Weekend House in Downtown São Paulo / SPBR

© Nelson Kon

Architects: SPBR
Location: , Brazil
Architect In Charge: Angelo Bucci
Design Team: Nilton Suenaga, Tatiana Ozzetti, Ciro Miguel, Eric Ennser, João Paulo Meirelles de Faria, Juliana Braga, Fernanda Cavallaro, Victor Próspero
Area: 183 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Brooklin House / Galeria Arquitetos

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Architects: Galeria Arquitetos
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Architect In Charge: Fernanda Costa Neiva
Area: 166 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Pedro Kok

Herzog & de Meuron Completes First Project in Brazil: Morro Arena

Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron. Exterior.

This last Wednesday, April 9th, Herzog & de Meuron opened its first project in Morro Arena - located in the city of Natal. With a capacity for 350 people, the arena features multipurpose rooms for dancing, classrooms, a terrace overlooking the sea, locker rooms and a sports court.

The project is the first finished part of a broader urban plan for the region developed by the Swiss Office in partnership with the Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora de Conceição in 2009.

Central Library of the PUC Campinas / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Piratininga Arquitetos Associados
Location: Avenida John Boyd Dunlop, Campinas, São Paulo,
Architect In Charge: José Armênio de Brito Cruz, Renata Semin
Area: 3,200 sqm
Photographs: Bebete Viegas

Guaiume House / 24.7 Arquitetura Design

© Pedro Kok

Architects: 24.7 Arquitetura Design
Location: Campinas – ,
Architects In Charge: Giuliano Pelaio, Gustavo Tenca, Inacio Cardona
Area: 305 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pedro Kok

House_63 / Sonne Müller Arquiteto + Civitas

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Architects: Sonne Müller Arquiteto, Civitas
Location: São José dos Campos, , Brasil
Project Area: 480 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Daniel Secches

Itatiba Residence / RoccoVidal P+W

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Architects: RoccoVidal P+W
Location: Sao Paulo – , Brasil
Project Architects: Luiz Fernando Rocco, Fernando Vidal, Douglas Tolaine
Collaborators: Fernanda Tegacini, Marcela Kishi, Caroline Estelles, Ana Cecilia Guimarães, Carlos Andrigo, Fred Zara, Fernanda Morais, Fernanda Borges
Project Year: 2013
Photography: Tuca Reinés

The P House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis

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Architects: Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan, Lair Reis
Location: , Brazil
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Interior: Diana Radomysler
Area: 773.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Ipes House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis

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Architects: Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + 
Location: São Paulo,
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Area: 1,343 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Arena Fonte Nova / Schulitz Architekten + Tetra Arquitetos

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Architects: Schulitz Architekten, TETRA Arquitetos
Location: Arena Fonte Nova – Ladeira da Fonte das Pedras, s/n – Nazaré, Salvador – Bahia, 40050-565,
Capacity: 50,000 seats
Year: 2013
Photographs: David Campbell, Erik Salles, Manu Dias, Courtesy of Schulitz Architekten, Ulisses Dumas Vaner Casaes

Xan House / MAPA

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Architects: MAPA
Location: Xangrilá, – Rio Grande do Sul,
Architects In Charge: Luciano Andrades, MatíasCarballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado, Alexis Arbelo, Pamela Davyt, Emiliano Etchegaray, Jaqueline Lessa, Camilla Pereira, Camila Thiesen, Diogo Valls
Area: 350 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Camper Together / Atelier Marko Brajovic

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Architects: Atelier Marko Brajovic
Location: Sao Paulo – , Brazil
Project Collaboration: Lelia Arruda Takeda
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fernando Laszlo

Oscar Freire Observatory / Triptyque

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Architects: Triptyque
Location: Rua Oscar Freire, 1128 – Jardim Paulista, – São Paulo, Brazil
Area: 1400.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

VIDEO: The Floating Metropolis That Could Support Brazil’s Offshore Oil Rigs

In Brazil, the offshore oil mining industry is expanding. Unfortunately for oil companies though, it’s expanding away from the coast, as new oil deposits are found further and further from land – so far, in fact, that they’re outside the range of the helicopters that usually transport workers to and from the rigs. That’s why Rice University students took on the challenge of designing “Drift & Drive,” a floating community where workers and their families could stay for extended periods of time, eliminating the inconvenience of the usual “two weeks on, two weeks off” cycle.

The project won the Odebrecht Award last year, and now one of the largest petrochemical companies in , Petrobras, is working on a plan to implement elements of the design.

Read on after the break for more about how the project functions

Exhibition / Brazil: Night & Day, by Photographer Andrew Prokos

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Among last year’s winners of the International Awards Competition, were some fantastic night photographs of Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia taken by architectural photographer Andrew Prokos. The awarded photos, and more photographs taken by Andrew in Brazil, will be exhibited in “Brazil: Night & Day”, at Banco do Brasil, 11 W 42nd St., New York.

Sponsored by Banco do Brasil and the Year of Brazil at Queens College, CUNY, the exhibition will include photographs from Niemeyer’s , panoramic cityscapes of Rio de Janeiro at night, landscapes from Rio’s Botanical Gardens, and Rio street scenes. It will be on display from April 3 to April 25.

Architecture Photography: Lina Bo Bardi’s ‘Sesc Pompeia’

© Fernando Pires

The designer and photographer Fernando Pires has completed a photographic series on Sesc Pompéia, one of Lina Bo Bardi‘s most significant works.

The photographer’s series explores that symmetry in Bo Bardi’s brutalist design, in which two colors, red and concrete-gray, unite harmoniously.

See more of Pires’ images, after the break…

12.20 House / Alex Nogueira

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Architects: Alex Nogueira
Location: , Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Project Team: Anderson Katsushi Watabe, Eliseu Cordeiro Nicolini Junior
Project Area: 45 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: André Barbosa

FHE Headquarters / MGS – Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira + Associados

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Architects: MGS
Location: Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Associate Architects: Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira + Associados
Project Area: 27,630 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti, Joana França