Architects: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
Location: São Paulo – São Paulo, Brasil
Project Architects: Henrique Reinach e Maurício Mendonça
Coordinator: Camila Osele
Collaborators: Victor Gonçalves, Tony Chen, Mariana Picolo, Fernanda Almeida, Luena Vettorazzo, Tais Vieira, Yuri Chamon, Paula Leal, Pedro Tavares, Caio Tritto, Olivia Uliano, Alessandra Musto, Ayla Barros, Paulo Scheuer, Barbara Rubira
Project Area: 467.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti
Architects: Mauro Munhoz Arquitetura
Location: Estádio Municipal Paulo Machado de Carvalho, São Paulo – São Paulo, 01234-010, Brasil
Project Architect: Mauro Munhoz
Co Authors: Daniel Pollara e Paula Bartorelli
Project Team: Laércio Monteiro, Guilherme Zoldan, Paula Thyse, Vivian Santinon, Mariane Bona, Renata Swinerd, Lais Delbianco, Luiz Henrique Ferreira, Eloise Amado, Suzana Barboza, Sarah Mota Prado, Carolina Maihara, Pedro Simonsen e Luis Felipe Bernardini
Project Area: 6900.0 m2
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Nelson Kon
A little over a year ago, New York City-based graphic designer José Guizar started illustrating an obsession of his that had quickly grown since moving into the city: New York’s varied and eclectic windows. “A product of countless steps of journey through the city streets, this is a collection of windows that somehow have caught my restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city,” Guizar writes on his website. “This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up.”
Others have since been inspired by Guizar’s colorful and captivating homage to the windows of NYC, and earlier this year São Paulo-based Nara Rosetto began her own weekly illustrations of windows in South America’s largest city.
Ranging from Victorian and porthole windows to windows with security bars, planting boxes and the occasional cat, the windows are as varied as the cities and buildings they occupy.
Read on after the break for a journey through the windows of New York and São Paulo.
With more than 7 billion people now alive, the greatest population growth over the last century has occurred in urban areas. Now, a new series of interactive maps entitled “The Age of Megacities” and developed by software company ESRI allows us to visualize these dramatic effects and see just how this growth has shaped the geography of 10 of the world’s 28 megacities. Defined as areas with continuous urban development of over 10 million people, the number of megacities in the world is expected to increase, and while Tokyo still tops the list as the world’s largest megacity, other cities throughout Asia are quickly catching up. Find out more after the break.