Cube Houses / Aleph Zero + Studio Juliano Monteiro

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Architects: Aleph Zero, Studio Juliano Monteiro
Location: – State of Paraná,
Architect In Charge: Gustavo Utrabo, Pedro Duschenes, Juliano Monteiro
Area: 1678.0 sqm
Photographs: Felipe Gomes

Spotlight: Lúcio Costa

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Brazilian planner, preservationist and modernist thinker Lucio 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 . 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 ’s official style until the 1980s.

NAU Restaurant / Sandra Moura

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Architects: Sandra Moura
Location: Brasília – Distrito Federal, Brasil
Project Architect:
Project Team: Monalisa Felinto e Bárbara Veiga
Project Area: 7300.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Joana França

LM Residence / Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos

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Architects: Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos
Location: Campo Comprido, Curitiba – State of Paraná,
Project Area: 751.0 m2
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Alessandra Okazaki

Estúdios Capelinha / Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Arquitetos Associados
Location: – Minas Gerais, Brasil
Project Architect: Carlos Alberto Maciel
Collaborators: Michelle Andrade, Ulisses Mikhail Itokawa, Enara Paula Paiva e Henrique Boabaid
Project Area: 1172.0 m2
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

VIDEO: Stunning Time-Lapse Captures Life in Rio de Janeiro

It’s no wonder that the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere. From Copacabana’s Balneario Beach to the iconic Cristo Redentor atop Corcovado, Rio is a “cidade maravilhosa” (marvelous city) with one of the most spectacular urban settings in the world. Capturing its mystic, the pros of Scientifantastic have posted a stunning time-lapse that captures life in the coastal Brazilian megalopolis.

Another, revealing the favelas of Brazil and more, after the break.

LP House / Metro Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Metro Arquitetos Associados
Location: Butanta, São Paulo – State of São Paulo, Brazil
Architectural Design: Gustavo Cedroni, Martin Corullon e Anna Ferrari
Area: 190.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Lumini Rio / Studio MK27

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Architects: Studio MK27
Location: Rio de Janeiro – State of Rio de Janeiro,
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Co –Architect : Diana Radomysler, Luciana Antunes
Project Team : Carlos Costa, Dimitre Gallego, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto
Area: 312.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Reinaldo Cóser

Jabuticaba House / Raffo Arquitetura

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Architects: Raffo Arquitetura
Location: Alphaville, Londrina – PR,
Architectural Design: Lucas Raffo
Area: 540.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: R.R.Rufino, Fabio Pitrez

Riviera Bar / Studio MK27

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Architects: Studio MK27
Location: São Paulo – State of São Paulo,
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Co Architects : Beatriz Meyer . Eduardo Chalabi . Diana Radomysler
Project Team : Eduardo Gurian
Area: 470.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rômulo Fialdini

SW House / Jacobsen Arquitetura

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Architects: Jacobsen Arquitetura
Location: – SP,
Architect In Charge: Paulo Jacobsen, Bernardo Jacobsen
Coordination: Jaime Cunha Jr.
Team: Edgar Murata, Henrique Carvalho
Area: 1350.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

NCARB to Assist Brazil with Regulating Architectural Licensure

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The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has formed an agreement with the Conselho de Arquitetura e Urbanismo do Brasil (CAU/BR) to “exchange information and share best practices” regarding the regulation of architectural and professional standards.

is pleased to be in a position to help Brazil strengthen and solidify its regulatory approach governing architects,” said President Dale McKinney, FAIA, . “We are also excited to learn from Brazil’s activities, including its effective national system of monitoring various aspects of architectural practice.”

RT Residence / Jacobsen Arquitetura

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Architects: Jacobsen Arquitetura
Location: – RJ, Brasil
Project Architects: Paulo Jacobsen, Bernardo Jacobsen
Project Team: Edgar Murata, Jaime Cunha Jr, Christian Rojas, Veridiana Ruzzante
Project Area: 470.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Pedro Kok

Brise House / Gisele Taranto Arquitetura

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Architects: Gisele Taranto Arquitetura
Location: – State of , Brazil
Area: 1246.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: MCA Estudio

New Documentary Chronicles the Rise and Fall of Brazil’s Sérgio Bernardes

Few remember the name . A prominent Brazilian architect in the 1960s, Bernardes was a contemporary of Oscar Niemeyer, renowned for his elegant upper-class houses, as well as his fondness for car-racing and womanizing. In the latter half of his career, Bernardes turned away from the decadence of high society, devoting himself to solving the world’s problems through his progressive strain of architecture. This devotion led him to partner with the Brazilian dictatorship, believing that he could reform the government from within. The result was a series of unsuccessful projects that left him unpopular and eventually ignored by the public. Now, a about the rise and fall of this once-iconic architect has premiered this week in London. Titled Bernardes, and directed by Paulo de Barros and Gustavo Gama Rodrigues, the film explores the series of events that led Bernardes to anonymity.

Bediff Exhibition Space / Estudio BRA arquitetura

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Architects: Estudio BRA arquitetura
Location: Vila Olímpia, São Paulo – State of São Paulo,
Architect In Charge: André di Gregorio, Rodrigo Maçonilio
Collaborators: Henrique Menezes, Felipe Checkley, Beatriz Rocha
Area: 104.0 sqm
Year: 20123
Photographs: Maíra Acayaba

In Progress: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas

Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Location: Avenida Atlântica, , Brasil
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ / Fotos Públicas

Jardins House / CR2 Arquitetura

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Architects: CR2 Arquitetura
Location: São Paulo – São Paulo, Brasil
Project Architects: Cecilia Reichstul e Clara Reynaldo
Project Area: 359.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Fran Parente