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Monocle's Inaugural Conference In Lisbon Asks: What Is Quality Of Life?

Monoclea briefing on global affairs, business, culture and design, was founded by in 2007 by Tyler Brûlé, the former Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper*. With over thirty correspondents working around the world, the magazine also has local bureaux in Tokyo, New York City, Hong Kong, Zürich, Toronto, Istanbul and Singapore. This month saw the publication host their inaugural international conference, centering on the enduring theme that has preoccupied the magazine since launch: Quality of Life.

Set against the backdrop of Portugal's capital, Lisbon, the event was hosted by Brûlé alongside editors Andrew Tuck, Robert Bound, Sophie Grove and Steve Bloomfield. The opinions of twenty-three internationally renowned speakers―including Martin Roth (Director of London's Victoria & Albert Museum), Taco Dibbits (of Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum) and Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, alongside the Mayors of Oslo and Porto―were keenly listened to by 160 delegates who had traveled from across the world. The points for discussion allowed for a breadth of discourse that spanned housing and urbanism, to explorations of the 'high street' and the significance of the museum in the contemporary city. The thematic scope of these conversations made them accessible, inspirational and, more importantly, both relevant and widely applicable.

Isay Weinfeld discussing 'How to build the perfect house'. Image © Rodrigo Cardoso Delegates in the conference hall of the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel, Lisbon. Image © Rodrigo Cardoso Coffee on the terrace of the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel, Lisbon. Image © Rodrigo Cardoso Lunch on the terrace of the Four Seasons Ritz Hotel, Lisbon. Image © Rodrigo Cardoso

Midrash / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Design Team: Adriana Zampieri
  • Area: 395.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

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

Rodeio Restaurant / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team: Fausto Natsui , Gabriel Bicudo , Marina Capocchi , Sophia Lin , Daniela Kurc
  • Area: 1050.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Romulo Fialdini

© Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini

AD Round Up: Architecture in Brazil II

World Cup coverage has brought Brazil to the forefront of the public’s attention. While the country’s hasty construction of 12 massive stadiums has received criticism, this article from Christopher Hawthorne at the LA Times reveals that Brazil is, now more than ever, a hotbed of architectural progress. In light of this, we’ve compiled some of our favorite works from this year’s World Cup host country, including: Tacoa ArquitetosAdriana Varejão Gallery, JPGN House by Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira, a welcome center by Rocco, Vidal + arquitetos, and Um House by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados.  Also included is the 360° Building by Isay Weinfeld, Galeria House by MACh Arquitetos, Ipes House by Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis, a night club by Muti Randolph + Marcelo Pontes + Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos, and NITSCHE ARQUITETOSBernard Luis housing condominium.  Enjoy!

Fazenda Boa Vista - Spa / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: Porto Feliz - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Author: Isay Weinfeld
  • Project Manager: Monica Cappa Santoni
  • Collaborators: Domingos Pascali, Marcelo Alvarenga
  • Project Team: Adriana Aun, Juliana Scalizi, Guilherme Leme, Carolina Miranda
  • Area: 1739.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

Exhibition: Isay Weinfeld at Espasso

Isay Weinfeld, the multi-award winning Brazilian architect and designer, will be opening his first ever US exhibit at Espasso in conjunction with the launch of a new monograph that takes a closer look at his recent projects.

360° Building / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Manager: Elena Scarabotolo
  • Design Team: Gabriel Bicudo, Manoel Maia
  • Area: 2797.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: FG+SG

© FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG © FG+SG

Square Nine Hotel / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: Belgrade’s historic
  • Design Team: Adriana Aun, Adriana Zampieri, Ilza Fujimura
  • Collaborator Architect: Domingos Pascali
  • Project Manager: Elena Scarabotolo
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Matthieu Salvaing

© Matthieu Salvaing © Matthieu Salvaing © Matthieu Salvaing © Matthieu Salvaing

Terra Nova House / Isay Weinfeld

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: Isay Weinfeld Location: São Paulo, Brazil Design Team: Juliana Scalizi, Flávia Oide, Leandro Garcia, Gustavo Benthien Project Manager: Monica Cappa Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

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

Livraria da Vila / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team: CRISTIANO KATO, FLÁVIA OIDE, DANIELA KURC
  • Project Manager: MONICA CAPPA
  • Collaborators: MARCELO ALVARENGA, KATHERINA ORTNER
  • Area: 766.24 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon

Piracicaba House / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: Piracicaba - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect: Isay Weinfeld
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of isay weinfeld

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Sumaré House / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: sao paulo
  • Architect in Charge: Isay Weinfeld
  • Design Team: Juliana Scalizi, Elisa Canjani, Ilza fujimura, Marina cappochi, Juliana Garcia, Leandro Garcia, Gustavo Benthien, Priscila Araújo, Fábio Rudnik
  • Collabotator: Domingos Pascali
  • Project Manager: Monica Cappa Santoni
  • Plot Area: 700 m2
  • Area: 598.4 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon

Marrom House / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect: Isay Weinfeld
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2004

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Havaianas Store / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect: Isay Weinfeld
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon

Livraria da Vila / Isay Weinfeld

Frontal view © Leonardo Finotti
Frontal view © Leonardo Finotti

Brazilian architecture has produced interesting works in the business/retail area, often limited to just interior design. Recent works by Marcio Kogan, Marcelo Alvarango  or Tao Arquitetura are good examples of a tradition that, in my personal opinion, has a peak at Mendes da Rocha’s Forma store in Sao Paulo. If you ever go to Sao Paulo to visit local architecture, don´t be afraid of your girlfriend/wife taking you to shopping, there´s lots to see there. Leonardo Finotti shared with us an interesting project by local architect Isay Weinfeld that is up to this brazilian standard, the Libraria da Vila bookstore in Sao Paulo. An hermetic volume with a pivoting book facade contains an interesting space filled with books distributed over 3 levels as you can see on the photos: