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Inhabitat: What project are you most proud of and why?

Gustavo: The most important quality of my projects is that they become tools for integration. They instrumentalize the life in the city, they gather people. I want them to be understood by as many citizens as possible. There are many projects and they do not always end up as well as I wanted them to, but they have always taught me something anyway. The People's Space of Contagem (Espaço Popular de Contagem), for example, was built in an industrial city, on a site where previously a gas station and a vacant lot were located, and it became a meeting space where 40,000 people can watch a concert together. I designed many buildings with no fencing or metal meshes. There was doubt that they would stay that way, but the building lasted and functioned well for 15 years and counting with no metal fence. Guignard School has never had fences and continues to be a center for teaching art and culture in Minas Gerais, a very important project. The bottom line is: every project is dear to me. Each one has its musicality, its message. I keep them all close to my heart.

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  1. fencing2habitat December 31, 2014 at 3:59 am

    What a stylish home that highlights its beautiful surrounding landscape! The architecture that is used in this house is really eye-catching. I liked your scenery, which can bring a greenery ambiance to this house. Architectural style is admiring. Nice project you have done.

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