Torreão House / Bloco Arquitetos

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Architects: Bloco Arquitetos
Location: Brasilia – Federal District, Brazil
Architects In Charge: Matheus Seco, Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Haruo Mikami

North Classroom Block / CEPLAN

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Architects: CEPLAN
Location: Universidade de Brasília – Brasília, Distrito Federal, 70910-900, Brasil
Authors: Alberto Alves de Faria, Fabiana Couto Garcia, Fátima Lauria Pires
Collaborators: Ana Carolina Caetano Alves
Project Area: 1265.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Joana França

D&P Residence / Atelier Paralelo

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Architects: Atelier Paralelo
Location: Brasília – Distrito Federal,
Author: Thiago de Andrade
Collaborators: Arquiteto Andrea Denza, Arquiteta Larissa Lessa, estagiárias Alice Menezes e Natália Costa
Project Area: 592.5 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Joana França

Academic Building – UAC / CEPLAN

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Architects: CEPLAN
Location: Campus de Planaltina – Universidade de Brasília – Planaltina, Brasília – Distrito Federal,
Authors: Alberto Alves de Faria, Fabiana Couto Garcia, Fátima Lauria Pires
Collaborators: Arquiteta Ana Carolina Caetano Alves, Arquiteta Karine Meneses Chagas de Carvalho
Project Area: 4795.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Joana França

João Ferreira House / taO Arquitetura

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Architects: taO Arquitetura
Location: Brasília, Distrito Federal –
Project Architect: Paulo Henrique Paranhos
Collaborators: Eder Alencar, Ana Carolina Vaz
Project Area: 880.0 m2
Project Year: 2006
Photography: Joana França

Freedom of the Press Monument / Gustavo Penna

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Architects: Gustavo Penna
Location: Praça Central – Paranoá, Brasilia – Federal District, Brazil
Design Team: Alexandre Bragança, Augustin de Tugny, Fernando Arruda Guillen, Norberto Bambozzi
Trainees: Alessandra Valadares, Carolina Soares, Luiza Martini, Paulo Menicucci, Priscila Dias de Araújo, Roberta Vasconcellos
Total Area: 42.000m 2
Area: 7000.0 sqm
Year: 2000
Photographs: Casa Digital

Brasilia National Stadium / gmp architekten

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Architects: gmp architekten
Location: , Federal District,
Architect In Charge: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Knut Göppert
Project Manager: Martin Glass
Project Manager Brazil: Robert Hormes
Director Of Gmp Do Brazil: Ralf Amann
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

Showroom Eurobike – Porsche / 1:1 arquitetura:design

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Architects: 1:1 arquitetura:design
Location: Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Team: Eduardo Sáinz Márquez, Lilian Glayna
Year: 2014
Photographs: Cesar Edgard

Casa LK / Estúdio MRGB

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Architects: Estúdio MRGB
Location: , Federal District, Brazil
Architect In Charge: Igor Campos, Hermes Romão
Design Team: Ailton Cabral, Daniel Nardelli, Bruno Ribas
Area: 420 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Haruo Mikami

The Works of the Late João Filgueiras Lima, Brazilian Icon

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Last week one of the greatest icons of Brazilian architecture, , also known as , passed away. Photographer Joana França has shared with us photographs depicting the architect’s extensive repertoire - from his most classic works to some lesser-known gems.

See them all, after the break…

Taquari House / Ney Lima

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

Cobogó House / Ney Lima

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

FHE Headquarters / MGS – Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira + Associados

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Architects: MGS
Location: Brasilia, Federal District,
Associate Architects: Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira + Associados
Project Area: 27,630 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti, Joana França

Remembering Neimeyer: The Works of a Master

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Many architects enter the profession with hopes of creating something that outlives them, something that is bigger than themselves, that can advocate for a better world. Oscar Niemeyer was such an architect, one who fought for designs that would serve everyone. The master of Brazilian architecture passed away one year ago after complications from a previous kidney condition. In honor of what would have been his birthday today, we’ve rounded up a few of his masterpieces, from his elegant and curvy Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, his collaboration on the United Nations Headquarters in , the traditional spectacle space of his Sambadrome, the spiraling Niemeyer Center in Aviles, and the powerful parabolic expression in his Cathedral of Brasilia. Enjoy!

A Year Without Oscar

Niemeyer observa maquete da escola projetada em Belo Horizonte (MG). Image Courtesy of ON

It’s been exactly one year since the world first mourned the passing of a great master of 20th century architecture: .

After 104 years of life, the renowned architect left a profound legacy. His works  - known for their impressive curves, embrace of  light, and profound relationship to their surroundings – made him an icon. Not just in , but the world.

Box House / 1:1 arquitetura:design

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Architects: 1:1 arquitetura:design
Location: Brasília – Distrito Federal, Brasil
Project Architects: Eduardo Sáinz Márquez, Lilian Glayna
Year: 2013
Photographs: Cesar Edgard

Night Photographs of Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia Win at the 2013 International Photography Awards

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Night photographs of the Brazilian capital created by architectural photographer Andrew Prokos are among this year’s winners at the International Photography Awards competition. Entitled “Niemeyer’s ” the series of photographs capture the surreal architecture of Oscar Niemeyer, who shaped the Brazilian capital for over 50 years.

More fantastic photographs and information on the awards after the break.

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.