Triptyque: Franco-Brazilian Organic Architecture
Tritique is an architectural firm that is redefining the integration of primitive forms constructed from ultra modern materials. From the uneven angles of a cave-like bookshelf to the external anatomy of an architectural ecosystem, these designs are refreshing and inspiring.
Houssein Jarouche’s Apartment: The jagged yet functional bookcase is the technical core of the building, encompassing the elevator and the stairs. The rest of the apartment is industrial simplicity in both materials and construction allowing the bookcase to frame the majority of the rooms. Triptyque’s design illustrates how one unconventional centerpiece can give an entire space extraordinary character.
Harmonia 57: The facade of this building is an ecosystem connected by a tube system (in a titillating bright yellow) that drains, treats and reuses rain water to fertilize potted soil planted vertically on the exterior walls. The irrigation system resembles veins and arteries circulating nutrients and life throughout the body/building. In contrast, the interior is clean and minimalistic, literally flipping the conventional approach to architecture.
Loducca Agency: The building is an incarnation of the Jardins neighborhood in Sao Paulo. The wooden slates used to fabricate the curved façade absorb the sun and noise of this bustling area, but still allow the inhabitants to feel connected to the outside environment. The organic design is like a boomerang, repelling the harshness of the sun and cacophony of the city and then returning a more refined atmosphere to the people inside.
Light Pipe Installation: The firm refitted an abandoned house with exterior piping that transports light like a vine growing along a wall. This installation examines how architecture can emulate a thriving ecosystem providing rejuvenation to both the city of Sao Paulo and its citizens.
Fidalga 727: Like the Loducca Agency, Fidalga is an architectural interpretation of the developing landscape of Sao Paulo. The firm merged the vertical construction of modernist housing with the residual space that often exists between these newly constructed buildings. The interior scale of the vertical tower breaks traditional height limits. This open space allows the integration of the chaotic urban city into the center of the building.