What do most people do when they inherit a house? Normally, they try to keep it in pristine condition forever, or sell it for a dirty great profit. But there’s no reason to be like everybody else, as Brazilian Anselmo Arruda proves: He transformed his home into a meeting place for skaters and musicians.
As a child Anselmo was never away from his board, rolling from the kitchen to the bedroom, then from there into the bathroom and so on. Although it probably pissed his parents off, it was this love of skating wherever he was that captured the imagination of the skater. He pictured his house, with certain walls missing, and with obstacles to trick on scattered around.
Some years later the idea actually became a reality. After the death of his parents he inherited the house, and he began building a legacy over time. It became an open spot for skaters and artists in Itanagar, São Paulo
The whole crew worked together over several months on the project. When all of the hammers were down, and bags of concrete were finished with, what was left can only be described as a bunker dedicated to both skating and culture.
It just goes to show, however big your dreams, if you work hard enough, they can come true.
Today, the house is alive with skateboarding , music, and colour. Leave your baggage at the door, and fill the house with life – that was the original idea of Arruda.