Porto Seguro Cultural Center / São Paulo Arquitetura

11:00 - 28 April, 2016
Porto Seguro Cultural Center / São Paulo Arquitetura, © Fabio Hargesheimer
© Fabio Hargesheimer
  • Architects

  • Location

    Campos Elíseos, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Authors

    Miguel Muralha, Yuri Vital
  • Design Team

    Alejandra Ferrera, Bruno Santucci, José Amorim, Roni Ebina
  • Area

    3800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Fabio Hargesheimer, Courtesy of São Paulo Arquitetura

© Fabio Hargesheimer © Fabio Hargesheimer Courtesy of São Paulo Arquitetura © Fabio Hargesheimer +37

UFC Russas Advanced Campus / Rede Arquitetos + RI Arquitetura

15:00 - 27 April, 2016
UFC Russas Advanced Campus / Rede Arquitetos + RI Arquitetura, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +34

Two Beams House / Yuri Vital

09:00 - 22 April, 2016
Two Beams House / Yuri Vital, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tibau do Sul, Tibau do Sul - RN, Brazil
  • Ambience

    S + N Architecture and Interiors
  • Constructor

    Roberto Morais - Podium Construtora
  • Area

    220.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +31

A Stretch of Rio de Janeiro's Tim Maia Bike Path Collapses

13:30 - 21 April, 2016
A Stretch of Rio de Janeiro's Tim Maia Bike Path Collapses, Image via Reprodução / Globo News
Image via Reprodução / Globo News

A 50-meter stretch of Rio de Janeiro's Tim Maia bike path, which was built in preparation of the 2016 Olympic Games to connect neighborhoods Leblon and São Conrado, collapsed this morning. Adjacent to the Avenue Oscar Niemeyer, in the south of the city, the bike path was inaugurated on January 17 this year. According to the fire department, the deadly accident was caused by the surf of the sea. 

According to passersby, the bike lane was hit by a strong wave that, in addition to collapsing the site, broke the windshield of a bus and dragged a woman on the boardwalk. The location is near the exit of the sewer pipe.

Fortaleza Maritime Passenger Terminal / Architectus S/S

11:00 - 21 April, 2016
© Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Mucuripe, Fortaleza - CE, Brazil
  • Architectus Team

    Alexandre Landim, Elton Timbó, Mariana Furlani and Ricardo Saboia
  • Project Area

    0.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +32

RB House / Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos

13:00 - 15 April, 2016
RB House / Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos, © Alan Weintraub
© Alan Weintraub

© Alan Weintraub © Alan Weintraub © Alan Weintraub © Alan Weintraub +49

Museum of Tomorrow / Santiago Calatrava

09:00 - 14 April, 2016
Museum of Tomorrow / Santiago Calatrava, © Gustavo Xavier
© Gustavo Xavier

© Gustavo Xavier © Gustavo Xavier © Amanda Marton Ramaciotti © Gustavo Xavier +15

Workshop House / PAX.ARQ

11:00 - 11 April, 2016
Workshop House  / PAX.ARQ, © Bruno Candiotto
© Bruno Candiotto
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Authors

    Paula Sertório, Victor Paixão
  • Design Team

    Alecsander Gonçalves, Isabella Fatarelli, Lucas Lemos, Miguel Muralha, Murilo Gabriele, Renata Lovro, Renata Stefanelli, Sebastian Perez Sarralde, Ubirata Prilip
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Bruno Candiotto © Bruno Candiotto © Bruno Candiotto © Bruno Candiotto +40

Brazil Announces Exhibition Theme for 2016 Venice Biennale

08:00 - 8 April, 2016

Responding to curator Alejandro Aravena's theme "Reporting from the front," the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo has selected Washington Fajardo to present an exhibition titled “JUNTOS.” The project for the Brazilian pavilion will highlight stories of people who have fought to achieve changes in institutional passivity in Brazil's big cities. They have created architecture within slow processes, bringing stable solutions in a politically tumultuous territory. According to the curator, “the exhibition is a composition of these pathways and partnerships, where activism meets architects and architecture, becoming a magnet in the preparation of a new space.”

The Project of a Collective Line

04:00 - 6 April, 2016
The Project of a Collective Line, The Project of a Collective Line: Santa Cruz in Bolivia is an agro-export region dominated by transnational corporations. Image Courtesy of USGS
The Project of a Collective Line: Santa Cruz in Bolivia is an agro-export region dominated by transnational corporations. Image Courtesy of USGS

The following article was first published by Volume Magazine in their 47th issue, The System*. You can read the Editorial of this issue, How Much Does Your System Weigh?, here.

