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Sustainable Show 2019 at Down Syndrome Foundation

Sustainable Show 2019 at Down Syndrome Foundation

This is one of those architectural, interior design and decoration events that we signed below in view of the social imprint, of appeal sustainable and from creativity that inspires people to transform and reuse resources already available.

Environment 1 – Box Office / Library – CM2 Casarin Monteiro Architecture & Interiors – Roseana Desenso Monteiro and Elton Casarin (photo: Leandro Farchi) – A 1a. library in Latin America erected by the method Wood frame, which does not use water, does not generate much waste and is fast.The roof is made of white painted aluminum sandwich tiles, for greater heat reflection. The design considered the position of the sun and wind currents, taking advantage of natural light and creating cross ventilation, avoiding the use of air conditioning or too many points of light. There is cistern to collect rainwater that will water the garden and wash floors. The Library will be a legacy to serve citizens and use of FSD.

THE Show Sustainable It is in its 3rd. year: In the first, the Show revitalized the Campinas Old House; In the second, the Cândido Ferreira Hospital, and this year the Down Syndrome Foundation also in Campinas, SP. We are honored to publicize events with such noble goals!

Environment 2 – Square HOW WE ARE – Helena Overmeer (photo: Leandro Farchi) – Inspired by the shape of DNA and chromosome 21, a path of intertwined bricks with plants crosses the square and forms the design of a helical DNA helix. It is divided into Play Patio, Study Patio, Convivial Patio, Air Space, Chromosome Patio and Sustainable Hills (which gave a useful end to the rubble part of the work). and was covered with grass). All manpower was provided by the “Friendly Hand” project, which provides work opportunities for homeless people. A partnership with the city government authorized the implementation of the square and the library, which will remain for the community.

With the Down Syndrome Foundation revitalization the projects will be used to meet the service and service needs of the entity that has gained a children’s library, built in wood frame, which will be donated to the city of Campinas – preserved and furnished!

Environment 3 – Welcome Space – Maira Del Nero and Symone da Fonte (photo: Leandro Farchi) – Presents the history of the Down Syndrome Foundation and its working methodology (panels, videos and photos).Design environmentally-conscious: FSC-certified reclaimed wood, reused fluorescent lamp flooring, vertical garden with natural coconut fiber pots, recycled PET bottle fabrics (ecosimple) bamboo mats, liana pots, and luminaires made from recyclable cardboard . On the walls, water-based paints and landscaping with native plants.

The goal was to restore the headquarters of the Down Syndrome Foundation (FSD) giving more comfort to the assisted. But the work went beyond textures, colors and decor. The environments created by about 80 professionals provide very creative ideas that are easy to apply at home or in offices and offices, demonstrating that it is possible to have creativity and be environmentally friendly.

Environment 4 – Intimate Hall – Ed Carlos dos Reis França Oliveira (photo: Leandro Farchi) – Repagination without generation of debris or waste. The vertical garden uses old tires. Graphite favored water-based paints.

This legacy will go to the Down Syndrome Foundation. And proposals can be disseminated and copied, inspiring you to think of cozy, comfortable and sustainable environments in your homes or workplaces.

Environment 6 – Grandparents’ Room and Sensory Garden – Gustavo Rodrigues Ramos, Simone Saviolli and Sônia Magna (photo: Leandro Farchi) – Grandchildren’s Grandparents Room Down has nightstands attached to the headboard that has above a pen art, which in Japan means “celebrate life”. A movable bookcase (MDF) and ropes come from the ceiling. In the garden, a wooden structure with sisal ropes and a vertical garden that ends in a moving water mirror. There is a wooden bench and sensory plants: chamomile, rosemary and lavender. A cistern collects river water to feed the garden and the residence.

The director and creator of Show Sustainable, Fernando Caparica expresses that “Working for the Down Syndrome Foundation was a huge pleasure. I learned that people with Down syndrome can be extremely professional and committed. I learned that love drives people to build amazing things for their children and amazing children for people. ”

Environment 7 – Couple’s Room – Mayline Mendes and Silvana Gomes and Raissa Zenum – (photo: Leandro Farchi) – all electrical parts are apparent in copper ducts. In bed pallets were used under the mattress. The chandeliers and lamps are from trash cans and buckets.

