Guto Requena Tells Sentimental Stories Through Structures

 - Oct 17, 2011
References: selectism & freundevonfreunden
Guto Requena describes his work as "a world where flexibility and reclamation of materials and objects make the space both simple and comfortable;" a hybrid habitat where users interact with their surroundings.

The Brazilian architect is on the cutting edge of design. For years he studied the patterns and behaviours of the digital culture, the way it changes the human relationship with design and the way cities and personal spaces are built.

Requena believes that the flexibility and multi-functionality of objects allows for people to interact with them. Interactive living is an idea Requena has been toying with for some time now. His designs are meant to evoke emotional responses, as is exemplified in the hybrid habitat. Pieces in the hybrid habitat do not just promote convenient living, but everyday play.

For his next venture, Requena will design -- and redefine -- Google headquarters in Sao Paulo. His modern take on design and architecture is sure to push the envelope, redefining individual space.