Casamirador Savassi

Best Implemented Project of Residential Estate

About the project
Casamirador, completed in 2021, is located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and features boldly designed architecture that stands out in the local landscape. The building has 14 lofts and 24 studios, and is spread over nine floors in a construction located on a narrow lot, with a width of 12.7 meters. The challenge of its volumetric mathematics, to respect distances, was one of the factors that influenced non-obvious decisions resulting in architecture created with its own identity.
The interdependence between its structure and the architectural concept allowed greater creative freedom, culminating in the most prominent element: a second skin that “wears” the building like a garment, giving it unique characteristics. The material used was aluminum, painted in sepia tone, an earthy red, an allusion to ore, raw material abundant in the state of Minas Gerais.

Inconfidentes Street, 900, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Applicant and authors of the project
Gisele Borges Architecture: 
Architect/design Gisele Borges
Project Manager Ulisses Mikhail Itokawa
Collaborators Helena Hostalácio, Iara Pimenta, Mariana Correa, Manuela Fratezzi, Luiza Menicucci, Gabriela Jacobina e Victor Lamounier.

Other participants
Photografers Juliana Berzoini, Palblo Gomide, Leon Myssior