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National Cities Confederation / Mira arquitetos

10:00 - 5 October, 2016
National Cities Confederation / Mira arquitetos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
  • Authors

    Luís Eduardo Loiola, Maria Cristina Motta
  • Collaborators

    Ana Carolina Sumares, Luís Felipe da Conceição, Marcelo Ribas, Luisa Leme Simoni, Gabriela Lira Dalsecco
  • Area

    10488.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Aníbal Building / Bernardes Arquitetura

10:00 - 4 October, 2016
Aníbal Building  / Bernardes Arquitetura , © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +14

Paulo Mendes da Rocha: “Architecture Does Not Desire to Be Functional; It Wants to Be Opportune”

10:00 - 4 October, 2016
Paulo Mendes da Rocha: “Architecture Does Not Desire to Be Functional; It Wants to Be Opportune”, Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE), 1995. Image © Nelson Kon
Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE), 1995. Image © Nelson Kon

Paulo Mendes da Rocha is one of Brazil's most celebrated architects. And, in spite of the fact that very little of his work can be found outside São Paulo, his “Paulista Brutalism” is revered worldwide, earning him the Pritzker Prize in 2006 and, just last week, the Royal Institute of British Architects' Gold Medal. In light of the RIBA Gold Medal news, as part of his “City of Ideas” column, Vladimir Belogolovsky here shares an interview conducted with Mendes da Rocha in 2014. The interview was conducted in Mendes da Rocha's office in São Paulo with the help of Brazilian architect Wilson Barbosa Neto acting as translator, and was originally published in Belogolovsky's book, “Conversations with Architects in the Age of Celebrity.”

Vladimir Belogolovsky: In your short text "The Americas, Architecture and Nature," you say that “for Brazilians and Americans in general, the historical experience begins with the modern world. There is a difference between rebuilding old cities in Europe and building new cities in the Americas.” Could you elaborate this thought?

Paulo Mendes da Rocha: Of course, there is a difference in attitude when one builds in such a new place as Brazil or the American continent in general as opposed to Europe. The landscapes are different, cities are different, cultures are different. How can you compare St. Petersburg in Russia and Vitória, my hometown, in Brazil?

Paulistano Athletic Club, 1957. Image Courtesy of Paulo Mendes da Rocha Paulistano Athletic Club, 1957. Image Courtesy of Paulo Mendes da Rocha Capela de São Pedro, 1999. Image © Cristiano Mascaro Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, 1998. Image © Nelson Kon +27

Ubatuba House II / SPBR Arquitetos

09:00 - 30 September, 2016
Ubatuba House II / SPBR Arquitetos, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +39

House in Aldeia da Serra / MMBB Arquitetos + SPBR Arquitetos

11:00 - 28 September, 2016
House in Aldeia da Serra  / MMBB Arquitetos + SPBR Arquitetos, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aldeia da Serra, Santana de Parnaíba - SP, Brazil
  • Authors

    Angelo Bucci, Fernando de Mello, Franco Marta Moreira, Milton Braga
  • Design Team

    Anna Helena Vilella, Eduardo Ferroni, Maria Júlia Herklotz, André Drummond
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2002
  • Photographs

KAA / Studio Arthur Casas

11:00 - 22 September, 2016
KAA / Studio Arthur Casas, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek, 279 - Itaim Bibi, São Paulo - SP, 04542-020, Brazil
  • Area

    612.4 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Casa América Building / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura

15:00 - 16 September, 2016
Casa América Building / Oficina Conceito Arquitetura, © Rodolpho Reis
© Rodolpho Reis

© Rodolpho Reis © Rodolpho Reis © Rodolpho Reis © Rodolpho Reis +56

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. América, 279 - Floresta, Porto Alegre - RS, 90440-020, Brasil
  • Equipe

    Rafael Kopper, Anna Falkenberg Muller, Maurício Ambrosi Rissinger, Daniel Dagort Billig, Guilherme Nogueira e Tiago Scherer.
  • Interiores

    Rafael Kopper
  • Area

    748.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

CCF / GOAA

15:00 - 12 September, 2016
CCF / GOAA, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila Anglo Brasileira, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Authors

    Guido Otero, Ricardo Gusmão
  • Area

    70.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Fazenda Boa Vista / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

13:00 - 8 September, 2016
Fazenda Boa Vista / 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 +26

House and Studio in Orlandia / SPBR arquitetos

13:00 - 4 September, 2016
House and Studio in Orlandia / SPBR arquitetos, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +43

Brasília by Rem Koolhaas

09:30 - 29 August, 2016
Brasília by Rem Koolhaas

This essay was written by Rem Koolhaas on the occasion of his first trip to Brasília in August of 2011, and has since remained unpublished. Revista Centro (an online Brazilian magazine about architecture, urban studies, art & social science) has now published it in two versions (English and Portuguese) translated directly from its original language, Dutch. In addition to offering his first impressions about the modern Brazilian capital, Rem also emphasizes an autobiographical narrative about the origins of his relation with architecture.

CSF House / Felipe Hess

13:00 - 25 August, 2016
CSF House  / Felipe Hess, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Lucas Miilher, Isabela Rosengarten, Natalie Calderini
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Modulo Rebouças / Dal Pian Arquitetos

11:00 - 23 August, 2016
Modulo Rebouças / Dal Pian Arquitetos, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Capote Valente, 39 - Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Carolina Freire
  • Authors

    Renato Dal Pian, Lilian Dal Pian
  • Area

    6019.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Rio 2016 Olympics: The Dancing Pavilion / Estúdio Guto Requena

13:00 - 22 August, 2016
Rio 2016 Olympics: The Dancing Pavilion / Estúdio Guto Requena, © Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão
© Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão

© Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão © Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão © Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão © Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão +15

“Beyond the City”: A Captivating Look at the Design of the Hinterland

09:30 - 17 August, 2016
Courtesy of University of Texas Press
Courtesy of University of Texas Press

Felipe Correa’s latest book “Beyond the City: Resource Extraction Urbanism in South America” takes us to a region that architects and urban designers typically have neglected—the hinterland. The South American hinterland provides a unique subject of analysis as it has typically been urbanized for its natural resources, which are tethered back to the coastal cities where these resources are either consumed or distributed to global markets. Within this context, the hinterland is viewed as a frontier whose wilderness is to be tamed, put to work, and territorialized through infrastructure and urban design. Beyond the City provides an insightful look into these processes and the unique urban experiments that emerged in South America. Organized by five case studies, Beyond the City is tied together by what Correa has termed “resource extraction urbanism,” which he links to “new and experimental urban identities in the context of government-sponsored resource extraction frontiers.” Written as a lucid historical account that anchors the discussion within the political, economic, and social context, as well as within global design discourse, the book is also projective—setting the table for a series of questions on how design can act in these landscapes.

Coca-Cola Pavilion / Atelier Marko Brajovic

13:00 - 15 August, 2016
Coca-Cola Pavilion / Atelier Marko Brajovic , © Fernando Martins
© Fernando Martins

© Fernando Martins © Fernando Martins © Fernando Martins © Fernando Martins +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Rodrigues Alves, 10 - Saúde, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil
  • Area

    3500.0 m2
  • Year of project

    2016
  • Photographies

    Fernando Martins

Berrini One / aflalo/gasperini arquitetos

09:00 - 14 August, 2016
Berrini  One / aflalo/gasperini arquitetos, © Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Authors

    Roberto Aflalo Filho, Luiz Felipe Aflalo Herman, José Luiz Lemos, Grazzieli Gomes
  • Coordinator

    Ana Cecília S.P. de Mello
  • Area

    63032.0 m2
  • Project year

    2009
  • Photography

Butanta House / Lab Arquitetos

13:00 - 13 August, 2016
Butanta House / Lab Arquitetos, © Marcelo Kahn
© Marcelo Kahn

© Marcelo Kahn © Marcelo Kahn © Marcelo Kahn © Marcelo Kahn +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Team

    Rodrigo Leopoldi, Marino Barros, Valéria La Terza, Beatriz Paixão
  • Area

    470.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs