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Aigai Spa / figueroa.arq

09:00 - 29 September, 2015
Aigai Spa / figueroa.arq, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. dos Macunis, 397 - Vila Madalena, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Mario Figueroa
  • Area

    1200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Recanto Residence / Vasco Lopes Arquitetura

15:00 - 4 September, 2015
Recanto Residence / Vasco Lopes Arquitetura, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chácara Flora, São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Vasco Lopes
  • Area

    1036.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

House in Lapa / Brasil Arquitetura

13:00 - 18 August, 2015
House in Lapa / Brasil Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lapa, São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Francisco Fanucci, Marcelo Ferraz
  • Collaborator

    Anne Dieterich
  • Architecture Team

    Anselmo Turazzi, Beatriz Marques, Cícero Ferraz, Fabiana Paiva, Felipe Zene, Fred Meyer, Gabriel Grinspum, Luciana Dornellas, Pedro Del Guerra, Victor Gurgel
  • Project Area

    360.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Sagarana House / Rocco Arquitetos

15:00 - 10 August, 2015
Sagarana House / Rocco Arquitetos, © Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello +16

  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Giancarlo Rocco
  • Area

    212.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Monocle 24 Explore Architectural Competitions and 'Failed Bids'

04:00 - 7 August, 2015

For this week's edition of The Urbanist, Monocle's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team discuss urbanism projects that were planned and never realised, what 'paper architecture' really is, and the importance of the architectural competition.

In The Urbanist, Andrew Tuck explores how a terrace of old town houses in central London (152-158 The Strand, near Somerset House) have been recently saved from demolition by the efforts of campaigning journalists and a sympathetic public. In Brazil, the yet to be seen high-speed train link between Rio di Janeiro and São Paulo meets scrutiny while in Toronto, five unsuccessful architectural bids are examined. Finally, ArchDaily Editor James Taylor-Foster visits their London studio to talk about the architectural competition, from Brunelleschi to Guggenheim and Den Bosch.

Pau Brasil Residence / Vasco Lopes Arquitetura

13:00 - 31 July, 2015
Pau Brasil Residence / Vasco Lopes Arquitetura, © Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba

© Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba +17

  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Vasco Lopes
  • Design Team

    Carol Cursino; Bea Brown
  • Area

    598.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Vitra / Studio Libeskind

11:00 - 29 July, 2015
Vitra / Studio Libeskind, © Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

© Romulo Fialdini © Romulo Fialdini © Ana Mello © Ana Mello +24

FL 4300 / Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos

09:00 - 18 July, 2015
FL 4300 / Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos, © Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello +39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Elvira Ferraz, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Luis Felipe Aflalo Herman, Roberto Aflalo Filho, Giancarlo Gasperini, Grazzieli Gomes Rocha, José Luiz Lemos
  • Design Team

    Alfredo del Bianco(coordenador), Eduardo Mizuka, Reginaldo Okusako, André Navarro, André Vieira, Felipe Farah, Renata Conti , Marcela Valério, Marcelo Nagai e Raquel Rodorigo, Daniela Mungai
  • Area

    70683.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Paula Souza Center / Spadoni AA + Pedro Taddei Arquitetos Associados

13:00 - 12 July, 2015
Paula Souza Center / Spadoni AA + Pedro Taddei Arquitetos Associados, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon +27

The Top 10 Most Impactful Skylines

09:30 - 8 July, 2015
The Top 10 Most Impactful Skylines, Hong Kong Skyline. Image © Flickr CC user Brian H.Y
Hong Kong Skyline. Image © Flickr CC user Brian H.Y

Emporis, a German company that collects and distributes information on construction and the built environment, has released a ranking of the world’s 100 most visually impactful skylines, using statistical analysis to address a topic often made frustratingly subjective by civic pride. 

To create the rankings, Emporis used data from its archives to determine the number of high-rise buildings in the cities it studied, and applied a points system that gave each building a numerical value determined by the number of floors it has. To standardize their ranking process, the points system ignores spires and other ornament, and does not include television or antenna towers, masts, bridges, or similar architecture. 

Of the top 10 most impactful skylines, seven are in Asia, while North and South America combined have the other three. Notably, cities filled with rich architectural history fail to make the list, or fall surprisingly low in the rankings; London is number 44, Paris is ranked 66, and Rome does not make the cut. 

To see the top ten skylines, read on after the break, and click here to see Emporis' complete list.

A Casa - Museum of the Brazilian Object / RoccoVidal Perkins+Will

13:00 - 5 July, 2015
A Casa - Museum of the Brazilian Object / RoccoVidal Perkins+Will, © Daniel Ducci
© Daniel Ducci

© Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Pedroso de Morais, 1216 - Pinheiros, São Paulo - SP, Brasil
  • Project Area

    1100 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Estudio Guto Requena Creates Interactive Light Façade for São Paulo Hotel

12:00 - 5 July, 2015
Estudio Guto Requena Creates Interactive Light Façade for São Paulo Hotel , © Andre Klotz
© Andre Klotz

Estudio Guto Requena has designed a new façade, which also doubles as an urban art intervention, for the Hotel WZ Jardins in São Paulo. Dubbed “The Light Creature,” the 30-story facade is visible both during the day and at night, changing to interact with its surroundings and responding to stimuli like air quality and sound. During the day the façade has a pixilated blue, gray and gold skin that serves as “a visual reflection of the soundscape of São Paulo’s iconic Avenida Rebouças,” and at night it is illuminated by interactive light patterns.

Learn more about The Light Creature after the break. 

© Andre Klotz © Andre Klotz © Ayla Hibri © Ayla Hibri +21

Dona Ana Rosa Institute / RoccoVidal Perkins+Will

13:00 - 2 July, 2015
Dona Ana Rosa Institute / RoccoVidal Perkins+Will, © Daniel Ducci
© Daniel Ducci

© Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci © Daniel Ducci +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Team

    : Luiz Fernando Rocco, Fernando Bento Vidal, Douglas Tolaine, Érika Daddario, Adriana Dias, Cezar Tadao, Giovanna Oliva, Fred Zara, Fabio Carone
  • Project Area

    850 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

TOG Flagship / Triptyque + Philippe Starck

17:00 - 17 June, 2015
TOG Flagship / Triptyque + Philippe Starck, © Ricardo Bassetti
© Ricardo Bassetti

© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Iguatemi, 236 - Itaim Bibi, São Paulo - SP, 01451-010, Brazil
  • TRIPTYQUE, Associates

    Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Guillaume Sibaud e Olivier Raffaelli
  • TRIPTYQUE, General Coordinator

    Luiz Trindade
  • TRIPTYQUE, Project Manager

    Alfredo Luvison
  • TRIPTYQUE, Contributors

    Guilherme Ramalho, Ulysse Baudet, Joana Telles, Bruno Cruz
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Gabinete 857 / GOarquitetos

13:00 - 27 May, 2015
Gabinete 857 / GOarquitetos, © Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects

    Marcio Orsi e Roberta Gontijo
  • Project Area

    137.66 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Eco Commercial Building / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

12:00 - 18 May, 2015
Eco Commercial Building / LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo , © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

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

Lina Bo Bardi’s Archive on Display at her Glass House in São Paulo

15:00 - 16 May, 2015
Lina Bo Bardi’s Archive on Display at her Glass House in São Paulo, © Marina Correia
© Marina Correia

From the architect. The design of the Lina em Casa: Percursos (Lina at Home: Journeys) exhibition was developed with the intention of preserving the spatial experience and the unique atmosphere of Casa de Vidro (Glass House). Understanding the House as the principle legacy of the architect on display and a major object of interest for visitors, the organization of the exhibition stands avoids creating spatial subdivisions that could detract from the building’s architecture. 

VITRA / Studio Daniel Libeskind + Pablo Slemenson Arquitetura

12:00 - 7 April, 2015
VITRA / Studio Daniel Libeskind + Pablo Slemenson Arquitetura, © Marcelo Scarpis
© Marcelo Scarpis

© Marcelo Scarpis © Marcelo Scarpis © Marcelo Scarpis © Marcelo Scarpis +25