Rodrigo A. Vieira Martins, an architect with Rosenbaum Design in São Paulo, Brazil emailed pictures of their latest work, a restaurant, Dalva e Dito that resurrects the memory of Brazilian colonial architecture and food. The design team immersed themselves in recollections of architecture, the ritual of food and relationship between people and the meaning of the space. Using materials such as adobe brick (with herbs), reclaimed timber and tessellated tile floors the building is evocative of a past era but is hip and fresh. I love the warmth of the space, the beauty of the patio dining. The firm outlines their projects on their blog as well. In Portuguese but that’s what Google Translator is for. Tomorrow I’ll bring you two more projects – one that celebrates the colour and vibrancy of Brazilian design and the other the joy of real life houses for real life people.