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Mercado Palhano: A Beautiful Brazilian Eco-Market Adorned with Sexy Sliding Louvers
Posted By Tafline Laylin On December 8, 2011 @ 8:46 am In Architecture,gallery,green roof | No Comments
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.
Via Arch Daily 
images © Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio 
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