São Paulo is host to some excellent examples of the work of Japanese-Brazilian architect Ruy Ohtake. One of those examples is the Hotel Unique, winner of uncountable architecture prizes for its futuristic design. Fans of the game show Amazing Race (ninth season) will remember that the contestants had to climb to the top terrace of the hotel.
The second outstanding work is the building complex known as Centro Cultural Tomie Ohtake, aka Carambola (star fruit).
Location of the buildings:
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This entry was originally published in the Blog de São Paulo.