Rio Carnival 2012 kicks off in Oscar Niemeyer’s newly renovated Sambadrome

Aerial Image of Carnival

Brightly colored confetti and sequined samba queens covered the newly renovated Sambadrome in , marking the beginning of the 2012 world-famous annual Carnival. Designed by ’s legendary architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Sambadrome was originally constructed during the first government of Leonel Brizola (1983 – 1987) in an effort to provide Rio with an urban facility that would serve as the permanent location of the traditional spectacle of the samba school’s parade. Inaugurated in 1984, the Sambadrome is also known as the Catwalk Professor Darcy Ribeiro out of respect to the man who moved the parade to its current site. Continue for more.

Guilhermes Home Studio / Studio Guilherme Torres

© Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio

Architects: Studio Guilherme Torres
Local: São Paulo,
Year: 2010
Area: 130 sqm
Photographs: Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio

   

Granja Viana House / Arquiteto Gilberto Belleza

© Fran Parente

Architects: Arquiteto Gilberto Belleza
Location: Carapicuiba, , Brazil
Design Team: Arq. Fabiana Landi, Arquiteta Tatiane Amorim, Arquiteta Vanessa Bucelli
Site Area: 803,00 sqm
Constructed Area: 400,00 sqm
Completion: 2008/2009
Photographs: Fran Parente

   

Bromelia House / Urban Recycle Architecture Studio

© Marcio Correia Campos

Architects: Urban Recycle Architecture Studio
Location: , , Brazil
Design Team: Diego Viana Gomes, Juliana Meira Araujo Aguiar, Saul Kaminsky Bernfeld Oliveira
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Urban Recycle Architecture Studio & Marcio Correia Campos

House G16 / Mira Arquitetos

© Maíra Acayaba

Architects: Mira Arquitetos - Luís Eduardo Loiola e Maria Cristina Motta
Location: Piracicaba,
Collaboratos: Marcelo Ribas, Carolina Gaspar, Gabriela Ornaghi, Ricardo Tadashi, Rodrigo Bordigoni.
Years: 2010-2011
Photographs: Maíra Acayaba

 

W305 Building / Isay Weinfeld

© Leonardo Finotti

Architect: Isay Weinfeld
Location: Vila Madalena, São Paulo,
Collaborator Architect: Domingos Pascali
Coordinator: Elena Scarabotolo
Team: Marcelo Alvarenga, Gabriel Bicudo, Felipe Hess, Marina Capocchi, Adriana Marcus
Building Completion: January 2011
Built Area: 5,838.96 sqm
Contractor: DP Unique
Structural Engineering: Steng Estrutural Engenhharia
Electrical and Pumbling Engineering: KML Engenharia E Projectos LTDA
Developer: Idea Zarvos
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

House 8 / Atria Arquitetos

© Edgar Cézar

Architects: Atria Arquitetos
Location: Brasília, DF,
Total Area: 420 sqm
Client: Private
Project Year: 2010
Project Team: Gustavo Costa + Gabriela Müller, Ana Carolina Caetano, Daniel Nardelli
Photographs: Edgar Cézar

Serramar Parque Shopping / Aflalo and Gasperini Arquitects

© Daniel Ducci

Architects: Aflalo and Gasperini Arquitects
Location: São Paulo
Principal Architects: Roberto Aflalo, Felipe Aflalo e Giancarlo Gasperini; co-author/coordinator: Grazzieli Gomes, Carlos Alberto, Eduardo Crafig; collaborators: Eduardo Mizuka, Reginaldo Okusako, André Navarro, Daniela Mungai, Mario de Bem, Marcio Henrique Guarnieri, Anelise Bertolini Guarnieri
Built Area: 30,303.25 sqm
Site Size: 119,000 sqm
Scope: Schematic Design / Construction Documents
Project Construction: 2011
Photographs: Daniel Ducci

Victor Civita Plaza / Levisky Arquitetos Associados

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Levisky Arquitetos Associados, Adriana Blay Levisky +
Location: São Paulo,
Clients: City of São Paulo and Grupo Abril
Coordination: Levisky Arquitetos Associados
Architecture Team: Renata Gomes Architect – Coordinator, Casey Mahon Architect, Tatiana Antonelli Architect, Lílian Braga Architect, Luciana Magalhães Architect, Renata Helena de Paula Architect, Cátia Portughesi Zoning, Gabriela Kuntz Admin, Fernando Lima 3D Renderings, Marcelo Ignatios 3D Renderings, Luiz André Lanzuolo Model.
Photographs: Nelson Kon

   

House 13 / Atria Arquitetos

© Edgar Cézar

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

Courtesy of Paulo Mendes da Rocha

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

Courtesy of JBMC

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

© Leonardo Finotti

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

© PVID

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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