A reference in modern architecture and originality, Unique’s spacey, green copper façade alone makes this hotel unlike any other. Located in the well-heeled residential area of Jardins, and just meters from Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo’s largest green area, the building rises like a gracious ocean liner in dry-dock. Shielding dark glass and a desert garden of mini, sand-toned cubes of rock, palms and agaves are the first impressions that the hotel offers. Dramatic high internal spaces such as the lobby are excentuated and illuminated with walls of beige marble, and sharp, geometric themes make the spectacle even grander. A carefully choreographed spectrum of circles and squares, ellipses and sine curves flow in and out of each other, softened by wooden flooring, sleek white furnishings and transparent glass tables and fittings. The rooftop terrace displays amazing views of the city, if you manage to take your eyes off of the fascinating crimson red swimming pool. Before their stay, everyone looks up and wonders,“What is it like to stay there?”. After a day here, you will wonder, How are you going to be able to stay anywhere else?
Everything good or bad that happens to us “down here” is written “up there”. This is the phrase most loved by Tiago, a chauffeur by profession, in order to justify his surprising action when he drives his boss through a strange Portugal in the delirious and endless story of his love-affairs. Multiple narratives for disturbing adventures, sex and power on the surface, power and knowledge in outright war, the class struggle as the driving engine of the world and the revelation of men and women’s behavior and the consequence of their actions. Without a second’s rest, today, just as three centuries ago, a vigorous, brutal, obscene and revolutionary text, within a game that Diderot took so far and so deep that it became transformed into the game of the world. A humorous tale of power by one of Portugal’s leading directors.
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