Nicole Climanova

Office with a false facade

How to build a new commercial building, but keep the old city features?

This project emphasizes the preserved raised façade, in a continuity with the style and scale of the surrounding buildings. The new building tries not to be noticed, the architecture is functional and the fiber cement cladding is Swisspearl Largo with soft colors. It is deliberately shaded so that the façade that was preserved behind it stands out better and maintains the traditional character of the street.

Blumenthal Building

The Blumenthal Building office building in São Paulo, Brazil. Architects Kruchin Arquitetura.

Nominee for ArchDaily’s 2021 Building of the Year Awards in the Office Buildings» and «Renovation» categories.

Practical issues of "The Secrets of Beautiful Facades"