AKQA Wins World Architecture Community Award

A home away from home.

Ideas and innovation company, AKQA have just been awarded the prestigious World Architecture Community Award for their new Latin American office, AKQA Casa in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Since 2006, the World Architecture Awards have recognised remarkable projects that inspire and intrigue in contemporary architecture.

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And the AKQA Casa does not dissapoint. Perfectly balanced elements of natural materials, open spaces and sustainable resources have made this property stand out amongst the crowd.

Executive Creative Director, Hugo Veiga said: 'AKQA Casa is not an office, but a home. We’re very excited to have won this prestigious award, but more honoured to have the chance to spend a great part of our days inside such an artful place.'

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AKQA Casa’s progressive workspace invites the creative community to celebrate art, science and the human spirit. Reflecting the values that inspire AKQA’s work, the Casa features an auditorium and gallery that hosts a programme of events, lectures, talks and performances with artists, authors, athletes, chefs, scientists and entrepreneurs, encouraging learning and development. 

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The architecture of the two-story AKQA Casa promotes a domestic system and character creating a space that includes gardens and patios with an elaborate collection of brise-soleil created from vintage iron gates and railings.

The Casa is equipped with sustainable systems including solar panels, rainwater storage for reuse and energy saving LED lighting. To create a visual unity, natural materials like iron, leather, reclaimed or certified wood, stone, marble and fabrics with neutral shades are fused into the interior.

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The Casa was designed by architects Estudio Penha in collaboration with Hugo Veiga, Diego Machado and Ajaz Ahmed from AKQA.

'We’re sure AKQA Casa’s architectural environment will continue to inspire creative works in the form of beautiful ideas that move the world,' said Executive Creative Director, Diego Machado.

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