Edificio Imbui

Description

Facts

Address: Rua José Bonifácio, 405 

Year of completion: 1955–66 

Clients: Charles Wolkowikz & Isaac Gelman 

Architect: Adolf Franz Heep 

Construction co: MICAR, Carlos Kusminsky 

Floors: 27 

Apartments: 119 

Typical floor area: 419m2

Description

Originally planned as an office and commercial building in 1953, the investors later changed their mind and called on the German architect F Heep to design kitchenettes in 1955. These are multifunctional spaces with areas ranging from 25 to 40m2. The miniaturisation of the domestic space where the kitchen was reduced to a stove, a refrigerator and a sink gave the typology its name. Heep was already famous for his kitchenette projects [2.4–2.7], and had designed the first one in 1945, the Edifício Atlanta. The precarious site of the Imbuí seems ideal for this type of minimal unit: starting with a base on the narrow plot, the building rises as a very thin tower from the 5th floor.

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Architect

Civil Engineer

Client

Charles Wolkowikz & Isaac Gelman 

Owner

Time & Place

Status

built

Date

01/05/1955

Address

Rua José Bonifácio, 405 - Sé, São Paulo, Brasilien

Specifications

Floors

Floors: 27

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Floor Area Typical

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Residents

Parking Spaces

Taxonomy

Organisation

100+

Material

Structure

Usage

Housing

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