Milbank / Triptyque

© Pedro Kok

Architects: Triptyque
Location: Rua Colômbia, 325 – Jardim Paulista, São Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil
Architect In Charge: Vitoria Ferraz e Manuela Coelho
Partners: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
Area: 1200.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Pedro Kok

Zahner Produce Façade for Brazil’s Acquario Ceará Aquarium

Courtesy of Zahner

The Brazilian coastal city of , one of the host cities for the 2014 Brazil World Cup, will soon be home to one of the world’s largest aquariums. Designed by Leonardo Fontanelle (Imagic Brasil), Acquire Ceará is projected to be the third largest building of its type and is intended to provide a lasting beacon for tourism in the area. Zahner, a US company known for their ability to design and create complex façades (including the Petersen Automotive Museum by Kohn Pedersen Fox) have been tasked with constructing twenty three curving “legs” which support the structure of “the Manta and Sea Urchin-shaped roof surface”. Zahner’s President, William Zahner, believes that “this is perhaps the most intricate building ever constructed in the Americas.”

See Zahner’s prototype and images of the aquarium after the break.

Arena da Amazônia / gmp architekten

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Architects: gmp architekten
Location: Manaus,
Architect In Charge: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Martin Glass
Director Of Gmp Do Brazil: Ralf Amann
Project Management: Martin Glass, Maike Carlsen
Project Management In Brazil: Burkhard Pick, Sander-Christiaan Troost
Year: 2014
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

Freedom of the Press Monument / Gustavo Penna

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Architects: Gustavo Penna
Location: Praça Central – Paranoá, – Federal District, Brazil
Design Team: Alexandre Bragança, Augustin de Tugny, Fernando Arruda Guillen, Norberto Bambozzi
Trainees: Alessandra Valadares, Carolina Soares, Luiza Martini, Paulo Menicucci, Priscila Dias de Araújo, Roberta Vasconcellos
Total Area: 42.000m 2
Area: 7000.0 sqm
Year: 2000
Photographs: Casa Digital

Brasilia National Stadium / gmp architekten

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Architects: gmp architekten
Location: , Federal District,
Architect In Charge: Volkwin Marg and Hubert Nienhoff with Knut Göppert
Project Manager: Martin Glass
Project Manager Brazil: Robert Hormes
Director Of Gmp Do Brazil: Ralf Amann
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcus Bredt

VIDEO: Marcio Kogan’s Studio SC

Textures and Ants is one of five videos on display by Studio MK27 at the Palazzo Mora as part of the ”Time Space Existence“ exhibition, running parallel to the Venice Biennale.

Produced by Pedro Kok and Gabriel Kogan, the video shows Studio SC, a photography studio based in São Paulo and designed by Marcio Kogan.

Cultura Bookstore / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Diana Radomysler + Luciana Antunes + Marcio Tanaka + Mariana Ruzante

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Architects: Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan, Diana Radomysler, Luciana Antunes, , Mariana Ruzante
Location: São Paulo,
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Co Architects: Diana Radomysler . Luciana Antunes . Marcio Tanaka . Mariana Ruzante
Project Team: Carlos Costa . Eline Ostyn . Laura Guedes . Maria Cristina Motta . Mariana Simas . Regiane Leão
Studio Team : Beatriz Meyer . Carolina Castroviejo . Eduardo Chalabi . Eduardo Glycerio . Eduardo Gurian . Elisa Friedmann . Gabriel Kogan . Lair Reis . Oswaldo Pessano . Renata Furlanetto . Samanta Cafardo . Suzana Glogowski
Area: 2500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra I FG+SG

Through / Aleph Zero

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Architects: Aleph Zero
Location: Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba,
Architect In Charge: Gustavo Utrabo, Pedro Duschenes
Design Team: Ana Júlia Filipe, Bárbara Zandavali, Maguelonne Gorioux, Felipe Gomes, Severine Bogers.
Area: 105 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Aleph Zero

Nova Lima House / S+A Brazil

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Architects:
Location: , Minas Gerais, Brazil
Interior Design: Piantina Architecture
Area: 4,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Rafael Carrieri

