Paulo Mendes da Rocha. The winner of the Pritzker prize in 2006, Paulo is famous for his use of concrete and for exposing the functional mechanisms of a building. In Torres' home the conduit electrical pipes are in plain sight and create a sculptural element that emphasizes the interior space — but is also extremely cost-efficient. Architects at Studio Guilherme Torres inform us that "the whole building cost approximately $6,000 — the low cost is due to its simplicity in architectural solutions."
For more information and images see both Studio Guilherme Torres and Contemporist | GT House by Studio Guilherme Torres. Images: Studio Guilherme Torres