Wednesday, 11 November 2009
DECOMPRESSION AT 'SITIO DE EXPERIMENTACION TROPICAL', RIO DE JANEIRO
tropical office 1
tropical office 2
tropical office 3
"The Set (Sitio de Experimentacion Tropical) is a terrace, a panorama and an eclectic style house located in an old neighbourhood of Rio. This eclectic identity from the early 20th century made it possible to add a few more layers during the renovation like a Copacabana/Burle-Marx floor and some Barragan pink walls, but also the great green/pink Mangueira color combination.
The SET is a place to observe, enjoy and describe the effects of "tropicalization" but it can also be used like a giant space suit to protect and isolate from too much pressure. The panorama in front of the terrace is a permanent unwritten novel about urban tropical life and sugarloaf, birds, airplanes…"
Dominique Gonzalez Foerster. ‘Sitio de Experimentacion Tropical’, in ‘Case Study Houses’ a special edition of Pablo Internacional Magazine, 2008.