Fidalga 727 / TRIPTYQUE

Fidalga 727 / triptyque

The urban landscape of São Paulo is heavily influenced by two main characters that coexist independently and simultaneously.

On one hand, the vertical constructions – most of them faithful to the modernist/rationalist models –, which evolve randomly with the inconstant guidelines of the urban planning. On the other hand, the historical and/or informal occupation of two or three floors of the residual spaces between these constructions.

Fidalga 727 / triptyque

The ensemble is characterized by spectacular scale and height limits breaks, resulting in a chaotic and discontinuous urban landscape. Located in the heart of a middle class neighborhood undergoing constant change, the project – a standard housing tower – is precisely put in this context, and situated on the margins of one of these permanent breaks, revealing a split panoramic skyline.

Fidalga 727 / triptyque

This proposal is nourished by the formal and textual complexity of the site, and reformulates the traditional “paulista” residence model. The fragmentation of the building’s body into three parts is made for a better integration of the recreational area and the vertical / horizontal circulation spaces. A small square in the frontal area is given back to the urban space.

Fidalga 727 / triptyque

The housing units are stacked according to a non-linear and non-modular variation of typologies and windows, giving the building its main look, marked by the use of simple and urban materials..

Fidalga 727 / triptyque

The design of the homes / apartments follows these principles:
– Individual access by external gateway.
– One apartment/home in each floor, emphasizing the 360 degrees view / ventilation
– A remarkable architectural element per apartment (double volumes, patio terrace, duplex / penthouse garden).
– Different windows in each unit,
-Free plan allowing different internal partitions – modular hydraulic and electrical plugs distribution.

Project Details:
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Type: Housing Residential
Architects: Triptyque (Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud & Olivier Raffaelli) – www.triptyque.com
Client: Idea Zarvos / Movimento Um
Program: Appartment Building
Design: 2007
Conclusion: 2010

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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