KBAS has demonstrated an acute understanding and sincere love for the city of Rio de Janerio. Over the last 5+ years, we have initiated myraid investigations of the future of this vibrant and complex city. Some projects include:
Copago is KBAS’ first project for OCTO, a progressive development firm based in Rio. Putting a twist on the traditional Brazilian breezy facade tile system called cobogo, Copago was conceived as a new type of indoor/outdoor hotel and cultural + recreational venue set on a remarkably narrow (10 m x 300 m) mountainside slice of Copacabana.
Castelinho 38, a boutique hotel in Rio’s beautiful Santa Teresa neighborhood boasts an amazing exposed garden terrace located half-way down the hillside overlooking the city. Presented with a perfect opportunity to develop a multi-faceted and engage-able sun & heat shield construct, KBAS proposed to transform this grassy “laje” into a tropical lounge as unique as its setting.