Modernist House, Sao Paulo

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Designed by Russian architect Gregori Warchavchik in 1927 and built in 1928, Modernist House receives a great deal of credit for introducing modernist architecture to São Paulo and Brazil. Here you'll encounter a white building with a symmetrical facade and a long slab curving back skyward above the front door. The spare-looking home contrasts with the surrounding garden that's full of tropical plant species. The interior features open spaces with sparse furnishings, a sharp departure from the Belle Epoque style of Paris influencing upper-class Brazilian architecture and interior design at the time. You'll also find a small exhibition detailing the history of the house and its owner, Mina Klabin. Modernist House forms part of the Museum of the City of São Paulo, a collection of significant sites spread throughout town. You can reach Modernist House by taking the metro to Santa Cruz Station. Put Modernist House on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder .
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  • Part of the recent history of SP, and also of the modernist movement, however the area is poorly maintained, especially outside. Missing info on the place, I hope that the Government and give more attention to SP this milestone of the modernist movement.
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  • Copy history of beginning of the modernist movement in architecture. Access to the interior of the residence, being possible to walk or rest in the wooded park. In the town of concrete, an oasis of green. Easy access by metro Santa Cruz.
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  • The place is called modernist Park and houses the home and your garden. Open to the public, free of charge, however badly insulated and poorly structured. If you are passing through the area, but don't leave home just for him.
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