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B+B House / Studio MK27 + Galeria Arquitetos

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
B+B House / Studio MK27 + Galeria Arquitetos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +58

  • Architects

  • Location

    State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcio Kogan, Fernanda Neiva
  • Co-architect

    Renata Furlanetto
  • Interior Design

    Diana Radomysler
  • Project Team

    Julia Pinheiro Ribeiro
  • Area

    683.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Itacolomi 445 / gruposp

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
Itacolomi 445 / gruposp, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Itacolomi - Higienópolis, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Álvaro Puntoni, João Sodré, Jonathan Davies, André Nunes
  • Collaborators

    Fabricius Mastroantonio, Julia Caio, Alexandre Mendes
  • Project Area

    3500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Groenlândia / Triptyque Architecture

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
Groenlândia / Triptyque Architecture, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Groenlândia, 1157 - Jardim América, São Paulo - SP, 01434-100, Brazil
  • Coordinator General

    Luiz Trindade
  • Project Leader

    Pedro de Mattos Ferraz , Paulo Adolfo Martins
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

GCP House / Bernardes Arquitetura

01:00 - 27 November, 2014
GCP House / Bernardes Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto Feliz - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Team

    Thiago Bernardes, Jaime Cunha, Carolina Penna, Raquel Pereira Alves, Daniel Vannucchi
  • Project Area

    910.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

ML House / Bernardes Jacobsen

01:00 - 25 November, 2014
ML House / Bernardes Jacobsen, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto Feliz - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Thiago Bernardes, Paulo Jacobsen e Bernardo Jacobsen
  • Project Team

    Jaime Cunha Júnior, Christian Rojas, Daniel Vanucchi, Edgar Murata, Gabriel Bocchile e Ricardo Luna
  • Project Area

    918.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

VRP House / Figueroa.ARQ

01:00 - 21 November, 2014
VRP House / Figueroa.ARQ, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon Courtesy of Figueroa.ARQ © Nelson Kon +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barra Funda, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Mario Figueroa, Marcus Vinicius Damon, Leticia Tamisari
  • Collaborators

    Guilherme Bravin, Marcelo Venzon, Clayton Matos, Oma Rodrigues.
  • Photographs

    Nelson Kon, Courtesy of Figueroa.ARQ

Tetris House / Studiomk27

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
Tetris House / Studiomk27, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +50

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcio Kogan
  • Co-Architect

    Carolina Castroviejo
  • Project Team

    Fernando Falcon, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Ruzante
  • Area

    620.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Alpha House / Studio Fabrício Roncca

01:00 - 14 November, 2014
Alpha House / Studio Fabrício Roncca, © R.R.Rufino
© R.R.Rufino

© R.R.Rufino © R.R.Rufino © R.R.Rufino © R.R.Rufino +14

TED Talk: My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the Community Into the Process / Alejandro Aravena

00:00 - 6 November, 2014

“If there is any power in design, that’s the power of synthesis.”

In this TED Talk Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, the founder of ELEMENTAL, speaks about some of the design challenges he has faced in Chile and his innovative approaches to solving them. Emphasizing the need for simplicity in design, Aravena talks about three of his projects: the Quinta Monroy social housing project, through which he developed the “half-finished home” typology for governments to provide quality homes at incredibly low-prices; his “inside-out” design for the Pontifical Catholic University’s Innovation Center UC – Anacelto Angelini, which reduced energy costs by two-thirds; and lastly his masterplan for rebuilding a resilient coastline in Constitución Chile after the city was hit by the 2010 earthquake.

Aravena also emphasized the importance of community participation in his projects, saying: “We won’t ever solve the problem unless we use people’s own capacity to build.” Watch Aravena’s full talk above and take a peek at some of his key projects below. 

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Redux House / Studiomk27- Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
Redux House / Studiomk27- Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +53

  • Architects

    Studiomk27 - Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo
  • Location

    Bragança Paulista - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcio Kogan
  • Co-architect

    Samanta Cafardo
  • Design Team

    Beatriz Meyer, Carlos Costa, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Suzana Glogowski, Henrique Bustamante
  • Studio Team

    Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Maria Cristina Motta, Renata Furlanetto
  • Interior Design

    Diana Radomysler
  • Area

    679.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Jaragua Residence / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
Jaragua Residence  / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +28

Limantos Residence / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 4 November, 2014
Limantos Residence / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +32

Blau Projects Gallery / ARKIZ

01:00 - 3 November, 2014
Blau Projects Gallery / ARKIZ, © Marcus Vinicius Damon
© Marcus Vinicius Damon

© Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Alexandre Hepner, João Paulo Payar, Rafael Brych, Ana Maria Montag
  • Contributor

    Veronica Vacaro
  • Area

    2475.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Cultural Center Univates / Tartan Arquitetura e Urbanismo

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
Cultural Center Univates / Tartan Arquitetura e Urbanismo, © Estúdio Objetivo
© Estúdio Objetivo

© Estúdio Objetivo © Estúdio Objetivo © Estúdio Objetivo © Estúdio Objetivo +51

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.

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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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Saraiva Bookstore / Studio Arthur Casas

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

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

  • 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