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Founded by Luca Panhota in 2016, Luca Panhota Arquitetos Associados seeks to offer a complete experience of architecture living. Luca Panhota Arquitetos Associados offers you the knowledge to create the work you want, whether it is in the city, at home, in the office or in your summer house, from concept definition to final project delivery. Professionals with diverse backgrounds contribute to a customer-friendly approach, always modern, always effective and always visually beautiful.
A multifaceted professional with a unique blend of extensive experience in both business and architecture, having worked with many major Brazilian and American companies throughout his 27 years of experience. In the international business community, Luca worked as an interface within corporations to understand and guide change management, mergers and acquisitions and new tendencies.
As an architectural designer, Luca’s experience includes large-scale commercial headquarters projects, as well as works in the hospitality, education and financial services market sectors. Luca returned to Brazil in January 2010 as a conceptual architectural designer, applying his experience to the local market.
He opened and ran an International Architectural Office in São Paulo from 2011 until 2016. He now runs his own firm assuring that his passion for architecture and design is delivered to top international and local clients.
A professional who is both passionate and connected with design trends, Edmo graduated in one of Brazil’s most traditional interior design schools (Panamericana), and improved his knowledge in Italy (Istituto Marangoni). He dedicates himself to serve clients with the development of up-to-date residential and corporate projects.
His interior design experience allows us to offer creative and effective layout, furniture and materials solutions to meet our clients’ needs.
Architect and Urban Designer with more than 10 years of experience, focused on the corporate architecture, working on projects from its conceptualization, construction documents and implementation.
Since his graduation, he has been outstanding in the area of corporate architecture, winning an award in the National Competition of Student Opera Prima, winning among the 5 best undergraduate works of the Southeast Region of Brazil and the 25th best in the country in 2013.
He has worked on several projects with a variety of sizes, accumulating more than 50.000 square meters of interior architecture. From his clients we see big names such as Amazon, Facebook and Apple. His work for Paul Hastings in 2016, while at Gensler, won Best Interiors of Latin America and the Caribbean in the category Corporate Space small and chosen the best one of the competitions between all categories (Winner & Best of Competition).
The Amman complex
The design for the Saraya Headquarters and W Hotel Tower is the product of the integration of the constraints of the triangular site, programmatic requirements, and cultural inspiration, combined to form a richly-layered reflection of Amman’s spirit of place. The mass and textured surfaces of the exterior skin allow the desert sun to transform the building throughout the day, creating an experience that is intrinsically connected with its environment and heritage.
HDI – SEGUROS
HDI Seguros wanted its offices to reflect and be aligned to the company’s technological and transformative profile, enabling greater mobility and collaboration among their employees with a fluid and flexible environment.
Among the project guidelines resulting from a visioning session with the company were the creation of spaces with a clean and classic architecture, with generous luminosity through the use of clean elements, enabling the technology to be accessed by everyone. By creating opportunities for casual encounters and different forms of work, the new HDI Seguros office reflects the company’s modern goals.
Country house 85
In this country house, the construction of a swimming pool, together with sauna and bathroom, has created a focal point to the valley around the property. A wooden deck unifies a large area for entertainment around the pool. In the house, the neutral palette makes the ambiance elegant and charming, while highlighting the breath-taking view from the Windows.
Integrate large spaces and maintaining a relaxed and casual atmosphere was the owners’ desire. Color was a fundamental element to give personality to all spaces, as well as the main millwork on the living room that occupies a prominent place in giving the feeling of movement to the space. The existence of many windows and the constant presence of natural light made us prefer less textures, which left the environment filled with light.
In this penthouse, the client wanted to integrate the living area and the kitchen, and take advantage of the terrace, which was only accessible through the bedrooms, for social events. A new layout allowed the creation of an ample social space, with the dining room taking a central role, and two large in-suite bedrooms.
Year: 2017, São Paulo
In this apartment, a large dining table has the prominent place in the living room. The wallpaper helps to integrate the spaces, creating the feeling that the apartment is wider. We opted for discreet and sober finishes, highlighting with straight lines furniture and the contemporaneity look of space.
Video of PL Brasil
When PL Brasil hired us to design a co-working space in downtown São Paulo, we focused our design process around a clean color palette, inspired by the client’s branding. This space offers all the functions requested by the client, but with a desire to offer a pleasant workplace, where interation happens smoothly. A high table […]
Article on our Havaianas project
This Design Retail article on our Havaianas project show the creation process for the concept for the client’s stores that would emphasize the product and imprint a Brazilian identity, even for its global expansion. The use of rubber (Havaianas’ main raw material), the beach feel, the street market reference (a Brazilian staple), and the tropical […]