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Gustavo Penna's Edificio Forluz Skyscraper Fuses Energy Conservation With Elegant Design
Edifício Forluz is an elegant architectural proposal for the Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais (CEMIG) headquarters in Brazil. Designed by Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados and Alexandre Bragança, the 23-floor building was conceived with energy conservation and environmental responsibility in mind – it incorporates natural ventilation, natural resources, and reused materials. Unlike the average skyscraper, this monolithic construction is lined with trees, and open space is created around a proposed vertical prism to allow lovely views of the surrounding city.
Penna and Bragança’s Forluz project proposes versatility and flexibility and aims to integrate different environments and gathering spaces. But by hosting a range of horizontal and vertical lines, the design also looks to create dynamic perspectives of the urban landscape. The Brazil-based design studio hopes to house both offices and other facilities within the structure to create an innovative use of space that crossed sustainability with business.
Images courtesy of Gustavo Penna Arquiteto e Associados
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