Cartel 011 Off the bandwagon, onto the cart(el)

Don’t try to pigeonhole this place. Part art gallery, part design store, part restaurant, part co-working space, we could go on…but basically it’s exploding with ideas and energy. From product launches to music sessions, there’s always something going on at Cartel 011. Founded in 2009 with the intention of transforming the urban environment, it’s a case of so far, so bloody brilliant.

Edifício Louveira Reference of vertical residence

Located at Higienópolis neighborhood, building Louveira is an architecture landmark. Designed in 1946 by the architects João Batista Vilanova Artigas and Carlos Cascaldi is it considered one of the most important modern architecture representation in the city.

In the beginning of the 20th century, Higienópolis neighborhood hosted most of the elite’s little palaces in town. In the middle of the 50’s most of those houses were demolished and replaced by high standard buildings. Edifício Louveira was built in this context and became reference of vertical residence for constructions all over the city.

One of it’s main characteristics are the interior garden and the visual integration of public and private space among Praça Vilaboim, outside, and the inland of the building.

As a landmark, Louveira is protected by Condephaat, organization in charge of the maintenance of historical architecture heritage. Therefore, the building is carefully preserved by the inhabitants, many of them live there since the inauguration.

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