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Gustavo Penna Brasil : Architecture

Contemporary Brazilian Architects Practice: GPA&A Belo Horizonte, South America

post updated 29 Apr 2021 ; 17 Aug 2016

Gustavo Penna – Key Projects

Featured Brazilian Buildings by Gustavo Penna, GPA&A, alphabetical:

Alphaville Residence, Brazil
Date built: 2010
Alphaville Residence Brazil by Gustavo Penna Architects
image from architect firm
Alphaville Residence in Brazil
This modern family house has a 6 m x 3 m porch that preserves the natural qualities of the site, that is, the natural surroundings. A 20 meter catwalk takes you into the house with wide rooms and huge sliding glass doors.

Ecological Reference Center, Brazil
Date built: 2010-
Ecological Reference Center Building by Gustavo Penna Architects, Belo Horizonte
image from architects office
Ecological Reference Center Building

Japanese Immigration Memorial, Brazil
Date built: 2010
Japanese Immigration Memorial Building by Gustavo Penna Architects Brazil
photograph : Jomar Bragança
Japanese Immigration Memorial
A symmetrical bridge over a pond metaphorically connects Japan and the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

Lincoln Residence, Brazil
Date built: 2010
Lincoln Residence
photograph : Jomar Bragança
Lincoln Residence in Brasil
A square with a glass cube in the center. This house is a tribute to the spectacular view of Minas’ “sea of mountains” that goes on for 60 kilometers.

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Location: Belo Horizonte, Brasil, South America

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Gustavo graduated in 1973 from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), where he studied with renowned professors Humberto Serpa, Rafael Hardy and Cuno Maurício Lussy, and where he later taught for three decades. In 1974, Penna founded the architecture office that still occupies the same centennial, eclectic-style house that once belonged to his grandparents, on Álvares Cabral Av., downtown Belo Horizonte. In that inspiring building, a team of 30 professionals think, design and build under the assurance that architecture is key to shaping the identity of a country.

GPA&A’s projects present, upon modernist and baroque heritages, a look that is sensitive to architecture’s contemporary issues. They particularly stand out for the subtlety of their shapes and volumes, the gentle dialogue with the landscape, and the comfort and functionality of the indoor spaces.

Some of them, such as the Guignard School – considered by Projeto magazine one of the 30 most relevant architectural works in Brazil – won architecture awards, were exhibited in Brazil and abroad, and were featured in both Brazilian and foreign books and magazines.

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Panoramic House, Itajaí, Santa Catarina
Design: Schuchovski Arquitetura
Panoramic House Itajai
photograph : Eduardo Macarios
House FY in Santa Catarina State
The terrain is located In the middle of an Atlantic forest hill facing the sea. It was carefully selected for this great project by having one of the most privileged views of the sea.

House of Coffee, Divinópolis
Architect: Tetro Arquitetura
Coffee House Divinópolis, Brazil by Tetro Arquitetura
visualization : Igor Macedo
House of Coffee, Divinópoliso
The house of coffee is a very special house made for a couple who loves this drink, and who makes some artisanal processes for their own consumption.

Oscar Niemeyer

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