Fidalga Building / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
Location: Vila Madalena, São Paulo,
Design Team: Florian Schmidt-Hidding, Marcelo Maia Rosa, Renata Andrulis
Area: 3,775 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Nelson Kon

The World Cup Stadiums of Brazil, In Awesome Illustrations

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In celebration of the Brazil World Cup, architect and illustrator André Chiote has created a series of illustrations featuring the tournament’s most iconic stadiums. Comparing the social importance of these to cathedrals, Chiote believes that “the new architectural objects are landmarks in the cities that will perpetuate in the future as a cultural and social legacy,” and there are few better ways to envision this legacy than to treat the structures with his abstracted, colorful aesthetic – in Brazilian green and yellow, of course. Check out the full illustration set after the break.

A.B House / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Andrade Morettin Arquitetos Associados
Location: São Paulo,
Design Team: Marcio Tanaka, José Paulo Gouvêa, Marcelo Maia Rosa, Marina Mermelstein, Merten Nefs, Renata Andrulis, Thiago Natal Duarte
Area: 1,364 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Pepiguari House / Brasil Arquitetura

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Architects: Brasil Arquitetura
Location: São Paulo,
Architect In Charge: Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz
Design Team: Anne Dieterich, Anselmo Turazzi, Beatriz Marques, Cícero Ferraz Cruz, Fabiana Fernandes, Felipe Zene, Gabriel Grinspum, Gabriel Mendonça, Luciana Dornellas, Pedro Del Guerra, Victor Gurgel
Area: 295 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Casa Redux: A Love Story

One of the 100 architects and offices taking part in the “Time Space Existence” exhibition, running parallel to the Venice Biennale, Studio MK27‘s Marcio Kogan has contributed to the exhibition with five videos that, often comedically and/or dramatically, portray the daily lives of the residents of his works.

Produced by Pedro Kok and Gabriel Kogan, the above video, titled That was not my dream, shows Casa Redux, a house located in Itatiba, .

The narrator tells the story of the house and how his ex-wife fell in love with its sober, cool and modern lines (as she simultaneously fell out of love with him). As the video lovingly captures each detail and material of the home, the narrator, critical of the house and of modern architecture in general, asks: ”Who would want that kind of house – cold, dull, lifeless?”

Answer? Us. If you agree, make sure to check out more of Studio MK27‘s fantastic homes here.

Praça Municipal 47 Building / Arquitetura Nacional

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Architects: Arquitetura Nacional
Location: Praça Municipal, 47 – Cristo Redentor, – Rio Grande do Sul, 91040-400,
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 Shigeru Ban, 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, de Janeiro – 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: São Paulo,
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: Brasilia, 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, – 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

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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 , 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

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Architects: METRO
Location: São Paulo,
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…


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