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Modernist House, Sao Paulo

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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2/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
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. Arrange to visit Modernist House and other attractions in Sao Paulo using our Sao Paulo itinerary maker.
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  • Worth seeing, even for being free, but visitation, in addition to the distortion that the House suffered in reform of the years 1930, the abandonment to which property is relegated is terrible. What prevents the transformation of the place, for example, a cultural center dedicated to the brazilian modernist architecture, with photos, videos, models and other materials depicting other works of this style?
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  • If there is a place without grace in SP, this place is the modernist House. A space very badly used. And falling apart. Has no display or anything. Is a large empty space.
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  • An incredible space with a nice green area in the middle of the neighborhood. The House is very well built and comfortable, agile and rational architecture, but needs repairs and the green area is a treat to quiet some of the noises of the city. Worth the ride. .
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