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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

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 [1]

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 [2] – 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 [3] 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 [4] and lift them up and usher in a new era of concerned, purposeful development. The long sight lines, natural facades [5], 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 [6]

Via Arch Daily [7]

images © Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio [8]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/12/palhano-ecomarket-studio-guilherme-torres-2.jpg

[2] Master Ambiental: http://www.masterambiental.com/

[3] design is truly sustainable: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_design

[4] Londrina’s community: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Londrina

[5] natural facades: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_material

[6] + Guilherme Torres: http://www.guilhermetorres.com/

[7] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/

[8] MCA Estúdio: http://www.mcaestudio.com.br/site/

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