Pavilion / METRO


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

Vila Aspicuelta / Tacoa Arquitetos


Architects: Tacoa Arquitetos
Location: , Brazil
Architect In Charge: Rodrigo Cerviño, Fernando Falcon
Area: 915.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Oscar Freire Observatory / Triptyque


Architects: Triptyque
Location: Rua Oscar Freire, 1128 – Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo – , Brazil
Area: 1400.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

AV Houses / Corsi Hirano Arquitetos


Architects: Daniel Corsi + Dani Hirano
Location: – São Paulo, Brasil
Collaborators: Henrique Te Winkel, Elis Cristina Morales, Marina Nunes, André Ko, Anna Juni, Caroline Jun
Area: 612.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photography: Leonardo Finotti

CT House / Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura

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Architects: Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura
Location: Bragança Paulista – , Brasil
Architects In Charge: Paulo Jacobsen e Bernardo Jacobsen
Coordination: Jaime Cunha Jr
Team: Edgar Murata, Ricardo Luna, Valesca Daólio, Débora Silveira Stefanelli
Interior Design:
Interior Author: Eza Viegas
Project Area: 1655 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

New Leme Gallery / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Metro Arquitetos


Architects: Metro Arquitetos, Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Authors: Paulo Medes da Rocha, Martin Corullon e Gustavo Cedroni, Anna Ferrari
Area: 592.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Boaçava House / Una Arquitetos

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Architects: Una Arquitetos
Location: sao Paulo,
Design Team: Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando Viégas
Year: 2011
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Kastanienbaum Twin Houses / Lussi + Halter

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Architects: Lussi + Halter -Remo Halter,Thomas Lussi
Location: Kastanienbaum, , Switzerland
Collaborators: Corina Kriener, Aldo Casanova
Built Area: 618 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

EG House / Marcelo Alvarenga

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Architects: Play – Marcelo Alvarenga
Location: Nova Lima,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 823.00 sqm
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Braga Municipal Stadium / Eduardo Souto de Moura


The Braga Municipal Stadium located in Portugal was designed by 2011 Pritzker Prize winner .  The ceremony for the Pritzker Prize (which we attended) was held just a few short weeks ago in New York City.  Delivering a speech for the award winner, President Barack Obama spoke of Souto de Moura’s use of materials and attention to detail, specifically siting the Braga Municipal Stadium as “perhaps Eduardo’s most famous work” where he “took great care to position the stadium in such a way that anyone who couldn’t afford a ticket could watch the match from the surrounding hillside.”

Architects: Eduardo Souto de Moura
Location: Braga, Portugal
Project Year: 2003
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

FP House / João Diniz Arquitetura


Architects: João Diniz Arquitetura Ltda
Location: Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Construction: Construtora Geraes / José Maurício Menezes
Structural engeneers for structure: Marcello Cláudio and Sigefredo Fiuza
Installation projects: Senog Ltda
Lightining design: Abajur de Arte / Adriana Vasconcelos
Landscape design: Mercado Verde / Firmino Fiuza
Playground design: Suzana Cadaval
Tile artistic pannel: Fernando Pacheco
Project area: 1,243 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Petit Cabanon Cafe / Ternullomelo Arquitectos


Portuguese photographer Leonardo Finotti sent us this nice photographs of a new interior project for a Cafe in Lisbon by young Portuguese-Italian architects Ternullomelo Arquitectos. Check all the photographs after the break.

Altstadt Garage Building / Lussi + Halter


Parking facilities are quite a challenge for architects, as we have seen on previous projects by X Architekten, N+B Architectes and Guilherme Machado.

Architecture photographer Leonardo Finotti shared with us the Altstadt Garage Building by Swiss architects Lussi + Halter, a “quiet” project that reveals itself to the city during the night.

More photos after the break.

Dreilinden School Propsteimatte / Lussi + Halter


Architecture photographer Leonardo Finotti shared with us the Dreilinden School Propsteimatte in , a project by Swiss architects Lussi + Halter.

The 27,000sqm building completed in 2005 has heavy walls that resemble the facades of the local building. A monolithic look from the outside,  yet the interior use of oak wood results on warm spaces suitable for learning environments.

More photos and drawings after the break:

Custoias Football Club / Guilherme Machado Vaz

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Architects: Guilherme Machado Vaz
Location: Custóias, Matosinhos,
Client: Câmara Municipal Matosinhos
Engineering: A400, Projectistas e Consultores de Engenharia
Graphic Design: Ezzo design
Budget: 1,500,000 euros
Project Year: 2006-2007
Construction Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Caja House / Estudio Aire


Architects: Estudio Aire / Juan German Guardati, Roman Renzi, Virginia Kahanoff
Location: Funes, Santa Fé,
Collaborators: Gustavo Sattler, Matias Agostino, Maximiliano Rossini, Damian Plouganou
Project Area: 235 sqm
Project Year: 2004-2007
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Manhufe Parking Lot / Guilherme Machado Vaz

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Architect: Guilherme Machado Vaz
Location: Matosinhos,
Client: Câmara Municipal Matosinhos
Engineering: Carla Martins
Project Year: 2007
Construction Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

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Franz Fueg - St. Pius Church, Meggen CH (1966) © Leonardo Finotti
Franz Fueg - St. Pius Church, Meggen CH (1966) ©

Leonardo Finotti is a brazilian architect and photographer. He has documented several works from Brazil, Portugal and Latin America that we have featured here at ArchDaily.

Leonardo Finotti also maintains a blog with a new photo every day, and keeps an interesting photo archive with over 200 works by Brazilian modern master Oscar Niemeyer. Other sections include projects from Switzerland, Alvaro Siza, Mendes da Rocha… and many more.

1. When and how did you start photographing architecture?

I started studying architecture and photography at the same time. When I finished my studies I decided to go to Europe by being accepted by Fabrica for a trial experience in Treviso/ Italy, that didn’t work out, then I went to Portugal where I had the chance of meeting João Nunes and Carlos Ribas from Proap which was representing Portugal at the Venice Bienale of Architecture back there. They gave me the opportunity on shooting Tejo´s park and enjoying the result they asked me to shoot their entire work. From this day on I am full time architectural photographer.