JG House / MPGARQUITETURA

01:00 - 13 August, 2014
JG House / MPGARQUITETURA, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Miguel Pinto Guimarães
  • Coordinator Architect

    Renata Duhá
  • Architects Team

    Vinicius Cesar
  • Area

    762.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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

AD Classics: São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) / Lina Bo Bardi

01:00 - 13 August, 2014
AD Classics: São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) / Lina Bo Bardi, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

When Lina Bo Bardi received the commission to build a new museum of art on São Paulo’s Terraço do Trianon, she was given the job under one condition: under no circumstances could the building block the site’s panoramic vistas of the lower-lying parts of the city. This rule, instituted by the local legislature, sought to protect what had become an important urban gathering space along Avenida Paulista, the city’s main financial and cultural artery. Undeterred, Bo Bardi came up with a solution that was simple and powerful. She designed a building with a massive split through its midsection, burying half of it below the terrace and lifting the other half into the sky. As a result, the plaza remained open and unobstructed, and in 1968, the iconic São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) was born.

© Flickr user Juliana Magro © Pedro Kok © Flickr user Rodrigo_Soldon © Flickr user Carol^-^ +9

NSN House / Biselli Katchborian Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 12 August, 2014
NSN House / Biselli Katchborian Arquitetos Associados, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +20

Paulista Apartment / Triptyque

01:00 - 6 August, 2014
Paulista Apartment / Triptyque, © Roberto Wagner
© Roberto Wagner
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Associates

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud Olivier Raffaelli
  • Area

    520.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Roberto Wagner © Roberto Wagner © Roberto Wagner © Roberto Wagner +16

Vale dos Cristais Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos

01:00 - 4 August, 2014
Vale dos Cristais Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos, © Jomar Bragança
© Jomar Bragança
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nova Lima - Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Collaborators

    Tomás Anastasia Rebelo Horta, Johanna Lanna Anastasia Cardoso
  • Area

    690.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança +42

Case Study: The Unspoken Rules of Favela Construction

01:00 - 3 August, 2014
Case Study: The Unspoken Rules of Favela Construction, © Solène Veysseyre
© Solène Veysseyre

"Building a house takes time and money,“ said Marcio, a local resident of Complexo do Alemão, one of Rio de Janeiro’s numerous favelas, as he showed me around his house. This is why a house is often built over several generations: a floor may be laid, columns erected (rebar protruding), and a thin tin roof placed, but this is just to mark where the next builder should finish the job. "Constructing a roof with tiles is not a sign of wealth here — rather, it means that there’s not enough money to continue constructing the house,” explains Manoe Ruhe, a Dutch urban planner who has lived in the favela for the last six months.

An architect who has always been fascinated by the way people live, I had come to do a residency at Barraco # 55, a cultural center in Complexo do Alemão, in order to learn how its citizens went about building their communities. I had many questions: are there rules of construction? What are the common characteristics of each house? Do they follow the same typology? How are the interiors of the homes? What construction techniques and what materials are used?

Milbank / Triptyque

01:00 - 1 August, 2014
Milbank / Triptyque, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Colômbia, 325 - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Vitoria Ferraz e Manuela Coelho
  • Partners

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +26

Zahner Produce Façade for Brazil's Acquario Ceará Aquarium

00:00 - 31 July, 2014
Zahner Produce Façade for Brazil's Acquario Ceará Aquarium, Courtesy of Zahner
Courtesy of Zahner

The Brazilian coastal city of Fortaleza, one of the host cities for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, will soon be home to one of the world's largest aquariums. Designed by Leonardo Fontanelle (Imagic Brasil), Acquire Ceará is projected to be the third largest building of its type and is intended to provide a lasting beacon for tourism in the area. Zahner, a US company known for their ability to design and create complex façades (including the Petersen Automotive Museum by Kohn Pedersen Fox) have been tasked with constructing twenty three curving "legs" which support the structure of "the Manta and Sea Urchin-shaped roof surface". Zahner's President, William Zahner, believes that "this is perhaps the most intricate building ever constructed in the Americas."

See Zahner's prototype and images of the aquarium after the break.

Sorocaba House / Estudio BRA arquitetura

01:00 - 26 July, 2014
Sorocaba House / Estudio BRA arquitetura, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sorocaba - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Authors

    André Di Gregorio e Rodrigo Maçonilio
  • Collaborators

    Henrique Menezes (arquiteto) e Beatriz Rocha (estudante
  • Project Area

    127.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +20

ME House / Otta Albernaz Arquitetura

01:00 - 26 July, 2014
ME House / Otta Albernaz Arquitetura, © Eduardo Simabuguro Albernaz
© Eduardo Simabuguro Albernaz

© Eduardo Simabuguro Albernaz © Eduardo Simabuguro Albernaz © Eduardo Simabuguro Albernaz © Eduardo Simabuguro Albernaz +29

House in Tatuí / Felipe Hsu e Lucas Bittar

01:00 - 25 July, 2014
House in Tatuí / Felipe Hsu e Lucas Bittar, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok
  • Architects

    Felipe Hsu e Lucas Bittar
  • Location

    Tatuí - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Collaborator

    Pedro Fernandes de Bona
  • Project Area

    287.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +10

From the architect. A monolithic volume with a void in the center - a patio that bathes the interior of the building with natural light, organizing the intimate and social spaces of the residence.

