The Girassol Building is a small commercial building located in a steep stretch street in the neighborhood of Vila Madalena located in São Paulo.
Name: Girassol Building
Location: São Paulo -SP
Project Date: 04/2013
Building Date: 09/2016
Site area: 500 m²
Building area: 993,53 m²
Architecture: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
Authors: Henrique Reinach e Maurício Mendonça
Architecture coordinater: Manuel Tojal e Rodrigo Nakajima
Contributers: Guilherme Nakata, Raquel Jordão, Victor Gonçalves, Tony Chen, Mayara Ready, Tadeu Ferreira, Tais Vieira, Douglas Morilhão, Paula Leal e Camila Osele.
Photos: Tony Chen
Interior Design: SuperLimão Studio
Lightining: Foco Luz & Desenho
Concrete Structure: Benedictis Engenharia
Metal Structure: BE Metais
Eletrical Engineer: Zamaro Pessoa
Hydralical Engineer: Zamaro Pessoa
General Contractor: DeLucc
Air Conditioning: Logitec Projetos
Panel: Atelier Leopardi Esperante
Slabs are supported only by the pillars at the both sides of the lot exceeding its entire width. The subsoil has the access of pedestrians separated from the vehicles and receives the visitors in a central nucleus of circulation. Work spaces can be turned to the front and back of the building, improving ventilation and sunshine along the 3 floors.
The frame is all composed of floor / ceiling glass, leading users to a small balcony. In this, a second skin of shrimp doors in perforated plates protect the internal areas of the excess of sun and give privacy to the work areas.
Finally, the roof of the last floor, defined in thermo-acoustic metal tiles, provides a more generous footing, and allowed a zenithal illumination next to the core. This light enters on a pergola of glass-covered wood, beneath which a generous garden separates the rooms from the front to the back.