São Paulo - Brazil, 2016
Director: Guto RequenaDesign team: Daniel Vianna, Bruno Baietto and Guilherme Giantini
Venue set designStatus: Built
Role: Support for set design architectural drafting, bottle panel parametric design.

Abandoned for almost three decades, this rooftop was transformed into a large lounge with a bar in the covered area, and outdoor dance floor overlooking the city, finalized with an interactive art installation entitled “Sensitive Star” on the helipad. 
A star-shaped interactive installation on the Mirante’s helipad, the Sensitive Star reacts to the stimuli of moving people through a group of sensors, and responds with changing light and sound. As a larger-than-life musical instrument, it is set to input visitors’ body movements, mixing them with a soundscape, a collection of the building’s surroundings, such as street fairs, traffic, city market and the Monastery of São Bento.
The pavilion consists of 252 interwoven wooden frames of different dimensions that were locked in place by screws. Designed as an orthogonal aggregation of over 1500 wood beams that fill out the complete volume of the pavilion, varying densities modulate the view through as well as from inside the structure. It was fabricated in 18 parts at the Professorship’s robotic facility before it was put together on site. The robot arm performed the cutting and spatial positioning of each of each element inside every pavilion unit, while the beams were articulated within a man-machine procedure. In this way “Shifted Frames” explores not only highly informed and robotically aggregated spatial structures but also fosters innovative human-machine collaboration at full architectural scale.