4×4 Studio / Teresa Mascaro

© Cristiano Mascaro

Architects: Teresa Mascaro
Location: , São Paulo,
Project Area: 18.5 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Cristiano Mascaro

Taquari House / Ney Lima

© Edgard Cesar

Architects: Ney Lima
Location: Brasilia – Distrito Federal, Brasil
Project Area: 380 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Edgard Cesar

Cobogó House / Ney Lima

© Edgard Cesar

Architects: Ney Lima
Location: Brasília, Distrito Federal,
Project Area: 120 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Edgard Cesar

Minimod / MAPA

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: MAPA
Location: – Rio Grande do Sul,
Authors: MAPA Architects
Project Team: Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado, Camilla Pereira, Jaqueline Lessa, Alexis Arbelo, Pamela Davyt, Emiliano Etchegaray, Camila Thiesen, Pablo Courreges, Diego Morera, Isabella Madureira, Aldo Lanzi, Emiliano Lago.
Área: 27 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

El Té – Casa de Chás / Estúdio 30°51°

© Marcelo Donadussi

Architects: Gustavo Sbardelotto (estudio 30 51) e Mariana Bogarin
Location: Galeria Quinta Avenida Center – Rua Vinte e Quatro de Outubro, – Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Área: 63.0 m2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

Humanidade Pavillion 2012 / Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa
Location: Fort Copacabana, Copacabana, ,
Project Direction: Bia Lessa
Team: Antonio Pedro Coutinho, Pedro Varella, Sergio García–Gasco Lominchar, Elza Burgos de La Prida, Argus Caruso
Trainees: Daniel Cuchicho / Rita D’aguilar, Barbara Cutlak e Alvaro Pitas
Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa

Knorr-Bremse / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Courtesy of LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

Architects: LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Location: , , Brasil
Interiors: LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Authors: Roberto Loeb e Luis Capote
Collaborators: Damiano Leite (Coordenação), Nicola Pugliese, Francisco Casimiro, Chantal Longo, Maria Carolina Simões, Giuliano Ghini, Ludovica Leone, Mariana Perobon Gomes, Cecília Mesquita, Jenniffer Reis
Area: 35,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cortesia de LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

House Varanda / Carla Juaçaba

© Fran Parente

Architects: Carla Juaçaba
Location: Barra da Tijuca, , Brasil
Area: 140 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Fran Parente

MG Residence / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
Location: São Paulo,
Site Area: 1,293 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Arena Pernambuco / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

© Lanik do

Architects: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados
Location: Itaipava Arena Pernambuco – BR 408, – Pernambuco, Brasil
Architect In Charge: Daniel Hopf Fernandes
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lanik do Brasil

Hoff Residence / Ramella Arquitetura

© Marcelo Donadussi

Architects:
Location: Xangri-lá – Rio Grande do Sul,
:
Team: Blacio Ruivo Junior, Carlos Ramella, Larissa Ramella
Collaborator: Matheus Letiere
Area: 220.0 m2
Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium – Maracanã / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

© Erica Ramalho

Architects: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados
Location: Maracanã – Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo, Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, 20271-150, Brasil
Architect In Charge: Daniel Hopf Fernandes
Year: 2013
Photographs: Erica Ramalho, Courtesy of , Marcelo Santos

CT House / Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura
Location: Bragança Paulista – , Brasil
Architects In Charge: Paulo Jacobsen e Bernardo Jacobsen
Coordination: Jaime Cunha Jr
Team: Edgar Murata, Ricardo Luna, Valesca Daólio, Débora Silveira Stefanelli
Interior : Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura
Interior Author: Eza Viegas
Project Area: 1655 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Restaurante Deliqatê / FGMF Arquitetos

© Rafaela Netto

Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
Location: São Paulo, Brasil
Authors: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
Collaborators: Ana Paula Barbosa, Marilia Caetano, Sonia Gouveia
Project Architects: Carolina Matsumoto, Juliana Fernandes, Raquel Engelsman
Interns: Felipe Bueno, Gabriel Mota, Gabriela Eberhardt, Patrícia Kupper, Rodrigo de Moura
Area: 275.0 m2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rafaela Netto

Why Iwan Baan’s TED Talk Was Right

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Iwan Baan’s recent TED talk on ingenious informal settlement ‘architecture’ became instantly popular, clearly striking a chord with people across the globe. The lecture has been called everything from heartwarming to condescending, but for Parsons graduate students Meagan Durlak and James Frankis it was reaffirming. Durlak and Frankis have spent time working in Sao Paolo’s and understand that finding a balance between the good and the bad is key to the revitalization of these settlements. This article, originally published in Metropolis Magazine as “Response to Iwan Baan’s TED Talk,” journals some of their experiences working in South American slums, and why we need to stop treating those slums as a blight. 

Meagan Durlak and I were excited to see the TED talk by architectural photographer Iwan Baan on the ingenuity found within informal settlements. In his presentation he walks us through a range of communities across the world, capturing many such settlements, including houses above a lagoon and a repurposed office block.

Baan’s view of informal settlements resonates with our own work; it’s an under-told story that we very much applaud. He shows an overview of people’s lives and their unique methods for adapting to difficult conditions. Perhaps as interesting as his film are the reactions to it from TED viewers. Many found the innovation in informal settlements to be inspiring and heartwarming; others claimed that this talk is just a life affirming story for the rich 1% of the world, perpetuating inaction for areas which need immediate aid. The two sides of the argument reminded us of our own work and the battles we have gone through in trying to wrap our heads around the systems of informal settlements, as well as the difficulties we have had in explaining their hidden properties to others.

Weston Williamson Wins Brasilia Stadium Competition with Responsive Arena

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London-based studio Weston Williamson has been announced the winner of the Brasilia Athletics Stadium competition. The international competition, associated with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, called for designers to envision a 70,000 seat stadium in the nation’s capital.

Itahye Residence / Apiacás Arquitetos + Brito Antunes Arquitetura

© Pregnolato & Kusuki

Architects: Apiacás Arquitetos, Brito Antunes Arquitetura
Location: Santana do Parnaíba
Project Architects: Anderson Fabiano Freitas, Juliana Antunes
Project Team: Acácia Furuya, Pedro Barros, Cristina de Brito
Collaborators: Cibele Mion, Francisco Veloso, Otávio Filho, Pedro Paredes, Yuri Faustinoni
Project Area: 350 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Pregnolato & Kusuki

Leitão 653 / Triptyque

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects In Charge: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
Localização: Rua Francisco Leitão, 653 – Pinheiros, São Paulo, 05414-025,
Collaborators: Damien Murat, Bruno Simões, Aline D´Avola, Pedro de Mattos Ferraz
Coordenador Geral : Luiz Trindade
Project Area: 1280.0 sqm
Ano Do Projeto: 2012
Fotografias: Leonardo Finotti