A beautiful semi-transparent aluminium skin wraps around this office building in Rio de Janeiro. Designed by Bernardes Arquitetura, the Aníbal Building is an open-plan headquarters of three different companies, with daylit office spaces distributed across three open-plan floors.
The open-plan floors of the building are supported by concrete waffle slabs, peripheral columns and load-bearing walls. All the installations and structural elements are distributed along the perimeter of the building.
The facade of the building comprises three different layers-a lattice of perforated aluminium, a green buffer and soundproof windows. It semi-transparent quality allows natural light into the interior and is aided by a large skylight. The library is separated by glass partitions that filter in daylight.
Photos by Leonardo Finotti