What happens when one of Brazil's two best architectural firms meets one of the most famous art and design lovers? Triptych study admit that they were more than happy when Houssein Jarouche called them to design her apartment 300mq, giving them total creative freedom.
Designed by Triptyque and nicknamed Harmonia 57, this office building and artists' studio is nestled in a creative neighborhood on the west side of São Paulo. Two volumes make up the building, which is covered with a porous concrete skin with pockets to house the plants. A complex water recycling network collects rainwater and gray water for use in irrigation and sanitation, while a green roof helps minimize rainwater runoff.