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Inside Architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha’s Magnificent Concrete Home

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Pritzker-prize winning architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha is known for his innovative use of concrete and steel. So naturally, his home in Sao Paulo uses both to stunning effect.

The one-story home is dominated by the architect’s simple but bold approach to design. Prefabricated concrete components are used generously throughout. In less capable hands, the extensive concrete would make the space cold and uninviting. With Mendes da Rocha at the helm, it’s modern but still welcoming.

To counteract the concrete, steel and razor-sharp lines, the home makes the most of the lush greenery just outside the windows. Tasteful furnishings add the final pops of warmth and colour.

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