“COPY” Photographs: Nelson Kon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2017 Manufacturers: Hunter DouglasStructure:Aluízio D’Ávila Engenharia de ProjetosFacilities:Green Solutions/Steluti Engenharia/Studio SerraduraConstructor:Corporate Participações e Serviços LtdaPromoter:Huma Desenvolvimento Imobiliário /GR Properties /ERCB720 Fermin Vazquez Arquitectos Team:Fermin Vazquez, Francesc de Fuentes, Sonia Cruz, Aline Foltran, Marc Pi, Albert Freixes, Gemma Ojea, David Sebastian, Miguel YurritaCity:Vila Nova ConceiçãoCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Nelson KonRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaText description provided by the architects. The apartments tower is located in Itaim Bibi in São Paulo, a neighbourhood in a deep transformation, which is moving from the traditional fabric of horizontal single-family homes to a skyline of buildings in height, mainly homes that meet a growing residential demand for a prosperous upper middle class in the economic capital of the country.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe building has 123 apartments and consists of a tower of 25 floors with a base of common areas (squash, indoor pool, restaurant, social room, etc.) and parking above ground. The tower, highly conditioned by the volumetric limitations imposed by the regulations and the strict requirements of functional optimization, hosts small houses with large individual terraces. The project seeks to maximize the slenderness of the volume and highlight, without stridency, in the monotonous sea of undifferentiated skyscrapers of São Paulo as a “singularity of good manners”.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe floors are articulated in two parallel bays and a central communications core that includes two batteries of panoramic elevators. The main openings of the houses are oriented to north and south, with deep balconies to mitigate the intense Brazilian solar radiation, while the east and west facades, the most exposed in the climate of São Paulo, are solved with a predominance of opaque protected surface by a ventilated façade of large-format glazed ceramic pieces.Save this picture!© Nelson KonOn the balconies sides, the ceramic coating becomes lattices which preserves the houses privacy and frame the views from the inside. The combination of colours of the covering pieces seeks the chromatic individualization of each level, as well as the research of singularity that provides the differential qualitative value sought out by the client, who specifically wanted a colourful tower.Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe building thus becomes a slender tower in which, however, it is possible torecognize the different housing units by the colour and the framework that governs the construction. On the upper floors, the extension of the central core and larger apartments finish the building in a stepped way to merge with the urban profile and generate large terraces for the enjoyment of the unbeatable views over the city.Save this picture!© Nelson KonSave this picture!West ElevationSave this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow lessGlasgow School of Art Building to be Dismantled Following FireArchitecture News2018 Young Architects Program Exhibition Opens at MoMA PS1 in New YorkArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:R. Min. Jesuíno Cardoso, 148 – Vila Nova Conceição, São Paulo – SP, 04544-050, BrazilLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ArchDaily CopyApartments, Residential•Vila Nova Conceição, Brazil Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 32Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Forma Itaim Tower / b720 Fermín Vázquez ArquitectosSave this projectSaveForma Itaim Tower / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos Projects Year: Architects: b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project Area: 11533 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897025/forma-itaim-tower-b720-fermin-vazquez-arquitectos Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Forma Itaim Tower / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos Brazil Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/897025/forma-itaim-tower-b720-fermin-vazquez-arquitectos Clipboard CopyAbout this officeb720 Fermín Vázquez ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialVila Nova ConceiçãoBrazilPublished on June 28, 2018Cite: “Forma Itaim Tower / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos” [Torre Forma Itaim / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos] 28 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.