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Modernist House, Sao Paulo

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • For lovers of architecture and a plate full, with a very nice green area, a space, and a work that is worth to be visited!
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  • I am an architect and I was very disappointed in this visit. The House is in bad condition, any information on the site outside some panels in the garden that you are not wanted or note. further modifications were made in the project who defaced the originality of the place, I see no reason to look with admiration the original design in the pictures and have the skeleton of another existing thing there. The House could be used to expose modern works of the period or be furnished as an example of a residence of the time ... the way is just an empty House. The garden is beautiful, and just.
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  • Free, quick tour, historic architectural structure. The garden is very inviting. Nice to meet you.
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