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Guilherme Torres

The Brazilian Guilherme Torres is a perfectionist, with a degree of poetic license, having part of it poured onto his skin. One of his tattoos “Work it harder, better, faster, make it over,” is so to speak a form of celebration of his work. The architect, who founded his company in 2001 bearing his name, loves to work surrounded by creative and enthusiastic youngsters. 

Guilherme Torres was born in Londrina, Brazil, and concluded his studies at UNIFIL University in 1998. In 2001 he founded his first studio; His professional career started very early, when he was still a teenager, he worked as a designer in an engineering office, where he acquired the knowledge in the area and also the technical language. 

In 2010, Guilherme Torres moved with his studio to Sao Paolo. In 2017, he expanded his studio with an additional mainstay in New York. A world citizen, Guilherme divides his time between his studios in São Paulo and Londrina, with a wide range of activities, from residential and commercial projects to furniture design, one of his passions. Owner of his own and authorial style, his works were granted many awards and publications.

The award-winning architect is famous for his innovative residential and commercial architectural projects as well as his interiors and furniture designs. His architecture displays a clear line management and freely floating volumes. He develops them as an overall concept, combines tradition with modernism, tests the limits of materials, and designs new structures and surfaces – even in his furniture, always avoiding monotony and ordinariness.

Torres is a perfectionist. The crisp form, minimalist details, and rich-but-reserved material palettes that characterize his designs are consistently applied across single-family residences, interior home and office. Balancing the rigorous aesthetic of the architecture, a certain playful levity can be found in the interior design of his projects the stark forms and subtle surfaces provide an appropriately quiet backdrop for the lively furnishings within, while the thoughtfully arranged spaces benefit from an astute attention to natural light. Taken together, his portfolio of work is an exceptional achievement, especially from someone so young.

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    Design Works

    • Light House

      Guilherme Torres has completed a project for a bright modern home in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The building may have been built in the late 1950s, and although it is located in the heart of the city, it was built in a tree-lined neighborhood, presenting a variety of styles due to ongoing expansion and renovation, but with an ideal area. Then an ambitious renovation project began, reconfiguring all the Spaces and bringing the building into the present.
    • Orange House

      Guilherme Torres has completed the Orange House, a modern villa in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    • Tree House

      When Guilherme Torres saw the trees around him, he had to bring them into the project. It elevates the public areas, including the swimming pool, around the idea of the house hanging and hidden between a series of tree trunks and canopies to create comfort and privacy. Large French Windows bring nature into the interior. However, the ground floor is not forgotten: it USES the site's topography to create beautiful concrete steps filled with water and plants that surround the outdoor kitchen at the end of the terrain.
    • DF House

      Guilherme Torres has completed DF House, a modern villa in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    • Wing House

      Guilherme Torres has completed a unique and natural home in Brazil. The architect is a perfectionist who is passionate about architecture. Many things happened between the building of the house, which made him realize that although time does not stop, architecture is eternal. The aim of the project is to allow all rooms to enjoy the same natural beauty.
    • Parallel House

      This 463-square-metre house, built in the 1980s in Sao Paulo, Brazil, sits in the heart of a traditional neighbourhood. Considering the arrival of the children, the desire of the future occupants was to adapt the building of the house to their lifestyle. The house provides an ideal solution for the family, but with a fully partitioned plan. The architects chose to increase the empty span and integrate the space. From the very beginning it was decided to use all the possibilities of the existing building. For example, the wooden frames on the Windows are original and have been properly treated and painted. The most aggressive interventions occur at a lower level. The old playroom blends into the porch to form a complete living area, complete with a large dining table and other furniture, all made of concrete. This decision saved resources, but also gave the house enormous monument and scale.
    • Grid House

      This 100-square-metre apartment project in Sao Paulo presents the challenge of combining two apartments, a duplex and a smaller single-storey unit, connected to the mezzanine floor. The solution is to take advantage of the entrance to the smaller apartment, connect it to the mezzanine and transform the entire area into a living room. The balcony is attached to a large Corian table and is used as a bar. The rooms are designed to function as self-contained hotel suites -- retaining the original entrance doors. A large bathroom, separated by a glass wall and bedroom blinds, offers privacy or integration. A double-height balcony is turned into a closet with a small home office.
    • V2 House

      The 1,100-square-metre home, in the heart of one of Sao Paulo's most exclusive neighbourhoods, was built by the owners' grandparents in the 1960s. The original house was designed in the neoclassical style, with a very closed and partitioned plan. The project aims to rethink the spatial distribution of the environment, open up the interior space and create a new structure that transforms the house into a contemporary work of art in complete harmony with the client, a young DJ and music producer. The house is presented in a very complex and informal style, using a timeless white Brazilian marble material that contrasts with delicate ebony woodwork.
    • MV House

      Due to the reconstruction of a classical style house in a traditional neighborhood in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the architects decided to carry out a simple renovation to meet the needs of a young new resident. From the start of the project, complex interventions were required, including the restoration of the entire roof, and the architects began to consider structural reinforcement, frame exchange and the construction of new elements, a process that continued for nearly two years.
    • PA House

      The Guilherme Torres design and planning movement sets priorities for maintaining the front and center of the surrounding vegetation, which is the heritage throughout PA House. Located in the centre of the Mata Atlantis Ecological Reserve in Curitiba, this location gives the family home a certain "identity" - unique in its careful design.
    • TP House

      Guilherme Torres has completed the TP House, a modern villa in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    • MX House

      The MX House, designed by Guilherme Torres, is typical of his style - chic, modern, colourful and fun.
    • VP House

      Guilherme Torres has completed VP House, a modern residence in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
    • PV House

      Guilherme Torres has completed a modern villa PV House in the southern Brazilian city of Londrina.
    • Villa Deca

      Villa Deca by Guilherme Torres is an inspiring house in Sao Paulo that enhances the lives of distant relatives. Guilherme Torres has created a space that seeks a contemporary reference and creates a 500 square metre space in a pastoral setting. "I wanted a fully integrated and unusual volume space. The inspiration of the past has not at all led to outdated architecture. On the contrary, I searched for houses that would be useful to us today, and I think she granted her wish." Guilherme said.
    • AN House

      The house, in an apartment in Maringa, Brazil, was designed by architects for a couple with three teenage daughters. Because of the hot weather for most of the year, the buildings tend to have large open spans, and they are divided into three areas: two downstairs and one upstairs, forming a "U" shape that effectively organizes social areas, lounges and private areas. The volume of the ground is exposed concrete, contrasting with the white brick walls of the rooms.
    • BT House

      Guilherme Torres puts forward the idea of combining the modern and the traditional in this project. The studio adopted a grid wood design, a sunshade called Muxarabie, a classic feature of Oriental architecture. Later, it was assimilated by the Portuguese and brought to Brazil. With its strong aesthetic appeal, this element is adapted to homes in the south of the country, serving as a wooden "curtain" that allows air to flow, dimmers light, and also ACTS as a safety feature.