projects . architecture

Casa Rui Barbosa Foundation

 

at a glance

Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Status
Project

Client
Casa Rui Barbosa Foundation

Type
Commercial

Size
1.820 sqm

Other Features
Sustainable lighting and ventilation system

 
 

The design for the Annex to the Casa Rui Barbosa Foundation presented itself to our team as a double-faceted challenge – the preservation of the precious bibliographic archives of the foundation and the comprehension that this competition was one of the rare historical moments where architecture can carry out its social responsibility.

 
 
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It seemed to us essential to produce a project that is both architectonically beautiful and functionally simple, as well as with high technical proficiency and reasonable execution cost.

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In order to achieve the best possible conditions for the preservation of the archives, the building was conceived in a rational manner – two independent blocks interconnected by a technical nucleus. Block 1 was assigned the daily activities for the public and administration. Block 2, stationed away from the main flow of people, houses the archives. 

 
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