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Roberto Burle Marx: A Master of Much More than Just Modernist Landscape

10:20 - 3 August, 2016
Roberto Burle Marx: A Master of Much More than Just Modernist Landscape, © Cesar Barreto (left); Burle Marx & Cia. Ltda., Rio de Janeiro. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved (right)
© Cesar Barreto (left); Burle Marx & Cia. Ltda., Rio de Janeiro. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved (right)

This article was originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Green Thumb."

At any given moment when walking through Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist at the Jewish Museum in New York, one may hear a soft rushing of waves, mixed with the murmur of an open-air crowd. A narration in Portuguese, both spoken and sung, will drift breezily in and out. This is the soundscape of Plages, a 2001 video by artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster. Shot from an aerial perspective above Copacabana Beach, the film shows the popular Rio de Janeiro waterfront not in its usual sunlit splendor but in the artificially lit nocturne of New Year’s Eve 2000. Celebrators teem in the space between city and ocean, in the moment between one year and the next, moving in dynamic patterns amid the immense designs laid out by Roberto Burle Marx.

Burle Marx’s design for a rooftop garden at the Ministry of Education and Health (1938). Image © Burle Marx & Cia. Ltda., Rio de Janeiro. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved An untitled work in collage, made in 1967, illustrates Burle Marx’s diverse artistic pursuits. Image Courtesy of Sítio Roberto Burle Marx, Rio de Janeiro A cover design for a 1953 issue of Rio magazine. Burle Marx experimented with new forms in different formats, including works of sculpture, which he often integrated into his landscape designs. Image Courtesy of Sítio Roberto Burle Marx, Rio de Janeiro A model of a sculptural landmark for the unrealized Praça Sérgio Pacheco, City Hall, Uberlândia project (1974). Image © Burle Marx & Cia. Ltda., Rio de Janeiro. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved +11

Olympic Radical Park Rio 2016 / Vigliecca & Associados

15:00 - 2 August, 2016
Olympic Radical Park Rio 2016 / Vigliecca & Associados, © Gabriel Heusi
© Gabriel Heusi

© J. P. Engelbrecht © Renato Sette Camara + Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro © Renato Sette Camara + Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro © Andre Motta +62

Richard Meier & Partners Complete Office Building in Rio de Janeiro

07:15 - 2 August, 2016
Richard Meier & Partners Complete Office Building in Rio de Janeiro, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners
Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners has completed their first project in South America, a 7-story, sustainable office building in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Leblon. The building will feature concrete, glass and vertical gardens, and will serve as the new international headquarters for top Brazilian investment firm VINCI Partners. The structure consists of open office spaces looking out onto several private interior courtyards and a series of terraces that create a connection with the main urban thoroughfare of Bartolomeu Mitre Avenue.

Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners +10

More Struggles Ahead of Rio Olympics as Ramp Collapses at Sailing Venue

11:50 - 1 August, 2016
More Struggles Ahead of Rio Olympics as Ramp Collapses at Sailing Venue, via Courier Mail
via Courier Mail

With the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics fast approaching, the city’s preparations have hit another setback. The main ramp at Marina da Gloria, which will serve as the Olympic sailing venue over the next few weeks, has partially collapsed. The structure was intended for temporary use as the main access point for boats to enter the water. No one was injured in the incident.

Mandíbula / Sub Estúdio

19:00 - 29 July, 2016
Mandíbula / Sub Estúdio, © Tomás Cytrynowicz
© Tomás Cytrynowicz

© Tomás Cytrynowicz © Tomás Cytrynowicz © Tomás Cytrynowicz © Tomás Cytrynowicz +31

House of Owls / Alexandra Demenighi + Rodrigo Vargas Souza

15:00 - 25 July, 2016
House of Owls  / Alexandra Demenighi + Rodrigo Vargas Souza, © Mauro Goulart Fotografia
© Mauro Goulart Fotografia

© Mauro Goulart Fotografia © Mauro Goulart Fotografia © Mauro Goulart Fotografia © Mauro Goulart Fotografia +43

House 4.16.3 / Luciano Lerner Basso

11:00 - 20 July, 2016
House 4.16.3  / Luciano Lerner Basso, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +23

Airport Pavilion / Spadoni AA

11:00 - 17 July, 2016
Airport Pavilion / Spadoni AA, © Tiago De Oliveira Andrade
© Tiago De Oliveira Andrade

© Tiago De Oliveira Andrade © Tiago De Oliveira Andrade © Tiago De Oliveira Andrade © Tiago De Oliveira Andrade +17

  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Francisco Spadoni, Tiago De Oliveira Andrade
  • Design Team

    Jaime Vega, Natália Turri Lorenzo, Sabrina Chibani, Paulo Catto Gomes
  • Area

    3982.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Catuçaba Farm / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis

09:00 - 14 July, 2016
Catuçaba Farm / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +49

FMG Monte Alegre / Urbem Arquitetura

15:00 - 13 July, 2016
FMG Monte Alegre / Urbem Arquitetura, © Favaro Jr.
© Favaro Jr.

© Favaro Jr. © Favaro Jr. © Favaro Jr. © Favaro Jr. +47

Live Biz / Studio R

09:00 - 9 July, 2016
Live Biz / Studio R, © Pedro Napolitano Prata
© Pedro Napolitano Prata
  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Team

    Flavia Ranieri, Fernanda Rosa
  • Area

    60.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Pedro Napolitano Prata © Pedro Napolitano Prata © Pedro Napolitano Prata © Pedro Napolitano Prata +24

Jungle House / Studiomk27 - Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo

09:00 - 7 July, 2016
Jungle  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 +62

Mipibu House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

09:00 - 6 July, 2016
Mipibu House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lapa, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Authors

    Danilo Terra, Pedro Tuma, Fernanda Sakano
  • Structure

    Megalos Engenharia
  • Landscape

    Gabriella Ornaghi Arquitetura da Paisagem
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Kiev / Arquitetura Nacional

09:00 - 5 July, 2016
Kiev  / Arquitetura Nacional, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +66

  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
  • Authors

    Eduardo Maurmann, Elen Balvedi Maurmann, Paula Otto (partners), Lucas Pessatto and Arquitetura Nacional team
  • Developer

    Anacional Incorporadora
  • Area

    1000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Gutter House / Núcleo de Arquitetura Experimental

15:00 - 30 June, 2016
Gutter House / Núcleo de Arquitetura Experimental , © Alexandre Prass
© Alexandre Prass

© Alexandre Prass © Alexandre Prass © Alexandre Prass © Alexandre Prass +42

MLA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura

09:00 - 30 June, 2016
MLA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Author

    Paulo Jacobsen, Bernardo Jacobsen
  • Team

    Edgar Murata, Christian Rojas, Rafael Henrique de Oliveira, Luiz Guilherme Martinelli, Maya Leal.
  • Area

    1490.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Cubes House / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

13:00 - 26 June, 2016
Cubes House  / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo, © manufatura creative
© manufatura creative

© manufatura creative © manufatura creative © manufatura creative © manufatura creative +38

Carrara House / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

11:00 - 24 June, 2016
Carrara House  / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo, © manufatura creative
© manufatura creative

© manufatura creative © manufatura creative © manufatura creative © manufatura creative +24