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

© Marcelo Donadussi

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

Santander Datacenter / Loeb Capote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Location: – São Paulo,
Interiors: LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo
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

© Maira Acayaba

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

Walmart Sao Paulo / Estudio Guto Requena

© Fran Parente

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

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

© Gabriel Castro

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

CREA-PB Headquarters / MAPA

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: MAPA
Location: – Paraíba,
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

© Flickr User el_floz

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!

Rio Bonito House / Carla Juaçaba

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Carla Juaçaba
Location: Serra do Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro,
Construction: Max Engenharia
Area: 70 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon

PV House / Sérgio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: Sérgio Sampaio Arquitetura + Planejamento
Location: Itu – , Brasil
Architect In Charge: Sérgio Sampaio
Area: 890.0 m2
Year: 2011
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Minas Art Gallery / MACh Arquitetos

© Gabriel Castro

Architects: MACh Arquitetos
Location: , Minas Gerais, Brasil
Area: 410.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Gabriel Castro

Bosque da Ribeira / Anastasia Arquitetos

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Architects: Anastasia Arquitetos
Location: – Minas Gerais, Brazil
Area: 650.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Anastasia Arquitetos

Cidade Das Artes / Christian de Portzamparc

© Nelson Kon

Architects: Christian de Portzamparc
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Area: 46000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nelson Kon, Courtesy of

A Year Without Oscar

Niemeyer observa maquete da escola projetada em (MG). Image Courtesy of ON

It’s been exactly one year since the world first mourned the passing of a great master of 20th century architecture: .

After 104 years of life, the renowned architect left a profound legacy. His works  - known for their impressive curves, embrace of  light, and profound relationship to their surroundings – made him an icon. Not just in Brazil, but the world.

Happy Birthday Lina Bo Bardi!

© Ioana Marinescu, Instituto Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi

“Architecture is created, ‘invented anew,’ by each man who attempts her, who roams her space, climbs a stair, rests on a balustrade, lifts his head to look, open, close a door, who sits down or gets up and makes intimate contact with – and at the same time create ‘forms’ in – the space [...] This intimate, fiery, contact, that which was perceived by man at the beginning, is today forgotten. Routine and communal places made man forget the natural beauty of “moving in space,” of his conscious movement, of those little gestures…” —

We’re celebrating the life and work of renowned Italian-Brazilian architect, Lina Bo Bardi, who would have turned 99 today.

Discover more about this icon and proponent of humanist modern architecture, after the break…

RedBull Station Sao Paulo / Triptyque

© Pedro Kok

Architects: Triptyque
Location: São Paulo,
Partners: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Olivier Rafaëlli e Guillaume Sibaud
Team: Pedro de Mattos Ferraz, Collaborators: Thiago Bicas, Ricardo Innecco, Luísa Vicentini, Sofia Saleme, Priscila Fialho, Murillo Fantinati, Natallia Shiroma, Nely Silveira 
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pedro Kok, Courtesy of

M&M Residence / Bonina Arquitetura

© Tony Chen

Architects: Bonina Arquitetura
Location: , Brazil
Project Team: Mauricio Takahashi (Author), Denise Hino, Rosa Fumie Satomi, Ana Paula Nemoto
Project Area: 318 sqm
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Tony Chen

House in the Hills / Architectare

© Leonardo Finotti

Architects: Architectare
Location: , Brasil
Project Architects: Flavia Quintanilha e Rodrigo Fernandes
Area: 704 sqm
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Arena Pernambuco / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

© Lanik do Brasil

Architects: Fernandes Arquitetos Associados
Location: Arena Pernambuco – BR 408, – Pernambuco, Brasil
Architect In Charge: Daniel Hopf Fernandes
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lanik do Brasil