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Project Highlights

Unicap Icam Pavilion (Authors: Ana Rolim and Andrea Câmara)
2nd Place in Cultural Heritage Challenges Award by the Architecture and Urbanism Council of Brazil.

The Pavilion serves as the creative hub for the International School Unicap Icam in Recife, Brazil, symbolizing the collaboration between the esteemed Catholic University of Pernambuco (Unicap) and the renowned Institut Catholique d’Arts et Métiers (ICAM) of France, which boasts 11 campuses worldwide.

This innovative design revitalizes a historic building on the college campus, adding three chamfered volumes and a translucent box for a digital lab. Time-worn elements undergo a transformation, shedding layers to reveal their inherent aesthetics within the revamped interiors. The resulting spaces are interconnected and adaptable, with minimal visual barriers and abundant natural light. Curved perforated elements double as both sculptural light fixtures and room dividers, creating captivating spatial dynamics.

Anjo Solto ZN Restaurant

3rd Place AwardCommercial Space Category, in annual competition by New Center of Professional Architects and Designers from Pernambuco (Novo Núcleo PE), Brazil 

An erstwhile modernist residence, evolving through the years, now undergoes a transformation into a trendy nocturnal dining destination in Northeast Brazil. Honoring its modernist roots, the design seamlessly blends with the client's desire for a chic and inviting atmosphere. Merging new and restored elements, a bar/communal table serves as the focal point, leading to two tiers of dining areas and a lushly landscaped outdoor patio, offering an ideal setting for alfresco dining amidst balmy tropical nights.

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1st Prize Winner of Zenildo e Zildo Caldas Award by the Brazilian Institute of Architects, Pernambuco Chapter - Category: Urbanism, Planning and Cities

From Friday thru Sunday Ana Rolim’s studio interacted with two other design firms and inhabitants of all ages and backgrounds from the city of Belo Jardim, NE Brazil. In less than 48h, during a collaborative design marathon, the team presented a plan for a new public space to be located in the heart of the city’s downtown area. A local industrial group donated the plot where the BELO JARDIM CULTURAL square would be located. The marathon was organized by Fab Lab Recife.


MT Office Collab

Characterized by a minimalist design ethos, this office space is distinguished by expansive sliding doors that facilitate versatile spatial arrangements. Custom wood paneling adorns the feature wall and ceiling, seamlessly merging the reception and collective desk areas while framing picturesque views of the exterior. The spatial fluidity mirrors the collaborative work culture inherent to the company

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Brooklyn Townhouse

In alignment with the environmentally conscious ethos of our clients—an environmentally conscious couple—we employed sustainable infrastructure and materials to refurbish this quintessential 19th-century townhouse nestled in the heart of Brooklyn. Our approach prioritized the preservation of the original structure, amalgamating two floors to create a duplex apartment. Additionally, we introduced a new kitchen, bathrooms, a yoga room, a spacious bookcase, and various enhancements to adjacent spaces, ensuring a harmonious blend of modern amenities with historical charm.

Anjo Solto Pina 
1st Place Award,  Commercial Space Category, in annual competition by New Center of Professional Architects and Designers from Pernambuco (Novo Núcleo PE), Brazil

Situated within the iconic Galeria Joana D’arc, a revered fixture in Recife's nightlife, the stylish Anjo Solto restaurant undergoes a renovation to seamlessly merge the access corridor and a former annex with its existing spaces. The design endeavors to craft a visually captivating ambiance using minimalist elements, fostering a distinctive spatial journey while reinforcing the restaurant's prominence within the loggia where it resides.

Downtown Law Office

The old downtown area by the former port is where the city of Recife started back in the 1600’s. A new generation of young professionals is re-occupying the area, looking for more personal and character driven workspaces. We designed this office with one idea in mind: bring a little bit of the history of the site back into the building and mix it with a timeless urban verve.

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Ana Rolim Architect

Brazil_Rua João Lira, 143/232

Recife-PE 50050-550

U.S._206 Jackson Street, suite 2

Brooklyn, NY 11211


Tel BR: + 55.81.99639.8995

Tel U.S: + 1.347.907.3410

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