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Oliveira Cotta is a São Paulo based company, specialised in commercial, industrial and residential projects for over 22 years now. The practice is led by two founding partners,providing high quality design.
    
With over 700 projects, our work follows the principles of mutual respect in relationships and commitments, acting responsibly with the budget constraints and showing consideration towards our clients’ investments.

Oliveira Cotta has a multidisciplinary team of architects and engineers that work together creatively since the start of the project, combining their knowledge to devise integrated, sustainable design solutions.   

Environmental and social aspects are at the heart of the company’s design process. We work closely with our clients throughout the process to bring our sensitiveness and awareness into their perspective and to understand their needs extensively, which are the main drive behind our design.

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Social Housing

Location: Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil
Area: 10,000 m²
Client: SEHAB
Date: 2009 - 2010
Status: Completed


This project is located in the state of Acre, Brasil, which is a tropical weather region surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. It is a place where most of the local people live in poor hygiene
conditions. The challenge of the project was to replace the existing informal riverbank housing with a new proposal that offers a better sanitary system and protection from flood, while keeping
the strict budget constraints in mind. To answer to the budget limitation recycled timber, donated by a certified local timber factory, was used in structure and facades. To improve the sanitary conditions a water treatment station was implemented on the site.