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São Paulo Corporate Towers / Aflalo/Gasperini Arquitetos + Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

15:00 - 17 November, 2016
São Paulo Corporate Towers / Aflalo/Gasperini Arquitetos + Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, © Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello +15

New Casa Triângulo / Metro Arquitetos Associados

11:00 - 31 October, 2016
New Casa Triângulo / Metro Arquitetos Associados, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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

School in Alto de Pinheiros / Base Urbana + Pessoa Arquitetos

15:00 - 6 October, 2016
School in Alto de Pinheiros / Base Urbana  + Pessoa Arquitetos, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alto de Pinheiros, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Catherine Otondo (Base Urbana), Marina Grinover (Base Urbana), Jorge Pessoa (Pessoa Arquitetos)
  • Area

    796.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Paulo Mendes da Rocha: “Architecture Does Not Desire to Be Functional; It Wants to Be Opportune”

10:00 - 4 October, 2016
Paulo Mendes da Rocha: “Architecture Does Not Desire to Be Functional; It Wants to Be Opportune”, Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE), 1995. Image © Nelson Kon
Museu Brasileiro de Escultura (MuBE), 1995. Image © Nelson Kon

Paulo Mendes da Rocha is one of Brazil's most celebrated architects. And, in spite of the fact that very little of his work can be found outside São Paulo, his “Paulista Brutalism” is revered worldwide, earning him the Pritzker Prize in 2006 and, just last week, the Royal Institute of British Architects' Gold Medal. In light of the RIBA Gold Medal news, as part of his “City of Ideas” column, Vladimir Belogolovsky here shares an interview conducted with Mendes da Rocha in 2014. The interview was conducted in Mendes da Rocha's office in São Paulo with the help of Brazilian architect Wilson Barbosa Neto acting as translator, and was originally published in Belogolovsky's book, “Conversations with Architects in the Age of Celebrity.”

Vladimir Belogolovsky: In your short text "The Americas, Architecture and Nature," you say that “for Brazilians and Americans in general, the historical experience begins with the modern world. There is a difference between rebuilding old cities in Europe and building new cities in the Americas.” Could you elaborate this thought?

Paulo Mendes da Rocha: Of course, there is a difference in attitude when one builds in such a new place as Brazil or the American continent in general as opposed to Europe. The landscapes are different, cities are different, cultures are different. How can you compare St. Petersburg in Russia and Vitória, my hometown, in Brazil?

Paulistano Athletic Club, 1957. Image Courtesy of Paulo Mendes da Rocha Paulistano Athletic Club, 1957. Image Courtesy of Paulo Mendes da Rocha Capela de São Pedro, 1999. Image © Cristiano Mascaro Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, 1998. Image © Nelson Kon +27

The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten

09:31 - 2 October, 2016
The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods: Metropolis Names Mumbai, Lagos and Lisbon Among Top Ten, Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lisboa_Avenida_Novas.jpg'>Wikimedia user Cruks</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a>
Avenidas Novas in Lisbon. Image © Wikimedia user Cruks licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

From Yaba in Lagos to the suburb of Bandra in Mumbai, Metropolis Magazine provides a scenic tour around the world’s “most creative” neighborhoods. Spread across ten rapidly growing cities like Cape Town and Turin, the article provides a comprehensive glimpse into these lesser discussed hubs of creativity.

KAA / Studio Arthur Casas

11:00 - 22 September, 2016
KAA / Studio Arthur Casas, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek, 279 - Itaim Bibi, São Paulo - SP, 04542-020, Brazil
  • Area

    612.4 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

CCF / GOAA

15:00 - 12 September, 2016
CCF / GOAA, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila Anglo Brasileira, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Authors

    Guido Otero, Ricardo Gusmão
  • Area

    70.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

CSF House / Felipe Hess

13:00 - 25 August, 2016
CSF House  / Felipe Hess, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente +52

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team

    Lucas Miilher, Isabela Rosengarten, Natalie Calderini
  • Area

    800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Modulo Rebouças / Dal Pian Arquitetos

11:00 - 23 August, 2016
Modulo Rebouças / Dal Pian Arquitetos, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Capote Valente, 39 - Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Carolina Freire
  • Authors

    Renato Dal Pian, Lilian Dal Pian
  • Area

    6019.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Berrini One / aflalo/gasperini arquitetos

09:00 - 14 August, 2016
Berrini  One / aflalo/gasperini arquitetos, © Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Authors

    Roberto Aflalo Filho, Luiz Felipe Aflalo Herman, José Luiz Lemos, Grazzieli Gomes
  • Coordinator

    Ana Cecília S.P. de Mello
  • Area

    63032.0 m2
  • Project year

    2009
  • Photography

Butanta House / Lab Arquitetos

13:00 - 13 August, 2016
Butanta House / Lab Arquitetos, © Marcelo Kahn
© Marcelo Kahn

© Marcelo Kahn © Marcelo Kahn © Marcelo Kahn © Marcelo Kahn +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Team

    Rodrigo Leopoldi, Marino Barros, Valéria La Terza, Beatriz Paixão
  • Area

    470.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Mandíbula / Sub Estúdio

19:00 - 29 July, 2016
Mandíbula / Sub Estúdio, © Tomás Cytrynowicz
© Tomás Cytrynowicz

© Tomás Cytrynowicz © Tomás Cytrynowicz © Tomás Cytrynowicz © Tomás Cytrynowicz +31

Airport Pavilion / Spadoni AA

11:00 - 17 July, 2016
Airport Pavilion / Spadoni AA, © Tiago De Oliveira Andrade
© Tiago De Oliveira Andrade

© Tiago De Oliveira Andrade © Tiago De Oliveira Andrade © Tiago De Oliveira Andrade © Tiago De Oliveira Andrade +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Francisco Spadoni, Tiago De Oliveira Andrade
  • Design Team

    Jaime Vega, Natália Turri Lorenzo, Sabrina Chibani, Paulo Catto Gomes
  • Area

    3982.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Live Biz / Studio R

09:00 - 9 July, 2016
Live Biz / Studio R, © Pedro Napolitano Prata
© Pedro Napolitano Prata

© Pedro Napolitano Prata © Pedro Napolitano Prata © Pedro Napolitano Prata © Pedro Napolitano Prata +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Team

    Flavia Ranieri, Fernanda Rosa
  • Area

    60.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Mipibu House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

09:00 - 6 July, 2016
Mipibu House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lapa, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Authors

    Danilo Terra, Pedro Tuma, Fernanda Sakano
  • Structure

    Megalos Engenharia
  • Landscape

    Gabriella Ornaghi Arquitetura da Paisagem
  • Area

    170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

MLA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura

09:00 - 30 June, 2016
MLA House / Jacobsen Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Author

    Paulo Jacobsen, Bernardo Jacobsen
  • Team

    Edgar Murata, Christian Rojas, Rafael Henrique de Oliveira, Luiz Guilherme Martinelli, Maya Leal.
  • Area

    1490.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

House in Butantã / 23 SUL Arquitetura

13:00 - 20 June, 2016
House in Butantã  / 23 SUL Arquitetura, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok +22

A.S. Barbershop / Felipe Hess

13:00 - 21 May, 2016
A.S. Barbershop  / Felipe Hess, © Ricardo Bassetti
© Ricardo Bassetti

© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Team

    Lucas Millher
  • Contractor

    Dencati Engenharia
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs