L’Éléphant Eye for Design – João Pedro Santos
Discover the choises of design pieces and works of architecture from each member of the L’Éléphant team.
João Pedro Santos Architect
KAUFMANN HOUSE, RICHARD NEUTRA, 1946-47
This mid century architectural work, one of my favorite architectural styles, is a true modernist landmark. The use of steel and glass makes the house light and open/wide to the outside and the pale stone frames the volume in the earthy tones of the terrain and surrounding landscape. In addition, the large sliding glass doors allow the outside space to extend into the interior, making it one space.
CITROEN 2CV, ANDRÉ LEFÈBVRE e FLAMINIO BERTONI, 1948
This car was created with the aim of responding to a need: to be as simple as possible and economical. Its original design meets the Bauhaus ideas of the 1920s, where it sought to provide a functional response to creative and innovative ideas. All the constituent elements, from the bodywork to the window opening system, were designed to be the simplest and most rational.