Construct Collectively: Attending to Know the Work of Gui Mattos
Whether or not it’s the panorama and nature surrounding a plot of land or the wishes and desires of his purchasers, for São Paulo architect Gui Mattos, the event of an architectural mission is all the time a means of dialogue and trade, constructed along with a collection of different components. After graduating in 1986 from the School of Structure and Urbanism of Santos (FAU Santos), he has led his structure agency since 1987, which at the moment has greater than 40 staff.
Gui Mattos started his skilled journey in Ubatuba, on the north coast of São Paulo, specializing in residential initiatives. He all the time sought to respect the surroundings and its traits, making an attempt to intervene as little as attainable within the land and present vegetation, in order that the structure presents itself with out main interference and turns into half of a bigger composition. In an interview, the architect additionally stated that he has all the time been involved with understanding his initiatives’ supplies and building processes, taking part in building websites, and discussing with the crew concerning the adopted options.
That have at the start of his profession was essential for the event and maturation of varied mission and building methods that he would take with him when opening his workplace in São Paulo. It’s attainable to see, from his initiatives, a lot of his relationship with nature, comparable to using gentle, built-in areas, the enhancement of the panorama and its connections with the environments, and the valorizing of supplies that, in his view, replicate totally different sensations and promote totally different experiences within the areas.
For Gui Mattos, every mission is exclusive, and “every home is a case”. The architect emphasizes the significance of dialogue and trade with purchasers throughout the mission improvement course of, not just for them to know the mission and its pointers, but additionally for the skilled to know and know their wants, reminiscences, and tastes, presenting them with potentialities and options that harmonize with their wishes. Every of his initiatives is essentially distinctive as a result of he exchanges and listens to nature, the chosen supplies, in addition to the purchasers.
“Typically, in a stated sentence, there is a component that may turn out to be structure. We method the consumer to know, we do not include one thing prepared. — Gui Mattos
Over the previous thirty years, the workplace’s portfolio has introduced collectively totally different typologies, from residential, actual property and company initiatives to the dimensions of the thing. In 2019, he partnered with Docol to create taps and showers. Assessment a few of his initiatives beneath.