Environment 8 – Female Bathroom – Gabriela Carreon – (Photo: Leandro Farchi) – The sconces were printed on a 3D printer with reused ABS plastic from the housing of monitors and keyboards.

The projects are based on sustainability, from planning to choosing suppliers located close to the site, ensuring a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy.

Another criterion used was the choice of suppliers committed to prioritizing the reuse of materials – including furniture – and the proper disposal of waste in landfills authorized and legalized by the municipality.

Environment 9 – Male Bathroom – Fabio Barchesi Zanelatto – Arkous Architecture and Construction and Regiane Yuki Sabanai – StudioRys Architecture and Interiors – (Photo: Leandro Farchi)

During the renovation, the maximum reuse of the existing structure was prioritized, generating the minimum of rubble or reusing this waste in the work itself, as in the draining floors of the gardens. Many walls received only paint, enhancing the structural materials and minimizing the use of materials. Thus, it was evident that even without luxurious finishes it is possible to leave an aesthetically beautiful and functional environment.

Environment 10 – Children’s room – Onda do Léo – Priscila Marinheiro – (photo: Leandro Farchi) – “Seabed” theme, structured in the Montessori pedagogical line. On the ceiling, wave-shaped acrylic sheets characterize the seabed.

The creativity of the projects comes in different forms of material reuse or the reframing of furniture and other objects, many of them coming from “panning” in antiques or discarding works.

The woods used are all demolition, MDF or from reforestation, and are processed using a renewable energy source and respecting the resale policy of these materials.

The urban jungle concept can be seen in many environments. Highlight for the Kokedamas, which beautify and give life to the spaces.

Environments 15 and 16 – Simple Space (Gourmet Space) – Weaves Art – José Carlos Gabrielli dos Santos Mori and Mayara Stecca – floor of granilite, the remains of glass bottles removed from the trash. The environment used remnants of construction materials and joinery.

Visit and honor this good cause, and be inspired by the ideas of talented professionals, interior designers, architects and landscape designers. And see a lot of art and crafts, even made by Foundation students, as well as the trend of lettering on walls and adornments and a lot of graffiti.

There are 42 environments in total !!! Unfortunately it is impossible to show them all here.

Environments 47 – Rosemary Dental Office – Silmara Berni and Vera Lucia de Araújo Vilar – (photo: Leandro Farchi) – Visitors’ sensory system is enhanced by visual stimuli (graffiti on walls and niches), auditory (audios expressing sounds from the square that next door), olfactory (aromas of the countryside and a soft smell of rosemary in the air) and tactile. With accessibility, inclusion and ergonomics in mind, there is a turntable to support the dental chair, facilitating the transfer of a wheelchair patient to the dental chair.

THE Show It is not limited to environmental exposure. Thinkers, chefs, musicians and educators were invited to give interactive lectures at SustenTalks, talks about sustainability, as well as musical and gastronomic events that will be held until October 11, always from Wednesday to Sunday.

THE Show goes on until 13 October. from wednesday to friday, the opening hours are from 15h to 21h and on saturdays, sundays and holidays, from 11h to 19h. The Down Syndrome Foundation is located at 430 José Antônio Marinho Street, Barão Geraldo, in Campinas.

6 ways to prevent moisture in your home

6 ways to prevent moisture in your home

Did you know that moisture besides damaging your home is also harmful to the health of the people living in it?

From the growth and spread of mold, super hazardous to the health of your family, to the compromised structure of the residence, there are many reasons to avoid moisture.

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The good news is that the methods for this can be as simple as taking shorter showers and cleaning the gutters. Check out six tips below:

  1. Soil drainage is critical!

Many homes suffer from seepage into the walls, and a very common reason for this is excessive soil moisture. This happens when water accumulates around the residence, which can lead to compromise of the structure.

Therefore, it is very important to install a soil drainage system before beginning the fundamentals of construction. This system can consist of simple methods, such as a drainage litter box, up to the use of pipes or retaining walls. Check here the types of soil drainage.

2. Bet on natural ventilation!

One of the best ways to combat high humidity levels is to make sure your home is well ventilated.

Areas such as the kitchen and bathroom are most affected by the problem, so it is important to have adequate ventilation in these parts.

Opening windows while taking a shower or preparing meals and installing hoods helps to decrease humidity in the bathroom and kitchen.

