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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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  • This was the first modernist house of Brazil. Beautiful, large, geometric, comfortable. You can listen to its history told by the son of the architect-owner. But the moment you enter the "park" itself...  more »
  • Without any doubt one of the most interesting spots for architecure lovers making it to São Paulo. It dates from 1927-1928 and is probably the first example of modernist architecture in Brazil. It was...  more »
  • With no attractive, maintenance free, understand art and architecture, but I didn't see any relevance in this location. With so many places important to our artistic and architectural movements ... don't waste your time. Terrible.
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