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Pau Brasil Residence / Vasco Lopes Arquitetura

  • Architects: Vasco Lopes Arquitetura
  • Location: São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Vasco Lopes
  • Design Team: Carol Cursino; Bea Brown
  • Area: 598.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Maira Acayaba

© Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba

LLM House / Obra Arquitetos

  • Architects: Obra Arquitetos
  • Location: São José dos Campos - SP, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: João Paulo Daolio, Thiago Natal Duarte
  • Area: 1188.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Nelson Kon, Rafael Schimidt, Fábio Ceccatto

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon

Vitra / Studio Libeskind

© Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini © Ana Mello © Ana Mello

Germano 508 / Smart! Lifestyle + Design

  • Architects: Smart! Lifestyle + Design
  • Location: Rua Germano Petersen Júnior, 508 - Porto Alegre - RS, 90540-140, Brazil
  • Arquitetônico: Smart! - Arq. Ricardo Ruschel E Arq. Márcio Carvalho
  • Project Area: 1279.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi

Primary School MOPI Extension / Mareines+Patalano Arquitetura

  • Architects: Mareines+Patalano Arquitetura
  • Location: Itanhangá, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Ivo Mareines, Rafael Patalano e Flavia Lima
  • Area: 5610.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

Construction Well Underway on Santiago Calatrava’s Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro

Construction of Santiago Calatrava’s Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) in Rio de Janeiro is underway and on-track to be completed in the second half of 2015. Located on the Pier Mauá, the museum will encompass a 15,000m2 built area and include gardens, leisure areas, bike paths, and a reflective pool, totaling over 30,000m2. The ground floor of the museum will include a store, auditorium, temporary exhibit rooms, a restaurant, administrative offices and space for research and educational activities. The upper floor, connected to the ground floor with ramps, will include long-term exhibits, a café and a panoramic lookout. 

© Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence

Shelter Global Announces 2015 Dencity Competition Winners

International architecture non-profit Shelter Global has announced the winners of its 2015 Dencity Competition. Out of 300 entries from 50 different countries, three winners and six special mentions were selected.

The competition’s goal was “to foster new ideas on how to handle the growing density of unplanned cities and to spread awareness of the massive problem,” and jury members sought out project designs that empower communities and allow for self-sufficiency. Read about the three winners, after the break.

FL 4300 / Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos

  • Architects: Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos
  • Location: Rua Elvira Ferraz, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Luis Felipe Aflalo Herman, Roberto Aflalo Filho, Giancarlo Gasperini, Grazzieli Gomes Rocha, José Luiz Lemos
  • Design Team: Alfredo del Bianco(coordenador), Eduardo Mizuka, Reginaldo Okusako, André Navarro, André Vieira, Felipe Farah, Renata Conti , Marcela Valério, Marcelo Nagai e Raquel Rodorigo, Daniela Mungai
  • Area: 70683.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Ana Mello

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello

Praia Dos Lagos Residence / Sotero Arquitetos

  • Architects: Sotero Arquitetos
  • Location: Camaçari - BA, Brasil
  • Technical Responsibility: Adriano Mascarenhas
  • Team: aulo Coelho, Thiago Esposito, Valentin Alban, Luciana Queiroz
  • Project Area: 646.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

Nitsche Arquitetos' Full Scale Mural Brings Life to São Paulo's "Blind Walls"

São Paulo 's famed elevated highway, the  Minhocão  is lauded for its dual use; during the day its serves as a highway, and at night, Sundays and holidays parts of the 2.2-mile roadway transform into a bustling public space. The  Curbed reports , the densely populated space is lined with window-less towers and massive "Blind Walls," that Were once used the space for advertisement. However, since ads Were banned in 2006, artists have Begun to slowly transform these walls into beautiful art.  Nitsche Architects  is the latest to Intervene, exposing the inner life of one of the building's with a human-scale, monochrome wall. Read on for more images. 

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HLM HOUSE / Boa Arquitetura

  • Architects: Boa Arquitetura
  • Location: State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Rafael Lorentz
  • Area: 196.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi

Paula Souza Center / Spadoni AA + Pedro Taddei Arquitetos Associados

  • Architects: Spadoni AA, Pedro Taddei Arquitetos Associados
  • Location: R. Paula Sousa, 298 - Centro, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Francisco Spadoni, Pedro Taddei Neto
  • Planning And Project Management: Fundação para a Pesquisa em Arquitetura e Ambiente (FUPAM)
  • Executive Coordination: Tiago de Oliveira Andrade
  • Associate Coordination: Bruno Fernandes
  • Team: André Rua, Carolina Fukumoto, Cristiane Maeda, Fabiana Benine, Shigueo Fujivara, George Ferreira, Jaime Vega, Marcos Sartori, Marina Crespo, Mayra Simone dos Santos, Natalia Lorenzo, Paulo Catto, Sabrina Chibani, Wellington Teles
  • Area: 29490.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon

Nosotros Bar / Studio Otto Felix

  • Architects: Studio Otto Felix
  • Location: Campinas - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team: Tici Andriani, Philip Alder, Kim Lewis, Vic Calil
  • Area: 140.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Denilson Machado / MCA

© Denilson Machado / MCA © Denilson Machado / MCA © Denilson Machado / MCA © Denilson Machado / MCA

Monocle 24 Examines the Impact of the 'Illegal City'

In the latest edition of The Urbanist, Monocle 24's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team tackle the illegal city and look at how our cities are dealing with those who are bending the rules. From Portugal to Albania to Brazil, Andrew Tuck and his correspondents explore how crime and illegality have become ubiquitous in our urban environment, from informal settlements and illegal housing, street art and rough sleeping, to the more sinister impact of inner-city organised crime.

SESC Jundiaí / Teuba Arquitetura e Urbanismo

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Alexandre Nunis

SMPW House / LAB606

  • Architects: LAB606
  • Location: Park Way - SMPW Quadra 28 Conjunto 4 - Núcleo Bandeirante, Brasília - DF, Brasil
  • Project Architects: Horia Georgescu e Carlos Café
  • Project Area: 178.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França

A Casa - Museum of the Brazilian Object / RoccoVidal Perkins+Will

  • Architects: RoccoVidal Perkins+Will
  • Location: Avenida Pedroso de Morais, 1216 - Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, Brasil
  • Project Area: 1100 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Daniel Ducci

© Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci