Wednesday 03 Nov 2010



The design is inspired by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, a Brazilian architect who won the Pritzker prize in 2006, famous for displaying functional mechanisms of a design such as hydraulic and electrical pipes.

The young Brazilian architect Guilherme Torres removed all the wall coatings and installed a permanent brick table and couch. The electrical wiring system becomes more evident in the guest's bedroom and the bedroom has a warmer ‘loft' atmosphere compared to the rest of the house due to the exposed brick wall. The kitchen was compressed with in a 1.40m by 3m long space.

The whole building cost approximately U$ 6,000.00 and the low cost is due to its simplicity in architectural solutions.

Studio Guilherme Torres

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