Showroom Eurobike – Porsche / 1:1 arquitetura:design

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Architects: 1:1 arquitetura:design
Location: Brasilia, Federal District,
Design Team: Eduardo Sáinz Márquez, Lilian Glayna
Year: 2014
Photographs: Cesar Edgard

AD Round Up: Architecture in Brazil II

Adriana Varejão Gallery / Tacoa Arquitetos. Image © Eduardo Eckenfels

World Cup coverage has brought Brazil to the forefront of the public’s attention. While the country’s hasty construction of 12 massive stadiums has received criticism, this article from Christopher Hawthorne at the LA Times reveals that Brazil is, now more than ever, a hotbed of architectural progress. In light of this, we’ve compiled some of our favorite works from this year’s World Cup host country, including: Tacoa ArquitetosAdriana Varejão Gallery, JPGN House by Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira, a welcome center by Rocco, Vidal + arquitetos, and Um House by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados.  Also included is the 360° Building by Isay Weinfeld, Galeria House by MACh Arquitetos, Ipes House by Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis, a night club by Muti Randolph + Marcelo Pontes + Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos, and NITSCHE ARQUITETOSBernard Luis housing condominium.  Enjoy!

FS House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
Location: Avaré, São Paulo,
Architect In Charge: Vinicius Andrade, Marcelo Morettin
Area: 1,045 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Fidalga Building / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
Location: Vila Madalena, São Paulo,
Design Team: Florian Schmidt-Hidding, Marcelo Maia Rosa, Renata Andrulis
Area: 3,775 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Nelson Kon

The World Cup Stadiums of Brazil, In Awesome Illustrations

© André Chiote

In celebration of the Brazil World Cup, architect and illustrator André Chiote has created a series of illustrations featuring the tournament’s most iconic stadiums. Comparing the social importance of these to cathedrals, Chiote believes that “the new architectural objects are landmarks in the cities that will perpetuate in the future as a cultural and social legacy,” and there are few better ways to envision this legacy than to treat the structures with his abstracted, colorful aesthetic – in Brazilian green and yellow, of course. Check out the full illustration set after the break.

A.B House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
Location: São Paulo,
Design Team: Marcio Tanaka, José Paulo Gouvêa, Marcelo Maia Rosa, Marina Mermelstein, Merten Nefs, Renata Andrulis, Thiago Natal Duarte
Area: 1,364 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Pepiguari House / Brasil Arquitetura

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Brasil Arquitetura
Location: São Paulo,
Architect In Charge: Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz
Design Team: Anne Dieterich, Anselmo Turazzi, Beatriz Marques, Cícero Ferraz Cruz, Fabiana Fernandes, Felipe Zene, Gabriel Grinspum, Gabriel Mendonça, Luciana Dornellas, Pedro Del Guerra, Victor Gurgel
Area: 295 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Casa Redux: A Love Story

One of the 100 architects and offices taking part in the “Time Space Existence” exhibition, running parallel to the Venice Biennale, Studio MK27‘s Marcio Kogan has contributed to the exhibition with five videos that, often comedically and/or dramatically, portray the daily lives of the residents of his works.

Produced by Pedro Kok and Gabriel Kogan, the above video, titled That was not my dream, shows Casa Redux, a house located in Itatiba, .

The narrator tells the story of the house and how his ex-wife fell in love with its sober, cool and modern lines (as she simultaneously fell out of love with him). As the video lovingly captures each detail and material of the home, the narrator, critical of the house and of modern architecture in general, asks: ”Who would want that kind of house – cold, dull, lifeless?”

Answer? Us. If you agree, make sure to check out more of Studio MK27‘s fantastic homes here.

Praça Municipal 47 Building / Arquitetura Nacional

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Architects: Arquitetura Nacional
Location: Praça Municipal, 47 – Cristo Redentor, – Rio Grande do Sul, 91040-400, Brazil
Design Team: Eduardo L. Maurmann, Elen B. N. Maurmann, Paula Otto, Marcelo Della Giustina, Luiza Otto, Lucas Pessatto, Athena Guimarães, Janet Fernández, Ana Paula Restelli, Marco Calheiros, Marjory Bertoldo, Laís Adib, Bruna Tavares, Paula Sassi, Jefferson Scapineli, Jessica Schröder.
Area: 1532.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi