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Video: A Fascinating Tour Through Brasilia with Reggie Watts

15:30 - 1 April, 2015

"An alternately factual documentary presented by nameless hosts Reggie Watts and Carolina Ravassa Brasilia takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of the famed capital of Brazil. In topics ranging from architecture, religious ceremonial practices, and spiritual conscious alignment, Reggie and Carolina traverse some of the world's most impossibly futuristic human landscapes, extolling earnest advice about the culture, practices, and habits of the Brasilienese people. With a synthesizer soundtrack from the late 60/early 70s, Brasilia exposes the unknown truths of this exotic utopian city nestled in the cradle of South America." - Film description courtesy of Reggie Watts via Indiewire.

6 Politically Motivated Cities Built From Scratch

10:30 - 31 March, 2015
6 Politically Motivated Cities Built From Scratch, Image of the planned new capital of Egypt, masterplanned by SOM. Image © SOM
Image of the planned new capital of Egypt, masterplanned by SOM. Image © SOM

Threatening to end Cairo’s 1,046 year dominance as the country’s capital, earlier this month the government of Egypt announced their intentions to create a new, yet-to-be-named capital city just east of New Cairo. The promise of the more than 270 square mile ‘new New Cairo’ has attracted headlines from around the world with its sheer scale; a $45 billion development of housing, shopping and landmarks designed to attract tourism from day one, including a theme park larger than Disneyland. And of course, the plans include the promise of homes - for at least 5 million residents in fact, with the vast number of schools, hospitals and religious and community buildings that a modern city requires - making the new capital of Egypt the largest planned city in history.

The idea of building a new capital city has appealed to governments across history; a way to wipe the slate clean, stimulate the economy and lay out your vision of the world in stone, concrete and parkland. Even old Cairo was founded as a purpose built capital, although admittedly urban planning has changed a little since then. It continues to change today; see the full list of different ways to build a totally new city after the break.

Image of the planned new capital of Egypt, masterplanned by SOM. Image © SOM Train station. Image © SOM Government District. Image © SOM Concept of Cairo's replacement by Skidmore, Owings and Merril. Image © SOM +44

Jatobás Residence / Gesto Arquitetura

10:00 - 31 March, 2015
Jatobás Residence / Gesto Arquitetura, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
  • Architects

  • Location

    Santana de Parnaíba - SP, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Newton Massafumi Yamato e Tânia Regina Parma
  • Project Area

    612.7 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +19

Writer's Retreat / Architectare

10:00 - 24 March, 2015
Writer's Retreat / Architectare , © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Itaipava, Petrópolis - RJ, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Flavia Quintanilha, Rodrigo Fernandes
  • Area

    31.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +18

Txai House / Studio MK27

10:00 - 23 March, 2015
Txai House / Studio MK27, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +53

  • Architects

  • Location

    Itacaré - BA, Brazil
  • Architecture

    Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Gabriel Kogan
  • Area

    640.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Guilhermina Restaurant / FGMF Arquitetos

14:00 - 21 March, 2015
Guilhermina Restaurant / FGMF Arquitetos, © Rafaela Netto
© Rafaela Netto
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
  • Area

    157.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto +14

Tunga Gallery / Rizoma Arquitetura

12:00 - 18 March, 2015
Tunga Gallery / Rizoma Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brumadinho - MG, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Thomaz Regatos e Maria Paz
  • Collaborators

    Sara Fagundes e Inácio Luiz
  • Project Area

    2194.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +17

Novo Santo Amaro V Park Housing / Vigliecca&Associados

16:00 - 13 March, 2015
Novo Santo Amaro V Park Housing / Vigliecca&Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brasil
  • Architecture & Masterplan

    VIGLIECCA&ASSOC
  • Project Team

    Héctor Vigliecca, Luciene Quel, Neli Shimizu, Ronald Werner, Caroline Bertoldi, Kelly Bozzato, Pedro Ichimaru, Bianca Riotto, Mayara Rocha Christ, Fábio Pittas, Thaísa Fróes, Aline Ollertz, Sérgio Faraulo, Paulo Serra, Luci Maie
  • Project Area

    13500 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Leonardo Finotti, Cortesia de VIGLIECCA&ASSOC

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +34

Mororó House / Studiomk27

16:00 - 11 March, 2015
Mororó House / Studiomk27, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Campos do Jordão - SP, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

