Consolação researches the role of materiality in the urban landscape and the role of design in creating signifiers of class division. Uncoated aluminum window frames are known in the urban landscape of the city of são Paulo as a visual assignation of low-income individuals, meanwhile, printed textures that imitate valuable materials of neoclassical buildings such as marble and wood, invading low-income interiors as aspirational material linked to financial and national progress.
The word Consolação (consolation) is the name of one of the most populous neighborhoods of Sao Paulo. A term that also relates to the religious background of the neoclassical buildings of the city and the contrast of the modernist architecture that coexists.
Aluminum window profiles - 2019