Leonardo Finotti have just shot this little store created by Una Arquitetos and located in Oscar Freire Street, a commercial street in São Paulo, Brazil.
The main idea is this volume you can see in the image, made of black concrete, that suffers a strange cut on the corner, showing violently the white interior, like a section of a project. At the same time the small plot is partially built, while a vertical patio, connected to the commercial street, occupies almost a half of the lot.
The store interior defines itself in conjunction with its transparencies. At the backside of the patio, a volume in dark crystal gives depth to the dimension of the space. The floor made of recovered wood lends age to the space. Those same planks are used on the outside space, thus creating a feeling of a floor to the soil rather than to the building. In the side that faces Rua Oscar Freire a patio border the limits of the plot.
This small open space suggests that, the sidewalk floor merges with the floor of the store creating a rest area that is also a way to access the store. The “pau-ferro” tree that crowns the patio reinforces the feeling of peace that was sought in the first place.
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