giovedì, gennaio 24, 2013

We Hotel - Sao Paulo - Brasil

The creation of 'We' Hostel in São Paulo, Brazil, was the realisation of a dream for architect Felipe Hess. The opportunity to create a design hostel was one that Hess simply couldn't refuse, 'One of my best friends, Guilherme Perez, who I have known for over 15 years, called me one day and said that he wanted to start something new. He wanted to create a new hostel in São Paulo; the first design hostel in the city.’ The result of this ambition, joint vision and friendship is now a special building that stands as testament to a lot of work and even more talent.

Hess and Perez searched for the perfect house to convert and came across a stunning white mansion built in the early 1900s, the age and character of which was carefully considered and complimented in the design. Many traditional features have been preserved and showcased such as stained glass windows and original vitral in the main house which were encouraged to shine within the scheme. The white background proved to be a great canvas for both existing features as well as new additions such as the graphic design by Rodrigo Marangoni.