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Beauty in Truth

October 14, 2010

There is a certain integrity of some materials and methods that make their simplicity extra beautiful. Concrete, metal, wood and glossy or just smooth white and black materials are my favorite as you might have noticed. Methods of building that expose the joinery, or reveal the workings are the most honest, and the most fascinating. This building was chosen by Brazilian architect and designer Guilherme Torres as his own studio and he worked on it for 10 years, encountering electrical issues and wall seepage along the way. He decided to remove and rebuild all the wall coatings. Inspired by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the 2006 Pritzker Prize laureate, Torres left the wiring out in the open and it becomes a statement both aesthetically and philosophically. The whole building cost about $6,000 thanks to the simple solutions utilized! In addition to the floorplan, Torres also designed his sofa, coffee table and wall art.

 

GT House Via Contemporist

 

 

 

 

 

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