The Sao Paulo Pavilion is a hedonistic space – a space for art, contemplation, exercise, family life and parties – inserted in a botanical sculpture garden. Excavated in the landscape, the architecture of the project is invisible – space with a minimum of form and recognizable architectural elements: Life under the floating reflecting pool, a thin metal plate forming a marquise between the trees. Designed for the directors of the Sao Paulo Art Biennale and the SP ARTE the pavilion is a space for art display, a gallery and social interaction.
The Torii’s at Fushimi Inari Shrine, Neymeyer’s Parque Ibirapuera, Sanaa’s Serpentine gallery and the Norwegian settlements in landscape by Setertun’s provide distinct different ideas and ideals for man’s relationship to nature. Each of our proposals looks at reinventing the ancient and contemporary references for their relationship between landscape and canopy.
The true desire of the modernist canopy was always the floating plane without columns. The flying carpet and the Delta (Δ) eliminate the modernist notion of the canopy as a relationship between plane and column, and turns cover and structure into one. The Loop turns upon itself, the promenade d’architecture in a continuous sequence. Unstable separately but successful as a whole; The Cloud and the Delta (Δ) reinvents the Torii. The clustering creates both path and spaces.
The experience of the strata’s of life, the Amazonas and the Brazilian vegetation, is the impetus for the creation of shifted levels in the designs. The flora will emerge from the natural strata’s of Brazilian wildlife and compress them to the level of perception of the person; in, under and on the marquise. Through a promenade d’architecture these landscapes, lives and strata’s will be revealed.
São Paulo, Brazil
Art Pavillion in connection to existing private residence
Adam Kurdahl, Gro Bonesmo, Gary Bates, Naofumi Namba, Inês Almeida, Wenche Andreassen, Peder Brand, Kristian Grostad, Jan Martin Klauza, Fredrik Krogeide, Jens Niehues, Haakon Walderhaug
Marcondes Ferraz (SP)