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Mororó House / Studiomk27

  • Architects: Studiomk27
  • Location: Campos do Jordão - SP, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
  • Co Autora: Maria Cristina Motta
  • Desing Team: Carlos Costa, Carolina Castroviejo, Elisa Friedmann, Laura Guedes, Mariana Simas, Mauro Augusto, Oswaldo Pessano, Pedro Ribeiro, Rafael Costa
  • Interior Design: Diana Radomysler
  • Area: 730.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980

In 1955 the Museum of Modern Art staged Latin American Architecture since 1945, a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America. On the 60th anniversary of that important show, the Museum returns to the region to offer a complex overview of the positions, debates, and architectural creativity from Mexico and Cuba to the Southern Cone between 1955 and the early 1980s.

More about Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980, opening at MoMA on March 29th, after the break. 

 Miguel Rodrigo Mazuré (Peruvian, 1926–2014). (Peruvian, 1926–2014). Hotel in Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu (Project). 1969. Perspective. © Archivo Miguel Rodrigo Mazuré  Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. Plaza of the three powers, Brasilia, Brazil, 1958-1960. Photograph: Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti  National School of Plastic Arts, Havana, Cuba, Ricardo Porro, 1961-1965. © Archivo Vittorio Garatti Brasilia under construction, 1957. Geofoto. Arquivo Publico do Distrito Federal

Spotlight: Lúcio Costa

Brazilian planner, preservationist and modernist thinker Lucio Costa  (27 Feburary 1902 - 13 June 1998) is best known for his 1957 plan of Brasília that shaped the Brazilian capital into a monument to utopian modernism. A resolute and often controversial figure in the Brazilian establishment, Costa’s contributions to Brazilian architecture helped to shape the distinctive modernism that was practically Brazil’s official style until the 1980s.

NAU Restaurant / Sandra Moura

  • Architects: Sandra Moura
  • Location: Brasília - Distrito Federal, Brasil
  • Project Architect: Sandra Moura
  • Project Team: Monalisa Felinto e Bárbara Veiga
  • Project Area: 7300.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França

LM Residence / Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos

© Alessandra Okazaki © Alessandra Okazaki © Alessandra Okazaki © Alessandra Okazaki

Estúdios Capelinha / Arquitetos Associados

  • Architects: Arquitetos Associados
  • Location: Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Brasil
  • Project Architect: Carlos Alberto Maciel
  • Collaborators: Michelle Andrade, Ulisses Mikhail Itokawa, Enara Paula Paiva e Henrique Boabaid
  • Project Area: 1172.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

VIDEO: Stunning Time-Lapse Captures Life in Rio de Janeiro

It’s no wonder that the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere. From Copacabana’s Balneario Beach to the iconic Cristo Redentor atop Corcovado, Rio is a “cidade maravilhosa” (marvelous city) with one of the most spectacular urban settings in the world. Capturing its mystic, the pros of Scientifantastic have posted a stunning time-lapse that captures life in the coastal Brazilian megalopolis.

Another, revealing the favelas of Brazil and more, after the break.

Lumini Rio / studio mk27

  • Architects: studio mk27
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
  • Co –Architect : Diana Radomysler, Luciana Antunes
  • Project Team : Carlos Costa, Dimitre Gallego, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto
  • Area: 312.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Reinaldo Cóser

© Reinaldo Cóser © Reinaldo Cóser © Reinaldo Cóser © Reinaldo Cóser

Jabuticaba House / Raffo Arquitetura

  • Architects: Raffo Arquitetura
  • Location: Alphaville, Londrina - PR, Brazil
  • Architectural Design: Lucas Raffo
  • Area: 540.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: R.R.Rufino, Fabio Pitrez

© Fabio Pitrez © Fabio Pitrez © R.R.Rufino © Fabio Pitrez

Riviera Bar / Studio MK27

  • Architects: Studio MK27
  • Location: São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
  • Co Architects : Beatriz Meyer . Eduardo Chalabi . Diana Radomysler
  • Project Team : Eduardo Gurian
  • Area: 470.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Rômulo Fialdini

© Rômulo Fialdini © Rômulo Fialdini © Rômulo Fialdini © Rômulo Fialdini

SW House / Jacobsen Arquitetura

  • Architects: Jacobsen Arquitetura
  • Location: Porto Feliz - SP, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Paulo Jacobsen, Bernardo Jacobsen
  • Coordination: Jaime Cunha Jr.
  • Team: Edgar Murata, Henrique Carvalho
  • Area: 1350.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

NCARB to Assist Brazil with Regulating Architectural Licensure

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has formed an agreement with the Conselho de Arquitetura e Urbanismo do Brasil (CAU/BR) to “exchange information and share best practices” regarding the regulation of architectural licensure and professional standards. 

“NCARB is pleased to be in a position to help Brazil strengthen and solidify its regulatory approach governing architects,” said NCARB President Dale McKinney, FAIA, NCARB. “We are also excited to learn from Brazil’s activities, including its effective national system of monitoring various aspects of architectural practice.”

RT Residence / Jacobsen Arquitetura

  • Architects: Jacobsen Arquitetura
  • Location: Laranjeiras - RJ, Brasil
  • Project Architects: Paulo Jacobsen, Bernardo Jacobsen
  • Project Team: Edgar Murata, Jaime Cunha Jr, Christian Rojas, Veridiana Ruzzante
  • Project Area: 470.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok

Brise House / Gisele Taranto Arquitetura

© MCA Estudio © MCA Estudio © MCA Estudio © MCA Estudio

New Documentary Chronicles the Rise and Fall of Brazil’s Sérgio Bernardes

Few remember the name Sérgio Bernardes. A prominent Brazilian architect in the 1960s, Bernardes was a contemporary of Oscar Niemeyer, renowned for his elegant upper-class houses, as well as his fondness for car-racing and womanizing. In the latter half of his career, Bernardes turned away from the decadence of high society, devoting himself to solving the world’s problems through his progressive strain of architecture. This devotion led him to partner with the Brazilian dictatorship, believing that he could reform the government from within. The result was a series of unsuccessful projects that left him unpopular and eventually ignored by the public. Now, a documentary about the rise and fall of this once-iconic architect has premiered this week in London. Titled Bernardes, and directed by Paulo de Barros and Gustavo Gama Rodrigues, the film explores the series of events that led Bernardes to anonymity.

Bediff Exhibition Space / Estudio BRA arquitetura

  • Architects: Estudio BRA arquitetura
  • Location: Vila Olímpia, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: André di Gregorio, Rodrigo Maçonilio
  • Collaborators: Henrique Menezes, Felipe Checkley, Beatriz Rocha
  • Area: 104.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 20123
  • Photographs: Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba