Popular urban Brazilian civil construction, with the consolidation of previously-precarious neighborhoods, executed with disposable material, has specialized in the building of that which was called “puxadinhos” (annexes), small enlargements, be they vertical or horizontal, taking over all the small lots. The formal city has incorporated this culture and has suggested, in the ever-new Latin-American cities, always fresh, always renovated, a program for architecture: building on the already-built.
A patio located at the end of the lot gives access to the store and the design studio. The annex interior ground plan is a large span, conceived to configure an ample and dynamic area to house the VITRA showroom, which Micasa sells. The front façade is a broad showcase of instigating proportion, low and long, which every now and then displays the owner’s antique car collection.