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Tatiana Blass' "Penelope" Crosses Chapel Walls with Enigmatic Red Wool

08:00 - 27 October, 2016
Tatiana Blass' "Penelope" Crosses Chapel Walls with Enigmatic Red Wool, © Everton Ballardin. Via Colossal
© Everton Ballardin. Via Colossal

Made from a combination of tangled and woven red wool, Brazilian artist Tatiana Blass’ installation, “Penelope,” flows inside and out of the Chapel of Morumbi in São Paulo, Brazil

The installation was inspired by the Greek myth of Penelope, who was Odysseus’ wife in Homer’s Odyssey. In the story, Penelope weaves and destroys a burial shroud for her husband, in a tribute to the power of love and to weaving. 

© Everton Ballardin. Via Colossal © Everton Ballardin. Via Colossal © Everton Ballardin. Via Colossal © Everton Ballardin. Via Colossal +7

Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Brazil's Golden Lion

16:00 - 25 October, 2016
Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Brazil's Golden Lion, © Romullo Baratto
© Romullo Baratto

- Do you know who I'm presenting the conference with this afternoon?
- Of course I do. Paulo, one of the best architects in Brazil.
- For me, the best worldwide.

I heard by chance this conversation between Eduardo Souto de Moura, 2011 Pritzker Prize, and Joanna Helm, our Content Director from ArchDaily Brazil, in the gardens of Ibirapuera Park, as I waited to enter the auditorium for the activities of X Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (X BIAU). In that same afternoon, a small crowd occupied all the seats to watch and hear Souto de Moura and Paulo Mendes da Rocha sharing the stage.

Building 1232 / Arquea Arquitetos

11:00 - 19 October, 2016
Building 1232 / Arquea Arquitetos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alameda Augusto Stellfeld - Centro, Curitiba - PR, 80430-140, Brazil
  • Area

    370.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

MCNY House / mf+arquitetos

09:00 - 17 October, 2016

© Renato Moura © Renato Moura © Renato Moura © Renato Moura +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Franca, SP, Brasil
  • Area

    516.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Sorocaba 112 / Cité Arquitetura

13:00 - 16 October, 2016
Sorocaba 112 /  Cité Arquitetura, © Alessandro Giraldi
© Alessandro Giraldi

© Alessandro Giraldi © Alessandro Giraldi © Alessandro Giraldi © Alessandro Giraldi +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Sorocaba - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil
  • Authors

     Celso Rayol e Fernando Costa
  • Project Coordinators

    Daniel Osório, Lúcia Andrezo e Francisco Meyer
  • Area

    2485.94 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

Detailed, Colorful Elevation Drawings of Historic Brazillian Buildings Illustrated in CAD

06:00 - 12 October, 2016
Detailed, Colorful Elevation Drawings of Historic Brazillian Buildings Illustrated in CAD, Luz Station, São Paulo. Image © Zema Vieira
Luz Station, São Paulo. Image © Zema Vieira

While using technical drawings, Zema Vieira makes architectural illustrations by using only AutoCAD without any further techniques. Her body of work became a project called “Fachada Frontal” or "Front Facade." In it, the artist depicts buildings from cities around the world, with a particular focus on Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Check out below the illustrations made by the artist.

Samsung Galaxy Studio at Olympic Park / UNStudio

15:00 - 7 October, 2016
Samsung Galaxy Studio at Olympic Park / UNStudio , © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Ben van Berkel, Wouter de Jonge, Imola Bérczi and Aurélie Hsiao, Olga Kovrikova, Wing Tang Man
  • Local Architect

  • Overall Project Advisor

    Cheil Worldwide
  • Client

    Samsung Electronics, IT & Mobile Division (Seoul, Korea)
  • Area

    1200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

School in Alto de Pinheiros / Base Urbana + Pessoa Arquitetos

15:00 - 6 October, 2016
School in Alto de Pinheiros / Base Urbana  + Pessoa Arquitetos, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Catherine Otondo (Base Urbana), Marina Grinover (Base Urbana), Jorge Pessoa (Pessoa Arquitetos)
  • Area

    796.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ubatuba, SP, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Angelo Bucci
  • Area

    350.4 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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