Located in the Vila Madalena neighborhood, in São Paulo, the Edifício Corujas is a commercial building that houses different types of offices. Designed by FGMF Arquitetos, the building was finished in 2014 and has already become a landmark of contemporary corporate architecture in the city, constantly being the subject of publications and reports.
The development of the Corujas was a big challenge. The deformed and fragmented terrain required a great deal of patience and perseverance from the architects, who carried out various studies until finally arriving at the configuration that we know today. The main idea of the design was to create a building that fled from the standard glass box and brought a more humanized climate, transforming the environment into a differentiated workspace.
Taught by the professional creators of the project, this course shares the creative process of the FGMF Arquitetos office. Through sketches, perspectives, technical drawings, photographs, and videos will be approached themes such as architectural party, materials, structure, lighting, interiors and visual identity.
Founding partner of the FGMF Arquitetos office, Fernando Forte holds a degree in architecture and urbanism from Universidade de São Paulo (2002).
Founding partner of the FGMF Arquitetos office, Lourenço Gimenes holds a degree in architecture and urbanism from Universidade de São Paulo (2001). At the same institution, he held a master's degree (2005) and a doctorate (2009). He teaches architectural design at Instituto Europeo di Design.