World Photo Day: Fran Parente by Fernando Forte of FGMF

Casa 4 x 30 / CR2 Arquitectos + FGMF Arquitectos. Image ©

In honor of World Photo Day (August 19th) ArchDaily wanted to thank the photographers who bring to life the projects that we publish every day. So we asked architects to weigh in on the work of some of our most-appreciated architecture photographers. Here, Fernando Forte of FGMF writes on behalf of Fran Parente

WORLD PHOTO DAY: The 13 Architecture Photographers to Follow Now

© Leonardo Finotti

In honor of World Photo Day, we’ve rounded up the 13 architectural photographers who have been impressing us most in 2013. From industry heavyweights, like Iwan Baan and , to relative new comers, such as and Fran Parente, these photographers have traveled the world, getting the architectural shots we only dream of. See all 13, after the break…

Santa Clara Ad Agency / Sub Estudio


Architect: Sub Estudio
Location: Vila Madalena, São Paulo, Brazil
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Fran Parente

Casa 4×30 / CR2 architecture + FGMF Architects



Architects: CR2 architecture + FGMF Architects
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Project Year: 2011
Authors: Lourenço Gimenes e Clara Reynaldo
Collaborators: Fernando Forte, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz, Ana Luíza Galvão, Bruno Araújo, Marcela Aleotti and Marília Caetano (architects), Mirela Caetano, Rafaela Arantes and Wilson
Structural Project: OPPEA engenharia
Landscaping Project: Stúdio Ilex
Photographs: Fran Parente

House in Pirque / 332 Arquitectos

© Fran Parente

Architects: 332 Arquitectos
Location: , Santiago, Chile
Project team: Paola Adrovez, Daniel Díaz and Rafael Bas
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 69.70 sqm
Photographs: Fran Parente

Architectural Photographers: Fran Parente

Vitra Haus - Herzog & de Meuron

Continuing with our series, we now present Fran Parente: Brazilian architect working as an Architectural and Interior Design Photographer, based in Sao Paulo but with works from all over the world and several already published in ArchDaily.

1. When and how did you start photographing architecture?

I was working as an intern at Triptyque Architecture and at the end of my architecture course. I always photographed buildings and places during my trips with family and friends but never thought this could end up being my work. During my internship I had the chance to photograph the Colombia building that had just been completed. I say that this was the happening that opened my eyes to architectural photography. In a few months I finished my internship and could dedicate my free time to architectural photography.

Na Mata Café / Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos

© Fran Parente

Architects: Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos
Location: São Paulo,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 900,00 sqm
Photographs: Fran Parente

What turns a residential space into a home? / Estudio Guto Requena


What turns a residential space into a home? Its decoration? Its objects? The people sharing that space? All the memories stored in it? Estudio Guto Requena asks the participants to answer this question until July 17th by twitter @umacasaumlar and help them to construct their interactive wallpaper at Hyundai Mostra Black Exhibition in . The interactive ambient “What turns a house into a home?” seeks to instigate the visitors to thinking about the significances and subjectivities associated with our houses.

The Baró Gallery / Sub Estudio


Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Fran Parente

Alphaville Piracicaba / Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos


Architects: Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos ( Arquitetos)
Location: Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil
Authors: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes and Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
Collaborators: Marília Caetano, Ana Paula Barbosa, Dante Furlan, Mônica Harumi, Bruno Milan, Flávio Faggion
Structural Engineering: Delta Mais Engenharia
Hydraulics and Electrics: Esotécnica Engenharia
Lighting: Marcos Castilha
Landscaping: MHC Paisagismo
Construction: Alphaville S.A.
Wood Elements: Marcenaria Rutra
Local area: 15,820 sqm
Constructed area: 930 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Fran Parente

BPGM Law Office / FGMF Arquitetos


Architects: FGMF Arquitetos – Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes and Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Project team: Renata Davi, Marília Caetano, Ana Beatriz Lima, Bruno Araújo, Marina Almeida
Construction: + Lar Construtora
Structure engineer: Oppea
Lightning design: FGMF + Lumini
Project area: 600 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Fran Parente

Fidalga 727 / Triptyque

© Fran Parente

Architects: Triptyque – Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
Location: Sao Paulo,
Project Chief Architect: Bruno Simões
Client: Idea Zarvos / Movimento Um
Contractor: CPA Engenharia & Construções
Structure: Esteng Estrutural Engenharia
Hydraulics and electrics: Gera serviços de engenharia
Windows: Arqmate Consultoria de Esquadrias
Lightning: Companhia de Iluminação
Locksmithing: Irmãos Farias
Project area: 2,778 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Fran Parente

In Progress: Soumaya Museum / LAR + Fernando Romero


Back on September we featured the Soumaya Museum designed by LAR + Fernando Romero. The museum will house a diverse collection of international painting, sculpture, and object art from the 14th century to the present, including the world’s second largest collection of Rodin sculptures.

Brazilian photographer Fran Parente shared with us some great photos taken in . See them all after the break.

Escola Nave / Atelier OFICINA de Arquitectos

© Fran Parente

Architects: Atelier OFICINA de Arquitectos
Location: ,
Architect in Charge: Marco Milazzo
Client: Oi Futuro
Project area: 8,600 sqm
Photographs: Fran Parente

Copan Apartment / Felipe Hess & Renata Pedrosa

© Fran Parente

Architects: & Renata Pedrosa
Location: São Paulo,
General Contractor: Pórtico Engenharia
Concrete furniture: Onofre
Project area: 140 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Fran Parente

Natura House / Epigram + Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos

© Fran Parente

Architects: Epigram + Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos
Location: Santo André, SP,
Directors in Charge: Marcelo Bicudo, Daniel Lifschitz, Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
Collaborators: Tatiana Machado, Ana Paula Barbosa (coordination); Naya Adam, Juliana Nohara, Paola Bianchi (architects); Flavio Faggion, Alexandre Martins (trainee)
Construction: BR Construções
Project Area: 350 sqm
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Fran Parente

Loducca Agency / Triptyque

Architects: Triptyque - Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
Location: , Brazil
Project chief: Tiago Guimarães
Project year: 2005- 2006
Construction year: 2007
Site area: 1,059 sqm
Constructed area: 1,000 sqm
Landscape: Peter Webb
Contractor: Bassani Arquitetos Construtores
Structure: Osmar Baptista Antunes
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti, Fran Parente

Volume B store / Marcio Kogan

Architect: Marcio Kogan
Location: Sao Paulo,
Design Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007
Co-author: Bruno Gomes, Bruno Guedes
Collaborators: Diana Radomysler, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski, Lair Reis, Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Glycerio, Maria Cristina Motta, Gabriel Kogan, Mariana Simas
Site Area: 504 sqm
Constructed Area: 250 sqm
Contractor: Pentágono Engenharia
Photographs: Fran Parente, Nelson Kon