Igara Building Alto Leblon, Rio de Janeiro Apartments, Brasil Real Estate, Architecture Images
Igara Building, Alto Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
26 August 2021
Design: Cité Arquitetura
Location: Alto Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Igara Building, in Alto Leblon, Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, 2021 – Located on the corner of Igarapava and Sambaíba streets, in the lower part of Alto Leblon, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), the Edifício Igara is an architectural project signed by Cité Arquitetura, led by the architects and partners Fernando Costa and Celso Rayol, with landscaping deisgn signed by Embyá and interiors project by Manga Rosa Arquitetura.
The name Igara is inspired on the streets that surround the building, consolidating a direct relationship with the place’s vocation. The project’s conception used the etymology of the word ‘Igarapava’, a Tupi term meaning “Port of Canoes”, and the meaning of “Sambaíba”, the name given to a bushy shrub native to the Brazilian cerrado biome.
Cité’s project drew from these meanings of place to recreate the idea of the tree’s strength. Creating an image of a root that seeks the soil and a treetop that seeks the sky, the foundation is rooted and remains intact connected to the earth, like a safe port of arrival, and, in a sort of ascension, the building seeks the atmosphere.
The balconies have retractable glass panels integrated into the rooms, providing more natural light, ventilation, and a feeling of freedom, in addition to a better use of the space. The idea is to integrate the inside with the outside, at the same time allowing residents spatial freedom.
The concept of making roots and ascending to the sky is evidenced by the colors on the facade, which range from earthy, dark tones on the bottom of the building to lighter, softer tones on the top. With this relationship, the bulk of the tree would be the building itself, where a delicate railing element conveys the idea of this enclosure in branches, which shelters and protects like a nest.
The building has a terrace-garden located above the penthouses, which is intended to be a convivial environment, with coastal species and sandbank vegetation. There is also a vegetable garden and an area for contemplation of the surrounding landscape with a privileged view of the sea from the Leblon beach. The view from above speaks to the amazement we feel when we reach the highest branch of a strong and robust tree.
Igara Building in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Property Information
Project: Igara Building
Architecture: Cité Arquitetura (Celso Rayol and Fernando Costa)
Project Coordinators: Daniel Osório and Lucia Andrezo
Team: Eduarda Volschan, Luiza Melo, Luisa Linden, Leonardo Leal, Pedro Brito, Maria Vitória Martins, Thiago Godoy and Fernanda Teixeira
Interiors: Manga Rosa Arquitetura
Location: Alto Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Area: 2.787,13 m²
Under development / Started year: 2020
Pictures: Studio VIR
Cité Arquitetura is a 9-year-old company that experienced an exponential growth. In its first year, it was already working with more than 20 developers in Brazil. Founded by architects Celso Rayol and Fernando Costa, Cité Arquitetura values organization and method in the creation of projects and relies on a multidisciplinary technical team, prepared to design in different scales and programs.
These attributes guarantee a quality control and more synergy in the meeting of the works with the city. Moreover, we believe that the projects that brought us awards are fruits of our understanding that designing is not a monologue, but part of a wider dialogue with the city. www.citearquitetura.com.br
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Location: Alto Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America
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