Xan House / MAPA

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Architects: MAPA
Location: Xangrilá, – Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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: , 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 Photography 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., .

Sponsored by Banco do Brasil and the Year of Brazil at Queens College, CUNY, the exhibition will include photographs from Niemeyer’s Brasilia, 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’

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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: Campo Grande, 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,
Associate Architects: Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira + Associados
Project Area: 27,630 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti, Joana França

Fazenda Boa Vista – Spa / Isay Weinfeld

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Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: – São Paulo, Brasil
Author: Isay Weinfeld
Project Manager: Monica Cappa Santoni
Collaborators: Domingos Pascali, Marcelo Alvarenga
Project Team: Adriana Aun, Juliana Scalizi, Guilherme Leme, Carolina Miranda
Area: 1739.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Container Project / H²O Arquitetura

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Architects : H²O Arquitetura
Location: Tatuapé, Brazil
Project Architects: Aleksandro Almeida, Anselmo Oliveira Jr.
Artist: Anselmo Oliveira Jr
Project Area: 46 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Guilherme Rebelo

D-Edge / Muti Randolph + Marcelo Pontes + Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos

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Architects : Muti Randolph + Marcelo Pontes
Location: Barra Funda, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Interior Architects: Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos
Interior Architecture And Stage Development: – Paula Zemel, Eduardo Chalabi
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Maíra Acayaba

1700 Nilo / Lucas Obino, Carolina Souza Pinto & Jean Grivot

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Architects: Carolina Souza Pinto, , Lucas Obino & Bianca Antunes
Location: Porto Alegre, Brasil
Project Area: 1,075 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

Santander Datacenter / Loeb Capote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

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Architects: LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Location: Campinas – São Paulo,
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Authors: Roberto Loeb, Luis Capote
Associate Architects: Damiano Leite, Chantal Longo
Collaborators: Nicola Pugliese, Francisco Cassimiro, Camila da Silva, Noemi Fernandes, Erica Urbani, Luis Nogueira, Bernardo Fridmann, Estevam Martins, Vitor Lucas, Eduardo Escabeche, Emily Shayo, Maria Carolina Simões, Camilo Badue, Juliana Lovato, Rafael Leoni, Cristina Sin, Cecília Mesquita
Área: 85000.0 m2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Estar Móveis / SuperLimão Studio

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Architects: SuperLimão Studio
Location: São Paulo,
Contractor: ANF Engenharia
Area: 250 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Maira Acayaba

Walmart Sao Paulo / Estudio Guto Requena

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Architects: Estudio Guto Requena
Location: , Brasil
Concept: Arq. Guto Requena
Development: Arq. Paulo de Camargo, Arq. Lucas Ciciliato
Area: 6400 sqm
Year: 2013
: Fran Parente

Museum and Archive’s Café (café-plaza) / MACh Arquitetos

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Architects: MACh Arquitetos
Location: , Minas Gerais, Brasil
Project Architects: Fernando Maculan, Mariza Machado Coelho
Collaborators: Fernanda Amaral de Souza, Lawrence Solla
Year: 2010
Photographs: Gabriel Castro

CREA-PB Headquarters / MAPA

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Architects: MAPA
Location: – Paraíba, Brazil
Architect In Charge: MAAM + Studioparalelo
Autors: Luciano Andrades, Matías Carballal, Rochelle Castro, Andrés Gobba, Mauricio López, Silvio Machado, Álvaro Méndes
Project Team: Sebastian Caram, Gerard Rouillier, Pablo Courreges, Emiliano Etchegaray, Belén García, Gabriel Giambastiani, Jaqueline Lessa, Alexis Arbelo, Pamela Davyt, Aldo Lanzi, Sebastián Martínez, Nicolás Rudolph, Ken Sei Fong.
Area: 780.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Remembering Neimeyer: The Works of a Master

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Many architects enter the profession with hopes of creating something that outlives them, something that is bigger than themselves, that can advocate for a better world. Oscar Niemeyer was such an architect, one who fought for designs that would serve everyone. The master of Brazilian architecture passed away one year ago after complications from a previous kidney condition. In honor of what would have been his birthday today, we’ve rounded up a few of his masterpieces, from his elegant and curvy Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, his collaboration on the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the traditional spectacle space of his Sambadrome, the spiraling Niemeyer Center in Aviles, and the powerful parabolic expression in his Cathedral of Brasilia. Enjoy!