Barão de Pirapitingui Apartment / Felipe Rodrigues Arquiteto

01:00 - 16 December, 2014
© Raul Fonseca
© Raul Fonseca

© Raul Fonseca © Raul Fonseca © Raul Fonseca © Raul Fonseca +31

Campo Belo Building / RoccoVidal Perkins+Will

01:00 - 11 December, 2014
© Daniel Ducci
© Daniel Ducci

© Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci +38

Vitacon Itaim Building / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo

01:00 - 10 December, 2014
© Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi
  • Architects

  • Location

    State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Team

    Carlos Costa, Fabiana Stucchi, Fernanda Palmieri, Laura Guedes, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano
  • Studio Team

    Beatriz Meyer, Diana Radomysler, Eduardo Chalabi, Eduardo Glycerio, Eduardo Gurian, Elisa Friedmann, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Luciana Antunes, Marcio Tanaka, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Ruzante, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto , Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski
  • Area

    3305.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi +37

B+B House / Studio MK27 + Galeria Arquitetos

01:00 - 8 December, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +58

Itacolomi 445 / gruposp

01:00 - 3 December, 2014
© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Itacolomi - Higienópolis, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Álvaro Puntoni, João Sodré, Jonathan Davies, André Nunes
  • Collaborators

    Fabricius Mastroantonio, Julia Caio, Alexandre Mendes
  • Project Area

    3500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +26

Groenlândia / Triptyque Architecture

01:00 - 1 December, 2014
© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +46

GCP House / Bernardes Arquitetura

01:00 - 27 November, 2014
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto Feliz - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Team

    Thiago Bernardes, Jaime Cunha, Carolina Penna, Raquel Pereira Alves, Daniel Vannucchi
  • Project Area

    910.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +14

ML House / Bernardes Jacobsen

01:00 - 25 November, 2014
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto Feliz - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Thiago Bernardes, Paulo Jacobsen e Bernardo Jacobsen
  • Project Team

    Jaime Cunha Júnior, Christian Rojas, Daniel Vanucchi, Edgar Murata, Gabriel Bocchile e Ricardo Luna
  • Project Area

    918.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +12

VRP House / Figueroa.ARQ

01:00 - 21 November, 2014
© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Mario Figueroa, Marcus Vinicius Damon, Leticia Tamisari
  • Collaborators

    Guilherme Bravin, Marcelo Venzon, Clayton Matos, Oma Rodrigues.
  • Photographs

    Nelson Kon · Photographer Profile, Courtesy of Figueroa.ARQ

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon Courtesy of Figueroa.ARQ © Nelson Kon +15

Tetris House / Studiomk27

01:00 - 18 November, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +50

Alpha House / Studio Fabrício Roncca

01:00 - 14 November, 2014
© R.R.Rufino
© R.R.Rufino

© R.R.Rufino © R.R.Rufino © R.R.Rufino © R.R.Rufino +14

TED Talk: My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the Community Into the Process / Alejandro Aravena

00:00 - 6 November, 2014

“If there is any power in design, that’s the power of synthesis.”

In this TED Talk Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, the founder of ELEMENTAL, speaks about some of the design challenges he has faced in Chile and his innovative approaches to solving them. Emphasizing the need for simplicity in design, Aravena talks about three of his projects: the Quinta Monroy social housing project, through which he developed the “half-finished home” typology for governments to provide quality homes at incredibly low-prices; his “inside-out” design for the Pontifical Catholic University’s Innovation Center UC – Anacelto Angelini, which reduced energy costs by two-thirds; and lastly his masterplan for rebuilding a resilient coastline in Constitución Chile after the city was hit by the 2010 earthquake.

Aravena also emphasized the importance of community participation in his projects, saying: “We won’t ever solve the problem unless we use people’s own capacity to build.” Watch Aravena’s full talk above and take a peek at some of his key projects below. 

TED Talk: My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the Community Into the Process / Alejandro Aravena TED Talk: My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the Community Into the Process / Alejandro Aravena TED Talk: My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the Community Into the Process / Alejandro Aravena TED Talk: My Architectural Philosophy? Bring the Community Into the Process / Alejandro Aravena +11

Redux House / Studiomk27- Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo

01:00 - 6 November, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

    Studiomk27 - Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo
  • Location

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

    Marcio Kogan
  • Co-architect

    Samanta Cafardo
  • Design Team

    Beatriz Meyer, Carlos Costa, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Suzana Glogowski, Henrique Bustamante
  • Studio Team

    Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Maria Cristina Motta, Renata Furlanetto
  • Interior Design

    Diana Radomysler
  • Area

    679.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +53

Jaragua Residence / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 5 November, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +28

Limantos Residence / Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

01:00 - 4 November, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +32

Blau Projects Gallery / ARKIZ

01:00 - 3 November, 2014
© Marcus Vinicius Damon
© Marcus Vinicius Damon
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Alexandre Hepner, João Paulo Payar, Rafael Brych, Ana Maria Montag
  • Contributor

    Veronica Vacaro
  • Area

    2475.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Marcus Vinicius Damon

© Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon +21

Cultural Center Univates / Tartan Arquitetura e Urbanismo

01:00 - 31 October, 2014
© Estúdio Objetivo
© Estúdio Objetivo

© Estúdio Objetivo © Estúdio Objetivo © Estúdio Objetivo © Estúdio Objetivo +38

Iberê Camargo Foundation: Standards and Variations

01:00 - 24 October, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

It could have been a rectangular prism whose length measures forty-one meters and a half, whose width measures thirty-three meters, and whose height measures twenty-five meters. It could have been, if the projection had ended in the trace of a pure rule. It could have been almost the same: three elevated plans, each formed by three rectangular exhibitions rooms, placed at two consecutive faces and connected by ramps that run on the two other faces. Then, a four-story-high atrium rises between circulations and rooms, creating a diagonal symmetry inside the building.