Linhares Dias House / DOMO Arquitetos

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Architects: DOMO Arquitetos
Location: Paranoá, Brasília – Federal District, Brazil
Architect In Charge: Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
Colaboration: Daniella Rauber, Tatiana Lopes and Guilherme Mahana
Area: 411.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Joana França

Rio de Inverso: CityVision Competition Entry / Buro AD + Spectacle

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Designed by Buro AD and SPECTACLE for this year’s CityVision Competition, their Rio de Inverso proposal critically addresses the historically cyclical attempts by urban planners to impose order post ex-facto on ’s informally created, complex and spatially rich urban fabric. With the theme of the competition ‘sick and wonder (wonder and disgust),’  the architects demonstrate how the city was the arena for a continuous struggle. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Lee House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Eduardo Glycerio

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Architects: Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Eduardo Glycerio
Location: Porto Feliz, , Brazil
Collaborators: Carolina Castroviejo, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano
Project Team: Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski
Area: 900 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

Leitão 653 / Triptyque

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Architects In Charge: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
Localização: Rua Francisco Leitão, 653 – Pinheiros, , 05414-025, Brazil
Collaborators: Damien Murat, Bruno Simões, Aline D´Avola, Pedro de Mattos Ferraz
Coordenador Geral Triptyque: Luiz Trindade
Project Area: 1280.0 sqm
Ano Do Projeto: 2012
Fotografias: Leonardo Finotti

AD Classics: Niterói Contemporary Art Museum / Oscar Niemeyer

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The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, also know as the MAC, was designed by the famed Brazilian architect and completed in 1996. This iconic saucer-shaped structure, situated on a cliffside above Guanabara bay in the city of Niterói, brilliantly frames the panoramic views of the city of Rio De Janeiro and encapsulates the simple, yet brilliant signature aesthetic of Niemeyer.

MM House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Maria Cristina Motta

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Architects: Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Maria Cristina Motta
Location: Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil
Collaborators: Carolina Castroviejo, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano
Project Team: Carolina Castroviejo, , Lair Reis Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo,
Area: 715 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

Cube House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski

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Architects: Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + 
Location: , Brazil
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Collaborators: Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas
Project Team: Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo
Area: 540 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra

Jardim Edite Social Housing / MMBB Arquitetos + H+F Arquitetos

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Architects: MMBB Arquitetos, H+F Arquitetos
Location: Avenida Engenheiro Luís Carlos Berrini – Itaim Bibi, São Paulo, Brazil
Mmbb Arquitetos Team: Marta Moreira, Milton Braga e Fernando de Mello Franco
Team: Eduardo Ferroni e Pablo Hereñú
Mmbb Collaborators: Eduardo Martini, Marina Sabino, Giovanni Meirelles, Cecilia Góes, Gleuson Pinheiro Silva, Adriano Bergemann, André Rodrigues Costa, Maria João Figueiredo, Martin Benavidez, Naná Rocha, Tiago Girao, Guilherme Pianca, Giselle Mendonça, Eduardo Pompeo, Rafael Monteiro e Lucas Vieira
H+F Collaborators: Tammy Almeida, Joel Bages, Natália Tanaka, Diogo Pereira, Gabriel Rocchetti, Danilo Hideki, Thiago Benucci, Mariana Puglisi, Luca Mirandola, Thiago Moretti, Luisa Fecchio, Bruno Nicoliello, Renan Kadomoto e Carolina Domshcke
Project Area: 25714.0 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Nelson Kon

2013 Rio de Janeiro Cityvision Competition Winners Announced

1st prize – Donghua Chen

CityVision just announced the winners of the Rio de Janeiro Competition, their fifth international ideas competition which was launched earlier this year with the purpose of providing a vision on Rio de Janeiro’s future. Upon receiving 68 proposals from all five continents, this year’s jury selected a winner and 9 honorable mentions. The first place was awarded to Donghua Chen from China, for his project ”Ceu de Janeiro” which doesn’t focus on monopoly or unity, but an interchanging environment or integration. More images and information on the winning proposals after the break.

Minor Charges Court Building Proposal / ABA

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Designed by ABA (About: Blank Architecture), their proposal for the Minor Charges Court Building focuses on creating a building that is a tool to increase productivity in several levels and at the same time does not represent a burden on the budget of the Department of Justice. As part of a package of public investments in the Department of Justice in the state of Mato Grosso, , was challenged to create a building based on an innovative brief to be replicated nationwide, gathering in the same building all minor charges courts. More images and architects’ description after the break.

AP 1211 / Alan Chu

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Architects: Alan Chu
Location: , Brazil
Design Team: Anita Meduna
Area: 25 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Djan Chu

BT House / Studio Guilherme Torres

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Architects: Studio Guilherme Torres
Location: Sao Paulo,
Landscape: Alex Hanazaki
Year: 2012
Photographs: Denilson Machado

Copaiba Residence / Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira

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Architects: Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira
Location: Brasília,
Architect In Charge: Fabiano Sobreira
Area: 330 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Joana França

Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura To Create Temporary Pavilion in Sao Paolo

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Thanks to and Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portugal’s two Pritzker Laureates,  will soon have its own temporary summer pavilion – a la the Serpentine Gallery – in the city’s most important green space: Ibirapuera Park.

Mineirão Stadium / BCMF Arquitetos

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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, Leonardo Finotti, 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. São Paulo 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 we interviewed , founder and chairman of the New Cities Foundation. 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: , 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