Micheliny Martins Store

Best Implemented Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
The Micheliny Martins Store is one of the most complete, modern and traditional furniture stores in the city of Belo Horizonte. The first store was designed on top of the foundations of an old demolished house. A metal shed was then built with stairs and walls in cyclopean concrete. We created a contrast between the walls and ceilings with white ceramic cobogós on the facade, used to contain the incidence of the setting sun. The project demanded more space for the store and the incorporation of the house next door. So, started by structuring the walls and roofs, and this was the concept of the project. We “peeled” and kept the older brick walls, and kept the other walls white, like the ones in the initial store. Then, we made the metal structure “loose”, with small holes that accentuated this purpose, highlighting the structure instead of hiding it. With a short deadline and limited budget, we were able to use basic materials that harmonized perfectly with the existing store.

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Project implementation year

Applicant and authors of the project
Ângela Roldão Arquitetura, Brazilian office based in Belo Horizonte.
Ângela Roldão, who has studied and worked both in Brazil and in Germany, has been working for more than thirty years in the architecture and interior design market. The studio has projects in several cities in Brazil and also in other 7 countries, and has been published in many books and magazines all over the world.

Other participants
Hificlub, Jomar Bragança, Junia Carsalade, Micheliny Martins Móveis, Pátio Brasil Móveis, Pillares Engenharia.