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Striking lucky with black cats

The designer of the site of Sao Paulo practice, Andrade Morettin Arquitetos islocal practice Fiveblackcats, whose Lucia Dossin is a former architect who fell in love with Flash.

You can sort of sniff the architectural background in the big sliding elements moving up and sideways and zap, there's the image hitting the screen with up to a dozen more numbers underneath waiting to be clicked. And there are plans, elevations and sections. It's all very slick, reasonably fast and, most important, generous in scale and feeling.

There's not an English version although, confusingly, some explanatory text on the home page is in our mother tongue. There are reference-thumbnails but what I really like about this site is that you get big, sometimes full-screen, images which thunk confidently onto the screen. I'm often asked to recommend web people but instead of mumbling vaguely, in future I'll likely be mentioning Fiveblackcats.

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