Casa Rex in São Paulo, Pacaembu Property Design, Brazilian Office Architecture, Architect, Photos

Casa Rex Office São Paulo

New Property in Pacaembu, Brasil design by FGMF Arquitetos, South America

29 Jul 2013

Casa Rex in São Paulo

Location: Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil

Architect: FGMF Arquitetos

Property in Pacaembu, São Paulo

Casa Rex São Paulo office in Pacaembu
photo : Rafaela Netto

A project made for the design office Casa Rex, in the neighborhood Pacaembu, in São Paulo, Brazil.


Plural, contemporary and investigative projects, concerning mainly the use of materials and the urban interaction, are fundamental characteristics of the works by Brazilian architecture office FGMF Arquitetos. A real example of this DNA is the project made for the design office Casa Rex, at Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil. Typical elements from infrastructure works were applied within this building, giving a different aesthetic effect to the project.

Property in Pacaembu Office São Paulo
photo : Rafaela Netto

The project is divided into three different intents – façade, studio and foyer/exhibition area. Starting by the façade, built with stone gabions (steel wire mesh used as an earth retaining wall on the roads) filled with red sandstone and grey flintstones. In the work area, a high ceiling and a shelf made of concrete pipes (the same elements used for streams canalization) and, at the reception, the exhibition area takes advantage of the demolition and exposes the original construction elements of the building.

Property in Pacaembu Office São Paulo
photo : Rafaela Netto

At the exhibition area, as soon as we move into the reception, the work developed by the Casa Rex designers will be displayed for whoever visits the agency. In the 600m2 of built area, the decayed aspect contrasts with the clean and white path leading to the meeting and work rooms.

The work area has become a big, high-ceiled common studio with a generous space and a huge 60 sqm-shelf, created from pre-fab concrete elements, which also contain stairs leading to the director’s room.

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photos : Rafaela Netto

The use of contrast and unusual techniques and elements has transformed the architecture into the Casa REX’s very identity, expressing their innovative and original work.

Fernando Forte, partner at FGMF, says that it was possible to subvert the original function of the elements, incorporating a statement of reuse and recycling in this project. “Casa REX project was a great chance to test the use of materials and techniques usually used in the infrastructure into an interesting scale, closer to everyone’s routine. The robust looks of the materials, together with a particular aesthetics for this project, was extremely cost-effective and had a result with strong personality, expressing the identity of the design office.”

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photos : Rafaela Netto

Casa Rex Office São Paulo – Building Information

Building: Casa Rex Office
Place: Pacaembu, São Paulo/SP, Brazil
Works begin date: 2012
Works completion date: 2012
Plot size: 631,00 m²
Built area: 603,00 m²

Architecture: FGMF Arquitetos
Interiors: FGMF Arquitetos
Landscape: Cali Paisagismo
Lighting: FGMF Arquitetos
Authors of the project: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
Coordination: Ana Paula Barbosa, Marilia Caetano, Sonia Gouveia
Associates: Bruno Araujo, Bruno Milan, Claudia Bicudo, Felipe Bueno, Gabriel Mota, Gabriela Eberhardt, Marina Almeida, Mirella Fochi, Rafaela Arantes, Rodrigo de Moura, Talita Silva.

Photographs: Rafaela Netto

Casa Rex in São Paulo images / information from FGMF Arquitetos

Casa Rex Office Pacaembu design : FGMF Arquitetos

Location: Pacaembu, São Paulo, SP, Brasil

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