The proposal of the architects Alexandre Kuroda, Renata Portelada and Thomas Takeuchi and the architecture students Caio Cavalcanti and Isadora Tebaldi for the Brazilian stand at the 26th World Architecture Congress - UIA2017SEOUL was the winner of the Seoul Stand Competition.
The project expresses the contrasts of the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) through design elements which, together, synthesize difference into harmony.
The modular structure of 0.50 x 0.50m, is counterpoised by a curvilinear and sinuous ribbon, like form made spaghetti ribbing, a reference to popular Brazilian furniture design. It was designed using mostly Rhino and Grasshopper.
Portuguese stones are used as floorboards, a clear reference to the main symbols of the city and its colonial history. The public is invited to directly react with the booth through the insertion of messages on round colorful stickers.
What is a RhinoFabStudio? A RhinoFabStudio™ (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.