A Brazilian Film Company with New Stripped Down Digs

Fabio Marins Arquitetura was tasked with creating a space to house film production company Corazon Filmes in São Paulo, Brazil, that spans 125 square meters. The double-height space features expansive windows and an interior metal structure, a characteristic of the Modulo Alto de Pinheiros Building, gives it an industrial vibe.

The busy company needed a lot within a fixed space, including: multiple workstations, a conference rom, a studio with two editing bays, a reception, waiting room, and a space for employees to relax.

Throughout, they used budget-friendly OSB (Oriented Strand Board), letting its texture become a part of the design.

This cube-like structure disguises the office kitchen while displaying the company logo on one side and cubes of storage on another.

A step ladder leads to a mezzanine level where the boardroom is located.

The conference room was incorporated underneath the mezzanine.

Photos by Alessandro Guimarães.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.