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Casa Mattos Evokes a New Brutalism Architectural Design

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The Casa Mattos has a unique view towards one of the main arteries of São Paulo. The architecture team FGMF Arquitetos took advantage of the prime location and decided to create an architectural design in terraces.

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The structure of the house is mixed, an apparent concrete wall on the left side is the connecting element of the different levels of the architecture and organizes the main connecting ladder of all levels. The rest of the structure is made of the metal structure and light components, allowing for extensive glazed areas. This architectural project recalls the canons of the Paulista Movement, a Brutalist current that emerged in Brazil between the 50s and 70s.

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The first level contains the garage, the main entryway, and the garden. The private areas are on this floor, however, guests can directly access the second level, where the main room is, without going through the private area.
This second floor houses the service areas, the kitchen and the double height dining room with access to another garden. The last level, also with high ceilings, contains the living room completely open and a terrace with solarium and swimming pool.

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The interior design it is essentially modern Brazilian with a strong emphasis on the contrast between solid and empty, between robustness and lightness.
They looked for modern furniture that respected Paulista’s past but added a contemporary flair to the house. For this, they used modernist and iconic pieces, such as the Plywood chair by the Eames and the Womb sofa by Saarinen, as well as contemporary designs by Jader Almeida, Marcus Silveira, Felipe Protti, Natasha Shlobach and Estúdio Bola.

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The final touch that complements the space is perhaps the great lighting piece, composed of 36 pieces and designed by FGMF Arquitetos and Prole studio, which hangs over the dining room and looks like a bright sculpture from different points of the house.

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