EGREY Store / MNMA studio

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  • Architects: MNMA studio
  • Locations: R. da Consolação, 3411 - Cerqueira César, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Authors: Andre Pepato, Mariana Schmidt
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2017
  • Photography: Andre Klotz
  • Engineering: Pentagono Engenharia
  • Furniture: Apartamento 61
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"Nothing is invented; there is a past to everything."
The expansion project of the Egrey store in São Paulo happened intuitively, thinking first of the contact of the architectural object with its immediate urban context.

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The expansion project of the Egrey store in São Paulo happened intuitively, thinking first of the contact of the architectural object with its immediate urban context.

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The main point of contact between the interior of the store and the outside environment is its sidewalk which has been transformed into a large continuous plane.

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The connection between the two existing volumes that compose the store is given by the white

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paneling as a more aseptic background that values ​​the large transparent and translucent openings

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Connecting both volumes, there is a translucent attachment that allows the entrance of natural light, thus creating an inner atmosphere with the sensation of the passage of time by the variation of the light itself.

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 In the proposed organization we respected the imposed local scale, but we sought to re-signify the new element without disregarding its local context.

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We believe that when Architecture goes beyond the answer to pragmatic questions it becomes a true transformation process shared with its users.

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