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Dois Tropicos
by MNMA Studio

Photo by Andre Klotz

MNMA Studio has designed Dois Tropicos in São Paulo, Brazil.

This project's purpose was to create a contemporary element that, when opened, would bring back some lost time of ancient forms of construction – a slow passing of time where contact with the earth feels like "home".

The concept of the project is a hybrid space, where there is no determination or boundaries. A place that integrates gastronomy, the practice of yoga and botany, and people can feel the importance of spending time to take care of themselves, slowly in every way.

Every material has its own characteristics and limits for its definition. To work on the threshold of its possibilities – but not defying it – is indeed a fertile ground for advanced thinking and technique development.

Materiality builds the crossing planes that then become carriers for a tonal rhythm – the resulting immersion brings up new intimacy to the architectural space. All materials were thought to reverberate the connection between nature and external spaces.

This project has been shortlisted in the restaurant and bar interiors category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: MNMA Studio

Project: Dois Tropicos

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