Praça Municipal 47 Building / Arquitetura Nacional

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Architects: Arquitetura Nacional
Location: Praça Municipal, 47 – Cristo Redentor, Porto Alegre – Grande do Sul, 91040-400, Brazil
Design Team: Eduardo L. Maurmann, Elen B. N. Maurmann, Paula Otto, Marcelo Della Giustina, Luiza Otto, Lucas Pessatto, Athena Guimarães, Janet Fernández, Ana Paula Restelli, Marco Calheiros, Marjory Bertoldo, Laís Adib, Bruna Tavares, Paula Sassi, Jefferson Scapineli, Jessica Schröder.
Area: 1532.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcelo Donadussi

Shigeru Ban Designs Temporary Pavilion for the World Cup

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In honor of the World Cup (which starts today), the Brazilian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, has invited , this year’s Pritzker Laureate, to build a temporary pavilion.

Located at the entrance of the embassy, the three foot tall, 120 m² temporary structure will be a place where people can meet after the games since, due to the time difference, the games will not be broadcast on site.

Maracanã Stadium Roof Structure / schlaich bergermann und partner

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Engineers: schlaich bergermann und partner
Location: Maracanã Stadium – Maracanã, – RJ, 20271-150
Area: 45700.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: schlaich bergermann und partner, Marcus Bredt

YPY / SuperLimão Studio

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Architects: SuperLimão Studio
Location: ,
Design Team: Lula Gouveia, Thiago Rodrigues, Sérgio Cabral, Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello
Photographs: Maira Acayaba

Terminal da Lapa / Núcleo de Arquitetura

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Architects: Núcleo de Arquitetura
Location: Rua Guaicurus – Água Branca, , Brazil
Architect In Charge: Luciano Margotto, Marcelo Ursini, Sérgio Salles
Area: 7015.0 sqm
Year: 2003
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Casa LK / Estúdio MRGB

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Architects: Estúdio MRGB
Location: , Federal District,
Architect In Charge: Igor Campos, Hermes Romão
Design Team: Ailton Cabral, Daniel Nardelli, Bruno Ribas
Area: 420 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Haruo Mikami

Arena das Dunas / Populous

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Architects: Populous
Location: Arena das Dunas – Lagoa Nova, Natal – Rio Grande do Norte, 59020-510,
Capacity : 42,000 seats
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Populous

KREOD to Construct International Trade Pavilion for Rio Olympics


Chun Qing Li, founder director of London-based KREOD, has revealed planes for a 1,200 square meter international trade pavilion for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Floating on a platform in the Barra de Tijuca lagoon, adjacent to Olympic Park, the pavilion is expected to bring together entrepreneurs and industry leaders from Brazil, the United Kingdom and China to discuss future of business and showcase their products.

João Moura Building / NITSCHE ARQUITETOS

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Location: , Brazil
Project Architects: Pedro Nitsche, Lua Nitsche
Design Team: João Nitsche; Rafael Baravelli; Suzana Barboza
Site Area: 1.411m2
Project Area: 2539.0 m2
Project Year: 2009
Photography: Nelson Kon, Courtesy of


© João Nitsche

Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Vinicius Andrade e Marcelo Morettin, Lua Nitsche
Design Team: Suzana Barbosa, Renata Cupini, Marianna Dal Canton
Photographs: João Nitsche

Pavilion / METRO


Architects: METRO
Location: , Brazil
Architect In Charge: Marina Ioshii
Design Team: Bruno Kim, Francisca Lopes, Isadora Marchi, Luís Tavares, Marcelo Macedo, Rafael de Sousa
Area: 250.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

The Works of the Late João Filgueiras Lima, Brazilian Icon

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Last week one of the greatest icons of Brazilian architecture, , also known as , passed away. Photographer Joana França has shared with us photographs depicting the architect’s extensive repertoire - from his most classic works to some lesser-known gems.

See them all, after the break…


© Nelson Kon

Location: Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo,
Area: 1,811 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Pantanal Arena / GCP Arquitetos

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Architects: GCP Arquitetos
Location: , Mato Grosso, Brasil
Project Area: 300,000 sqm
Project Year: 2014
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Rio to Host TEDGlobal 2014

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The world is experiencing exponential growth and de Janeiro, a true megalopolis of six million people, is a prime example. Thus, TEDGlobal 2014 has announced they will be “setting up shop” in Rio’s Copacabana Beach theater in the search to find “fresh thinking” in emerging geographies.

More than 40 speakers and performers have confirmed their attendance, each focusing on the “many facets of the Global South’s rise in influence and power” and relevant new stories from around the world.

Register here and continue after the break for complete list of confirmed speakers and Rio’s Mayor Eduardo Paes’ TED Talk “Four commandments of cities”…

Produtora Kana / AR Arquitetos

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Architects: AR Arquitetos
Location: Pinheiros, , Brasil
Project Architects: Marina Acayaba, Juan Pablo Rosenberg
Collaborator: Flávia Torres
Project Area: 136 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Pedro Kok

Arena do Morro / Herzog & de Meuron

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Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Location: Rua Camaragibe – Mãe Luíza, Natal – Grande do Norte,
Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Ascan Mergenthaler (Partner in Charge), Markus Widmer
Project Team: Tomislav Dushanov (Associate, Project Director), Mariana Vilela (Project Manager), Melissa Shin, Diogo Rabaça Figueiredo, Kai Strehlke (Digital Technologies), Edyta Augustynowicz (Digital Technologies), Daniel Fernández Florez
Client: Ameropa Foundation, Binningen, Switzerland, Centro Sócio Pastoral Nossa Senhora de Conceição, Natal, Brazil
Design Consultant: Herzog & de Meuron
Area: 1964.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Iwan Baan

Patio House / AR Arquitetos


Architects: AR Arquitetos
Location: Brazil
Architect In Charge: Juan Pablo Rosenberg, Marina Acayaba
Design Team: Paloma Delgado, Kiti Vieira, João Chiavoni, Marina Portolano
Area: 408.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of