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Photos of Álvaro Siza's Fundação Iberê Camargo, by Fernando Guerra

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
Photos of Álvaro Siza's Fundação Iberê Camargo, by Fernando Guerra, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

 “A painter is a magician that immobilizes time.”  - Iberê Camargo

The Fundação Iberê Camargo, which received a Golden Lion at the 2002 Venice Biennale of Architecture, is Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza's first project in Brazil. It serves as an architectural exemplar not only for the city of Porto Alegre, but also for the entire country of Brazil. Defined by Siza as "quasi-arquitecture" -- with careful explorations of light, texture, movement and space--the building cultivates a direct relationship between the viewer and the artwork, and, in turn, allows visitors to richly come into contact with Iberê's (one of the great names of twentieth-century Brazilian art) work.

"Architects don't invent anything, they just transform reality." - Álvaro Siza

The first in Brazil to use white concrete--seen around the entire exterior-- the building does not use any bricks. The visitor is guided through a trajectory of descent throughout the building via ramps in the nine exhibition halls. The monolith is supported by massive slabs, pillars and beams. No detail escaped the hands of the architect; the furniture and signage were also designed by Siza. 

Last week, the project was nominated as one of seven finalists in the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Now in its first edition, and with a distinguished jury (Francisco Liernur, Sarah Whiting, Wiel Arets, Dominique Perrault, e Kenneth Frampton), the MCHAP recognizes exceptional architecture built in the first 13 years of the 21st century. 

With this news, we are presenting an extensive set of photos of this important project, realized and generously shared by one of the world's most important architecture photographers: Fernando Guerra of FG+SG - Últimas reportagens.

Story written by Joanna Helm for ArchDaily Brasil. Translated by Becky Quintal.

Scroll to see Guerra's beautiful images of the Fundação Iberê Camargo:

Bazan House / SMF Arquitectos

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Bazan House / SMF Arquitectos, © Albano Garcia
© Albano Garcia

© Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia © Albano Garcia +46

  • Architects

  • Location

    Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Project Architect

    Juan Martín Flores
  • Project Area

    140.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photography

    Albano Garcia

Mk-Ck5 Production Office / Agaligo Studio

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Mk-Ck5 Production Office / Agaligo Studio, © Spaceshift Studio
© Spaceshift Studio

© Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio © Spaceshift Studio +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, Thai Ban, Mueang Samut Prakan District, Samut Prakan 10280, Thailand
  • Area

    3023.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Perforated House / Piotr Kluj + Paweł Litwinowicz

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Perforated House / Piotr Kluj + Paweł Litwinowicz , © Jeremi Buczkowski
© Jeremi Buczkowski

© Jeremi Buczkowski © Jeremi Buczkowski ©  Anna B. Gregorczyk ©  Anna B. Gregorczyk +33

House for Viewing the Mountain / Kawashima Mayumi Architects Design

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
House for Viewing the Mountain / Kawashima Mayumi Architects Design, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +12

WorldWide Storefront Winners' Two-Month Program Begins September 19

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
WorldWide Storefront Winners' Two-Month Program Begins September 19, Winning entry "Circus for Construction" by Ann Lui, Ashley Mendelsohn, Larisa Ovalles, Craig Reschke, and Benjamin Widger. Image Courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture
Winning entry "Circus for Construction" by Ann Lui, Ashley Mendelsohn, Larisa Ovalles, Craig Reschke, and Benjamin Widger. Image Courtesy of Storefront for Art and Architecture

Starting September 19th, the ten winners of WorldWide Storefront (WWSf) - an initiative by Storefront for Art and Architecture to create alternative spaces for the expression/exchange of art/architecture - will open across the globe for the next two months. While one winning proposal invites artists to travel the world on commercial freight ships, another will host exhibits and events out of a traveling semi-truck in the United States. For the full list of winners and more information, click here

Steven Holl's Maggie's Centre Gains Planning Permission

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
Steven Holl's Maggie's Centre Gains Planning Permission, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl's designs for a Maggie's Centre at St Bart's Hospital in London have finally been approved, after a tense debate among the City of London Planning Committee which culminated in a vote of 11 to 10 in favour of the design. The approval puts an end to a year of controversy, after Holl's first attempt failed to gain planning (the first time a Maggie's Centre has ever been declined permission) and a protest group commissioned a rival scheme by Hopkins Architects which gained planning permission in April.

More on the decision after the break

Competition: WHO Headquarters in Geneva

00:00 - 18 July, 2014
Competition: WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Aerial Site
Aerial Site

The World Health Organization (WHO, the Commissioning Organization) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. On 23 June 2014, WHO launched an international, two-stage architectural design competition for the extension and redevelopment of WHO Headquarters in Geneva.

