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Carrara House / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

11:00 - 24 June, 2016
Carrara House  / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo, © manufatura creative
© manufatura creative

© manufatura creative © manufatura creative © manufatura creative © manufatura creative +24

House in Lago Sul Qi 25 / Sérgio Parada Arquitetos Associados

13:00 - 2 June, 2016
House in Lago Sul Qi 25 / Sérgio Parada Arquitetos Associados, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lago Sul, Brasília - DF, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Sérgio Roberto Parada, Rodrigo Biavati, Rodrigo Marar, Rafael Moura (colaborador)
  • Landscape

    Quinta Arquitetura, Design e Paisagismo
  • Area

    808.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Jones House / Patricia Almeida Arquitetura

11:00 - 31 May, 2016
Jones House  / Patricia Almeida Arquitetura, © Edgard César
© Edgard César

© Edgard César © Edgard César © Edgard César © Edgard César +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Brasilia, Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Patricia Almeida Arquitetura
  • Area

    640.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

C/Z House / SAMI-arquitectos

03:00 - 6 April, 2016
C/Z House / SAMI-arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    S.Roque do Pico, Portugal
  • Architecture

    Inês Vieira da Silva. Miguel Vieira /SAMI-arquitectos
  • Team

    João do Vale Martins, Inês Martins, Daniel Mentech
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +19

Studio Gang to Design New US Embassy in Brasília

14:45 - 8 March, 2016
Studio Gang to Design New US Embassy in Brasília, National Congress; Brasília / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Flickr User may_inthesky
National Congress; Brasília / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Flickr User may_inthesky

Studio Gang Architects has been chosen by the Department of State to design the new US Embassy compound in Brasília Brazil's federal capital. Selected from a shortlist of six, the Jeanne Gang-led practice won the commission with their "strong and cohesive team approach with more than 20 years of collaborative experience executing projects with complex constraints at challenging sites," says the report. 

Spotlight: Lúcio Costa

08:00 - 27 February, 2016
Spotlight: Lúcio Costa, The monumental axis central to Costa's plan. Image © Limongi
The monumental axis central to Costa's plan. Image © Limongi

Brazilian planner, preservationist and modernist thinker Lúcio Costa  (27 Feburary 1902 - 13 June 1998) is best known for his 1957 plan of Brasília that shaped the Brazilian capital into a monument to utopian modernism. A resolute and often controversial figure in the Brazilian establishment, Costa’s contributions to Brazilian architecture helped to shape the distinctive modernism that was practically Brazil’s official style until the 1980s.

Gallery: Oscar Niemeyer’s Cathedral of Brasília Photographed by Gonzalo Viramonte

12:00 - 19 February, 2016
Gallery: Oscar Niemeyer’s Cathedral of Brasília Photographed by Gonzalo Viramonte, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

This series of images captures Oscar Niemeyer’s Cathedral of Brasília through the lens of Argentine architect and photographer Gonzalo Viramonte

A graduate of Argentina’s National University of Córdoba, Viramonte started photographing landscapes and small towns while traveling by bicycle through his country. Today, he is dedicated to architectural photography, and manages a Flickr account where you can see all of his work. 

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte +36

Casa R|D / Esquadra|Yi

09:00 - 18 January, 2016
Casa R|D / Esquadra|Yi, © Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Brasilia, Brasilia - Federal District, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Filipe Monte Serrat, Camilo de Lannoy, Manuela Dantas, Silvana Moraes, Carolina Dumay, Raquel Alves, Thais Nara
  • Area

    425.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Joana França, Courtesy of Esquadra|Yi

Oscar Niemeyer Through the Lens of Haruo Mikami

12:00 - 15 December, 2015
Oscar Niemeyer Through the Lens of Haruo Mikami, National Congress. Image © Haruo Mikami
National Congress. Image © Haruo Mikami

Architecture photographer Haruo Mikami has shared with us a series of black and white photographs of some of Oscar Niemeyer’s most important works in Brasília. From the Cathedral of Brasília to the Alvorada Palace and the National Congress, see some of the Brazilian architect’s most iconic works after the break. 

Itamaraty. Image © Haruo Mikami National Museum. Image © Haruo Mikami Church of Our Lady of Fatima. Image © Haruo Mikami Alvorada Palace. Image © Haruo Mikami +27

Fernando Jaeger - Moema Store / SuperLimão Studio

15:00 - 8 December, 2015
 Fernando Jaeger - Moema Store  / SuperLimão Studio, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba
  • Architects

  • Location

    Moema, São Paulo - SP, Brasil
  • Authors

    Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello, Thiago Rodrigues, Lula Gouveia, Sergio Cabral
  • Collaborator

    Juliana Sae
  • Area

    600.0 m2
  • Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba +21

Paineira House / Bloco Arquitetos

09:00 - 6 December, 2015
Paineira House / Bloco Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Distrito Federal - Brasil
  • Autores

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho e Matheus Seco
  • Co Authors

    Bruno Pessoa (interiors), Rodrigo Scheel (architecture)
  • Collaborators

    Victor Machado, Tatiana Lopes e Guilherme Mahana
  • Area

    390.0 m2
  • Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami +33

Outsider Store / Bloco Arquitetos

13:00 - 3 December, 2015
© Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho and Matheus Seco
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Joana França, Courtesy of Bloco Arquitetos

Video: Bird's Eye View of Brasília's Tesourinhas

14:00 - 12 November, 2015

Drone Brasília has shared with us a brief video filmed by a drone that gives a bird’s eye view of a signature feature of Brasília --  the “tesourinhas,” the so-called cloverleaf interchange that the city’s highways form. 

In just thirty seconds the video shows the scale of the space, marked by cars traveling through the wide avenues, which themselves are projected onto an expansive green plane.

VV House / RG Architecture

13:00 - 1 October, 2015
VV House / RG Architecture, © Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Federal District, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Roberto Guedes
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +24

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.

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

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