Dois Trópicos Pinheiros, MNMA São Paulo Building Design, New Brazilian Architecture

Dois Trópicos, Pinheiros, São Paulo

17 Aug 2020

Architects: MNMA

Location: R. Mateus Grou, 589 – Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP, 05415-050, Brazil

Dois Trópicos in Pinheiros, São Paulo stairs

Photos by Andre Klotz

Dois Trópicos in Pinheiros, São Paulo

Dois Trópicos building

dois tropicos | wellness space : botanic store, yoga class and restaurant

The place is called Dois Trópicos _ name came from the tropics of cancer and capricorn

“… the front door continues to appeal to our sense arrival. Call it the ceremony of coming home.”
Akiko Busch

Dois Trópicos São Paulo by MNMA

The concept of the project is a hybrid space, there is no determination or boundaries. A place that integrates gastronomy, the practice of yoga and botany, where people can feel in every way the importance of spending time to take care of themselves, slowly and with pleasure.

Dois Trópicos São Paulo by MNMA

You can have lunch slowly, if you want to take a shower to freshen up, have a massage or practice a yoga class and enjoy or buy rare species of plants and flowers at the botanical store.

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Every material has its own characteristics and limits for its definition. To work on the threshold of its possibilities – but not defying it – is indeed a fertile ground for advanced thinking and technique development.

Dois Trópicos São Paulo by MNMA Dois Trópicos in Pinheiros folding screen

Materiality builds the crossing planes that then become carriers for a tonal rhythm; the resulting immersion brings up new intimacy to the architectural space.

Dois Trópicos in Pinheiros, São Paulo restaurant

A commercial space that creates a homelike hosting experience, using nostalgia and natural matter, crafted by artisan hands that desire to achieve not perfection but real environments.

Dois Trópicos São Paulo by MNMA

The soil reacts allegorically to the sunlight movement along the day, turning walls, ceilings and the floor not into limits or boundaries, but into canvases for the light to express itself gradually in various forms. (As it is possible to enjoy comfortably great and authentic food, full of flavours).

Dois Trópicos in Pinheiros round doorway

The material used was created by a process of cooking the subtle varied colours of earth into bricks, allying the technical drawings to the empirical exercise of craftsmanship. The same material was projected onto walls and ceilings, honouring and expanding its plasticity; it expands our senses, bringing texture, tone gradation and detail to the delicate gesture of drawing spaces, even inviting us for a pause to feel the smell of wet earth when it rains.

Dois Trópicos in Pinheiros staircase

The staircase was built using raw materials, some leftovers, but although there was a precise drawing, the result is both gestual and intimate, due to small imperfections.

Dois Trópicos steps in Brasil

By contrast, the facade is technological, drafted and executed with precision, thought to allow sun and wind in, to avoid artificial air conditioning systems.

Dois Trópicos Pinheiros, SP interior design

The general purpose is to create a contemporary element that, when opened, would bring back some lost time of ancient forms of construction, a slow passing of time, contact with earth it feels like “home”.

Dois Trópicos Pinheiros, SP interior design

Dois Trópicos Pinheiros, SP – Building Information

Title: Dois Trópicos
Projeto: MNMA Studio
Area: 800 sqm
Location: Pinheiros, São Paulo Brasil
Construction completion: 2020

Photographs: Andre Klotz

Dois Trópicos Pinheiros, SP interior design

Dois Trópicos by MNMA São Paulo building images / information received 170820 from Architects MNMA

Address: R. Mateus Grou, 589 – Pinheiros, São Paulo – SP, 05415-050, Brasil

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