Flinders Lane Apartment / Clare Cousins Architects

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Flinders Lane Apartment / Clare Cousins Architects, © Lisbeth Grosmann
© Lisbeth Grosmann

© Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Interior Designer

    Dita Beluli
  • Graduate Architect

    Jessie Fowler
  • Area

    75.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

RIBA Announces 2014 Stirling Prize Shortlist

00:00 - 17 July, 2014
RIBA Announces 2014 Stirling Prize Shortlist

The RIBA has announced the six projects that will compete for the 2014 Stirling Prize, the award for the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year. The six nominees will now be judged head to head for British architecture's highest honour, based on "their design excellence and their significance in the evolution of architecture and the built environment," with a winner announced on October 16th. See the full shortlist after the break.

Olson Kundig Designs Rooftop Play Space in South Korea

00:00 - 17 July, 2014
© Olson Kundig Architects
© Olson Kundig Architects

In collaboration with client Shinsegae, Olson Kundig Architects has designed a 20,000 square foot roof garden in Uijeongbu, South Korea.  Sitting atop the ninth floor of a twelve story department store, the park acts as a playground for children and a cultural center for the community.  The project follows a rising trend: placing green spaces on top of buildings in urban areas to create safe and secluded public places.  This particular garden uses entirely native species and incorporates sculptures by the artist Do-Ho Suh.

© Olson Kundig Architects © Olson Kundig Architects © Olson Kundig Architects © Olson Kundig Architects +15

Carlaw Park Student Accommodation / Warren and Mahoney

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
Carlaw Park Student Accommodation / Warren and Mahoney, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    20-24 Nicholls Lane, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Design Architect

    Shannon Joe
  • Project Architect

    Paul Morrison
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Cosmic / UID

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
Cosmic / UID, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Keisuke Maeda
  • Area

    611.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Hiroshi Ueda , Courtesy of UID

Shortlisted Designs Revealed for Goldsmiths College Art Gallery

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
© Harry Gugger Studios courtesy of Goldsmiths College
© Harry Gugger Studios courtesy of Goldsmiths College

The shortlisted projects in the competition to design a new art gallery for Goldsmiths College at the University of London have been revealed. The project will see a new 400 square metre gallery created in the back of what was formerly a Victorian bath-house, and is now the college's Grade-II listed art studios. Six shortlisted practices were given six weeks to design a gallery which works with the existing industrial structures - including the building's old water tanks.

The designs will now be judged by Goldsmiths' competition jury, a panel which includes David Chipperfield and sculptor Antony Gormley.

Read on after the break for details of all six proposals

© 6a Architects courtesy of Goldsmiths College © Assemble courtesy of Goldsmiths College © Dow Jones Architects courtesy of Goldsmiths College © Jamie Fobert Architects courtesy of Goldsmiths College +26

Scenic Ensemble Bloemershof / Bekkering Adams Architects

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
Scenic Ensemble Bloemershof / Bekkering Adams Architects, © Rene de Wit
© Rene de Wit

© Digi Daan © Rene de Wit © Digi Daan © Rene de Wit +21

Last Chance to Apply for Free Study at the Strelka Institute

00:00 - 17 July, 2014
Last Chance to Apply for Free Study at the Strelka Institute, Courtesy of Strelka Institute
Courtesy of Strelka Institute

With applications closing on the 26th of July, those wishing to apply to the prestigious Strelka Institute in Moscow need to act fast. The Strelka Institute is a non-governmental research institute with a particular focus on the City, using multidisciplinary techniques from fields as varied as sociology, economics, architecture, political and cultural studies. Since 2012, Strelka has been among DOMUS Magazine's top 100 European Schools of Design and Architecture.

Successful applicants will study at the Strelka institute for free, with each student receiving a monthly scholarship to focus on their studies.

More after the break

Casa Scout / BAAG

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
Casa Scout  / BAAG, Courtesy of BAAG
Courtesy of BAAG

Courtesy of BAAG Courtesy of BAAG © Federico Kulekdjian Courtesy of BAAG +59

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Coronel Niceto Vega 4777, Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Architect in Charge

    Griselda Balian, Gabriel Monteleone, Gaston Noriega, Maria Emilia Porcelli.
  • Area

    360.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of BAAG, Federico Kulekdjian

Bajo Comercial Convertido En Loft / Egue y Seta

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
Bajo Comercial Convertido En Loft / Egue y Seta, © Victor Hugo
© Victor Hugo

© Victor Hugo © Victor Hugo © Victor Hugo © Victor Hugo +53

  • Architects

  • Location

    Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Daniel Pérez, Felipe Araujo
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs