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Modernist House, Sao Paulo

(2.1/5 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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  • For interested in architecture and urbanism history of Sao Paulo, is pretty cool. Thwarts the carelessness not only with the construction but above all with the all terrain: Gardens etc. Still, it's worth. There is a great little video explanation, and well informed and with some training in architecture will know certainly appreciate the details of the tour.
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  • Great environment to study the evolution of architecture of São Paulo and Brazilian, exciting garden, excellent place for reflection.
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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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