New Documentary Chronicles the Rise and Fall of Brazil’s Sérgio Bernardes

Few remember the name . A prominent Brazilian architect in the 1960s, Bernardes was a contemporary of Oscar Niemeyer, renowned for his elegant upper-class houses, as well as his fondness for car-racing and womanizing. In the latter half of his career, Bernardes turned away from the decadence of high society, devoting himself to solving the world’s problems through his progressive strain of architecture. This devotion led him to partner with the Brazilian dictatorship, believing that he could reform the government from within. The result was a series of unsuccessful projects that left him unpopular and eventually ignored by the public. Now, a about the rise and fall of this once-iconic architect has premiered this week in London. Titled Bernardes, and directed by Paulo de Barros and Gustavo Gama Rodrigues, the film explores the series of events that led Bernardes to anonymity.

Bediff Exhibition Space / Estudio BRA arquitetura

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Architects: Estudio BRA arquitetura
Location: Vila Olímpia, São Paulo – State of São Paulo,
Architect In Charge: André di Gregorio, Rodrigo Maçonilio
Collaborators: Henrique Menezes, Felipe Checkley, Beatriz Rocha
Area: 104.0 sqm
Year: 20123
Photographs: Maíra Acayaba

In Progress: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas

Architects: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Location: Avenida Atlântica, , Brasil
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ / Fotos Públicas

Jardins House / CR2 Arquitetura

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Architects: CR2 Arquitetura
Location: , Brasil
Project Architects: Cecilia Reichstul e Clara Reynaldo
Project Area: 359.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Fran Parente

Kotobuki Restaurant / Ivan Rezende Arquitetura

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Architects: Ivan Rezende Arquitetura
Location: Barra da Tijuca, – State of , Brazil
Design Team: Anna Valente, Andrea Lima, Patricia Gouvea, Ana Cecilia Santana, Domenica Falacio
Area: 265.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: MCA Studio

Residência das Algas / MarchettiBonetti

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Architects: MarchettiBonetti+
Location: Florianópolis – State of Santa Catarina,
Area: 262.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Philippe Arruda

AM Apartment / SuperLimão Studio

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Architects: SuperLimão Studio
Location: – State of , Brazil
Area: 180.0 sqm
Photographs: Maira Acayaba

Research Institute / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
Location: São Paulo – São Paulo, Brasil
Project Architects: Henrique Reinach e Maurício Mendonça
Coordinator: Camila Osele
Collaborators:  Victor Gonçalves, Tony Chen, Mariana Picolo, Fernanda Almeida, Luena  Vettorazzo, Tais Vieira, Yuri Chamon, Paula Leal, Pedro Tavares, Caio Tritto, Olivia  Uliano, Alessandra Musto, Ayla Barros, Paulo Scheuer, Barbara Rubira
Project Area: 467.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Apartment at Paulicéia Building / JPG.ARQ

© Fernando Stankuns

Architects: JPG.ARQ
Location: Avenida Paulista, – SP, Brazil
Design Team: José Paulo Gouvêa, Giovanni Meirelles, Thaís Marcussi
Lighting: Luciana Yamamura e Ricardo Heder (Reka)
Area: 90.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Stankuns

Rodeio Restaurant / Isay Weinfeld

© Romulo Fialdini

Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: São Paulo – State of São Paulo,
Design Team: Fausto Natsui , Gabriel Bicudo , Marina Capocchi , Sophia Lin , Daniela Kurc
Area: 1050.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Romulo Fialdini

Loft Vasco / ILLA

© Marcelo Donadussi

Architects: ILLA
Location: Rua Vasco da Gama, 1020, ,
Execution And Project: ILLA
Area: 246.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

FT House / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
Location: – SP, Brasil
Architecture: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
Project Architects: Henrique Reinach e Maurício Mendonça
Coordinator: Victor Gonçalves
Project Area: 966.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Lake’s Restaurant / mass arquitetura e Norea De Vitto

© Ana Mello

Architects: mass arquitetura, Norea De Vitto
Location: São Paulo – State of São Paulo, Brazil
Design Team: Arqº Gustavo Massimino / e Arqª Nórea De Vitto / Galvez & De Vitto Interiores
Area: 220.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ana Mello

Paulo Freire Library / 3C Arquitetura e Urbanismo

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Architects: 3C Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Location: Parque Tecnologico Itaipu – Avenida Tancredo Neves, 6731 – Região Norte, – PR,
Architect In Charge: Arq. Leonardo Damiani Poletti, Arq. Tiago Holzmann da Silva, Arq. Pedro Augusto Alves de Inda
Area: 2263.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Saga Fotografia

Football Museum / Mauro Munhoz Arquitetura

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Architects: Mauro Munhoz Arquitetura
Location: Estádio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho, São Paulo – São Paulo, 01234-010, Brasil
Project Architect: Mauro Munhoz
Co Authors: Daniel Pollara e Paula Bartorelli
Project Team: Laércio Monteiro, Guilherme Zoldan, Paula Thyse, Vivian Santinon, Mariane Bona, Renata Swinerd, Lais Delbianco, Luiz Henrique Ferreira, Eloise Amado, Suzana Barboza, Sarah Mota Prado, Carolina Maihara, Pedro Simonsen e Luis Felipe Bernardini
Project Area: 6900.0 m2
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Alphaville Store – Contain[it] / SuperLimão Studio

© Maira Acayaba

Architects: SuperLimão Studio, contain[it]
Location: Araçatuba – São Paulo, Brasil
Project Architects: Sergio Cabral, Arthur Norgren e Ana Belizario
Collaborators: Paulo Modolo, Filipe Bulhões
Construction:
Project Area: 122.0 m2
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Maira Acayaba

Architect’s House / Jirau Arquitetura

© Antônio Preggo

Architects: jirau arquitetura
Location: – Pernambuco, Brasil
Project Architect: Pablo Patriota
Co Authors: Mariana Caraciolo e Bernardo Lopes
Project Area: 314.6 m2
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Antônio Preggo

Galeria Babilônia 1500 / Rua Arquitetos

© Damien Jacob

Architects: Rua Arquitetos
Location: Avenida Babilônia, – GO, 75840-000,
Architect In Charge: Pedro Évora
Co Author: Pedro Rivera
Staff: Carina Batista, Mariana Albuquerque
Area: 230.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Damien Jacob