GN Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas

14:00 - 12 May, 2015
GN Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Project Architect

    Arthur Casas
  • Co-authors

    Milena Chieco, Giulia Koeler, Renata Adoni
  • Project Area

    800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +19

Midrash / Isay Weinfeld

14:00 - 20 April, 2015
Midrash / Isay Weinfeld, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Adriana Zampieri
  • Area

    395.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +16

Casa 12x12 / Bernardes Arquitetura

12:00 - 17 April, 2015
Casa 12x12 / Bernardes Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Thiago Bernardes, Camila Tariki, Fabiana Porto, Francisco Abreu, Ilana Daylac, Antonia Bernardes, Thiago Moretti
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +15

The Architecture Of Death

04:00 - 8 April, 2015

At the 2014 Venice Biennale, away from the concentrated activity of the Arsenale and Giardini, was Death in Venice: one of the few independent projects to take root that year. The exhibition was curated by Alison Killing and Ania Molenda, who worked alongside LUST graphic designers. It saw the hospitals, cemeteries, crematoria and hospices of London interactively mapped creating, as Gian Luca Amadei put it, an overview of the capital's "micro-networks of death." Yet it also revealed a larger message: that architecture related to death and dying appears to no longer be important to the development of architecture as a discipline.

© A. Molenda © A. Molenda © A. Molenda © A. Molenda +10

Satellite Records World’s Largest Urban Art GIF in Rio de Janeiro

16:00 - 20 February, 2015

The Flamengo landfill in Rio de Janeiro was recently host the world's largest urban art GIF. Created by anonymous artist INSA, the work consisted of a huge floor painting that underwent minor changes recorded by the satellite 430 miles above the earth. 

Sponsored by Scotch whiskey brand Ballantine, the painting - 619,000-square-feet of yellow and pink hearts - was produced by a 20-person team over the course of four days. With each new picture, the team altered the illustration so that, by the end of the process, the recorded images created an animated GIF (as seen above).

VIDEO: Stunning Time-Lapse Captures Life in Rio de Janeiro

00:00 - 13 February, 2015

It’s no wonder that the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere. From Copacabana’s Balneario Beach to the iconic Cristo Redentor atop Corcovado, Rio is a “cidade maravilhosa” (marvelous city) with one of the most spectacular urban settings in the world. Capturing its mystic, the pros of Scientifantastic have posted a stunning time-lapse that captures life in the coastal Brazilian megalopolis.

Another, revealing the favelas of Brazil and more, after the break.

Lumini Rio / studio mk27

01:00 - 29 January, 2015
Lumini Rio / studio mk27, © Reinaldo Cóser
© Reinaldo Cóser
  • Architects

  • Location

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

  • Co –Architect

    Diana Radomysler, Luciana Antunes
  • Project Team

    Carlos Costa, Dimitre Gallego, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto
  • Area

    312.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Brise House / Gisele Taranto Arquitetura

01:00 - 16 January, 2015
Brise House / Gisele Taranto Arquitetura, © MCA Estudio
© MCA Estudio

© MCA Estudio © MCA Estudio © MCA Estudio © MCA Estudio +43

In Progress: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
In Progress: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas
Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas

Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas +10

Kotobuki Restaurant / Ivan Rezende Arquitetura

01:00 - 7 January, 2015
Kotobuki Restaurant / Ivan Rezende Arquitetura, © MCA Studio
© MCA Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Anna Valente, Andrea Lima, Patricia Gouvea, Ana Cecilia Santana, Domenica Falacio
  • Area

    265.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© MCA Studio © MCA Studio © MCA Studio © MCA Studio +17

JMF Residence / Ivan Rezende Arquitetura

01:00 - 28 December, 2014
JMF Residence / Ivan Rezende Arquitetura, © MCA Studio
© MCA Studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Anna Valente, Andrea Lima, Patricia Gouvea, Ana Cecilia Santana, Domenica Falacio, Mariana Ribas, Maria Mahmoud, Adhora Santos, Thiago Vidal
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© MCA Studio © MCA Studio © MCA Studio © MCA Studio +23

Tempo House / Gisele Taranto Arquitetura

01:00 - 19 December, 2014
Tempo House / Gisele Taranto Arquitetura, © Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio
© Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio

© Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio © Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio © Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio © Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio +36

Images Revealed of Zaha Hadid’s First Project in Brazil

00:00 - 18 December, 2014
Images Revealed of Zaha Hadid’s First Project in Brazil, © METHANOIA
© METHANOIA

Images of Zaha Hadid’s first project in Brazil – and in South America -- have been revealed. The “Casa Atlântica” residential tower will have eleven floors and a rooftop pool and be built in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, according to local paper O Globo

Located on Atlântica Avenue, “Casa Atlântica” will be the only building on its lot, yet seeks to complement the surrounding environment and neighborhood. 

