Casa na Mata / NITSCHE ARQUITETOS

01:00 - 27 May, 2014
© João Nitsche
© João Nitsche
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Vinicius Andrade e Marcelo Morettin, Lua Nitsche
  • Design Team

    Suzana Barbosa, Renata Cupini, Marianna Dal Canton
  • Photographs

    João Nitsche

© João Nitsche © João Nitsche © João Nitsche © João Nitsche +9

Pavilion / Metro Arquitetos Associados

00:00 - 26 May, 2014
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +55

The Works of the Late João Filgueiras Lima, Brazilian Icon

00:00 - 26 May, 2014
Residência JSN © Joana França
Residência JSN © Joana França

Hospital Daher © Joana França Memorial Darcy Ribeiro - Beijódromo © Joana França Memorial Darcy Ribeiro - Beijódromo © Joana França Hospital Regional de Taguatinga © Joana França +99

Last week one of the greatest icons of Brazilian architecture, , also known as , passed away. Photographer Joana França has shared with us photographs depicting the architect's extensive repertoire - from his most classic works to some lesser-known gems. 

See them all, after the break...

Bernarda Luis / NITSCHE ARQUITETOS

01:00 - 24 May, 2014
© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +16

Produtora Kana / AR Arquitetos

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua João Moura, 1098 - Pinheiros, São Paulo, 05412-002, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Marina Acayaba e Juan Pablo Rosenberg
  • Collaborator

    Flávia Torres
  • Project Area

    136.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +24

Rio to Host TEDGlobal 2014

00:00 - 23 May, 2014
Courtesy of TEDGlobal 2014
Courtesy of TEDGlobal 2014

The world is experiencing exponential growth and Rio de Janeiro, a true megalopolis of six million people, is a prime example. Thus, TEDGlobal 2014 has announced they will be “setting up shop” in Rio’s Copacabana Beach theater in the search to find “fresh thinking” in emerging geographies. 

More than 40 speakers and performers have confirmed their attendance, each focusing on the “many facets of the Global South’s rise in influence and power” and relevant new stories from around the world. 

Register here and continue after the break for complete list of confirmed speakers and Rio’s Mayor Eduardo Paes’ TED Talk “Four commandments of cities”...

Pantanal Arena / GCP Arquitetos

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cuiabá - Mato Grosso, Brasil
  • Project Area

    300000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +13

Arena do Morro / Herzog & de Meuron

01:00 - 22 May, 2014
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Camaragibe - Mãe Luíza, Natal - Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler (Partner in Charge), Markus Widmer
  • Project Team

    Tomislav Dushanov (Associate, Project Director), Mariana Vilela (Project Manager), Melissa Shin, Diogo Rabaça Figueiredo, Kai Strehlke (Digital Technologies), Edyta Augustynowicz (Digital Technologies), Daniel Fernández Florez
  • Client

    Ameropa Foundation, Binningen, Switzerland, Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora de Conceição, Natal, Brazil
  • Design Consultant

    Herzog & de Meuron
  • Area

    1964.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +6

Patio House / AR Arquitetos

01:00 - 20 May, 2014
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +25

Terraville House / AT Arquitetura

01:00 - 19 May, 2014
© Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto Alegre - Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
  • Authors

    Mauricio Ceolin, Andre Detanico, Tarso Carneiro
  • Project Team

    Flora Detanico, Dayane Paz, Juliana Schnor, Andreia Laschuk
  • Área

    350.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +18

GT Studio / Studio Guilherme Torres

01:00 - 14 May, 2014
© Denilson Machado
© Denilson Machado

© Denilson Machado © Denilson Machado © Denilson Machado © Denilson Machado +15

Void General Store / Tavares Duayer Arquitetura

01:00 - 14 May, 2014
© João Duayer
© João Duayer

© João Duayer © João Duayer © João Duayer © João Duayer +13

Venice Biennale 2014: The Evolution of Brazilian Architecture to be on Display

00:00 - 14 May, 2014
© Cristiano Mascaro
© Cristiano Mascaro

Chosen to curate the Brazilian contribution at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, diplomat and architecture critic André Aranha Corrêa do Lago has revealed plans for an exhibition that will chronologically illustrate the evolution of Brazilian architecture.

180 projects will be exhibited, all of which have either played a significant role in the country’s architectural evolution, such as the pre-Colombian (Indian shacks), vernacular constructions and baroque designs, or have displayed a strong international influence, like the Capanema Palace, Pampulha and Brasília. In addition to this, 50 important personalities, including Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi, and Paulo Mendes da Rocha, will be highlighted for their assistance in spotlighting the importance of Brazilian architecture. 

Pavilion Hacienda Matao / LEGORRETA + LEGORRETA

01:00 - 11 May, 2014
© Cristiano Mascaro
© Cristiano Mascaro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Matão - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Executive Architect

    Ricardo Lemus
  • Design Team

    Ricardo Legorreta, Víctor Legorreta, Noé Castro, Miguel Almaraz, Adriana Ciklik, Carlos Vargas
  • Area

    3500.0 m2
  • Year

    2014
  • Photography

    Cristiano Mascaro

© Cristiano Mascaro © Cristiano Mascaro © Cristiano Mascaro © Cristiano Mascaro +10

DM HOUSE / Studio Guilherme Torres

01:00 - 11 May, 2014
© Denilson Machada
© Denilson Machada

© Denilson Machada © Denilson Machada © Denilson Machada © Denilson Machada +34

Minha Casa, Nossa Cidade: Brazil’s Social Housing Policy & The Failures of the Private-Public System

01:00 - 11 May, 2014
Courtesy of Ruby Press
Courtesy of Ruby Press

In 2009, the Brazilian government launched the social housing program “Minha Casa, Minha Vida” (“My House, My Life”), which aims to build 3.4 million housing units by the end of 2014. Minha Casa—Nossa Cidade (Ruby Press, 2014), produced by the MAS Urban Design program at the ETH Zurich, examines the project at a critical time and presents ways to improve its design and implementation. Divided into three chapters, the book reviews the history, guidelines, and construction of the “Minha Casa, Minha Vida” program (MCMV) through long-form essays, opinion pieces, interviews, diagrams, and photographic image material. The following excerpt, written by Sandra Becker, proposes an answer to the question of why the program - despite its aims to meet the huge demand for housing for low-income families - has thus far failed to provide the Brazilian people the “quality cities [they] desire.” 

From the Publisher. In June 2013, Brazil saw a wave of protests unprecedented in the country's history. Millions of people filled the streets demanding better education, public transportation, and healthcare. While the rage driving the protests was directed at politicians, it is unlikely that the problem can be reduced to the failure of the political system. Instead, shouldn't the protests point out the inequalities caused by the neoliberal policies that dominate the global economy?

In the first quarter of 2009, responding to the global financial crisis that had begun the previous year, the Brazilian government launched an ambitious social housing program to encourage the economy's construction sector. The program, “Minha Casa, Minha Vida,” was initially developed to build one million houses. In September 2011, the program launched its second phase with a goal of providing another 2.4 million housing units. The program aims to confront a historical deficiency in housing, a shortage of approximately 5.8 million dwellings.

AH House / Studio Guilherme Torres

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
© MCA Estudio
© MCA Estudio

© MCA Estudio © MCA Estudio © MCA Estudio © MCA Estudio +46

Vila Aspicuelta / Tacoa Arquitetos

01:00 - 8 May, 2014
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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