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Rio 2016 Olympics: The Dancing Pavilion / Estúdio Guto Requena

13:00 - 22 August, 2016
Rio 2016 Olympics: The Dancing Pavilion / Estúdio Guto Requena, © Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão
© Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão

© Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão © Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão © Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão © Fernanda Ligabue + Rafael Frazão +15

Coca-Cola Pavilion / Atelier Marko Brajovic

13:00 - 15 August, 2016
Coca-Cola Pavilion / Atelier Marko Brajovic , © Fernando Martins
© Fernando Martins

© Fernando Martins © Fernando Martins © Fernando Martins © Fernando Martins +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Rodrigues Alves, 10 - Saúde, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil
  • Area

    3500.0 m2
  • Year of project

    2016
  • Photographies

    Fernando Martins

"Rio: Beyond the Map" Uses 360 Degree Videos to Tell a Different Reality of the Favelas in Rio

08:00 - 13 August, 2016
"Rio: Beyond the Map" Uses 360 Degree Videos to Tell a Different Reality of the Favelas in Rio, via Rio: Beyond the Map
via Rio: Beyond the Map

Google recently launched a new platform "Rio: Beyond the Map," showing Rio's favelas using 360º videos. The tool also includes panoramas more than three thousand images and historical exhibitions of Rio de Janeiro. The project integrates Google Arts & Culture, which brings art collections from around the world.

Henning Larsen's Danish Pavilion Opens at Rio 2016

16:00 - 8 August, 2016
Henning Larsen's Danish Pavilion Opens at Rio 2016, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

The Henning Larsen Architects-designed Danish Pavilion has opened to the public on Ipanema Beach to celebrate Denmark's participation in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The pavilion is the only national pavilion at the games, and contains displays featuring Danish companies and products. The design takes inspiration from the nation's seafaring and yachting traditions, while programmable LED lights allow the pavilion to resemble a number of different flags from bird's eye view. 

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +16

Rio 2016 Olympic Handball Arena / Lopes Santos e Ferreira Gomes Arquitetos + OA | Oficina de Arquitetos

13:00 - 7 August, 2016
Rio 2016 Olympic Handball Arena / Lopes Santos e Ferreira Gomes Arquitetos + OA | Oficina de Arquitetos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Authors

    Ana Paula Polizzo, Gustavo Martins, Geraldo de Oliveira Lopes, Gilson Ramos dos Santos e José Raymundo Ferreira Gomes
  • Collaborators

    Felipe Monnerat, Vitor Garcez, Juliana Sicuro, Igor Pio, Janaina Nagot, Jean Boechat, Cristiano Vieira,Honório Magalhães e Jorge De Miguel Maza
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Olympic Field Hockey Center / Vigliecca & Associados

11:00 - 5 August, 2016
© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti Courtesy of  Divulgação Ministério do Esporte © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +27

All The Architecture To See in Rio de Janeiro During the 2016 Olympics

09:30 - 5 August, 2016
All The Architecture To See in Rio de Janeiro During the 2016 Olympics, Image created using original image © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/over_kind_man/3184875811/'>Flickr user over_kind_man</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/'>CC BY 2.0</a>
Image created using original image © Flickr user over_kind_man licensed under CC BY 2.0

Rio de Janeiro is a city of sights and sounds. As diverse as its people is the collection of impressive architecture found in Brazil’s second most populous city—from Eurocentric historical architecture to 20th century regionalist modern marvels, not to mention the city’s growing crop of contemporary cultural venues. The combination of mountainous terrain, lush rainforest, and the ocean inspires many to create lively and unique architecture.

In preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics, the city has enlisted a crop of internationally renowned architects including Santiago Calatrava, whose work joins Rio's existing masterpieces from architects such as Oscar Niemeyer. But apart from its "Capital A" Architecture, the city of Rio is home to thousands of residents living in the now-famous favelas—interesting subjects of inquiry for those interested in the concept of spontaneous urban growth. There’s a building for just about every architecture fan visiting Rio this year or anytime in the future.

Santa Marta. ImageImage © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/armandolobos/5920954662/'>Flickr user alobos Life</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/'>CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a> Cidade das Artes. Image © Nelson Kon Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian. ImageImage © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/vincentraal/9136698555/in/photolist-eVo64M-eVo3gR-eVnYar'>Flickr user vincentraal</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-SA 2.0</a> Museum of Tomorrow. Image © Bernard Lessa Rio Municipal Theater. ImageImage © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/gameoflight/13084341645/in/photolist-kWfhuy-kWdM16-kWdEVk-kWfo5b'>Flickr user gameoflight</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a> Niterói Contemporary Art Museum. ImageImage © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/gameoflight/13034234305'>Flickr user gameoflight</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/'>CC BY-NC-SA 2.0</a> Maracanã Stadium. Image © Schlaich Bergermann und partner Parque Lage. ImageImage © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/93906643@N08/8552874061/in/dateposted/'>Flickr user Jonas Santin</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/>CC BY-NC 2.0</a> Museu de Arte Moderna. ImageImage © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MAM_-_Museu_de_Arte_Moderna_do_Rio_de_Janeiro_02.jpg'>Wikimedia user Halley Pacheco de Oliveira</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> +20

JR Creates Multiple Art Installations Throughout Rio de Janeiro

08:00 - 5 August, 2016
JR Creates Multiple Art Installations Throughout Rio de Janeiro, Image © JR, via JR's Facebook
Image © JR, via JR's Facebook

JR is an anonymous artist who owns the biggest art gallery in the world. His exhibits are available on the streets, free of charge catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. His work is thought provoking and mixes art and act.

JR is known worldwide for projects such as Portrait of a Generation (2006), Women Are Heroes (2008), and Face 2 Face (2007). The latter is a piece which through portraits of people made with a wide angle lens, printed in large scale and pasted on city walls was able to generate a reaction from the public.

Image © JR, via JR's Facebook Image © JR, via JR's Facebook Image © JR, via JR's Facebook Image © JR, via JR's Facebook +13

Deodoro Olympic Park Rio 2016 / Vigliecca & Associados

17:00 - 4 August, 2016
Deodoro Olympic Park Rio 2016 / Vigliecca & Associados, Courtesy of Divulgação Ministério do Esporte
Courtesy of Divulgação Ministério do Esporte

Courtesy of Divulgação Ministério do Esporte Courtesy of Divulgação Ministério do Esporte Courtesy of Divulgação Ministério do Esporte Courtesy of Divulgação Ministério do Esporte +8

Timelapse in 10K Shows Details of Daily Life in Rio de Janeiro

12:02 - 4 August, 2016

Photographer and filmmaker Joe Capra, known for Scientifantastic, filmed and produced the video '10328x7760 - The 10K  Demo', which is exactly what the title implies, a timelapse video resolution in 10K of the city of Rio de Janeiro. For those who are not familiar with the technical specifications, this resolution is about 10 times higher than the traditional Full HD (1920 x 1080px), which is the maximum resolution of most monitors sold today.

Leblon Offices / Richard Meier & Partners

11:00 - 4 August, 2016
Leblon Offices  / Richard Meier & Partners, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Design principals

    Richard Meier, Bernhard Karpf
  • Project Architects

    Parsa Khalili, Anne Strüwing
  • Associate Architects

    RAF Arquitetura
  • Area

    7030.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Roland Halbe , Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Adaptation of Olympic Shooting Center Rio 2016 / Vigliecca & Associados

15:00 - 3 August, 2016
Adaptation of Olympic Shooting Center Rio 2016  / Vigliecca & Associados , © Gabriel Heusi
© Gabriel Heusi

© Gabriel Heusi © Miriam Jeske © Gabriel Heusi © Gabriel Heusi +15

Olympic Radical Park Rio 2016 / Vigliecca & Associados

15:00 - 2 August, 2016
Olympic Radical Park Rio 2016 / Vigliecca & Associados, © Gabriel Heusi
© Gabriel Heusi

© J. P. Engelbrecht © Renato Sette Camara + Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro © Renato Sette Camara + Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro © Andre Motta +62

Richard Meier & Partners Complete Office Building in Rio de Janeiro

07:15 - 2 August, 2016
Richard Meier & Partners Complete Office Building in Rio de Janeiro, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners
Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier & Partners has completed their first project in South America, a 7-story, sustainable office building in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Leblon. The building will feature concrete, glass and vertical gardens, and will serve as the new international headquarters for top Brazilian investment firm VINCI Partners. The structure consists of open office spaces looking out onto several private interior courtyards and a series of terraces that create a connection with the main urban thoroughfare of Bartolomeu Mitre Avenue.

Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners +10

More Struggles Ahead of Rio Olympics as Ramp Collapses at Sailing Venue

11:50 - 1 August, 2016
More Struggles Ahead of Rio Olympics as Ramp Collapses at Sailing Venue, via Courier Mail
via Courier Mail

With the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics fast approaching, the city’s preparations have hit another setback. The main ramp at Marina da Gloria, which will serve as the Olympic sailing venue over the next few weeks, has partially collapsed. The structure was intended for temporary use as the main access point for boats to enter the water. No one was injured in the incident.

Olympic Golf Clubhouse / RUA Arquitetos

09:00 - 7 June, 2016
Olympic Golf Clubhouse /  RUA Arquitetos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Pedro Évora, Pedro Rivera
  • Area

    6400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Olympic Youth Arena / Vigliecca & Associados

09:00 - 12 May, 2016
Olympic Youth Arena / Vigliecca & Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Ministério do Esporte © Leonardo Finotti +22

RB12 / Triptyque

09:00 - 8 May, 2016
RB12 / Triptyque, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brasil
  • Partners

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud, Olivier Raffaelli
  • General Manager

    Luiz Trindade
  • Project Manager

    Marcea Sampaio, Paula Megiolaro, Vinicius Capella
  • Area

    4728.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +17