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About

Guto Requena Creative director

Guto Requena
Creative director

Estudio Guto Requena reflects on memory, culture and poetic narratives in different design scales: objects, spaces and cities. At the core of the studio’s projects is an obsession to experiment with digital technologies in an emotional way. Interactive Public Furniture and Urban Art is the studio’s most recent focus.

Guto Requena was born in Sorocaba, Sao Paulo State in 1979. He is an architect with a Master in Architecture & Urban Planning from USP - University of São Paulo. For nine years, he was a researcher at NOMADS.USP – Center for Interactive Living Studies of the University of São Paulo. In 2007 he presented his master’s dissertation, “Hybrid Habitation: Interactivity and Experience in the Cyberculture Era”

In 2008, Guto founded Estudio Guto Requena. Since then, he has won several awards, and lectured and exhibited in more than 20 countries worldwide. Between 2012 and 2015, Guto wrote a column about design, architecture and urbanism at Folha de São Paulo, one of the major Brazilian newspapers, and collaborated as well with several magazines. Since 2011, Guto has been creating, screenwriting and hosting TV, web and cinema series.

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O Estudio Guto Requena reflete sobre memória, cultura e poéticas narrativas nas diferentes escalas do design, como objetos, espaços e cidades. Sua obsessão em experimentar tecnologias digitais de modo emocional é o que une os seus projetos. Seu foco recente tem sido Arte Pública Interativa, e sua paixão em hibridar o analógico ao digital.

Guto Requena, nascido em 1979 em Sorocaba, interior de São Paulo, graduou-se em Arquitetura e Urbanismo em 2003 na USP Universidade de São Paulo. Durante nove anos foi pesquisador do NOMADS.USP Centro de Estudos de Habitares Interativos da Universidade de São Paulo. Em 2007 ele obteve o seu mestrado na mesma Universidade com a dissertação Habitar Híbrido: Interatividade e Experiência na Era da Cibercultura.

Em 2008, Guto fundou o Estudio Guto Requena. Desde então recebeu diversos prêmios, palestrou e expôs em mais de 20 países. Entre 2012 e 2015 Guto foi colunista de design, arquitetura e urbanismo no jornal Folha de São Paulo, além de colaborar com diversas revistas. Desde 2011, Guto cria, roteiriza e apresenta séries para TV, Web e cinema.

 

 

 

We shape memories trough the experimental use of digital technologies.

Bits to generate emotions, to get us closer.

Art and design to requalify our cities.

We love hybrids, interactivity and mixing analogic with numeric.

Dematerialize and deterritorialize: home is a feeling, home is everywhere.

We are all immigrants. We are all cyborgs now. We are all connected.

(Guto Requena)

Nós moldamos memórias através do uso experimental de tecnologias digitais.

Bits para gerar emoções, para nos aproximar.

Arte e design para requalificar nossas cidades.

Nós amamos hibridismos, interatividade e mixar o analógico com o numérico.

Desmaterializar e desterritorializar: lar é um sentimento, lar está em todos os lugares.

Somos todos imigrantes. Somos todos ciborgues agora. Estamos todos conectados.

(Guto Requena)

 

OUR TEAM

Ludovica Leone Lead Architect ludovica@gutorequena.com.br

Ludovica Leone
Lead Architect
ludovica@gutorequena.com.br

Bruno Baietto Industrial Designer bruno@gutorequena.com.br

Bruno Baietto
Industrial Designer
bruno@gutorequena.com.br

Joana Telles Architecture Intern joana@gutorequena.com.br

Joana Telles
Architecture Intern
joana@gutorequena.com.br

Keila Maria da Silva Account Manager financeiro@gutorequena.com.br

Keila Maria da Silva
Account Manager
financeiro@gutorequena.com.br

COLLABORATORS

Paulo de Camargo Associate Architect

Paulo de Camargo
Associate Architect

Tatiana Sakurai Architect

Tatiana Sakurai
Architect

Lucas Ciciliato Architect

Lucas Ciciliato
Architect

Marcos Alexandre Account manager

Marcos Alexandre
Account manager

Emily Shayo Intern

Emily Shayo
Intern

Vitor Reis Product Designer

Vitor Reis
Product Designer

Guilherme Giantini  Intern

Guilherme Giantini
 Intern

Henrique Stabile Architect

Henrique Stabile
Architect

Luciano Liranço Intern

Luciano Liranço
Intern

Paula Molinari Architect

Paula Molinari
Architect

Andre Romitelli Architect

Andre Romitelli
Architect

Tatiana Pacheco Architect

Tatiana Pacheco
Architect

Daniel Vianna Architect

Daniel Vianna
Architect

Guilherme Zoldan Architect

Guilherme Zoldan
Architect

Martina Brusius Architect

Martina Brusius
Architect

Patricia Giufrida Graphic Designer

Patricia Giufrida
Graphic Designer

Julio Radesca Architect

Julio Radesca
Architect

Fabiana Silveira  Architect

Fabiana Silveira 
Architect

Rica Oliveira Lima Intern

Rica Oliveira Lima
Intern

Adriane Lisboa Intern

Adriane Lisboa
Intern

Ayla Hibri Artist

Ayla Hibri
Artist

Julia Massamy Mori Intern

Julia Massamy Mori
Intern

 

AWARDS

 

2017
IF Awards. Category 1: Professional Concept, for Love Project. Category 2: Architecture, for Light Creature - Interactive Facade

2016

CODAawards 2016  - Collaboration of Design + Art. Category: Commercial, for Light Creature - Interactive Facade

TOP XXI - Prêmio Design Brasil. Category: Ambience: Public and Comercial Spaces, for Interactive Bar Stella Artois

2014

Archdaily - Building of the Year. Category: Interior Architecture, for Walmart.com Headquarter

2012

BID - Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño - Madrid. Category: “Best Brazilian Interior Design Project”, for set design “Roteiro Musical da Cidade de São Paulo

2010

O Melhor da Arquitetura (The Best of Architecture). Category: Bar and Clubs, for Hot Hot Dance Club  

9º Prêmio Jovem Brasileiro (9º Young Brazilian Award). Category: Design

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

New Territories: Laboratories for design, craft and art in Latin America - New Mexico, US. Exhibition of Nossa Senhora Des-Aparecida, Tea-Hug, Noize Chair.

SP-Arte 2016 - São Paulo, Brazil. Exhibition by Coletivo Amor de Madre, with Noize Chair.

Bamboolab 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil. Exhibition of My Home Prothesis.

2015

Love Project Performance at Dubai Design Week, Dubai - United Arab Emirates.

Pavillon de L'esprit Nouveau: A 21st Century Show Home, New York - EUA. Exhibition of Noize Chair.

Concrete Matter, São Paulo - Brasil. Exhibition of Once Upon a Time Collection.

Digital Handmade: Craftsmanship in the New Industrial Revolution - London - UK. Exhibition of Once Upon a Time Collection.

Golden Harvest for Gallery S. Bensimon, Paris - France. Exhibition of Golden Harvest Collection.

2014

#101ManMade at Miami Art Basel, Miami - USA. Exhibition of Once Upon a Time Collection.

New Territories at MAD Museum, New York - USA. Exhibition of Nossa Senhora Des-Aparecida, Tea-Hug, Noize Chair.

Le Cabinet de Curiosités of Thomas Erber, Bangkok - Thailand. Exhibition of Hybrid Cabinet.

Beijing Design Week, Beijing - China. Exhibition of Noize Chair.

Guild Design Fair, Cape Town - South Africa. Exhibition of Noize Chair and Alma Lamp by Coletivo Amor de Madre Gallery.

Design Days Dubai, Dubai - United Arab Emirates. Exhibition of Samba Collection, Once Upon a Time Collection and Tea Hug for Tai Ping.

Laufen - Impressões, Expo Revestir São Paulo - Brazil. Exhibition of Tropical Chips Sink for Laufen. (check out the video).

Losing My America At Cappellini, during Milan Design Week - Italy. Exhibition of Parametric Des-Aparecida. Curated by Gt2P (check out the video).

From Tradition to 3D Printing: A Tribute to Women's creativity, at Carlton Hotel Baglioni during Milan Design Week - Italy. Exhibition of Noize Chair.

2013

Design Days Dubai, with Coletivo Amor de Madre Gallery Dubai - United Arab Emirates. Exhibition of Nóize Chair.

Cabinets of Curiosity at Mint Shop during London Design Festival, London - England. Exhibition of Once Upon a Time Collection.

Museu da Casa Brasileira: BID. Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño, São Paulo - Brazil. Exhibition of the set design project Roteiro Musical da Cidade de São Paulo.

Spazio Rossana Orlandi, during Milan Design Fair, Milan - Italy. Exhibition of Noize Chair and Once Upon a Time Collection.

SPDW - São Paulo Design Weekend at Galeria Ovo, São Paulo - Brazil. Performance Noize Live.

IBDF International Business Design Fair during Abierto Mexicano de Diseño with Coletivo Amor de Madre Gallery, Mexico City - Mexico. Exhibition of Once Upon a Time Collection.

Inventory Series 04: Time, during Design Miami - USA. Exhibition of Tea Hug Tai Ping.

2012

Brazil S/A, during Milan Design Fair, Milan - Italy. Exhibition of Once Upon a Time collection.

#fuiparaspelembreidevc, Galeria Coletivo Amor de Madre, São Paulo - Brazil. Exhibition of Nóize Chair.

SPDW - São Paulo Design Weekend at Casa Juici + Phosphorus, São Paulo - Brazil.  Exhibition of Noize Chair and Once Upon a Time collection.

BID Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño, Madrid - Spain. Exhibition of Set Design project Roteiro Musical da Cidade de São Paulo.

Brazil Bienal of Design, Belo Horizonte - Brazil. Exhibition of Nóize Chair.

Inventory Series 03. Experience of a City, during Miami Design, Miami - EUA. Exhibition of Nóize Chair.

2011

Design São Paulo at OCA São Paulo - Brazil. Exhibition of Siricutico Lamp.

Stgo Diseño: Bienal de Design do Chile, Santiago - Chile. Exhibition of Siricutico Lamp.

 

 

SELECTED LECTURES 

 

2017

"About Love, Cyborgs and design"- Simpósio Polo ArchDec. June, Campinas-Brazil.

 "About Love Experience and the City"- ICOUL International Congress on Urban Landscape. June, Barcelona-Spain.

"Let's take a deep" - IPCA Superior School of Design. May, Barcelos-Portugal

 "What about Love? Design, Process and Projects from Estudio Guto Requena" at KEA - Copenhagen School of Design and Technology. April, Copenhagen - Denmark. 

"What about Love? Design, Process and Projects from Estudio Guto Requena" at Université Paris1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. January, Paris - France.

"Hacking the City: Design and Experiments from Estudio Guto Requena" at HFK - Hochschule für Künste. March, Bremen - Germany.

"About Love, Design and the City: Projects from Estudio Guto Requena" at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. March, Berlin - Germany.

2016

 "The reinvention of Public Space trough Art,Technology and Architecture " at URBE - Art Public Show. December, São Paulo - Brazil.

"We are all cyborgs: Design and the City at the Digital Era" at IED - Istituto Europeo di Design. September, São Paulo - Brazil.

"Hackable Cities: Design, Technology and Feelings"at Principles and Practices International Conference. PUC - RJ. February, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.

2015

"Love and Design" at ALBA (Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts). November, Beirut - Lebanon.

"My home prothesis" Bamboolab at Casa Electrolux. October, São Paulo - Brazil.

"Carving Memories" at Art Design Village (SP Design Weekend). August, São Paulo - Brazil.

"What's love got to do with it?" at Universität de Künste. June, Berlin - Germany.

"The Future of Work" at Microsoft. May, Mexico City - Mexico.

"Cyberculture and Love Project" at TEDx Blumenau. February, Blumenau, SC - Brazil.

2014

"New Mediums: Digital Fabrication in Latin America" at The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). December, New York - USA.

"Hacking the City - Digitally AND Phisycally" at Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Thammasat University. November, Bangkok - Thailand.

"Estudio Guto Requena and The Love Project" at PUCRJ - Pontíficia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. November, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.

"Estudio Guto Requena and The Love Project" at Design Week Rio. November, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.

"Estudio Guto Requena and The Love Project" at UNICAMP - Universidade Estadual de Campinas. October, Campinas - Brazil.

"Estudio Guto Requena and The Love Project" at Making Futures Conference, during Beijing Design Week. October, Beijing - China.

"The Age of Cyberculture: Storytelling and Habitation" at Strelka Institute. August, Moscow - Russia.

"Parametrics of Design" at Design Days Dubai. March, Dubai - United Arab Emirates.

"Creative Economy" at Design Days Dubai. March, Dubai - United Arab Emirates.

"Design in times of extreme changes" at Mimar Sinan University.  April, Istanbul - Turkey.

"Workspaces and the future of working" at Worktech 2014, May. São Paulo - Brazil.

2013

"Design and Behaviour in the Digital Age Panorama Brazil" at Design Days Dubai. March, Dubai - United Arab Emirates.

"The Noize Chair Study" at FILE Symposium – Electronic Language International Festival. July, São Paulo - Brazil.

"Nike Design and Innovation: a talk between Tinker Hatfield and Guto Requena"  at FAAP – Fundação Armando Alvaro Penteado. October, São Paulo - Brazil.

"We are all Cyborgs now: Design and Interaction at Estudio Guto Requena" at Mexico Design Week. October, Mexico City - Mexico.

"Design and the Poetics of Memory" at Interaction South America International Congress. November, Recife –- Brazil.

"Young Brazilian Design" at Be Brasil NY. November, New York - USA.

2012

"Design in the Digital Era" at Brazil S/A, Milan Design Fair. April, Milan - Italy.

"The Design in the Digital Era" at SPDW - São Paulo Design Week. September, São Paulo – Brazil.

"Hybrid Design" at Essential Design Congress SENAC. October, Ribeirão Preto – SP, Brazil.

"Estudio Guto Requena, design and interaction" at Stgo. Diseño, Chile Bienal of Design. August, Santiago - Chile.