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Mercado Palhano: A Beautiful Brazilian Eco-Market Adorned with Sexy Sliding Louvers

by , 12/08/11

Palhano, Palhano Eco-Market, LEED, Londrina, Brazil, Guilherme Torres, Master Ambiental, natural materials, local materials, sustainable materials, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, natural light, energy efficency, water management

Making sure that the project met the most stringent sustainability requirements was high on the designers’ agenda, so they commissioned a local environmental consultancy – Master Ambiental – to lead the green way. With their guidance, materials were sourced locally, water was used carefully, and energy was apportioned efficiently. But ensuring that a design is truly sustainable frequently transcends just the site and materials.

So Guilherme Torres also focused on establishing a wholesome commercial center that would instill pride in Londrina’s community and lift them up and usher in a new era of concerned, purposeful development. The long sight lines, natural facades, and splashes of yellow are definitely something to be proud of, and we hope to see a lot more from this team in the future.

+ Guilherme Torres

Via Arch Daily

images © Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio

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