Iberê Camargo Foundation: Standards and Variations

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

It could have been a rectangular prism whose length measures forty-one meters and a half, whose width measures thirty-three meters, and whose height measures twenty-five meters. It could have been, if the projection had ended in the trace of a pure rule. It could have been almost the same: three elevated plans, each formed by three rectangular exhibitions rooms, placed at two consecutive faces and connected by ramps that run on the two other faces. Then, a four-story-high atrium rises between circulations and rooms, creating a diagonal symmetry inside the building.

OSPA Wins Competition to Design Brazilian Sports Campus in Canoas

01:00 - 19 October, 2014
OSPA Wins Competition to Design Brazilian Sports Campus in Canoas , © OSPA Architecture and Urbanism
© OSPA Architecture and Urbanism

OSPA Architecture and Urbanism has won a national competition for the new UFCSPA (Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre) Campus Igara in Canoas, Brazil. The goal of the sports campus is to integrate itself within the community so it may serve as both a public institution and a public space. You can learn more about the winning scheme, after the break.

© OSPA Architecture and Urbanism © OSPA Architecture and Urbanism © OSPA Architecture and Urbanism © OSPA Architecture and Urbanism +16

Subtle Modernization of 1950´s Apartment in São Paulo / 23SUL Arquitetura

01:00 - 13 October, 2014
Subtle Modernization of 1950´s Apartment in São Paulo / 23SUL Arquitetura, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +22

Saraiva Bookstore / Studio Arthur Casas

01:00 - 6 October, 2014
Saraiva Bookstore / Studio Arthur Casas, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Arthur Casas
  • Co-authors

    Christiane Trolesi, Mônica Nickel, Marcela Muniz, Renata Adoni.
  • Collaborators

    André Chung, Christiana Matos
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +29

Vila Taguai / Cristina Xavier Arquitetura

01:00 - 30 September, 2014
© Daniel Ducci
© Daniel Ducci

© Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Joao Xavier +67

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

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami +42

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Matheus Seco, Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

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

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

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