Father-son team Roberto and Renato Candusso are making big impressions across Brazil. Their firm, Candusso Arquitetos, has over 50 skilled professionals and is known for more than 1,300 hotel, condominium, residential building, commercial building, shopping, and corporate spaces.
The team recently won acclaim in two different categories in the 7th Grande Prêmio de Arquitetura Corporativa—a total of four awards for their work on The Amazon River Palace Hotel and Florida Penthouses. The Amazon River Palace Hotel stands next to one of the most important rivers in the state of Amazonas, the Rio Negro. Offering both exclusive hotel and residential apartments accentuated with restaurants, a spa, a nightclub, a fitness academy, a convention center, and a high-end marina, the design is defined by large open terraces.
Candusso's team used the Vectorworks Architect software to create the freeform design; they relied on the Digital Terrain Modeling capabilities to conform the building and its accompanying amenities to the rolling riverbank.
For the Florida Penthouses condominiums, located in the “golden block” of a luxurious neighborhood in São Paulo City, the design involved mainly the layout of the floor plan, but also included the façade, finishings, and other exclusive attributes. Using Vectorworks’ 3D modeling capabilities, the Candusso team created a high-class space with double-high stories and a generously proportioned terrace. They used the database worksheet query functions extensively for net wall areas, and other information to get accurate measurements from the model during the study phases.
We congratulate Candusso Arquitetos on their award-winning designs and can't wait to see what drama is yet to unfold!
To read about the firm and projects in more detail, please download the profile here (PDF).