  • Co-Autora

  • Desing Team

    Carlos Costa, Carolina Castroviejo, Elisa Friedmann, Laura Guedes, Mariana Simas, Mauro Augusto, Oswaldo Pessano, Pedro Ribeiro, Rafael Costa
  • Interior Design

    Diana Radomysler
  • Area

    730.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +42

Luis Anhaia Studio / Zemel + ARQUITETOS

10:00 - 10 March, 2015
Luis Anhaia Studio / Zemel + ARQUITETOS, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila Madalena, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Paula Zemel Pompeu de Toledo e Eduardo Chalabi
  • Collaborator

    Cristiano Zan
  • Project Area

    148.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980

06:00 - 6 March, 2015
Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980, Affonso Eduardo Reidy. Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1934-1947. ©Núcleo de Documentação e Pesquisa – Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Affonso Eduardo Reidy. Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (MAM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1934-1947. ©Núcleo de Documentação e Pesquisa – Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

In 1955 the Museum of Modern Art staged Latin American Architecture since 1945, a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America. On the 60th anniversary of that important show, the Museum returns to the region to offer a complex overview of the positions, debates, and architectural creativity from Mexico and Cuba to the Southern Cone between 1955 and the early 1980s.

More about Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980, opening at MoMA on March 29th, after the break. 

 Miguel Rodrigo Mazuré (Peruvian, 1926–2014). (Peruvian, 1926–2014). Hotel in Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu (Project). 1969. Perspective. © Archivo Miguel Rodrigo Mazuré  Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. Plaza of the three powers, Brasilia, Brazil, 1958-1960. Photograph: Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti  National School of Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba, Ricardo Porro, 1961-1965. © Archivo Vittorio Garatti Brasilia under construction, 1957. Geofoto. Arquivo Publico do Distrito Federal +6

NAU Restaurant / Sandra Moura

01:00 - 18 February, 2015
NAU Restaurant / Sandra Moura, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    SCES Trecho 2, s/n - Asa Sul, Brasília - DF, 70200-002, Brasil
  • Project Architect

    Sandra Moura
  • Project Team

    Monalisa Felinto e Bárbara Veiga
  • Project Area

    7300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

LM Residence / Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos

01:00 - 17 February, 2015
LM Residence / Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos, © Alessandra Okazaki
© Alessandra Okazaki

© Alessandra Okazaki © Alessandra Okazaki © Alessandra Okazaki © Alessandra Okazaki +50

Estúdios Capelinha / Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 14 February, 2015
Estúdios Capelinha / Arquitetos Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Brasil
  • Project Architect

    Carlos Alberto Maciel
  • Collaborators

    Michelle Andrade, Ulisses Mikhail Itokawa, Enara Paula Paiva e Henrique Boabaid
  • Project Area

    1172.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +20

LP House / Metro Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 13 February, 2015
LP House / Metro Arquitetos Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Butanta, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architectural Design

    Gustavo Cedroni, Martin Corullon e Anna Ferrari
  • Area

    190.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

VIDEO: Stunning Time-Lapse Captures Life in Rio de Janeiro

00:00 - 13 February, 2015

It’s no wonder that the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere. From Copacabana’s Balneario Beach to the iconic Cristo Redentor atop Corcovado, Rio is a “cidade maravilhosa” (marvelous city) with one of the most spectacular urban settings in the world. Capturing its mystic, the pros of Scientifantastic have posted a stunning time-lapse that captures life in the coastal Brazilian megalopolis.

Another, revealing the favelas of Brazil and more, after the break.

Lumini Rio / studio mk27

01:00 - 29 January, 2015
Lumini Rio / studio mk27, © Reinaldo Cóser
© Reinaldo Cóser
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

  • Co –Architect

    Diana Radomysler, Luciana Antunes
  • Project Team

    Carlos Costa, Dimitre Gallego, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto
  • Area

    312.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Reinaldo Cóser © Reinaldo Cóser © Reinaldo Cóser © Reinaldo Cóser +42

Jabuticaba House / Raffo Arquitetura

01:00 - 27 January, 2015
Jabuticaba House / Raffo Arquitetura, © R.R.Rufino
© R.R.Rufino

© Fabio Pitrez © Fabio Pitrez © R.R.Rufino © Fabio Pitrez +21