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.
"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."
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."
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."
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. //
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.