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Txai House / Studio MK27

  • Architects: Studio MK27
  • Location: Itacaré - BA, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge: Marcio Kogan
  • Co-Architect: Carolina Castroviejo, Gabriel kogan
  • Desing Team: Carlos Costa, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Paula Sertório
  • Area: 640.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

Guilhermina Restaurant / FGMF Arquitetos

  • Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
  • Location: São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
  • Area: 157.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Rafaela Netto

© Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto

Tunga Gallery / Rizoma Arquitetura

  • Architects: Rizoma Arquitetura
  • Location: Brumadinho - MG, Brasil
  • Project Architects: Thomaz Regatos e Maria Paz
  • Collaborators: Sara Fagundes e Inácio Luiz
  • Project Area: 2194.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

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

Novo Santo Amaro V Park Housing / Vigliecca&Associados

  • Architects: Vigliecca&Associados
  • Location: São Paulo, Brasil
  • Architecture & Masterplan: VIGLIECCA&ASSOC
  • Project Team: Héctor Vigliecca, Luciene Quel, Neli Shimizu, Ronald Werner, Caroline Bertoldi, Kelly Bozzato, Pedro Ichimaru, Bianca Riotto, Mayara Rocha Christ, Fábio Pittas, Thaísa Fróes, Aline Ollertz, Sérgio Faraulo, Paulo Serra, Luci Maie
  • Project Area: 13500 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti, Cortesia de VIGLIECCA&ASSOC

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

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

Lúcio Costa. Image via archi.ru. ImageLúcio Costa
Lúcio Costa. Image via archi.ru. ImageLúcio 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.

The original pilot plan. Image Courtesy of O Espaço Lúcio Costa © Imagens AMB The monumental axis central to Costa's plan. Image © Limongi The Asa Sul district of Brasília. Image Courtesy of Portal da Copa

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