Tranquility in the Heart of São Paulo: Meet the City's Slender Residential Tower

01:00 - 28 September, 2014
Tranquility in the Heart of São Paulo: Meet the City's Slender Residential Tower, Frontal View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque
Frontal View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque

Nestled in São Paulo's bustling Vila Madalena neighbourhood in Brazil, the slim silhouette of AIR Madalena soars skyward from the street below. The elegant tower will be home to six lofts varying from 100 to 140 square metres, each with an open-air terrace and ample windows to maximize the panoramic views of São Paulo. Designed and built by São Paulo and Paris-based firm Triptyque and realized by the firm's high-end real estate wing IV, the slender building is promised to be completed within 24 months. 

Step inside AIR Madalena's elegant lofts after the break

Ground Floor Loft. Image Courtesy of Triptyque Upper Floor Loft with View of Retractable Wall. Image Courtesy of Triptyque Night View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque Aerrial View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque +7

Ramona / MM18 Arquitetos

01:00 - 26 September, 2014
Ramona / MM18 Arquitetos, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Mila Strauss + Marcos Paulo Caldeira
  • Project Area

    358.9 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi +25

Marilia Project / SuperLimão Studio

01:00 - 24 September, 2014
Marilia Project / SuperLimão Studio, © Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Architecture

    SuperLimão Studio – Lula Gouveia, Thiago Rodrigues, Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello, Sérgio Cabra
  • Project Area

    450.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba +35

Al Jazeera’s Rebel Architecture: Episode 6, “The Pedreiro and the Master Planner”

00:00 - 23 September, 2014

The last episode of Al Jazeera’s Rebel Architecture series tells the story of Ricardo, an informal builder in Rocinha, Brazil’s largest favela. “A foreign architect would not get into this hole and dig. He would hire someone or would hire machines. But here in the favela, we are hands on,” he says in the episode. Ricardo has built over one hundred houses in Rocinha despite not having any formal training. Yet as Brazil prepares for the World Cup and the Olympic Games, life in Rocinha is changing. This 25-minute episode follows Ricardo as well as Luis Carlos Toledo, the architect behind the government’s regeneration of Rocinha, as the two seek to incorporate their solutions into the future of the country's favelas. 

Watch the full episode above and read on after the break for a full episode synopsis and a preview of upcoming episodes…

Cachaça Museum / Jô Vasconcellos

01:00 - 23 September, 2014
Cachaça Museum / Jô Vasconcellos, © Junia Mortimer
© Junia Mortimer

© Junia Mortimer © Junia Mortimer © Junia Mortimer © Junia Mortimer +43

Morumbi Residence / Monica Drucker

01:00 - 18 September, 2014
Morumbi Residence /  Monica Drucker, © João Ribeiro
© João Ribeiro
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Fausto Chino
  • Project and coordination

    Drucker arquitetos associados
  • Area

    1033.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© João Ribeiro © João Ribeiro © João Ribeiro © João Ribeiro +32

Torreão House / Bloco Arquitetos

01:00 - 16 September, 2014
Torreão House / Bloco Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Matheus Seco, Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami +38

Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Arthur Casas
  • Design Team

    Milena Chieco, Flávia Castellan, Flávia Castellan, Joana Pini, Renata Adoni, Bruna Rizzi
  • Area

    667.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG +25

Vila Madalena House / Drucker Arquitetura

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
Vila Madalena House / Drucker Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Mônica Drucker
  • Design Team

    Ruben Otero, Victor Minghini, Ignácio Errandonea
  • Area

    409.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +19

Friedrich Bayer Bridge / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

01:00 - 8 September, 2014
Friedrich Bayer Bridge / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo , © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +13

North Classroom Block / CEPLAN

01:00 - 7 September, 2014
North Classroom Block / CEPLAN, © Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Universidade de Brasília - Brasília, Distrito Federal, 70910-900, Brasil
  • Authors

    Alberto Alves de Faria, Fabiana Couto Garcia, Fátima Lauria Pires
  • Collaborators

    Ana Carolina Caetano Alves
  • Project Area

    1265.0 m2
  • Project year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +18

Canyons do Lago House / Mutabile Arquitetura

01:00 - 6 September, 2014
© Carlos Dias
© Carlos Dias
  • Architects

  • Location

    Capitólio - Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Gabriel Souza, Isabel Brant, Priscila Musa
  • Area

    569.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Carlos Dias © Carlos Dias © Carlos Dias © Carlos Dias +35

Cultural Warehouse for the Plínio Marcos School of Art and Culture / André Jost Mafra + Natasha Mendes Gabriel + Thaís Polydoro Ribeiro

01:00 - 5 September, 2014
Cultural Warehouse for the Plínio Marcos School of Art and Culture / André Jost Mafra + Natasha Mendes Gabriel + Thaís Polydoro Ribeiro, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +28

New Mahle Distribution Center / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

01:00 - 5 September, 2014
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +16

D&P Residence / Atelier Paralelo

01:00 - 4 September, 2014
D&P Residence  / Atelier Paralelo, © Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Distrito Federal, Brasil
  • Author

    Thiago de Andrade
  • Collaborators

    Arquiteto Andrea Denza, Arquiteta Larissa Lessa, estagiárias Alice Menezes e Natália Costa
  • Project Area

    592.5 m2
  • Project year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +35

Joinville House / UNA Arquitetos

01:00 - 4 September, 2014
Joinville House / UNA Arquitetos, © Bebete Viégas
© Bebete Viégas
  • Architects

  • Location

    Joinville - Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando Viégas
  • Design Team

    Ana Paulo De Castro, José Carlos, Miguel Muralha, Jimmy Liendo, Sílio Almeida, Carolina Klocker, Marta Onofre
  • Area

    432.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Bebete Viégas © Bebete Viégas © Bebete Viégas © Bebete Viégas +25

Toblerone House / studiomk27

01:00 - 3 September, 2014
Toblerone House / studiomk27, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcio Kogan
  • Co-Architects

    Diana Radomysler
  • Design Team

    Carolina Castroviejo, Fernanda Palmieri, Fernando Falcon, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano
  • Area

    590.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +50

Academic Building - UAC / CEPLAN

01:00 - 3 September, 2014
Academic Building - UAC / CEPLAN, © Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Campus de Planaltina - Universidade de Brasília - Planaltina, Brasília - Distrito Federal, Brasil
  • Authors

    Alberto Alves de Faria, Fabiana Couto Garcia, Fátima Lauria Pires
  • Collaborators

    Arquiteta Ana Carolina Caetano Alves, Arquiteta Karine Meneses Chagas de Carvalho
  • Project Area

    4795.0 m2
  • Project year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +14