Plano Piloto Penthouse
X-Moradías, São Paulo, Brazil, 2010
Brazil's capital Brasília had been pounded from the ground in only four years in the middle of nowhere. The legend goes that Lucío Costa conceived it according to the shadow an airplane casts on the primeval forest. However, his masterplan was based on the cross with which president Juscelino Kubitschek marked the place of the future capital on the map. The misunderstanding serves as the starting point of the intervention "Plano Piloto" on the rooftop of the Edifício Copan and a dialog on chances and failure of communication.
While Brasília flounderd on the rigidity of the plan, São Paulo grows rampantly. Wedged in the uncontrolled growth of the city, the sinus curve of Edifício Copan is among the boldest buildings in the city. It is the largest reinforced concrete structure of Brazil and its biggest residential building. From its roof the glider was supposed to gently slide into the night.