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UNCOVERING THE BEAUTY OF RIO./

BRAZILIAN ARCHITECT + MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST GUSTAVO CASTRO FIRST CAUGHT OUR EYE WITH HIS STUNNING 'PIPA' (KITE) STOOL, A DESIGN INSPIRED BY THE SIMPLICITY OF A POPULAR CHILDRENS' TODAY IN BRAZIL./ GUSTAVO'S FIRST PROJECT WON HIM THE YOUNG UPCOMING BRAZILIAN TALENTS 2018 AWARD + HIS DESIGNS ARE NOW AVAILABLE INTERNATIONALLY./

BORN IN RIO DE JANEIRO, GUSTAVO HAS A STRONG SENSE OF PRIDE IN HIS HOME CITY./ WE FIGURED HE WOULD BE A GREAT PERSON TO SHOW F1FTY AROUND + WE WEREN'T DISAPPOINTED./

FROM INSPIRATIONAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS, TO COOL BARS + BREATHTAKING ARCHITECTURE, HERE ARE A FEW OF GUSTAVO'S RECOMMENDATIONS.

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@gustavocastro.1

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CASA AMARELA

"This amazing place is Casa Amarela - a gallery / community centre that promotes cultural, social + educational activities in the favela of Morro da Providência. Artists are also welcomed to stay on the 'Moon' in exchange for workshops for children in the favela."

@casaamarelaprovidencia

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PEDRA DO ARPOADOR

"Located at one end of Ipanema Beach, it is the best-known place in Rio De Janeiro to enjoy the sunset. The stone, which extends into the sea, is a simple place with little structure, but it is exactly this simplicity that impresses. The idea is to sit somewhere on the rock + enjoy the evening with a beer with friends."

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PARQUE BURLE MARX

"The former residence of the famous Brazilian plastic + landscape artist is a unique place in the world. The place has become a park that brings together art, sculptures + an incredible green area with tropical plants, open to visitors."

@parque_burlemarx

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DISCOVER MORE AMAZING LOCALS

UNCOVER TOP PICKS + INSIDER TIPS FROM OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF INSP1RATIONAL LOCALS./  FROM CREATIVES + MUSICIANS, TO ENTREPRENEURS, WE MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE VERY FABRIC OF THE CITY.   //

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All photos are copyright Gustavo Castro with the exception of: Gustavo Profile Photo and Casa Amarela (Copyright Joanna Baum Gartner); Parque Burle Marx (Credit: Juliana Ayako); Pedro do Arpoador (Credit: Jason Ortega). This feature was not paid for in any way.