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Graphite Pencil / Environmental Design / Retail & Services / 2008

This project is the retail furniture store Vitra located in São Paulo. We used materials in their extreme condition, such as visible concrete executed without any concern about precision or finishing. For the skin of the back volume, we used various layers of a steel frame, found at the site, which are usually used on the inside of concrete slabs. The interior walls did not get any special finishing and still have the original chalk markings left by workers during the construction, almost like an archaeological discovery. The external floor is made of pebbles which were also used to mix the concrete.

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