Mineirão Stadium / BCMF Arquitetos

© Alberto Andrich

Architects: BCMF Arquitetos
Location: Pampulha,
Architects In Charge: Bruno Campos, Marcelo Fontes, Silvio Todeschi
Project Team: Patrícia Bueno, Leonardo Paes, Luciana Maciel, Michelle Moura, Mara Coelho, Leonardo Rodrigues, Joana Vieira, Carolina Eboli, Gabriela Jacobina, Henrique Amin, Isabel Garcia, Thiago Bandeira, Camila Belisário, Fani Frkovic, Demetris Venizelos, Daniela Ribeiro, Marta Guedán Vidal, Felix Morczinek, Charlotte Fredriksson e Frederico Almeida
Project Area: 348,900 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Alberto Andrich, , Joana França, Eugênio Sávio, Gustavo Xavier, CEMIG, Museu Abilio Barreto Collection

New Cities Summit 2013: ‘The Human City’

We are living through the most rapid and significant phase of urbanization in human history. By 2030, more than 60% of the world’s population – 5 billion people – will live in cities. To understand and act upon this mega trend, the New Cities Foundation hosts the New Cities Summit, the leading global platform for urban innovation and exchange. Each year, the Summit gathers 1,000 of the world’s brightest thinkers and decision-makers for action-oriented debate, information sharing and problem solving. is the vibrant location of this year’s event. The theme this year: The Human City, placing the individual and the community at the heart of discussions on our urban future. 
How will this urban planet alter the human experience? For ‘We the Urban People’, what specific issues can we grapple with today to ensure that tomorrow’s metropolis is a positive place to live and work? 
To find out more about the New Cities Summit we interviewed John Rossant, founder and chairman of the . Interview after the break.

CASA REX / FGMF Arquitetos

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Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
Location: , SP,
Architects In Charge: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
Project Area: 603 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Rafaela Netto

Studio Terra240 / Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Arquitetos Associados
Location: Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil
Architects In Charge: Bruno Santa Cecília y Carlos Alberto Maciel
Collaboration: Enara Paiva, Michelle Andrade, Fernanda Rabelo
Area: 750 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Eduardo Eckenfels, Leonardo Finotti

Nanak Emporium / MACh Arquitetos

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Architects: MACh Arquitetos
Location: , Brazil
Architects In Charge: Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado Coelho
Associated Architect: Gabriel Castro (MOBIO ARQUITETURA)
Area: 40.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Gabriel Castro

Galeria House / MACh Arquitetos

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Architects: MACh Arquitetos
Location: , MG,
Project Architects: Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado Coelho
Area: 966 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Gabriel Castro, Fábio Del Re & Carlos Stein

The Santuary of Santa Paulina / HS Arquitetos

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Architects: HS Arquitetos
Location: , SC, Brazil
Partners: Chirochi Shimizu, Chirochi Shimizu Júnior, Rolf Augusto Herwig, Paulo Henrique Herwig
Client: Congregação das Irmãzinhas da Imaculada Conceição
Area: 9,616 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of HS Arquitetos

House in Bragança Paulista / Centro Arquitetura

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Architects: Centro Arquitetura
Location: , Brazil
Author: Carlos Ferrata
Collaborator: Patrícia Grimaldi Abud
Area: 165 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Pregnolato & Kusuki

Video: Maracanã’s Face Lift, Raising the Roof

Engineer Nelson Fiedler has gone to great heights to revamp ’s famous sports venue.

Lygia Pape Gallery / Rizoma Arquitetura

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Architects: Rizoma
Location: , Minas Gerais,
Architects In Charge: Thomaz Regatos, Maria Paz
Project Team: Virgínia Paz, Inácio Luiz, Sara Fagundes
Project Area: 440.0 m2
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Clarissa Lanari, Tomaz Vello, Courtesy of Ttéia 1C, 2002 Fio metalizado Copyrights © Projeto Lygia Pape

Homeless World Cup Legacy Center / Architecture For Humanity

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Architects: Architecture For Humanity
Location: Santa Cruz, ,
Associated Architects: Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos and Nanda Eskes Arquitetura
Project Coordinator: Michael Jones
Design Fellow: Daniel Feldman
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Architecture For Humanity

Manish Restaurant / ODVO arquitetura e urbanismo

© Pregnolato e Kusuki estúdio Fotográfico

Architects: ODVO arquitetura e urbanismo
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Project Architects: Carol Kaphan Zullo (Mínima Arquitetura e Urbanismo), Omar Mohamad Dalank y Victor Oliveira Castro ()
Area: 472 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Pregnolato e Kusuki estúdio Fotográfico

Carla Juacaba Wins Inaugural arcVision Women and Architecture Prize

Pavilion Humanidade 2012; © Leonardo Finotti

Brazilian architect Carla Juaçaba has been announced as the winner of the inaugural arcVision – Women and Architecture Prize, an international social architecture award instituted by the Italcementi Group. The prize honors Juaçaba’s work for exemplifying significant qualitative excellence and attention to the core issues of construction, such as technology, sustainability, social and cultural implications.

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Nova Lima House / Denise Macedo Arquitetos Associados

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Architects:
Location: Nova Lima, MG,
Project Architects: Denise Macedo, in partnership with Jr Piacesi
Collaborators: Patrícia Takamatsu, Ana Beatriz Cançado, Renato de Pieri, Bárbara Impelizieri, Alexandre Vasconcelos
Area: 1,100 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Gustavo Xavier

House in Itu / Studio Arthur Casas

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Architects: Studio Arthur Casas
Location: , Brazil
Leading Architect: Arthur Casas
Design Team: Alexandra Kayat, Regiane Khristian, Renata Adoni
Area: 950 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: FG + SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Vegetation Room Inhotim / Cristina Iglesias

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Architects: Cristina Iglesias
Location: Brumadinho, Minas Gerais,
Area: 81 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Cristina Iglesias

New Leme Gallery / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Metro Arquitetos

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Architects: Metro Arquitetos,
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Authors: Paulo Medes da Rocha, Martin Corullon e Gustavo Cedroni, Anna Ferrari
Area: 592.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

British Architects Seek Infrastructure Opportunities in Brazil

AECOM Masterplan of Olympic Park

Led by UK housing minister Mark Prisk, architects from five high-profile British practices – Haworth Tompkins, Foster & Partners, Amanda Levete Architects, Avanti Architects and – have embarked on a week-long visit to Brazil in search of major infrastructure opportunities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. The trip is part of the UKBrasil Season, a six-month series of dynamic and engaging projects designed to showcase the best of British business, culture, science and innovation in Brazil and become the largest post-Olympic legacy project in the world.

Mark Prisk stated: “Brazilian companies in these cities are actively looking for fast-track construction systems, innovative building materials and low carbon solutions to meet current and future demand, not only in preparation for hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games but also to compete in the country’s many major infrastructure projects.

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