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Sensitive Star Interactive Installation by Guto Requena

Pedro Kok

On the rooftop of one of the tallest buildings in Brazil, local-based practice studio Guto Requena has created an interactive installation and a set design for the 2016 edition of “Heineken Up On The Roof’, inviting the audience to have a new perspective of São Paulo.

Abandoned for almost three decades, this rooftop was transformed into a large lounge with a bar in the covered area, and outdoor dance floor overlooking the city, finalized with an interactive art installation entitled “Sensitive Star” on the helipad.


Sensitive Star reacts to the stimuli of moving people through a group of sensors, and responds with changing light and sound. As a larger-than-life musical instrument, it is set to input visitors’ body movements, mixing them with a soundscape, a collection of the building’s surroundings, such as street fairs, traffic, city market and the Monastery of São Bento.


A furniture series called ‘Mirante’ was specially designed for the event, referencing the building itself and its modernist architecture. The design’s MDF plates express the concrete lines of space and serve as a bar and home furnishings. The collection was published in open source design (copyleft) so that anyone can download the technical files and reproduce them freely.

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all images © Pedro Kok | video courtesy of Guto Requena