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Maracanã Stadium Roof Structure / schlaich bergermann und partner

  • Architects: schlaich bergermann und partner
  • Location: Maracanã Stadium - Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20271-150
  • Area: 45700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: schlaich bergermann und partner, Marcus Bredt

© schlaich bergermann und partner, Marcus Bredt Roof Plan Structure Diagram Structure Diagram

YPY / SuperLimão Studio

© Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba
  • Architects: SuperLimão Studio
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team: Lula Gouveia, Thiago Rodrigues, Sérgio Cabral, Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello
  • Photographs: Maira Acayaba

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

Casa LK / Estúdio MRGB

  • Architects: Estúdio MRGB
  • Location: Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge: Igor Campos, Hermes Romão
  • Design Team: Ailton Cabral, Daniel Nardelli, Bruno Ribas
  • Area: 420.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami

Arena das Dunas / Populous

  • Architects: Populous
  • Location: Arena das Dunas - Lagoa Nova, Natal - Rio Grande do Norte, 59020-510, Brazil
  • Capacity : 42,000 seats
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Populous

Courtesy of Populous Courtesy of Populous Courtesy of Populous Courtesy of Populous

KREOD to Construct International Trade Pavilion for Rio Olympics

Chun Qing Li, founder director of London-based KREOD, has revealed planes for a 1,200 square meter international trade pavilion for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Floating on a platform in the Barra de Tijuca lagoon, adjacent to Olympic Park, the pavilion is expected to bring together entrepreneurs and industry leaders from Brazil, the United Kingdom and China to discuss future of business and showcase their products. 

João Moura Building / NITSCHE ARQUITETOS

  • Architects: NITSCHE ARQUITETOS
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Architects: Pedro Nitsche, Lua Nitsche
  • Design Team: João Nitsche; Rafael Baravelli; Suzana Barboza
  • Site Area: 1.411m2
  • Project Area: 2539.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photography: Nelson Kon, Courtesy of NITSCHE ARQUITETOS

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

Pavilion / METRO

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects: Metro Arquitetos Associados
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge: Marina Ioshii
  • Design Team: Bruno Kim, Francisca Lopes, Isadora Marchi, Luís Tavares, Marcelo Macedo, Rafael de Sousa
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

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

The Works of the Late João Filgueiras Lima, Brazilian Icon

Hospital Daher © Joana França Memorial Darcy Ribeiro - Beijódromo © Joana França Memorial Darcy Ribeiro - Beijódromo © Joana França Hospital Regional de Taguatinga © Joana França

Last week one of the greatest icons of Brazilian architecture, , also known as , passed away. Photographer Joana França has shared with us photographs depicting the architect's extensive repertoire - from his most classic works to some lesser-known gems. 

See them all, after the break...

Bernarda Luis / NITSCHE ARQUITETOS

  • Architects: NITSCHE ARQUITETOS
  • Location: Rua Bernarda Luiz, 206 - Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo, 05448-020, Brazil
  • Area: 1811.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Nelson Kon

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

Rio to Host TEDGlobal 2014

The world is experiencing exponential growth and Rio de Janeiro, a true megalopolis of six million people, is a prime example. Thus, TEDGlobal 2014 has announced they will be “setting up shop” in Rio’s Copacabana Beach theater in the search to find “fresh thinking” in emerging geographies. 

More than 40 speakers and performers have confirmed their attendance, each focusing on the “many facets of the Global South’s rise in influence and power” and relevant new stories from around the world. 

Register here and continue after the break for complete list of confirmed speakers and Rio’s Mayor Eduardo Paes’ TED Talk “Four commandments of cities”...

Pantanal Arena / GCP Arquitetos

  • Architects: GCP Arquitetos
  • Location: Cuiabá - Mato Grosso, Brasil
  • Project Area: 300000.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photography: Nelson Kon

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

Arena do Morro / Herzog & de Meuron

  • Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Location: Rua Camaragibe - Mãe Luíza, Natal - Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler (Partner in Charge), Markus Widmer
  • Project Team: Tomislav Dushanov (Associate, Project Director), Mariana Vilela (Project Manager), Melissa Shin, Diogo Rabaça Figueiredo, Kai Strehlke (Digital Technologies), Edyta Augustynowicz (Digital Technologies), Daniel Fernández Florez
  • Client: Ameropa Foundation, Binningen, Switzerland, Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora de Conceição, Natal, Brazil
  • Design Consultant: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Area: 1964.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan

Patio House / AR Arquitetos

  • Architects: AR Arquitetos
  • Location: Brazil
  • Architect in Charge: Juan Pablo Rosenberg, Marina Acayaba
  • Design Team: Paloma Delgado, Kiti Vieira, João Chiavoni, Marina Portolano
  • Area: 408.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of AR Arquitetos

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

Terraville House / AT Arquitetura

  • Architects: AT Arquitetura
  • Location: Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
  • Authors: Mauricio Ceolin, Andre Detanico, Tarso Carneiro
  • Project Team: Flora Detanico, Dayane Paz, Juliana Schnor, Andreia Laschuk
  • Área: 350.0 m2
  • Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

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

GT Studio / Studio Guilherme Torres

  • Architects: Studio Guilherme Torres
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Area: 95.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Denilson Machado

© Denilson Machado © Denilson Machado © Denilson Machado © Denilson Machado