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Office Design Goes Green in New São Paulo Low-Rise

We’d work here

Office buildings, can so often be monstrous, impersonal towers, especially in the world’s dense urban centers. So a well designed one, one that is sensitively scaled and doesn’t disregard its context, tends to stand out.

In São Paulo, local office FGMF Arquitetos is trying out just such an approach for size, and for a new 6,800-square-meter (about 73,000-square-foot) office tower in the Brazilian city, designers at the firm created a series of screened terraces and balconies on the facade and double-height interiors that bring light and air into workspaces.

According to Designboom, the precast concrete building’s long, low profile and the horizontal arrangement of spaces within were due to restrictions put on the site: No building erected on the parcel could surpass 9 meters tall (or about 30 feet).