Casa Pampulha is a house designed by architect Zanine Caldas in the 1970s and converted into an art collection gallery. Apparently an architect of neo-colonial houses with no identity, Zanine was actually an author who knew how to update the language of Brazilian colonialism with features typical of modernist architecture and the traditional architecture of Japan. Hence the facades with sophisticated modulations of glass panels, the volumetric games marked by voids X solids, the contrast between weight and lightness, and an architecture where the spaces are clearly defined using the wooden structure as a starting point.
The original furniture was designed by Zanine himself. The new furniture was designed by Helena T. Rios, the exhibition design is a partnership of Vazio S/A and Helena T. Rios, the lighting design is signed by Atiaia, and the curator is Rodrigo Moura.
Photos: Daniel Mansur