Design at All Scales: Getting to Know Metro Arquitetos’ Work

Metro Arquitetos is a contemporary architect that has performed in Sao Paulo with a wide range of styles.

Martin Corullon (an architect and urban planner) founded the office in Sao Paulo in 2000. He holds a degree from Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de Sao Paulo. It had Guilherme Wisnik, Rodrigo Cervino as its partners until 2017. Gustavo Cedroni was an architect and urban planner who graduated from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado in 2002. He joined the firm’s staff and became a partner in 2007. This position he still holds to this day. The office has enjoyed a successful partnership with Paulo Mendes da Rocha (an architect Martin has worked with since 1994) over the 22-year period. This has resulted in projects like Cais das Artes, Vitoria, Espirito Sante.

The production process involves different projects and different areas. As architects, they are skilled at detail and technical rigor. They also design custom tiles and furniture for commercial, residential, and cultural buildings. Metro has been in operation for more than 20 years and has created pieces of furniture and other objects that are part of every project. These items can now be gathered for serial production.

Divisão de Ciências Fundamentais do ITA / METRO Arquitetos Associados. Image © Leonardo Finotti

Metro’s architects are passionate about promoting the shared use of space, with a significant production of cultural buildings and projects. The firm has partnered closely with the City of Sao Paulo on projects like Centro Aberto and Ocupa Rua. They also work with large clients like Bienal de Arte de Sao Paulo and Natura. These companies design everything from small shops to temporary exhibitions to museums, teaching areas, and theaters.

Gustavo and Martin, the partners, also had experience abroad in offices like Foster+Partners where Martin worked from 2008 to 2009 and OMA where Gustavo worked from 2012 to 2012. The firm also has articles and publications in magazines like Monolito and Foster+Partners, where Martin worked between 2008 and 2009, and OMA, where Gustavo worked in 2012.

Below is a selection from Metro Arquitetos Projects:

Ibiuna House

Residência Ibiuna / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Leonardo Finotti
Residência Ibiuna / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Leonardo Finotti

Bento Noronha Residence

Residência Bento Noronha / Metro Arquitetos. Image © Ilana Bessler
Residência Bento Noronha / Metro Arquitetos. Image © Ilana Bessler

AESOP

AESOP / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Leonardo Finotti
AESOP / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Leonardo Finotti

Fundamental Sciences Division Building

Divisão de Ciências Fundamentais do ITA / METRO Arquitetos Associados. Image © Leonardo Finotti
Divisão de Ciências Fundamentais do ITA / METRO Arquitetos Associados. Image © Leonardo Finotti

New Leme Gallery

Nova Galeria Leme / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Metro Arquitetos. Image © Leonardo Finotti
Nova Galeria Leme / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Metro Arquitetos. Image © Leonardo Finotti

Ladeira da Barroquinha

Ladeira da Barroquinha / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Ilana Bessler
Ladeira da Barroquinha / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Ilana Bessler

CC Studio

CC Estúdio / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Guilherme Garofalo
CC Estúdio / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Guilherme Garofalo

Refettorio Gastromotiva

Refettorio Gastromotiva / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Ilana Bessler
Refettorio Gastromotiva / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Ilana Bessler

Apartamento Joaquim Antunes 149

Apartamento Joaquim Antunes 149 / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Ilana Bessler
Apartamento Joaquim Antunes 149 / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Ilana Bessler

New Casa Triângulo

Nova Casa Triângulo / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Leonardo Finotti
Nova Casa Triângulo / Metro Arquitetos Associados. Image © Leonardo Finotti
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