W305 Building
W305 Building will be built in Vila Madalena, an alternative and bohemian district in São Paulo's West Side. For years, bars, restaurants, stores and art galleries have been setting up in the region, occupying and transforming the area's still predominantly low-rise housing, and luring a young and modern crowd. The idea of the client was to build a simple - yet charming as the district itself - office building in the L-shaped 1,120 m2 (12,060 ft2) plot. Taking into consideration the shape and orientation of the land (North), we proposed a building made up of two articulated, yet quite distinct, volumes: the first one, long, narrow and perpendicular to the street is a “mass` cut by openings – sometimes windows, sometimes French windows – whose inside is sheltered from the excessive sunlight on the Eastern and Western facades; the other one, removed from the street and with facades facing North, South and East, is moderately hit by sunlight and is completely encased in glass, on all faces. On the ground floor there is a spacious lounge and a café surrounded by a garden, used exclusively by the tenants. Only 12 office units ranging from 80 to 250 m2 (860-2,700 ft2) are distributed across the 8 floors, featuring 5.12m ceilings – the high ceiling gives clients the option to build up to 2 mezzanines per unit, or even another full floor, thus doubling the area of the unit. Terraces and step-out balconies further contribute to lend the spaces a cool, relaxed and casual setting. The modulated glass frames, the lay-out of the shafts, and the raised floors are other elements that provide the units with great flexibility and customization freedom. The building is completed by a top deck (used exclusively by the top-floor offices) and 3 underground parking floors, including a bicycle rack. Plainness is one of the hallmarks of the project – it is found in the constructive materials (precast concrete panels on the facade, galvanized steel/wood glass and wire mesh frames), in the lay-out of the units, in the common areas and, certainly, in the users for whom we envisioned W305 Building.

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