If any environment is not well ventilated, it can become a focus of moisture. Even small windows or openings in the walls help keep the area dry and even fans help.

  1. Do not take too long showers

A simple action like taking shorter, not-so-hot showers is another tactic to decrease the humidity in your home.

Longer, hotter baths produce more steam, which contributes to increased water accumulation in the environment. Using a low flow shower can also help to control the problem.

  1. Limit the number of plants indoors

Plants release particles of water into the air – so if you have too many (too many!) Of them inside your house (worry about winter gardens, for example), the environment will get humid quickly.

Be sure to limit the amount of plants in your home or toggle between keeping them indoors and on the porch.

  1. Take care of the gutters

Living in a house, even if the gutters are outside the home, they can contribute to moisture inside if not properly maintained.

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Making sure your gutters are clean and effectively driving the water away from the foundation of your home is important in the task of decreasing moisture.

Any excess water that accumulates on the foundation can seep into the walls and cause a number of problems.

  1. Swap openings

Old and sealed windows and doors can allow cool air into your home and increase humidity levels.

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Some minor window fixes may already help. For example, add a plastic film to the glass or seal the inside and outside of the windows.

However, as the openings become very fragile and moisture begins to accumulate between the panels, the best option is to even replace them.

My trip to Europe – Part 4 – Vatican


And continuing this sharing of my trip to Europe with you, now I will speak and show you a little of the Vatican. Although it is so close to the hotel where I stayed I was able to walk (do not go because you will be walking there soooo much), to be the smallest country in the world and I have stayed there only a few hours, it is a country and what an important country, folks?

Oh, if you want to see more photos of the trip and also if you want to see more content from Simple Decorating in addition to what I post here, follow our Instagram and Pinterest! And check out posts with Paris, Amsterdam and Rome also


To walk, if you are in the historical part of the city of Rome, you should cross the Tevere, which is a pleasure (would do it every day!). I have already shown in the post about Rome the St. Peter’s Basilica view from Tevere. In the photo above, part of the Isola Tiberina, the only urban island in the Tiber (or Tevere). I’m passing by the Garibaldi bridge and photographing in the opposite direction of the Vatican this time.


I went to Vatican Museums. In fact, one can not know where one ends and another begins in that crowded and open-mouthed walk all the way – due to the beauty, grandeur, quality and quantity of works of art of all kinds: sculptures, tapestries, porcelain, floors, ceilings, finally: Everything is art, history … Where you look sees a wealth of centuries and centuries accumulated. Learn more about them here. Go look at the photos to get a clue! It seems to be the meeting of the world’s largest accumulators of works … seriously. It is wonderful.


We go out walking and looking and photographing what can – many people, speaking all languages ​​…


Endless corridors and rooms and more rooms, many that you can not enter, just see from the outside:


Only the ceilings … if you go silly you see nothing but them


Look at the size and complexity of this


And I found myself in a crack with a big band-aid! Meeedo! lol


I have a few photos … I think I hit the record by minute.


And the end of the tour is the Sistine Chapel, which is in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope – we do not even realize why everything is connected. But the Chapel can not be photographed – there was a priest there who was very serious and giving enthusiasm to all who tried. I swore she was huge, but no. It is one of the simplest and smallest environments, if you can call it an entire environment painted by Michelangelo, Rafael, Bernini and Sandro Botticelli, and others … kkkk!


(The floors! Imagine the madness: Look up, look down, look at the sides and try not to lose anything – which is impossible – along with a small crowd!)

And simply the visit accumulates us of visions of things that we can not know what they are – I think it would take months … Anyway, it’s worth seeing … I’m kind of confused and thinking that I was in a troubled and beautiful dream … Then we went to St. Peter’s Square – heat of about 40 degrees, people everywhere and a monstrous queue to enter the Basilica. After all, it is pure emotion to see something so grand and historical.



A special place, full of faith, history, architecture, art, wealth.

My trip to Europe – Part 5 – Lisbon


And finally I reach the end of my trip: Lisbon. And I will tell you: I should have separated more days for this beautiful and welcoming city, which won my heart still on the plane.


25 de Abril Bridge, which connects Lisbon to Almada, view of the plane, on arrival in Lisbon.

But I know I’m coming back with more time. Meanwhile, let’s see what I saw in only 2 days

First of all, I would like to thank and recommend the InSuitesChiado, especially the Sérgio Ferreira, who was another angel, helping me with tips, hosting pampering in a tasty, cozy, super well positioned and at a great price. I stayed in Chiado, in this study here with a full kitchen (economy and comfort is always good, right? And the reality is identical to the photos) and close to many sights, but quiet at night and safe (all good!) and just to see I was homesick! But they have many others in the best areas of Lisbon and Algarve.


Leaving the Ap and walking almost nothing I arrived at Santa Justa Elevator. Beautiful views of the city (Pedestrian area is the area that the staff does on foot kkkk!)


The square is the one of D. Pedro IV (our D. Pedro I, you know that?), better known as Rossio


Look at her at night.


Also close by, going by Justa or going up a little street, is the Carmo Church and Convent built in the 14th century and almost destroyed in the great earthquake of 1755. What remained is beautiful, imposing and melancholic.


I also went to have coffee and see books on the Bertrand Bookstore, the oldest in the world still in operation.


O famous 28 passes close by and is a great request to get to know (tiring less with the little bumps …) many sights of the city.


Walking I also came to Commerce Square, or Terreiro do Paço, which was the home of the kings of Portugal for a time. This behind me is the arch of Augusta Street, inaugurated in 1875. Behind him stands the CHANGE IT (Museum of Design and Fashion), which was under construction (I.e. The square is facing the Tejo River and is huge, one of the largest in Europe.


O Tejo River (he’s really big!) with bridge 25 april there at the bottom and to the left, the King Christ – like our Christ the Redeemer, which is in Almada.


Walking a little more, I came to the Town Hall Square. The old one Church of St. Julian is, in fact, today the Banco de Portugal, the Money Museum. The restoration of this church seems to me a very nice job, which you can see here. And you have this video. The “tree” is solar energy capturing device to charge cell phones …


THE Brasileira do Chiado, is a famous café (it has its history here), founded in 19 of November of 1905 in the Garrett Street, near the Largo do Chiado, also near my ap. It is where the famous statue of Fernando Pessoa stands …

Well, but going further, as I did not have much time, I took one of those buses open for a ride and met, unfortunately in a very superficial way:


Monastery of the Jeronimos


Gave time to eat a Bethlehem cake (delicious !!!)


I saw the Belém Tower from afar


And the Monument to the Navigators

No way, People !! I have to go back!!!

Thank you for having accompanied my trip. I love sharing!

Footer – All you need to know to choose the best


With so much choice of skirting boards for the home – rooms and bedrooms, kitchens and service areas, bathrooms and toilets, not to mention the outdoor areas and commercial environments – has become more complicated. To get it right you need to study the options and consider the needs, style of decoration, materials and colors, what already exists and your personal taste. Come on?

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A simple porcelain floorboard as the floor, protecting the painted wall

Keep reading to know their characteristics and where it is best to use them

Footer Functions:

In addition to embellishing, he protects your flooring, conceals floor unevenness, facilitates cleaning, can hide wiring and even help in lighting with led strips or beacons that light the way.


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What is most important to choose well:

The needs of the environments: In wet areas (bathrooms, Kitchens, service areas and outdoors with walls not covered with porcelain or ceramic) footer material must be waterproof.


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The flow of people into the environment: In many places, many people use harder and more durable materials (see materials below).

The size and height (right foot) of the environment: Large environments and those with high ceilings are more imposing with tall skirting boards (15cm up) and / or colors that stand out. But if the decoration is farfetched (full of furniture, colors and objects) prefer discretion in the footer. In small and / or low environments use low baseboards (7 to 10cm) that may be the same color as the wall or floor.


The low skirting does not detract from the height feeling of the environment, but was emphasized with the choice of wood as material (which remains in the door trim and exists in the environment – a different and harmonious option!)

Observe floor, doors and walls:

Porcelain, ceramic or cement walls not require a footer, especially if the walls and floors have the same coating (such as porcelain tile or burnt cement, for example).

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Although it is a cheaper and practical option in general, the footer do not need be equal to the floor or trim neither in color nor in material. It is only necessary that the set be harmonious in color and style.