The project was commissioned by businessman, Omar Peres, who acquired the land for R$ 23 million ($8.5 million). 

TED Talk: How Painting Can Transform Communities / Haas&Hahn

00:00 - 7 December, 2014

First inspired with a grand vision to transform Rio de Janeiro’s most notorious slum into a community united by color, artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn of Haas&Hahn have found an ingenious and stunning way to empower some of the world’s most impoverished communities through art. 

Six Teams Studying Uneven Growth to Exhibit Proposals for Expanding Megacities at MoMA

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Six Teams Studying Uneven Growth to Exhibit Proposals for Expanding Megacities at MoMA, Lagos Tomorrow. 2014. Water. Image © NLÉ and Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas
Lagos Tomorrow. 2014. Water. Image © NLÉ and Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas

As the culmination of a 14-month initiative to examine new architectural possibilities for rapid growth in six megalopolises - Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro - the Museum of Modern Art is preparing to open Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities on November 22. The exhibition will present mappings of emergent modes of tactical urbanism from around the globe alongside proposals for a bottom-up approach to urban growth in the highlighted cities by six interdisciplinary teams made up of local practitioners and international architecture and urbanism experts.

Curator Pedro Gadanho, in collaboration with the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), states: 

“The exhibition features design scenarios for future developments that simultaneously raise awareness of the prevailing inequalities in specific urban areas and confront the changing roles of architects vis-à-vis ever-increasing urbanization. Each team in the exhibition was asked to consider how emergent forms of tactical urbanism can respond to alterations in the nature of public space, housing, mobility, spatial justice, environmental conditions, and other major issues in near-future urban contexts.” 

A synopsis of each team’s work, after the break.

From Bogotá to Bombay: How the World's 'Village-Cities' Facilitate Change

00:00 - 20 October, 2014
From Bogotá to Bombay: How the World's 'Village-Cities' Facilitate Change, “Village-cities,” Usme - Bogotá, Colombia. Image © Laura Amaya
“Village-cities,” Usme - Bogotá, Colombia. Image © Laura Amaya

Perched behind the fog that conceals Bogotá’s mountains is William Oquendo’s house. It is a labyrinth of doors and windows, wherein a bedroom opens into the kitchen and a bathroom vents out into the living room.

Five thousand 5,000 kilometers away in Rio de Janeiro, Gilson Fumaça lives on the terrace level of a three-story house built by his grandfather, his father, and now himself. It’s sturdy; made out of brick and mortar on the ground floor, concrete on the second, and a haphazard combination of zinc roof tiles and loose bricks on the third. The last is Gilson’s contribution, which he will improve as his income level rises.

On the other side of the world in Bombay (Mumbai since 1995), houses encroach on the railway tracks, built and rebuilt after innumerable demolition efforts. “The physical landscape of the city is in perpetual motion,” Suketu Mehta observes in ‘Maximum City.’ Shacks are built out of bamboo sticks and plastic bags; families live on sidewalks and under flyovers in precarious homes constructed with their hands. And while Dharavi—reportedly the largest slum in Asia—has better quality housing, running water, electricity and secure land tenure, this is not the case for most of the new migrants into the city.

Saraiva Bookstore / Studio Arthur Casas

01:00 - 6 October, 2014
Saraiva Bookstore / Studio Arthur Casas, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Arthur Casas
  • Co-authors

    Christiane Trolesi, Mônica Nickel, Marcela Muniz, Renata Adoni.
  • Collaborators

    André Chung, Christiana Matos
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +29

Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Arthur Casas
  • Design Team

    Milena Chieco, Flávia Castellan, Flávia Castellan, Joana Pini, Renata Adoni, Bruna Rizzi
  • Area

    667.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG +25