Downtown Housing in Sao Pablo

This project re-imagines the idea of urban separation between public and private space. A residential building interlaced with public program through a thick ground. The relationship of the building to the city is not linear, there are several nodes of connection to different gradients of collectivity. The design explores the juxtaposition of horizontal planes supporting private spaces and distortions of vertical planes which open-up space for more public and collective spaces.

This project seeks to create a more permeable city. The transformed building complex transverses the entire block, with a thick active interior fa├žade with openings up into the vertical collective planes that allow for natural light to fill up the gallery.