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Edifício Tico Indiana

Terra e Tuma

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

August 2023


Pedro Tuma (Architect), Danilo Terra, Fernanda Sakano, Juliana Terra (Architects)


Gabriella Ornaghi e Bianca Vasone Arquitetura da Paisagem (landscape architect), Ycon Engenharia (structural engineer), KML Engenharia (installation engineer), MOA Estudio (panel designer), Nitsche Arquitetos (graphic designer


Tico SP


Pedro Kok


We proposed the building in three volumes, organized in such a way as to preserve an extensive area covered by existing vegetation, with large trees, and which, added to the other garden areas, total 50% of the land area.

The complex has three floors, 10m high, articulated into three blocks based on an open circulation that accesses the 30 housing units, with private areas ranging from 34.5m² to 63.5m².

The building, integrated into its surroundings, gently densifies the neighborhood.


The Indiana Building is the second project we developed for TiCO. Also located in the Brooklin neighborhood, close to the TiCO RV Building, the project is located on a 1000 m² plot, in a wooded area, predominantly occupied by residential townhouses.

These characteristics are mainly based on municipal regulations that restrict the construction of high-rise towers, conventional projects proposed by developers in São Paulo.

In this context, it was necessary to renew views on traditional real estate production, reestablishing the relationship between the building and the city and proposing another way of living. We expanded the public sidewalk (7m) to enhance the dynamics of the two stores, which make up the active facade, and welcome residents with greater comfort.


The wide and landscaped sidewalk becomes a breath of fresh air in a neighborhood where sidewalks tend to be narrow and cars are prioritized. The shops on the ground floor are another attractive feature, the space at the front of the lot is always in use throughout the day and weekends. Maintaining the existing vegetation and planting more species native to the region makes the view pleasant and creates a small square inside the urban block, contributing to biodiversity, temperature and humidity control in the surrounding area.

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