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Taquari House / Ney Lima

  • Architects: Ney Lima
  • Location: Brasilia - Distrito Federal, Brasil
  • Project Area: 380 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Edgard Cesar

© Edgard Cesar © Edgard Cesar © Edgard Cesar © Edgard Cesar

Camper Together / Atelier Marko Brajovic

© Fernando Laszlo © Fernando Laszlo © Fernando Laszlo © Fernando Laszlo

Cobogó House / Ney Lima

  • Architects: Ney Lima
  • Location: Brasília - Distrito Federal, Brasil
  • Project Area: 120 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Edgard Cesar

© Edgard Cesar © Edgard Cesar © Edgard Cesar © Edgard Cesar

Oscar Freire Observatory / Triptyque

  • Architects: Triptyque
  • Location: Rua Oscar Freire, 1128 - Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Area: 1400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

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

Exhibition: Brazil: Night & Day, by Photographer Andrew Prokos

Among last year's winners of the International Photography Awards Competition, were some fantastic night photographs of Oscar Niemeyer's Brasilia taken by architectural photographer Andrew Prokos. The awarded photos, and more photographs taken by Andrew in Brazil, will be exhibited in "Brazil: Night & Day", at Banco do Brasil, 11 W 42nd St., New York. 

VIDEO: The Floating Metropolis That Could Support Brazil's Offshore Oil Rigs

In Brazil, the offshore oil mining industry is expanding. Unfortunately for oil companies though, it's expanding away from the coast, as new oil deposits are found further and further from land - so far, in fact, that they're outside the range of the helicopters that usually transport workers to and from the rigs. That's why Rice University students took on the challenge of designing "Drift & Drive," a floating community where workers and their families could stay for extended periods of time, eliminating the inconvenience of the usual "two weeks on, two weeks off" cycle.

The project won the Odebrecht Award last year, and now one of the largest petrochemical companies in Brazil, Petrobras, is working on a plan to implement elements of the design. 

Read on after the break for more about how the project functions

Architecture Photography: Lina Bo Bardi's 'Sesc Pompeia'

The designer and photographer Fernando Pires has completed a photographic series on Sesc Pompéia, one of Lina Bo Bardi's most significant works.

The photographer's series explores that symmetry in Bo Bardi's brutalist design, in which two colors, red and concrete-gray, unite harmoniously.

See more of Pires' images, after the break...

© Fernando Pires © Fernando Pires © Fernando Pires © Fernando Pires

Cube Houses / Aleph Zero + Studio Juliano Monteiro

  • Architects: Aleph Zero, Studio Juliano Monteiro
  • Location: Curitiba - State of Paraná, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Gustavo Utrabo, Pedro Duschenes, Juliano Monteiro
  • Area: 1678.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Felipe Gomes

© Felipe Gomes © Felipe Gomes © Felipe Gomes © Felipe Gomes

El Té – Casa de Chás / Estúdio 30°51°

  • Architects: Gustavo Sbardelotto (estudio 30 51) e Mariana Bogarin
  • Location: Galeria Quinta Avenida Center - Rua Vinte e Quatro de Outubro, Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
  • Área: 63.0 m2
  • Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

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

K House / Studio Arthur Casas

  • Architects: Studio Arthur Casas
  • Location: São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: Arthur Casas, Regiane Khristian, Beto Cabariti.
  • Area: 566.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

12.20 House / Alex Nogueira

  • Architects: Alex Nogueira
  • Location: Campo Grande - Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
  • Project Team: Anderson Katsushi Watabe, Eliseu Cordeiro Nicolini Junior
  • Project Area: 45.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: André Barbosa

© André Barbosa © André Barbosa © André Barbosa © André Barbosa

Fazenda Boa Vista - Spa / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: Porto Feliz - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Author: Isay Weinfeld
  • Project Manager: Monica Cappa Santoni
  • Collaborators: Domingos Pascali, Marcelo Alvarenga
  • Project Team: Adriana Aun, Juliana Scalizi, Guilherme Leme, Carolina Miranda
  • Area: 1739.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

Container Project / H²O Arquitetura

© Guilherme Rebelo
© Guilherme Rebelo
  • Architects : H²O Arquitetura
  • Location: Tatuapé, Brazil
  • Project Architects: Aleksandro Almeida, Anselmo Oliveira Jr.
  • Artist: Anselmo Oliveira Jr
  • Project Area: 46 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Guilherme Rebelo

© Guilherme Rebelo © Guilherme Rebelo © Guilherme Rebelo © Guilherme Rebelo

1700 Nilo / Lucas Obino, Carolina Souza Pinto e Jean Grivot

  • Architects: Carolina Souza Pinto, Jean Grivot, Lucas Obino (autores); Bianca Antunes (colaboradora)
  • Location: Avenida Doutor Nilo Peçanha, 1700 - Boa Vista, Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul, 91330-000, Brasil
  • Project Area: 1075.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photography: Marcelo Donadussi

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

Santander Datacenter / Loeb Capote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

  • Architects: LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo
  • Location: Campinas - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Interiors: LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo
  • Authors: Roberto Loeb, Luis Capote
  • Associate Architects: Damiano Leite, Chantal Longo
  • Collaborators: Nicola Pugliese, Francisco Cassimiro, Camila da Silva, Noemi Fernandes, Erica Urbani, Luis Nogueira, Bernardo Fridmann, Estevam Martins, Vitor Lucas, Eduardo Escabeche, Emily Shayo, Maria Carolina Simões, Camilo Badue, Juliana Lovato, Rafael Leoni, Cristina Sin, Cecília Mesquita
  • Área: 85000.0 m2
  • Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

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