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6 Shortlisted for U.S. Embassy Project in Brasília

12:55 - 24 September, 2015
6 Shortlisted for U.S. Embassy Project in Brasília, National Congress; Brasília / Oscar Niemeyer under construction. Image © Flickr User may_inthesky
National Congress; Brasília / Oscar Niemeyer under construction. Image © Flickr User may_inthesky

In June, the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) released a call for architects interested in designing a New Embassy Compound (NEC) in BrasíliaBrazil's federal capital. Of the 48 firms deemed eligible to compete, 6 practices have been shortlisted to move on to the second and final stage of the international competition. 

These 6 shortlisted teams include: 

AD Classics: National Congress / Oscar Niemeyer

05:00 - 21 September, 2015
AD Classics: National Congress / Oscar Niemeyer, © Filipe Frazao / Shutterstock.com
© Filipe Frazao / Shutterstock.com

Located at the head of the abstract bird-shaped city plan by Lúcio Costa, and as the only building within the central greensward of the eastern arm of the Monumental Axis, the palace of the National Congress (Congresso Nacional) enjoys pride of place among Oscar Niemeyer’s government buildings in Brasília. The most sober of the palaces on the Plaza of the Three Powers, the National Congress reflects the strong influence of Le Corbusier, while hinting at the more romantic and whimsical forms that characterize Niemeyer’s trademark Brazilian Modernism.

Recanto Residence / Vasco Lopes Arquitetura

15:00 - 4 September, 2015
Recanto Residence / Vasco Lopes Arquitetura, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente
  • Architects

  • Location

    Chácara Flora, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Vasco Lopes
  • Area

    1036.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente +25

BLM House / ATRIA Arquitetos

09:00 - 3 September, 2015
BLM House / ATRIA Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami +37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Brasilia, Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Area

    630.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Valley House / David Guerra

15:00 - 31 August, 2015
Valley House / David Guerra, © Jomar Bragança
© Jomar Bragança
  • Architects

  • Location

    Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Nínive Resende, Jefferson Gurgel, Laís Machado
  • Area

    710.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança +15

Dom Viçoso House / Brasil Arquitetura

09:00 - 29 August, 2015
Dom Viçoso House / Brasil Arquitetura, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dom Viçoso - MG, Brazil
  • Project Architects

    Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz and Felipe Zene
  • Project Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

House in Lapa / Brasil Arquitetura

13:00 - 18 August, 2015
House in Lapa / Brasil Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lapa, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz
  • Collaborator

    Anne Dieterich
  • Architecture Team

    Anselmo Turazzi, Beatriz Marques, Cícero Ferraz, Fabiana Paiva, Felipe Zene, Fred Meyer, Gabriel Grinspum, Luciana Dornellas, Pedro Del Guerra, Victor Gurgel
  • Project Area

    360.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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

Popsonics House / LAB606

09:00 - 11 August, 2015
Popsonics House  / LAB606, © Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Altiplano Leste - Paranoá, Brasília - DF, Brazil
  • Project Architects

    Horia Georgescu e Carlos Café
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +37

Sagarana House / Rocco Arquitetos

15:00 - 10 August, 2015
Sagarana House / Rocco Arquitetos, © Ana Mello
© Ana Mello
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Giancarlo Rocco
  • Area

    212.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello +16

Olga Nur Restaurant / Arquitetos Associados

09:00 - 9 August, 2015
Olga Nur Restaurant / Arquitetos Associados, © Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Belo Horizonte - State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Carlos Alberto Maciel, Paula Zasnicoff
  • Area

    160.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro +10

Serra Dourada Club - Alphaville / Gustavo Penna

09:00 - 8 August, 2015
Serra Dourada Club - Alphaville / Gustavo Penna, © Jomar Bragança
© Jomar Bragança

© Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança © Jomar Bragança +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    MG-010, Km 21,5, Vespasiano - MG, 33200-000, Brasil
  • Project Architect

    Gustavo Penna
  • Project Area

    1077.35 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Pau Brasil Residence / Vasco Lopes Arquitetura

13:00 - 31 July, 2015
Pau Brasil Residence / Vasco Lopes Arquitetura, © Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Vasco Lopes
  • Design Team

    Carol Cursino; Bea Brown
  • Area

    598.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba +17

LLM House / Obra Arquitetos

09:00 - 31 July, 2015
LLM House / Obra Arquitetos, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +48

  • Architects

  • Location

    São José dos Campos - SP, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    João Paulo Daolio, Thiago Natal Duarte
  • Area

    1187.6 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bar-Pool-Gallery / BCMF Arquitetos + MACh Arquitetos

11:00 - 30 July, 2015
Bar-Pool-Gallery / BCMF Arquitetos + MACh Arquitetos, © Gabriel Castro
© Gabriel Castro
  • Architects

  • Location

    Nova Lima - MG, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes e Silvio Todeschi (BCMF Architects) & Fernando Maculan e Mariza Machado Coelho (MACh Architects)
  • Design Team

    Patrícia Bueno, Vanessa Couto, Pedro Pereira, Yi Wang, Mateus Lira e Marcela Figueiredo.
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro © Gabriel Castro +39

Vitra / Studio Libeskind

11:00 - 29 July, 2015
Vitra / Studio Libeskind, © Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

© Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini © Ana Mello © Ana Mello +24

Germano 508 / Smart! Lifestyle + Design

13:00 - 27 July, 2015
Germano 508 / Smart! Lifestyle + Design, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Germano Petersen Júnior, 508 - Porto Alegre - RS, 90540-140, Brazil
  • Arquitetônico

    Smart! - Arq. Ricardo Ruschel E Arq. Márcio Carvalho
  • Project Area

    1279.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +25

Primary School MOPI Extension / Mareines+Patalano Arquitetura

09:00 - 26 July, 2015
Primary School MOPI Extension / Mareines+Patalano Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Itanhangá, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Ivo Mareines, Rafael Patalano e Flavia Lima
  • Area

    5610.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +26

Construction Well Underway on Santiago Calatrava’s Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro

08:00 - 21 July, 2015
Construction Well Underway on Santiago Calatrava’s Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, © Paul Clemence
© Paul Clemence

Construction of Santiago Calatrava’s Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) in Rio de Janeiro is underway and on-track to be completed in the second half of 2015. Located on the Pier Mauá, the museum will encompass a 15,000m2 built area and include gardens, leisure areas, bike paths, and a reflective pool, totaling over 30,000m2. The ground floor of the museum will include a store, auditorium, temporary exhibit rooms, a restaurant, administrative offices and space for research and educational activities. The upper floor, connected to the ground floor with ramps, will include long-term exhibits, a café and a panoramic lookout. 

© Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence © Paul Clemence +11