Brazilian architect Guto Requena is a 21st century scholar – combining architectural education and practice with research into new technologies to become both a practitioner and advocate for contemporary design that pushes both objects and spaces to new aesthetic heights. Drawing from his bucolic childhood in Brazil, Requena creates a world where flexibility and reclamation of materials and objects make the space both simple and comfortable. His projects always push the envelope, redefining both physical and virtual space. Requena’s works include the google headquarters in his hometown of São Paulo, and the Walmart building that received ArchDaily’s 2014 Building of the Year for Interior Architecture.
The “Hybrid Cabinet” is named after the “Hybrid Habitation” project to which Requena has dedicated his 2007 dissertation, a study of new and seamless ways for dynamic living spaces based on our modern needs in the digital era. The cabinet is a multifunctional storage unit crafted in sumptuous walnut wood finished in a matte wax, featuring glass portholes, a series of eleven drawers, four shelves, and sculpted copper feet.