Architecture Photography: Lina Bo Bardi’s ‘Sesc Pompeia’

© Fernando Pires

The designer and photographer Fernando Pires has completed a photographic series on Sesc Pompéia, one of Lina Bo Bardi‘s most significant works.

The photographer’s series explores that symmetry in Bo Bardi’s brutalist design, in which two colors, red and concrete-gray, unite harmoniously.

See more of Pires’ images, after the break…

12.20 House / Alex Nogueira

© André Barbosa

Architects: Alex Nogueira
Location: , Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Project Team: Anderson Katsushi Watabe, Eliseu Cordeiro Nicolini Junior
Project Area: 45 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: André Barbosa

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

© Leonardo Finotti

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

Fazenda Boa Vista – Spa / Isay Weinfeld

© Fernando Guerra |

Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: Porto Feliz – São Paulo, Brasil
Project Manager: Monica Cappa Santoni
Collaborators: Domingos Pascali, Marcelo Alvarenga
Project Team: Adriana Aun, Juliana Scalizi, Guilherme Leme, Carolina Miranda
Area: 1739.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Container Project / H²O Arquitetura

© Guilherme Rebelo

Architects : H²O Arquitetura
Location: Tatuapé,
Project Architects: Aleksandro Almeida, Anselmo Oliveira Jr.
Artist: Anselmo Oliveira Jr
Project Area: 46 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Guilherme Rebelo

D-Edge / Muti Randolph + Marcelo Pontes + Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos

© Maíra Acayaba

Architects : Muti Randolph + Marcelo Pontes
Location: Barra Funda, , Brazil
Interior Architects: Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos
Interior Architecture And Stage Development: – Paula Zemel, Eduardo Chalabi
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Maíra Acayaba

1700 Nilo / Lucas Obino, Carolina Souza Pinto & Jean Grivot

© Marcelo Donadussi

Architects: , Jean Grivot, Lucas Obino & Bianca Antunes
Location: Porto Alegre, Brasil
Project Area: 1,075 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

Santander Datacenter / Loeb Capote Arquitetura e Urbanismo


Architects: LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Location: Campinas – São Paulo,
Interiors: LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Authors: Roberto Loeb, Luis Capote
Associate Architects: Damiano Leite, Chantal Longo
Collaborators: Nicola Pugliese, Francisco Cassimiro, Camila da Silva, Noemi Fernandes, Erica Urbani, Luis Nogueira, Bernardo Fridmann, Estevam Martins, Vitor Lucas, Eduardo Escabeche, Emily Shayo, Maria Carolina Simões, Camilo Badue, Juliana Lovato, Rafael Leoni, Cristina Sin, Cecília Mesquita
Área: 85000.0 m2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Estar Móveis / SuperLimão Studio

© Maira Acayaba

Architects: SuperLimão Studio
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Contractor: ANF Engenharia
Area: 250 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Maira Acayaba

Walmart Sao Paulo / Estudio Guto Requena

© Fran Parente

Architects: Estudio Guto Requena
Location: , Brasil
Concept: Arq. Guto Requena
Development: Arq. Paulo de Camargo, Arq. Lucas Ciciliato
Area: 6400 sqm
Year: 2013
Photography: Fran Parente

Museum and Archive’s Café (café-plaza) / MACh Arquitetos

© Gabriel Castro

Architects: MACh Arquitetos
Location: , Minas Gerais, Brasil
Project Architects: Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado Coelho
Collaborators: Fernanda Amaral de Souza, Lawrence Solla
Year: 2010
Photographs: Gabriel Castro

CREA-PB Headquarters / MAPA


Architects: MAPA
Location: Campina Grande – Paraíba,
Architect In Charge: MAAM + Studioparalelo
Autors: Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado, Álvaro Méndes
Project Team: Sebastian Caram, Gerard Rouillier, Pablo Courreges, Emiliano Etchegaray, Belén García, Gabriel Giambastiani, Jaqueline Lessa, Alexis Arbelo, Pamela Davyt, Aldo Lanzi, Sebastián Martínez, Nicolás Rudolph, Ken Sei Fong.
Area: 780.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Remembering Neimeyer: The Works of a Master

© Flickr User el_floz

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 New York, the traditional spectacle space of his Sambadrome, the spiraling Niemeyer Center in Aviles, and the powerful parabolic expression in his Cathedral of Brasilia. Enjoy!

Rio Bonito House / Carla Juaçaba

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Carla Juaçaba
Location: Serra do Rio Bonito, , Brasil
Construction: Max Engenharia
Area: 70 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon

PV House / Sérgio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento

© Leonardo Finotti

Location: Itu – , Brasil
Architect In Charge: Sérgio Sampaio
Area: 890.0 m2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Bosque da Ribeira / Anastasia Arquitetos

Courtesy of Anastasia Arquitetos

Architects: Anastasia Arquitetos
Location: Nova Lima – Minas Gerais,
Area: 650.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Anastasia Arquitetos

Cidade Das Artes / Christian de Portzamparc

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Christian de Portzamparc
Location: , Brazil
Area: 46000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nelson Kon, Courtesy of Christian de Portzamparc

A Year Without Oscar

Niemeyer observa maquete da escola projetada em (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: Oscar Niemeyer.

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.