在西方的设计观点看来，1.60 m x 3.00 m的密闭空间无法建设与投入使用。但本项目采用东方集约紧凑的设计思想，有效地激活与利用了小空间。
From the perspective of Western thought, a confined space of 1.60 m x 3.00 m is normally considered a non-buildable lot, a permanent non-place. However, this project proves the possibility of using small lots, in alignment with the eastern way of urban densification.
activating small spaces © Manuel Sá
The architectural concept also suffered from oriental inspirations: The shōji – Doors made of rice paper from traditional Japanese houses; and the Chōchin – Traditional Japanese lanterns made of bamboo and paper. From shōji we got inspiration to propose translucent closures that filters sunlight, bringing an atmosphere of relaxation to the internal space. At Chōchin, we are inspired so that, at night, the project appears, in the outer space, a large lantern.
▼体块和墙体生成示意，project and wall diagram © LIVRE arquitetura
The wood used is maçaranduba, from sustainable managements, handcrafted by local carpenters. The wooden strips were organized to form a muxarabi with a milky acrylic closure.
oriental aesthetics in the mini space © Manuel Sá
the wooden strips organized to form a muxarabi © Manuel Sá
Exclusively developed for this project, the furniture design aimed to optimize the use of space and its functionality. Table and benches made of ipe and yellowheart parquets, from demolitions, gives a new value to old floorings that are constantly discarded in contemporary renovations. The aim was to raise the status of this product to a marquetry work of art. As ornamentation and representation of our cultural roots, two raw linen paintings were framed. Made by Kayapó Mekrãgnotire Indians, with graphics used in body paintings characteristic of their people.
detail, furniture design © Pablo Vale
details, traditional decorative paintings © Manuel Sá
▼细部，木材与照明，details, wood and lighting design © Pablo Vale (left) © Luis Andre Guedes (right)
Name: WOOD MUXARABI OFFICE
Architecture Studio: LIVRE arquitetura
Location: Belém – Pará – Brazil
Built Area: 4,8m²
Location: Belém – Pará – Brasil
Authors: Ari Tomaz, Luis Andre Guedes e Pablo Vale
Photographer: Manuel Sá
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Photographer: Luis Andre Guedes
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Photographer: Pablo Vale
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Architects leaders (Authors): Ari Tomaz, Luis André Guedes, Pablo do Vale
Support Archtect: Renata Godinho e Johny Jordan
Clients: Livre Arquitetura
Suppliers: Rezendes Iluminação; Gubi (https://www.gubi.com); Luiz Marcenaria Artesanal, Instituto Kabu ( https://www.kabu.org.br/ ).
Contractor: Luiz Marcenaria Artesanal e Livre Arquitetura
Furniture Design: Livre Arquitetura