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Casa Cor Rio 2011: Living by Gisele Taranto Arquitectura

By Eric Meunier


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Casa Cor is the biggest and most important event of national architecture and decoration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 21st edition takes place in the beautiful mansion Palacete Linneo de Paula Machado. Built in the beginning of the 20th century, the 16,000 square foot mansion sits on a plot site six times larger.

54 rooms are decorated by 86 different architects, interior and landscape designers.

In an over 1,000 square foot room, Brazilian architect Gisele Taranto has teamed up with art curator Mara Fainziliber, lighting designer Maneco Quinderé and In Casa contractor to recreat the Living room of an Art Collector, mixing contemporary art and design where white color dominates.

“Ceiling, floor and walls were kept as originally and received pieces of art and designed furniture. The biggest challenge was to show that it is possible to add contemporaneity to any historical room, giving emphasis to both. Pieces of renowned and new promesing artists, national and internationally, were used in the space”, Taranto said.

Photos courtesy of Gisele Taranto Arquitectura
Source: Gisele Taranto Arquitectura

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About Eric Meunier

Currently the Owner and Chief Executive of HODYO Design, Eric Meunier's expertise in the design industry spreads over 20 years. He was the driving force behind HomeDSGN's early success, founding this website in 2011. Today, he loves to channel his passion for design into remodeling houses and transforming interior spaces with his keen eye for detail and architectural finesse. Learn more about HomeDSGN's Editorial Process.

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