Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Botanical Shop / Rizoma


© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: Rizoma - Maria Paz and Thomaz Regatos
Location: Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brasil
Collaborators: Inácio Luiz and Sara Fagundes
Client: Inhotim
Completed: 2011
Built Area: 198 sqm
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti 

© Leonardo Finotti

Inhotim is known worldwide for its contemporary art collection. A lot of the visitors, however, go to Inhotim to see the botanical collection, one of the biggest in the world. Noticing the interest of the public, a Botanical Shop was proposed, in order to sell plants and garden utensils.

Plan

The shop is simply an opened shelter to keep the products protected from the weather. It consists of four elements only: two service boxes and two walls. The walls articulate the interior selling spaces and, at the same time, they articulate the exterior with the interior. The openness of the building invites the visitors and emphasizes the products in display.

© Leonardo Finotti

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Botanical Shop / Rizoma originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 11 Apr 2012.

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