Arena da Amazônia / gmp architekten

01:00 - 24 July, 2014
© Marcus Bredt
© Marcus Bredt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Arena da Amazônia, Manaus - Amazonas, 69050-010, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Martin Glass
  • Director of gmp do Brazil

    Ralf Amann
  • Project management

    Martin Glass, Maike Carlsen
  • Project management in Brazil

    Burkhard Pick, Sander-Christiaan Troost
  • Team members

    Sophie-Charlotte Altrock, Felipe Bellani, Lena Brögger, Claudia Chiappini, Lieselotte Decker, Barbara Düring, Stephanie Eichelmann, Konstanze Erbe, Silke Flaßnöcker, Priscila Lima da Silva Giersdorf, Elke Glass, Ruthie Gould, Jacqueline Gregorius, Claudio Aceituno Husch, Fa- bian Kirchner, Juliana Kleba-Rizental, Jochen Köhn, Martin Krebes, Helge Lezius, Veit Lieneweg, Ausias Lobatón Ortega, Guilherme Maia, Rodrigo Math- ias Duro Teixeira, Lucia Martinez Rodriguez, Adel Motamedi , Dirk Müller, Dirk Peissl, Ivanka Percovic, Camila Preve, Nicolai Reich, Stefan Saß, Florian Schwarthoff, Fariborz Rahimi, Sara Taberner Bonastre, Sonia Taborda, An- guelica Larocca Troost, Katerine Witte
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt +20

Freedom of the Press Monument / Gustavo Penna

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
© Casa Digital
© Casa Digital
  • Architects

  • Location

    Praça Central - Paranoá, Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Alexandre Bragança, Augustin de Tugny, Fernando Arruda Guillen, Norberto Bambozzi
  • Trainees

    Alessandra Valadares, Carolina Soares, Luiza Martini, Paulo Menicucci, Priscila Dias de Araújo, Roberta Vasconcellos
  • Total Area

    42.000m 2
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2000
  • Photographs

© Casa Digital © Casa Digital Old Image. Image © Casa Digital © Casa Digital +18

Brasilia National Stadium / Castro Mello Arquitetos with gmp architekten + schlaich bergermann und partner

01:00 - 21 July, 2014
Brasilia National Stadium / Castro Mello Arquitetos with gmp architekten + schlaich bergermann und partner, © Marcus Bredt
© Marcus Bredt
  • Architects

  • Location

    National Stadium of Brazil Mane Garrincha - Brasilia, Federal District, 70070-701, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Knut Göppert
  • Project Manager

    Martin Glass
  • Project Manager Brazil

    Robert Hormes
  • Director of gmp do Brazil

    Ralf Amann
  • Team members

    Ante Bagaric, Holger Betz, Rebecca Born- hauser, Carsten Borucki, Lena Brögger, Martina Maurer-Brusius, Kacarzyna Ciruk, Laura Cruz Lima da Silva, Stefanie Eichelmann, Ruthie Gould, Florian Illenberger, Jochen Köhn, Martin Krebes, Helge Lezius, Tobias Mäscher, Adel Motamedi, Burkhard Pick, Jutta Rentsch Serpa, Lucia Martinez Rodriguez, Maryna Samolyuk, Florian Schwarthoff, Sara Taberner Bonastre
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt © Marcus Bredt +18

VIDEO: Marcio Kogan's Studio SC

00:00 - 20 July, 2014

Textures and Ants is one of five videos on display by Studio MK27 at the Palazzo Mora as part of the "Time Space Existence" exhibition, running parallel to the Venice Biennale.

Produced by Pedro Kok and Gabriel Kogan, the video shows Studio SC, a photography studio based in São Paulo and designed by Marcio Kogan.

Cultura Bookstore / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Diana Radomysler + Luciana Antunes + Marcio Tanaka + Mariana Ruzante

01:00 - 16 July, 2014
Cultura Bookstore / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Diana Radomysler + Luciana Antunes + Marcio Tanaka + Mariana Ruzante, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Marcio Kogan
  • Co-Architects

    Diana Radomysler . Luciana Antunes . Marcio Tanaka . Mariana Ruzante
  • Project Team

    Carlos Costa . Eline Ostyn . Laura Guedes . Maria Cristina Motta . Mariana Simas . Regiane Leão
  • Studio Team

    Beatriz Meyer . Carolina Castroviejo . Eduardo Chalabi . Eduardo Glycerio . Eduardo Gurian . Elisa Friedmann . Gabriel Kogan . Lair Reis . Oswaldo Pessano . Renata Furlanetto . Samanta Cafardo . Suzana Glogowski
  • Area

    2500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG +66

Through / Aleph Zero

01:00 - 16 July, 2014
Through / Aleph Zero, Courtesy of Aleph Zero
Courtesy of Aleph Zero
  • Architects

  • Location

    Oscar Niemeyer Museum - Centro Cívico, Matriz, Curitiba - Parana, 80530-230, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Gustavo Utrabo, Pedro Duschenes
  • Design Team

    Ana Júlia Filipe, Bárbara Zandavali, Maguelonne Gorioux, Felipe Gomes, Severine Bogers.
  • Videos

    Felipe Gomes
  • Area

    105.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Aleph Zero

Courtesy of Aleph Zero Courtesy of Aleph Zero Courtesy of Aleph Zero Courtesy of Aleph Zero +14

Nova Lima House / S+A Brazil

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Nova Lima House / S+A Brazil, © Rafael Carrieri
© Rafael Carrieri
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nova Lima - Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Interior Design

    Piantina Architecture
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Rafael Carrieri © Rafael Carrieri © Rafael Carrieri © Rafael Carrieri +18