The design invites users to relate to the city not as something that is outside
With 24 floors made up of suspended slabs enclosed in floor-to-ceiling glass, TRIPTYQUE’s new project for Idea!Zarvos provides the experience of a scenic viewpoint. Due to this structure framing the urban landscape in 360-degrees, Onze22 promotes total fluidity between exterior and interior. – here, the view composes the spaces as if it were part of the decoration.
The building's transparent skin ensures that the spaces of the studios and apartments are bathed in natural light. A covered balcony surrounds them entirely, expanding the spaces and ensuring protection against excess sun. TRIPTYQUE’s fourth project for IdeaZarvos! in Vila Madalena, São Paulo, Onze22 seems to emerge from a green belt, as if it were a dominant living tree.
The building is “planted” at Rua Agissê 287, close to a large tree-lined square, and manifests the activism of the French-Brazilian agency for a new pact between nature and the city. On the ground floor of the development, comprised of two towers (home and studio), the 6m high pillars facilitate dialogue with the surroundings.
The landscaping, designed by Rodrigo Oliveira, extends the exuberant vegetation of the neighbouring square into the grounds in an exercise of continuity. This tropical garden envelops the common areas — also entirely glazed — of a building without fences, whose original geometry makes it difficult to differentiate between the facade and the back of the building (in Onze22, all sides are facades). The first floors overlook the square and, from the upper floors, the open panorama of the neighbourhood offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
Triptyque is a French-Brazilian architecture and urbanism agency known for its naturalist and rationalist approach. It is led by Guillaume Sibaud and Olivier Raffaëlli, founding partners, trained at the Paris La Seine School of Architecture and the Paris Institute of Urbanism. Driven by a common interest in contemporary metropolises and the desire to confront other realities, they founded Triptyque agency in São Paulo in 2000 and in Paris in 2008. For more than two decades, Triptyque has been developing public and private architecture, urbanism, and interior projects in Latin America and Europe in various sectors such as residential, corporate, education, hospitality, healthcare, and research. In addition, the agency has also taken part in several exhibitions and biennials. Models of some of their designs have been included in museum collections, such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Triptyque has received numerous international awards and their work has been published in many countries.