House 13 / Atria Arquitetos

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Architects: Atria Arquitetos
Location: Brasília, DF,
Total Area: 650 sqm
Client: Private
Project Team: Gustavo Costa + Gabriela Müller, Ana Carolina Caetano, Alice Leite Flores, Daniel Nardelli, Larissa Olivier Sudbrack
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Edgar Cézar

São Caetano Do Sul Teachers Center For Professional Development / Carolina Penna Arquitetura e Urbanismo

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Carolina Penna Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Location: São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo,
Project Team: Ana Carolina Penna, Gabriela Antunes, Eveline Crajoinas
Completion: 2011
Site: 6,085 sqm
Gross Area: 5,000 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Cais das Artes / Paulo Mendes da Rocha & METRO

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Architect: Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Location: , ES,
Collaborators: Metro Arquitetos Associados, Martin Corullon, Anna Ferrari, Gustavo Cedroni, Flavio Rogozinski, Marcia Terazaki, Miki Itabashi (architects); Paloma Delgado, Paula Mendonça (trainees)
Client: Government of the State of Espírito Santo and arcelormittal-cst (companhia siderurgica de tubarão)
Project: 2008
Square total area: 26,500 sqm
Museum total area: 8,500 sqm
Theater total area: 14,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Paulo Mendes da Rocha

   

Rubem Braga Elevator Complex / JBMC Arquitetura & Urbanismo

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Architects: JBMC Arquitetura & Urbanismo
Location: Rio de Janeiro,
Photographs: Celso Brando, JBMC

Praia do Felix Beach House / Vidal & Sant’Anna

© Fran Parente

Architect: Vidal & Sant’Anna
Location: ,
Photographs: Fran Parente

JZ House / Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura

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Architect: Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura
Location: Camaçari, , Brazil
Project Team: Thiago Bernardes Paulo Jacobsen e Bernardo Jacobsen
Collaborators: Ricardo Castello Branco, Veridiana Ruzzante, Claudia Maltese, Marina Nogaró, Fabiano Magalhães
Interior Design: Bernardes Jacobsen Arquitetura – Eza Viegas (coordenação) e Sabrina Freire
Landscape: Fernando Chacel
Construction: Reconstec Engenharia
Structure: Márcio Pompei (Concrete) + Ita Construtora (Wood)
Project Year: 2008
Photos: Leonardo Finotti

In Progress: Arena Castelão / VIGLIECCA&ASSOC

© Azul Serra

Architects: VIGLIECCA&ASSOC
Location: Fortaleza, Ceará,
Date: 2008 – under construction
Client: State of Ceará Government / Special Department of the State of Ceará for 2014 Cup
Total Intervention Area: 215.000 sqm
Design Team: Hector Vigliecca, Luciene Quel, Ronald Werner, Neli Shimizu, Caroline Bertoldi, Bianca Riotto, Fernanda Trotti, Hernani Paiva, Kelly Bozzato, Luiz Marino, Mayara Christ, Pedro Ichimaru, Rafael Alcantara, Paulo Serra, Luci Maie, Renata Haring
Construction: Galvão + Andrade Mendonça
Landscaping: Rodolfo Geiser Paisagismo e Meio Ambiente
Photographs: Azul Serra

SIA Multi-Use Office Complex / FGMF Arquitectos

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The multi-use office complex proposed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferras) Arquitectos for this 32.000m² lot aims at creating not only a new architectural reference for the region, but also a new destination for the city. Adding three different uses – retail, office buildings and modular offices – the new complex creates a landmark in the landscape, values the surroundings, and establishes a new shopping destination. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Real State Office Building / FGMF

© Fran Parente

Architects: Firte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz ()
Location: Itaim Bibi, , Brazil
Photographs: Fran Parente

Palhano Ecomarket / Studio Guilherme Torres

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Architects: Studio Guilherme Torres
Location: Londrina,
Client: Raul Fulgêncio Negócios Imobiliários
Floor Area: 11000 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio

   

SN House / Studio GT

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Architects: Studio GT
Location: ,
Team: Guilherme Torres, Celso Oshiro, Jean Oliveira, Rafael Miliari, Raphael Lima, Vanessa Bercini
Year: 2010
Area: 843 sqm
Photographs: Denilson Machado

Gymnasium at Mãe Luiza Unveiled / Herzog & de Meuron

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Together with the local Natal organization Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao (Centro Sócio), Herzog & de Meuron released the design for a new gymnasium at the School of Dinarte Martiz. The gymnasium is the “pioneering architectural project” of a larger urban plan for the neighborhood of Mãe Luiza in Natal, .

Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Partner: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler, Markus Widmer
Project Architects: Tomislav Dushanov (Associate), Mariana Vilela
Client: Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora de Conceição
Location: Natal, Brazil
Construction: 2012 - 2013

Continue reading for more information.

Park D. Pedro II Redevelopment / Una Architects, H+F Architects, Metrópole Architects and Lume

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Located on the floodplain of Rio Tamanduateí, one of the most important rivers of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Park D. Pedro II is a symbolic public space, with important historic buildings with its connection between the center of town (the historical hill) and the east zone. The transformation by Una Architects, H+F Architects, Metrópole Architects and of the Park D. Pedro II, beyond its internal limits, has as premise of an urban redevelopment that could radiate qualities to the surrounding neighborhoods. Briefly, the plan provides three axes of intervention. More images and architects’ description after the break.

São Francisco Xavier House / Nitsche

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Nitsche Arquitetos Associados
Location: Sao Francisco Xavier,
Design Team: Lua Nitsche, Pedro Nitsche, João Nitsche, Tiago Kuniyoshi, Rafael Baravelli, Natassia Caldas
Structural Engineer: Engenheiro Hélio Olga, FH engenharia
Completion Date: 2010
Area:  24,000 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon

   

Firma Casa Store / SuperLimão Studio + Campana Brothers

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Architects: SuperLimão Studio + Campana Brothers
Location: São Paulo,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Maíra Acayaba

Cidade Nova Metro Station and Footbridge / JBMC Architecture

© Nelson Kon

Architects: JBMC (João Batista Martinez Corrêa, Beatriz Pimenta Corrêa, Emiliano Homrich, Cecília de Souza Pires, Gabriela Assis Guerra Costa)
Location: Avenida Presidente Vargas, Gamboa, Río De Janeiro,
Structural Enginner: Noronha Engenharia
Structural Consultant: Paulo Ricardo de Barros Mendes
Collaborators: Estúdio MAAC, Estúdio Maya, RC arquitetos, Plantae Paisagismo, Tria Design
Photographs: Nelson Kon

   

Casa Atami / Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos

© Alessandra Okazaki

Architect: Marcos Bertoldi Arquitetos
Location: Balneário Atami, , Brazil
Project Team: Marcos Bertoldi, Fernando Fisbein
Project Area: 460.00 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Alessandra Okazaki