In 2006 Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, Brazilian President Lula da Silva and Argentinean President Néstor Kirchner proposed the construction of a gas pipeline connecting Venezuela to Brazil and Argentina, called the Gran Gasoduto del Sur. Although the project was never built, its path through the Amazon rainforest foregrounds the violent nature of resource extraction. At the same time, the project raised unique questions regarding the architecture of collective politics, particularly if understood in the context of the last fifteen years of political transformations throughout Latin America.

Henning Larsen Designs Sail-Inspired Denmark Pavilion for the 2016 Summer Olympics

14:00 - 3 April, 2016
Henning Larsen Designs Sail-Inspired Denmark Pavilion for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Exterior Rendered Perspective. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen
Exterior Rendered Perspective. Image Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Henning Larsen has been selected to design a pavilion for Denmark for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Opening on Ipanema Beach from August 4-21, 2016, the pavilion – named “The Heart of Denmark” – will feature a tent structure that utilizes building techniques appropriated from sailboat construction. Inspired by Denmark’s maritime history, Danish architecture, the landscape of Rio de Janeiro and the buildings of Oscar Niemeyer, the pavilion will marry aesthetic iconography of both Denmark and Brazil.

São Luís Sports & Arts Gymnasium / Urdi Arquitetura

09:00 - 3 April, 2016
São Luís Sports & Arts Gymnasium  / Urdi Arquitetura, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Alberto Barbour, Alexandre Cavalheiro Liba
  • Design Team

    Larissa Castellani Selingardi, Flávia Neves Saccardi, Fernando Martins, Karen Miyabe Ueda; Thiago Kubo, César Rodrigues dos Santos; Marilia Toledo, Marina Simões Frade
  • Area

    9062.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +52

Loft Grandpa / MEIUS Arquitetura

15:00 - 1 April, 2016
Loft Grandpa / MEIUS Arquitetura, © Izabel Diniz
© Izabel Diniz
  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Gustavo Pena - Horto, Belo Horizonte - MG, Brazil
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Izabel Diniz © Izabel Diniz © Izabel Diniz © Izabel Diniz +16

Zider Dwellings / Estudio Arquitetura + MEIUS Arquitetura

13:00 - 30 March, 2016
Zider Dwellings / Estudio Arquitetura + MEIUS Arquitetura, © Izabel Diniz
© Izabel Diniz
  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Itaúna, 452 - Colégio Batista, Belo Horizonte - MG, 31110-070, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Eduardo de Oliveira França, Leticia Oliveira Azevedo, Guilherme José Tetzl Rocha
  • Area

    1511.48 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Izabel Diniz © Izabel Diniz © Izabel Diniz © Izabel Diniz +26

Bento Noronha Residence / Metro Arquitetos

11:00 - 28 March, 2016
Bento Noronha Residence  / Metro Arquitetos, © Ilana Bessler
© Ilana Bessler
  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Cel. Bento Noronha, 190 - Jardim Paulistano, São Paulo - SP, 01443-050, Brazil
  • Architectural Design

    Gustavo Cedroni e Martin Corullon
  • Area

    438.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photography

© Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler © Ilana Bessler +28

UFC Crateús / Rede Arquitetos + Croquis Projetos

13:00 - 27 March, 2016
UFC Crateús / Rede Arquitetos + Croquis Projetos, © Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architect

    Rede Arquitetos, Croquis Projetos
  • Location

    BR-226 - Venancio, Crateús - CE, 63700-000, Brazil
  • Rede Arquitetos

    Bruno Braga, Bruno Perdigão, Igor Ribeiro
  • Croquis Projeto

    Custódio Santos, Renan Cid
  • Area

    1658.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photography

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +23

VDA Building / Vazio S-A

17:00 - 25 March, 2016
VDA Building / Vazio S-A, © Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Authors

    Carlos M Teixeira (principal arch.), Leonardo Rodrigues (collab. arch.), Ligia Milagres (collab. arch.)
  • Photographs

    Gabriel Castro, Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of Carlos Teixeira

Courtesy of Carlos Teixeira Courtesy of Carlos Teixeira © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro +28

Sensitive Star / Estúdio Guto Requena

13:00 - 25 March, 2016
Sensitive Star  / Estúdio Guto Requena, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +31