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Brooklin House / Galeria Arquitetos

  • Architects: Galeria Arquitetos
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge: Fernanda Costa Neiva
  • Collaboration: Julia Pinheiro Ribeiro
  • Area: 166.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok

Herzog & de Meuron Complete First Project in Brazil: Morro Arena

This last Wednesday, April 9th, Herzog & de Meuron opened its first project in Brazil - Morro Arena - located in the city of Natal. With a capacity for 350 people, the arena features multipurpose rooms for dancing, classrooms, a terrace overlooking the sea, locker rooms and a sports court.

The project is the first finished part of a broader urban plan for the region developed by the Swiss Office in partnership with the Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora de Conceição in 2009.

Feed Meat Market / FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de Perto

© Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto

Central Library of the PUC Campinas / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados

  • Architects: Piratininga Arquitetos Associados
  • Location: Avenida John Boyd Dunlop, Campinas - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge: José Armênio de Brito Cruz, Renata Semin
  • Area: 3200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Bebete Viegas

© Bebete Viegas © Bebete Viegas © Bebete Viegas © Bebete Viegas

Guaiume House / 24.7 Arquitetura Design

  • Architects: 24.7 Arquitetura Design
  • Location: Campinas - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge: Giuliano Pelaio, Gustavo Tenca, Inacio Cardona
  • Area: 305.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok

Itatiba Residence / RoccoVidal P+W

  • Architects: RoccoVidal Perkins+Will
  • Location: Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects: Luiz Fernando Rocco, Fernando Vidal, Douglas Tolaine
  • Collaborators: Fernanda Tegacini, Marcela Kishi, Caroline Estelles, Ana Cecilia Guimarães, Carlos Andrigo, Fred Zara, Fernanda Morais, Fernanda Borges
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Tuca Reinés

© Tuca Reinés © Tuca Reinés © Tuca Reinés © Tuca Reinés

House_63 / Sonne Müller Arquiteto + Civitas

  • Architects: Sonne Müller Arquiteto, Civitas
  • Location: São José dos Campos - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Area: 480.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photography: Daniel Secches

© Daniel Secches © Daniel Secches © Daniel Secches © Daniel Secches

The P House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis

  • Architects: Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan, Lair Reis
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge: Marcio Kogan
  • Interior: Diana Radomysler
  • Area: 773.0 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

Arena Fonte Nova / Schulitz Architekten + Tetra Arquitetos

  • Architects: Schulitz Architekten, TETRA Arquitetos
  • Location: Arena Fonte Nova - Ladeira da Fonte das Pedras, s/n - Nazaré, Salvador - Bahia, 40050-565, Brazil
  • Capacity: 50,000 seats
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: David Campbell, Erik Salles, Manu Dias, Courtesy of Schulitz Architekten, Ulisses Dumas Vaner Casaes

© David Campbell © Erik Salles © Manu Dias Courtesy of Schulitz Architekten

4x4 Studio / Teresa Mascaro

  • Architects: Teresa Mascaro
  • Location: Carapicuíba - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Area: 18.5 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Cristiano Mascaro

© Cristiano Mascaro © Cristiano Mascaro © Cristiano Mascaro © Cristiano Mascaro

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