Make your space revolve around a sentence! That’s what Atelier Paralelo did for Mario Lucio Business Real Estate Office.
“I´m 60 years old and I won´t be using demodé clothes, behaving as an old man.”
Freely translated into architecture meant a practical and comfortable space with rational and intuitive use with a new social and private bathroom, meeting room with a table for at least 6 where a multimedia projector can be installed and so much more.
The Carrere marble reception with its two panels : a parquet one with the same pattern as the reunion table, a second panel made of 2cm diameter chromed steel tubes; a game of transparencies in the corridor causing a mix of light, reflections and shadows.
The beautiful fragmented poster is really catchy, the vertical strips visually remind the tubes panel and talks about the need of renovation and de/construction of an image, of an idea thought the displayed black and white images of Brazil.
The office space was renovated in 2008, following a project made in 2007 by Thiago de Andrade, Virginia Manfrinato and Stepan Krawctschuk from Atelier Paralelo (you can see more by Atelier Paralelo here, photography by Joana França)