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AM Apartment / SuperLimão Studio

© Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba

Research Institute / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

  • 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

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti

Rodeio Restaurant / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team: Fausto Natsui , Gabriel Bicudo , Marina Capocchi , Sophia Lin , Daniela Kurc
  • Area: 1050.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Romulo Fialdini

© Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini

Apartment at Paulicéia Building / JPG.ARQ

© Fernando Stankuns
© Fernando Stankuns
  • Architects: JPG.ARQ
  • Location: Avenida Paulista, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Design Team: José Paulo Gouvêa, Giovanni Meirelles, Thaís Marcussi
  • Lighting: Luciana Yamamura e Ricardo Heder (Reka)
  • Area: 90.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Fernando Stankuns

© Fernando Stankuns © Fernando Stankuns © Fernando Stankuns © Fernando Stankuns

Lake's Restaurant / mass arquitetura e Norea De Vitto

  • Architects: mass arquitetura, Norea De Vitto
  • Location: São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team: Arqº Gustavo Massimino / mass arquitetura e Arqª Nórea De Vitto / Galvez & De Vitto Interiores
  • Area: 220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Ana Mello

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello

Football Museum / Mauro Munhoz Arquitetura

  • 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

The project involved the restoration of the front building Pacaembu Stadium, which opened in 1940. © Nelson Kon Suspended by steel rods, a wooden walkway installed on the monumental gateway connects the two halves of the route and promotes a dialogue with the external space, Charles Miller Square. © Nelson Kon In the entrance hall, is clearly one of the biggest operations of the project: the removal of walls, slabs, beams and columns so that the original structure of the stadium was visible. Thus, the architecture has become an integral part of the museum experience. © Nelson Kon Independent activities allocated on the threshold between the Museum building and the square attract new patrons to the site previously underutilized despite its 30 thousand square meters. © Nelson Kon

Campo Belo Building / RoccoVidal Perkins+Will

  • Architects: RoccoVidal Perkins+Will
  • Location: São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: RoccoVidal Perkins+Will, Agres
  • Interiors : RoccoVidal Perkins+Will
  • Area: 8400.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Daniel Ducci

© Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci

Itacolomi 445 / gruposp

  • Architects: gruposp
  • Location: Rua Itacolomi - Higienópolis, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects: Álvaro Puntoni, João Sodré, Jonathan Davies, André Nunes
  • Collaborators: Fabricius Mastroantonio, Julia Caio, Alexandre Mendes
  • Project Area: 3500.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon

VRP House / Figueroa.ARQ

  • Architects: Figueroa.ARQ
  • Location: Barra Funda, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Mario Figueroa, Marcus Vinicius Damon, Leticia Tamisari
  • Collaborators: Guilherme Bravin, Marcelo Venzon, Clayton Matos, Oma Rodrigues.
  • Photographs: Nelson Kon, Courtesy of Figueroa.ARQ

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon Courtesy of Figueroa.ARQ © Nelson Kon

Tetris House / Studiomk27

  • Architects: Studio mk27
  • Location: São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
  • Co Architect : Carolina Castroviejo
  • Project Team : Fernando Falcon, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Ruzante
  • Area: 620.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

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

Blau Projects Gallery / ARKIZ

  • Architects: ARKIZ
  • Location: São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Alexandre Hepner, João Paulo Payar, Rafael Brych, Ana Maria Montag
  • Contributor: Veronica Vacaro
  • Area: 2475.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Marcus Vinicius Damon

© Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon © Marcus Vinicius Damon

The Windows of New York and São Paulo

New York City-based graphic designer José Guizar’s captures the city’s eclectic array of windows through his weekly illustrations. Image Courtesy of José Guizar
New York City-based graphic designer José Guizar’s captures the city’s eclectic array of windows through his weekly illustrations. Image Courtesy of José Guizar

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.

Subtle Modernization of 1950´s Apartment in São Paulo / 23SUL Arquitetura

  • Architects: 23SUL Arquitetura
  • Location: São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Pedro Kok

© Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok © Pedro Kok

Interactive Infographic Tracks the Growth of the World's Megacities

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.

Tranquility in the Heart of São Paulo: Meet the City's Slender Residential Tower

Nestled in São Paulo's bustling Vila Madalena neighbourhood in Brazil, the slim silhouette of AIR Madalena soars skyward from the street below. The elegant tower will be home to six lofts varying from 100 to 140 square metres, each with an open-air terrace and ample windows to maximize the panoramic views of São Paulo. Designed and built by São Paulo and Paris-based firm Triptyque and realized by the firm's high-end real estate wing IV, the slender building is promised to be completed within 24 months. 

Step inside AIR Madalena's elegant lofts after the break

Ground Floor Loft. Image Courtesy of Triptyque Upper Floor Loft with View of Retractable Wall. Image Courtesy of Triptyque Night View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque Aerrial View. Image Courtesy of Triptyque

Ramona / MM18 Arquitetos

  • Architects: MM18 Arquitetos
  • Location: São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects: Mila Strauss + Marcos Paulo Caldeira
  • Project Area: 358.9 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi