Project Name
Escola Britanica de Artes Criativas
Posted in
Cultural, Design, Interior Design
Location
São Paulo -
Brazil
Design Studio
Form Bureau
Area (sqm)
2800
Completed
2016
Detailed Information
Project NameEscola Britanica de Artes CriativasPosted inCultural, Design, Interior DesignLocation
São Paulo -
Brazil
Design StudioForm BureauArea (sqm)2800Completed2016

The Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas or EBAC - British School of Creative Arts - located within a building designed by Brazilian architect, Isay Weinfeld, aptly sits in San Paolo, Brazil's bohemian, Vila Madalena neighborhood. It is a school - in association with the University of Hertfordshire in England - where Brazilian students can study “abroad” without having to leave their own country and one of the latest interior design projects by FORM, an architecture firm located in Moscow, Russia. 

The building was designed to awaken and cultivate art within its students, a place where simplicity of design hides true complexity. Basic geometric shapes, the building blocks of creativity, abound, with the intense feeling of it having been created to be a playground for grown-up kids. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Vila Madalena, or Vila, is known for its vibrant street art culture. In homage to this, the school boasts the first horizontal graffiti in San Paulo, made in collaboration with Kiko Farkas Studio. Painted on the ceiling of the terrace, it features large, black circles, extending over the back garden and far over the entrance, thereby immediately brining the dynamic surrounding community into the school.

Abstract patterns abound and include those of the furniture designed by FORM with the Brazilian company MAC. Spy windows and carefully placed, glass partitions give glimpses of the students’ art, the open workspaces and classroom. Meanwhile, the bold color scheme chosen throughout references the strong Brazilian culture while also emphasizing Isay Weinfeld's architectural prowess. All elements combine in the creation of a space that inspires students to learn and create their own art.

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas is not a typical school, not in its architectural design, neither in its curriculum. It’s a haven, a delight for the artistic souls who when walking under the graffiti mural above them and through the transparent glass doors into the canvas that is the school, feel as if they have entered not just a place of learning, but a community that both “fits” and understands them.

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

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Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

Photo by Sara De Santis. 

The Creative Learning Curves of Brazil's Escola Britânica de Artes Criativas

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