Casa R|D / Esquadra|Yi

09:00 - 18 January, 2016
© 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 · Photographer Profile, Courtesy of Esquadra|Yi

Oscar Niemeyer Through the Lens of Haruo Mikami

12:00 - 15 December, 2015
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
© 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
© 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

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
© Joana França
© Joana França

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

6 Shortlisted for U.S. Embassy Project in Brasília

12:55 - 24 September, 2015
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
© 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.

Popsonics House / LAB606

09:00 - 11 August, 2015
© 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

SMPW House / LAB606

09:00 - 7 July, 2015
© Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Park Way - SMPW Quadra 28 Conjunto 4 - Núcleo Bandeirante, Brasília - DF, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Horia Georgescu e Carlos Café
  • Project Area

    178.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +37

MCO Residence / Esquadra|Yi

13:00 - 29 June, 2015
© Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Distrito Federal, Brazil
  • Project Architects

    Filipe Monte Serrat, Camilo de Lannoy
  • Project Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +18

Architectural Photographers: Joana França

06:00 - 19 June, 2015
Maracanã. Image © Joana França
Maracanã. Image © Joana França

Brazilian photographer Joana França first became captivated with capturing architectural form when she started taking pictures at the age of 15. A graduate of the University of Brasilia with a degree in architecture, França has a keen eye for the city and built work.

The Brazilian capital -- where she was born -- has become one of her main objects of exploration, and she photographed the city for the Guide to Oscar Niemeyer’s Works – Brasilia 50 Years.

Since 2012, she has worked to document art exhibitions in Brazil, publishing, for example, “Peasant Da Vincis” which highlighted exhibitions by the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang in Brasilia, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in 2013.

Enjoy an interview with França as well as a selection of her photographs after the break. 

Open Call: US Searches for Architect to Design New Embassy Compound in Brasília

14:10 - 4 June, 2015
Brasilia under construction (click for more images). Image © Marcel Gautherot
Brasilia under construction (click for more images). Image © Marcel Gautherot

The United States Department of State (DOS) has released a request for information (RFI) in search of architects interested in designing a New Embassy Compound (NEC) in Brasília, the federal capital of Brazil. The (up to) $350 million, design-bid-build project will be located on a 4.86 hectares (12 acres) site near the seat of the Brazilian Government within the city's planned "Diplomatic Sector." All proposals must take in considering the site's conditions, the city planning context and the architectural significance of Brasilia as a 1956 urban planned city and now UNESCO World Heritage Site. More details after the break. 

Solar da Serra House / 3.4 Arquitetura

09:00 - 2 June, 2015
© Joana França
© Joana França

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

Malva House / Bloco Arquitetos

12:00 - 4 May, 2015
© Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Distrito Federal, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho e Matheus Seco
  • Co-author

    Tatiana Lopes
  • Project Area

    366.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França +22

Trama Apartment / Semerene Arquitetura Interior

10:00 - 5 April, 2015
© Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Park Sul, Brasília, DF, Brasil
  • Project Architect

    Clarice Semerene
  • Collaborator

    Fernanda Abreu
  • Project Area

    70.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

Video: A Fascinating Tour Through Brasilia with Reggie Watts

15:30 - 1 April, 2015

"An alternately factual documentary presented by nameless hosts Reggie Watts and Carolina Ravassa Brasilia takes viewers on a whirlwind tour of the famed capital of Brazil. In topics ranging from architecture, religious ceremonial practices, and spiritual conscious alignment, Reggie and Carolina traverse some of the world's most impossibly futuristic human landscapes, extolling earnest advice about the culture, practices, and habits of the Brasilienese people. With a synthesizer soundtrack from the late 60/early 70s, Brasilia exposes the unknown truths of this exotic utopian city nestled in the cradle of South America." - Film description courtesy of Reggie Watts via Indiewire.