David Bastos Architects is a Brazilian architectural firm based in Salvador and São Paulo. The firm is medialized around residential architecture. Under the leadership of the founder, David Bastos, and director, Rita Monteiro, two teams have been formed for managing the work. Team BA consists of Architect-Partner, Yuri Van Roger, and Interior designer-Partner, PanmelaAlvim, while Team SP consists of Architect-Partner, Tadeu Oliveira, and Interior designer-Partner, Maianah Coin. The material palette, as well as the resemblance of the projects with the environment, are emphasized in the design.

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The 15 Projects by David Bastos are explored below:

1. Enseada do Castelo House

Location: Praia do Forte
Typology: Residence

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The beach house, designed for a couple who loves to be surrounded by their closed ones, has a contemporary likeness with stone and wood adding textures on the façade. Overlooking the pool, the interior smoothly merges with the surroundings displaying the sensitive approach.

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2. Joana Angélica-RJ

Location: Rio De Janeiro
Typology: Apartment

The apartment’s interior catches the attention of the visitors. On the white interiors of the living and dining space, the colorful ocean animal’s mural with some patches of blue resembles the ocean. The white furniture adds to the elegance of the interior.

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3. Casacor 2014

Location: São Paulo
Typology: Exhibition

Architect David Bastos exhibited his work on an area of 80 sqm for Casa Cor 2014. The project focused on a functional environment with the concept of receiving, divided into a dining and living area. It showcased an amalgamation of classic and contemporary artwork and materials that added personality to space. The inspiration for the alluring ceiling came from the Sistine Chapel. Moreover, the rug with the geometric pattern and the chandelier above the dining added charm to the space.

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4. Lafayette-BA

Location: Salvador
Typology: Restaurant

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The restaurant bestows customers with a beautiful view of the sea. The structure, supported by the pinnacled columns with strings passing through the top roof and attached to the lower roof, appears to be a cruise sailing on the water.

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5. Corridor of Victory 2-BA

Location: Salvador
Typology: Apartment

The apartment has a luxurious yet minimalist sense of space. The white interior works as a canvas for the black and white furniture, embodying artwork.

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6. João Olímpio-RN

Location: Salvador
Typology: Apartment

With the pool overlooking the city, the apartment has a peaceful vibe. The large windows in the living and dining areas help in connecting the people with the outside world. Also, the coalescence of brown and white color adds to the cozy interior. 

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7. Casa De Praia BA

Location: Bahia
Typology: Residence

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The wooden beach house naturally blends with the surrounding, creating a perfect atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The organically shaped stairs harmonize well with the wooden structure and the surrounding.

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8. Vila Nova Conceição-SP

Location: Sao Paula
Typology: Apartment

The amalgamation of the wood and stone in the interior makes the apartment stand out from the other buildings, with the light passing through the curtains fill up the living area and highlight the textures of the materials.

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9. Moema-SP

Location: Sao Paula
Typology: Apartment

The apartment has a contemporary style, with grey interiors, and a combination of leather and wooden furniture. 

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10. 33 Sergio Arno

Location: Salvador
Typology: Restaurant

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With various types of floorings, each space in the restaurant has a distinct vibe. Also, the unique seatings provide the customers with choices adding to a comfortable environment.

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11. Casa BD Trancoso-BA

Location: Bahia
Typology: Residence

The cultural nuances inside the domain of construction of the beach house enhance the old charm of the building, with the materials and furniture.

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12. Praia Dos Lagos

Location: Lagos Beach
Typology: Residence

A beautiful panoramic view awaits the residents as the greensward along with the house overlooks the sea. The house has a refreshing environment that helps in revitalizing the soul of people.

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13. Buscavida 1-BA

Location: Bahia
Typology: Residence

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The white aesthetics of the beach house coordinates well with the surrounding. Also, the sloped roof with a living area alongside the pool adds to its beauty.

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14. Ilha De Itaparica-BA

Location: Bahia
Typology: Residence

The island house offers views of the circumambiment from almost every corner of the house. The minimalist and modern design of the metal staircase has an exquisite outlook.

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15. Casa Cor 2014

Location: Lima, Peru
Typology: Exhibition

The project was exhibited at the Casa Cor 2014 exhibition held in Peru. It gave an impression of a modern cozy wooden house, with the use of Peruvian materials. The living area with an elevated roof that lit up the space is one of the highlights of the project.

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Aarushi is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in architecture. She believeslife is about exploringand experiencing the beautiful world around us. She finds solace in penning down her thoughts. She wants to ‘malgudi’ng her way through every aspect of architecture.

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