Modernist House, Sao Paulo

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Designed by Russian architect Gregori Warchavchik in 1927 and built in 1928, Modernist House receives a great deal of credit for introducing modernist architecture to São Paulo and Brazil. Here you'll encounter a white building with a symmetrical facade and a long slab curving back skyward above the front door. The spare-looking home contrasts with the surrounding garden that's full of tropical plant species. The interior features open spaces with sparse furnishings, a sharp departure from the Belle Epoque style of Paris influencing upper-class Brazilian architecture and interior design at the time. You'll also find a small exhibition detailing the history of the house and its owner, Mina Klabin. Modernist House forms part of the Museum of the City of São Paulo, a collection of significant sites spread throughout town. You can reach Modernist House by taking the metro to Santa Cruz Station. Put Modernist House on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Sao Paulo trip itinerary builder.
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  • This is considered the first modernist architecture house build in Sao Paulo, from 1928. It is well preserved, have a nice green area around it and its interior keeps the original projects, but the...  more »
  • This was the first modernist house of Brazil. Beautiful, large, geometric, comfortable. You can listen to its history told by the son of the architect-owner. But the moment you enter the "park...  more »

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