WOOD MUXARABI OFFICE, Pará, Brasil by LIVRE arquitetura

mini space interpreting oriental weaving art

Project Specs


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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

内部家具为设计量身打造,旨在优化空间,丰富功能。设计师并没有丢弃从旧地板上拆除的木材,而是将它们制成了项目的桌椅,赋予材料新的价值,镶嵌细工的艺术品也为项目带来更多亮点。为了装饰空间、体现文化内涵,空间内布置了两幅生亚麻装饰画。由Kayapó Mekrãgnotire印第安人制作,画中图形是用于人体彩绘的特殊符号。

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)

General Information
Architecture Studio: LIVRE arquitetura
Website: www.livrearquitetura.com
E-mail: projetos@livrearquitetura.com
Location: Belém – Pará – Brazil
Conclusion: 2016
Built Area: 4,8m²
Location: Belém – Pará – Brasil
Authors: Ari Tomaz, Luis Andre Guedes e Pablo Vale
E-mail: projetos@livrearquitetura.com
Photographer: Manuel Sá
Photographer website: https://manuelsa.com/
Photographer email: manuel@manuelsa.com
Photographer Instagram: @omanuelsa
Photographer: Luis Andre Guedes
Photographer website: https://luisandreguedes.wixsite.com/foto
Photographer email: luisandre@guedesdeoliveira.com.br
Photographer Instagram: @luisandreguedes
Photographer: Pablo Vale
Photographer email: pablovale9@gmail.com
Photographer Instagram: @pablovale
Additional Credits
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

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