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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  • Mandatory visit for those who are in the Vila Mariana region. Admiring yourself with the architecture of the house is perfect for both an expert and a layperson. A vision of the extremely modern idea of the 20 's and later 30 's, when retiring! Few furniture in the house, but there are enough pictures to have an idea! The walk through the house, goes beyond what your imagination allows! Just amazing!
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  • While walking through Vila Mariana, be sure to know the modernist house, with interesting architectural design and also enjoy to visit the Lasar Segal Museum
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