Miguel Rio Branco Gallery / Arquitetos Associados


Architects: Arquitetos Associados / Alexandre Brasil, André Prado, Bruno Santa Cecília, Carlos Alberto Maciel, Paula Zasnicoff
Location: Brumadinho, MG, Brazil
Collaboration: Manoela Campolina
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1,540 sqm
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Casa Cor Bar / BCMF Arquitetos

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Architects: BCMF Arquitetos / Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes e Silvio Todeschi
Location: , MG, Brazil
Client: Casa Cor / Arcelor Mittal / Stella Artois
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 69 sqm
Photographs: Jomar Bragança, Leonardo Finotti

Chimney House / Marcio Kogan

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Architects: Studio MK27 / Marcio Kogan
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Co-Author: Diana Radomysler, Oswaldo Pessano
Interior Design Co-Authors: Diana Radomysler, Carolina Castroviejo
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 400 sqm
Photographs: Reinaldo Coser + Gabriel Arantes

MSA+PMA Architecture’s Winning Proposal for the Regeneration of “Cabuço de Baixo 5”


 entered this competition in collaboration with “MAS Urban Design ETH Zürich” – successful teamwork that revealed a First-Prize Winning Project for “Cabuço de Baixo 5”. The initiative of this cooperation began with a proposal from a cohort of postgraduates who were attending the Masters Program in Advanced Studies in Urban Design at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich).

Belvedere Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos

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Architects: Anastasia Arquitetos
Location: , Brazil
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 370 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Anastasia Arquitetos

Vila Castela Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos

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Architects: Anastasia Arquitetos
Location: Minas Gerais,
Project Year: 2009
Construction: Campo Empreendimentos
Structural Design: Lucas Saraiva
Project Area: 650 sqm
Photographs: Jomar Bragança

Drucker Arquitetura’s Winning Proposal to Rebuild Slum-Areas in São Paulo

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The informal city is a problem that could not be solved by the twentieth-century urbanism. It is necessary to produce a set of tools that will allow us to perform with solvency and responsibility in this area. Some of the tools of traditional architecture and urbanism can be successfully applied; others are yet to be elaborated. With this in mind, Drucker Arquitetura designed the winning proposal for the Sáo Paulo competition to rebuild the city’s slum-areas.

Santa Clara Ad Agency / Sub Estudio

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Architect: Sub Estudio
Location: , São Paulo,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Fran Parente

Casa 4×30 / CR2 architecture + FGMF Architects

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Architects: CR2 architecture + FGMF Architects
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Project Year: 2011
Authors: Lourenço Gimenes e Clara Reynaldo
Collaborators: Fernando Forte, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz, Ana Luíza Galvão, Bruno Araújo, Marcela Aleotti and Marília Caetano (architects), Mirela Caetano, Rafaela Arantes and Wilson
Structural Project: OPPEA engenharia
Landscaping Project: Stúdio Ilex
Photographs: Fran Parente

EG House / Marcelo Alvarenga

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Architects: Play – Marcelo Alvarenga
Location: Nova Lima,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 823.00 sqm
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Fecomércio Complex Proposal / Estúdio 41

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Man transforms the environment, interferes with nature producing spaces that harbor their daily activities. This is done by provoking change,building objects, and inserting devises into the the natural environment. This intervention, a design by Estúdio 41, suggests a reflection on the relationship between nature and artifice, proposing buildings that build: artifacts and landscape, cover and relief, shelter and open space. As the 1st place prize winner, their design creates a place where working means life quality, surrounded by leisure facilities, designed for outdoors experience. A place to exchange experiences, to learn, teach and meet. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Box House / Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato


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Architects: Alan Chu & Cristiano Kato
Location: Ilhabela, ,
Project year: 2008
Site area: 8,000 sqm
Constructed area: 36 sqm
Photographs: Djan Chu

Slice House / Procter-Rihl Architects

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Architects: Procter-Rihl Architects
Location: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Collaborators: Dirk Anderson, James Backwell, Johannes Lobbert
Structural Engineer: Glass and Steel: Michael Baigent MBOK
Structural Engineer: : Antonio Pasquali
Foundation Engineer: Vitor Pasin
Services Engineer: Flavio Mainardi
Site Architect: Arq. Mauro Medeiros
Project Area: 210 sqm
Photographs: Sue Barr, Marcelo Nunes

Rocinha Urban Strategy / Kyle Beneventi


Right outside of lies Rocinha, the largest slum in South America. This informal settlement, first occupied by a community of farmers, has quickly developed into one of the most dense living situations on the planet. About half the size of Central Park in New York City, this favela is home to an estimated 150,000 people. With the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games both taking place in , Rocinha will become a hot topic in the next few years. Due to its small size, this project by Kyle Beneventi proposes an urban strategy to make Rocinha a very walkable city, dealing principally with voids to break up the blanket of uniform building mass. More images and project description after the break.

CHB Campinas F1 State School / MMBB Arquitetos

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Architects: MMBB Arquitetos
Location: Sao Paulo,
Collaborators: Eduardo Ferroni, M·rcia Terazaki, Jaques Rordorf, Marina Sabino, Paula Cardoso, Renata Vieira e Thiago Rolemberg
Project Area: 3,000 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon

285 Montevideo / Vazio S/A

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Architect: Vazio S/A
Location: , Brazil
Project Team: Carlos M Teixeira (Principal Architect); Leonardo Rodrigues, Ligia Milagres
Project Area: 480 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Vazio S/A: Leonardo Finnoti, Eduardo Eckenfels, Carlos M Teixeira

BOOM (Design) Contemporaneo Exhibit: Architecture + Art = Photography / Paul Clemence

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Architecture + Art merging via photography, by Paul Clemence, are a collection of photographs at the exhibit, “BOOM (Design) Contemporaneo” taking place from August 29th to October 10th in , and is free to the public.

Zaha Hadid, Paul Clemence, Milano, Design, Massimiliano Fuksas, Frankfurt, Shopping, New York and Art are all converging in this one place via Paul Clemence’s photography at BOOMSPDESIGN 2011. More information on the exhibit after the break.

Video: AECOM 2016 Olympic Park Masterplan Rio de Janeiro

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We reported earlier this week that AECOM will be designing the Olympic Park Masterplan for the 2016 Olympics that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The international competition winning entry’s concept of operation, separate access for athletes and the audience, logistics for the transport system, the viability of implementation and unique access for parking, made it stand out amongst the other submissions.