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Harmonia 57

Harmonia 57

Photographer: Leo Finoti

Harmonia 57

Photographer: Leo Finoti

Harmonia 57

Photographer: Leo Finoti

Harmonia 57

Photographer: Leo Finoti

Harmonia 57

Photographer: Leo Finoti

Harmonia 57

Photographer: Greg Bousquet

Harmonia 57

Photographer: Nelson Kon

Harmonia 57

Photographer: Nelson Kon

Harmonia 57
Harmonia 57
Harmonia 57
Architect
Triptyque Architecture
Engineers/Specialists
Guilherme Castanha, Aparecido Donizete Dias Flausino
Location
The Americas - Brasil - Sao Paulo
Climate Zone
tropical
Design status
build
Date of completion
2007
Type
Shopping
Site area (m²)
1100
Building Costs
300000 USD
Cooling / Heating-System
Use of renewable ressources - high tech
energy recuperation, energy storage
Renewable, recycled, recyclable and innovative materials
Key Sustainability aspects
accessability for disabled, innovative bulding materials, low cost design, use of innovative design tools
Sustainability rated
No
Social and ethical responsibility

The proposition is that the building can evolve with the city. For this, we used the nature on it´s construction. Our intention was that the building could evolve and grow as an organism, for this we used a plant façade that coud be irrigated with the rainwater of the common rains of tropical zones. The project is also located at a gentifricated region, were the buildings are covered os walls of protection. Because of this, our building tryed to integrate the building with the rest of the neigbourhood,without walls of protection on it´s façades.

Ressource efficiency and environmental impact

The rain water is recycled trough pipes, reservoirs and tubes. This water serves to irrigate the plants at the building façade.

Economic lifecycle perfomance

The building intends to show the importante of the nature and the architecture. As an alive organism, the building try be alive. Breathing through the pores that composes the plants.

Contextual performance and impact

Harmonia Building invited the persons of the neighbourhood to the beauty of nature. Also the importance of using plants at architecture was refoced with the building.