Bartlett School of Architecture

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DIONYSIS TOUMAZIS _ SPATIAL STRANDS: CENTRO DE CAPOEIRA

 

Located in the industrial part of Rio de Janeiro between the oldest port and the oldest favela, the Centro de Capoeira hosts capoeira and music classes, the biggest Afro-Latino exhibition space in Rio and a new public plaza in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 The building’s design is inspired by an initial material experiment using polymers which was later digitally simulated to inform the language of architecture. The combination of structural, environmental and programme solutions creates unique spatial and lighting qualities.