AD Round Up: Architecture in Brazil II

Adriana Varejão Gallery / . Image © Eduardo Eckenfels

World Cup coverage has brought Brazil to the forefront of the public’s attention. While the country’s hasty construction of 12 massive stadiums has received criticism, this article from Christopher Hawthorne at the LA Times reveals that Brazil is, now more than ever, a hotbed of architectural progress. In light of this, we’ve compiled some of our favorite works from this year’s World Cup host country, including: Tacoa ArquitetosAdriana Varejão Gallery, JPGN House by Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira, a welcome center by Rocco, Vidal + arquitetos, and Um House by Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados.  Also included is the 360° Building by Isay Weinfeld, Galeria House by MACh Arquitetos, Ipes House by Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis, a night club by Muti Randolph + Marcelo Pontes + Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos, and NITSCHE ARQUITETOSBernard Luis housing condominium.  Enjoy!

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

Exhibition: Isay Weinfeld at Espasso

Isay Weinfeld, the multi-award winning Brazilian architect and designer, will be opening his first ever US exhibit at Espasso in conjunction with the launch of a new monograph that takes a closer look at his recent projects.

Isay is behind some of Brazil’s most visionary buildings and this year marks his 40th year practicing architecture. Over the last few years he has designed the award-winning 360° Building, the Fasano Porto Feliz, winner of Interior Design’s award for best resort hotel, numerous retail spaces along the Rua Oscar Freire and stunning residential projects that showcase contemporary art. The A to Z exhibit is being premiered in the US at Espasso and also serves as the launch for the monograph titled .

Title: Exhibition: Isay Weinfeld at Espasso
Organizers: Espasso
From: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 
Venue: Espasso
Address: 38 North Moore Street, , NY 10013, USA

360° Building / Isay Weinfeld

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Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Project Manager: Elena Scarabotolo
Design Team: Gabriel Bicudo, Manoel Maia
Collaborators: Domingos Pascali, Marcelo Alvarenga
Area: 2,797 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: FG+SG

Gero Restaurant / Isay Weinfeld

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Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: , Brazil
Project Manager: Elena Scarabotolo
Collaborators: Domingos Pascali, Marcelo Alvarenga
Team: Fausto Natsui, Tomás Gioia Brunoro
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Square Nine Hotel / Isay Weinfeld

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Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Design Team: Adriana Aun, Adriana Zampieri, Ilza Fujimura
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Matthieu Salvaing

Terra Nova House / Isay Weinfeld

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Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: São Paulo,
Design Team: Juliana Scalizi, Flávia Oide, Leandro Garcia, Gustavo Benthien
Project Manager: Monica Cappa
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Livraria da Vila / Isay Weinfeld

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Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: São Paulo,
Design Team: Cristiano Kato, Flávia Oide, Daniela Kurc
Project Manager: Monica Cappa
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Fasano Las Piedras Hotel / Isay Weinfeld

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Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay
Collaborator: Domingos Pascali
Project Manager: Monica Cappa
Team: Marcelo Alvarenga, Adrianaun, Bruno Levy, Manoel Maia, Alexandre Nobre, Juliana Scalizi
Built Area: 43,000 sq ft
Building Completion: December 2008 (Phase 1), January 2011 (Phase 2)
Photographs: FG+SG, Sergio Guerra

W305 Building / Isay Weinfeld

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Architect: Isay Weinfeld
Location: Vila Madalena, São Paulo, Brazil
Collaborator Architect: Domingos Pascali
Coordinator: Elena Scarabotolo
Team: Marcelo Alvarenga, Gabriel Bicudo, Felipe Hess, Marina Capocchi, Adriana Marcus
Building Completion: January 2011
Built Area: 5,838.96 sqm
Contractor: DP Unique
Structural Engineering: Steng Estrutural Engenhharia
Electrical and Pumbling Engineering: KML Engenharia E Projectos LTDA
Developer: Idea Zarvos
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Piracicaba House / Isay Weinfeld

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Architect: Isay Weinfeld
Location: Piracicaba,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Isay Weinfeld

Sumaré House / Isay Weinfeld

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Isay Weinfeld Arquitecto designed the , in São Paulo, for a graphic designer who desired a “spacious house, where she could work, exercise, entertain friends and, of course, live in.”

More images and more about the house after the break.

Marrom House / Isay Weinfeld

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Architect: Isay Weinfeld
Location: ,
Built area: 635sqm
Year: 2004
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Havaianas Store / Isay Weinfeld

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© Nelson Kon

Architect: Isay Weinfeld
Location: Sao Paulo,
Area: 300sqm
Year: 2009
Photos: Nelson Kon

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Livraria da Vila / Isay Weinfeld

Frontal view © Leonardo Finotti
Frontal view ©

Brazilian architecture has produced interesting works in the business/retail area, often limited to just interior design. Recent works by Marcio Kogan, Marcelo Alvarango  or Tao Arquitetura are good examples of a tradition that, in my personal opinion, has a peak at Mendes da Rocha’s Forma store in Sao Paulo. If you ever go to Sao Paulo to visit local architecture, don´t be afraid of your girlfriend/wife taking you to shopping, there´s lots to see there.

Leonardo Finotti shared with us an interesting project by local architect Isay Weinfeld that is up to this brazilian standard, the Libraria da Vila bookstore in Sao Paulo. An hermetic volume with a pivoting book facade contains an interesting space filled with books distributed over 3 levels as you can see on the photos: