heritage ensuring timeless relevance

restoration of historic stone-built monuments in são paulo celebrates brazil's heritage
enduring stone materiality blends structure with natural surroundings

restoration of historic stone-built monuments in são paulo celebrates brazil's heritage
the historic buildings unfold into ocean and mountain vistas

restoration of historic stone-built monuments in são paulo celebrates brazil's heritage
the monuments highlight the distinctive fusion of Portuguese and oriental architectural elements

restoration of historic stone-built monuments in são paulo celebrates brazil's heritage
beyond visual aesthetics, the project achieves a symbiotic relationship with nature

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Atlantic forest setting enhances monuments’ visual integration

 

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project info:

 

name: Rancho da Maioridade and Padrão Lorena
architect: Kruchin Arquitetura | @kruchinarquitetura

location: São Paulo, Brazil

photography: Daniel Ducci | @danielducci

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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