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Footer in metallic tones that worked beautifully in this environment of CampinasDecor, by Christine Di Domenico. See that trim and stops keep the material and model but the baseboard was duplicated (Photo: Miro Martins)

I consider it more balanced when the footer is of the width or greater than the garrison.

In wooden floor or that imitates it, if you choose wood skirting choose the same material OR a totally different color and that matches with floor and wall.

Avoid even using porcelain or ceramic skirting boards on wooden floors (installation may damage wood).

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I think the footer is built-in, but it can be a painting. Either way, the built-in footer would have this effect. And look how interesting the color black and these drawings or stickers! The footer can be very creative! (Photo: home adore)

Already porcelain floors allow the use of wooden / MDF skirting boards, unless the area is wet (water will damage the floor).

If the floor is very designed counterbalance with a more discreet footer. The same with a wall with colored coating. White or neutral colors are good choices.

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The colored wall has received a tall base in neutral color that exists in the environment and accompanies the doors (Photo: ApartmentTherapy)

THE trim (sight or view) of the door should be a bit deeper than the footer. If you need to hide gaps, use a sink between them. The basement looks beautiful a little higher than the footer. Its use is perfect in more classic environments.


The name of things for you to understand better

The color of the footer: If you wish emphasize the footer choose a different color of floor and wall, but that exists in the same, lighter or darker environment. Whites combine almost everything.

Footers in bright colors emphasize a dark wall. At same color as the wall not “flat” environments with low right foot.

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(Photo: ApartmentTherapy)

The types of footer:

You can choose to skirtings smooth (most used today – they are lightweight and elegant and exist in all materials), beaded (those with grooves), with rounded edge (accumulate less dirt) or straight. There are also overlapping heights And what else can you imagine … rs! The more decorated best serve classic-style environments.


The ways to structure the skirting boards:

The great drawing below, one of the most copied on the internet and that is from the Site Architecture Tips shows the common ways to solve the encounter of the floor with the wall. Since the situation no footer, until the embedded (which does not “leave” the wall) and the most recent inverted or negative footer which is “inside” of the wall (I think it’s pretty, but it should be a job to clean and I do not know if it serves well the function of preserving the walls, even with the angles).

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Constructive detail for baseboards

The materials:

Many apartments are delivered with a 7cm wooden skirting board. You can keep them, varnish them, paint them or make the exchange later. If you want to change the floor you better wait to do everything together.


PVC “It’s plastic, it’s low-priced, it’s moisture-resistant, it’s spinning, but you’re not, handsome!” (I.e.

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) – Much used today it is made of recycled styrofoam. It is durable, allows the passage of cables, resists moisture, is found in several colors and can be used on all types of floors. Accepts paint. Good for hardwood floors, laminate, porcelain tile and ceramics.

watch out if its wiring fits into the skirting features you choose and still maintain 50% rip area freeand to avoid overheating)

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And look at a footer that is inverted but still lit! (Photo: fattoarquitetura)

Porcelain – Very durable, water resistant, it has parts for specific use like skirting board (which is much simpler to install and is usually more beautiful … but it is more expensive). It is thinner than other materials. Does not allow spinning. It is dangerous to install on wood floors due to the use of mortar to install the baseboard. It looks good even with porcelain tile floors, ceramics, burnt cement, marble and stones in general.

Ceramics – Basically similar to Porcelain, but ready-made models are more limited.


A synthesis for you

wood – Durability greater than the MDF, allows passage of wires, can attract termites and warp over time, is not water resistant. Accepts paint. It combines with wood floors, laminates, vinyls and even porcelain tiles and ceramics (without contact with water).

MDF – Similar to Madeira, with less durability and lower price. It does not attract termites. Can not resist water. Various models and colors. Accepts paint. It combines with wood floors, laminates, vinyls, porcelain tiles and ceramics (without contact with water).

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A common arrangement in baby’s room, just so you know the name of the rodameio rs!

Marble and stones – Very durable, one of the most expensive materials – mainly marble. Installation laborious.

Aluminum profile – Used in the negative or inverted footer.

This monster post is to compensate for the delay in the posts. I hope you liked it and took all your doubts about skirting boards, but if you still have some or if you discovered some nonsense that I wrote there (who talks a lot, ends up talking nonsense, my grandmother already said …!) Comment here, ok?

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