Bic Banco Headquarters / Kiko Salomão

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Architects: Kiko Salomão
Location: São Paulo,
Project Team: , Ana Lino, Rafael Palombo, Renata Leite, André Almeida, Sophia Helena, Livia Reginato, Marília Franco, Renata Gola.
Project Area: 2,330 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Fran Parente

Maracanã House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados
Location: Lapa, São Paulo,
Arquitetura:
Project Team: Danilo Terra, Pedro Tuma, Juliana Assali
Project Area: 185.0 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Pedro Kok

Sao Paulo’s New Green Urban Planning Policy

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The new Água Espraiada Operação Urbana urban planning program in has taken a major approach to sustainability. With this plan in action, the Rochaverá Corporate Towers, a high profile mixed residential, office, and shopping complex, is a great example. The recently built project is located at a former industrial area along the Pinheiros River Basin. This enormous 1.2-million-square-foot development, designed by Aflalo and Gasperini Architects, was built to be highly energy efficient, control water usage, cut greenhouse gas emissions, and ease traffic congestion. With the success of the mentioned project, we can begin to ask ourselves, ‘How can a development accomplish all of those objectives?’ Start with urban planning that mitigates sprawl, one of biggest threats to the planet today. More information after the break.

Piratininga São Paulo High-Rise Housing Proposal / OODA

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OODA shared with us their design proposal for an iconic high-rise with 40 stories in . Invited to participate in the competition, the we challenge was to merge in just one whole both tourist apartments and luxury residences with plenty of common spaces, gardens and sightseeing spaces. More images and a brief description after the break.

EF Offices / ST Arquitetura

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Architects: ST Arquitetura
Location: Sao Paulo,
Project Manager: Stephan Steyer
Year: 2012
Photographs: Patricia Nogueira

CAD SP / PAX.ARQ + Vazquez Junqueira Arquitetura

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PAX.ARQ, in collaboration with , designed this concept for the CAD SP (Digital Arts Center of São Paulo) as a study for São Paulo’s secretary of culture. The transparent, prismatic cube arises from the concepts of inter-connectivity, transparency and respect to pre-existing architectural surroundings. Learn more after the break.

Infinity Tower / KPF

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Architects: KPF
Location: ,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

BoomSPDesign 2012: Global Starchitects and Cosmopolitan Designers Align in Brazil

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BoomSPDesign is at it again! Now in its fifth addition, the creative design, architecture and art forum has quickly become known for attracting elite creatives from around the globe to share their passions in this unique, forum. Centered around all things creative, the three day event will commence on August 22nd at the Centro Universitario Belas Artes de .

Curator and cultural promoter Roberto Cocenza stated: “This year we are connecting, via Sao Paulo, two continents, Old World with the New World: We have the German Juergen Mayer H. bringing the sophistication of European thought and sensibility, with his intricate architectural patterns, and then we have Fernando Romero, a young talent from Mexico that with his rambunctious Sumaya Museum quickly entered the pantheon of iconic contemporary architecture.”

Continue after the break to learn more!

V4 house / Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan + Renata Furlanetto

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Architects: Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan + Renata Furlanetto
Location: são paulo . sp .
Architect In Charge: Diana Radomysler, Fabiana Cyon, Fernando Falcon, Oswaldo Pessano
Project Manager: Nelson Batista
Design Team: Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Chalabi, Eduardo Glycerio, Eduardo Gurian, Elisa Friedmann, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Luciana Antunes, Marcio Tanaka, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski
Co Architect : Renata Furlanetto
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Terra Nova House / Isay Weinfeld

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Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: São Paulo,
Design Team: Juliana Scalizi, Flávia Oide, Leandro Garcia, Gustavo Benthien
Project Manager: Monica Cappa
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Livraria da Vila / Isay Weinfeld

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Architects: Isay Weinfeld
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Design Team: , Flávia Oide, Daniela Kurc
Project Manager: Monica Cappa
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Kon

The Gourmet Tea / Alan Chu + Cristiano Kato

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Architects: Alan Chu + Cristiano Kato
Location: São Paulo,
Area: 25,00 sqm
Completion: 2012
Project Architect:
Team: Thiago Moretti
Photographs: Djan Chu

 

House In Praia Preta / Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Nitsche Arquitetos Associados
Location: Praia Preta, Sao Sebastiao, São Paulo,
Floor Area: 715 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

Bookshop And Cafe / ArcFaggin

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Architects: ArcFaggin – Caio Faggin
Location: Alto da Boa Vista, Campos do Jordão SP,
Completion: 2011
Site Area: 242 sqm
Gross Area: 95m2 + 51m2(deck)
Collaborators: Carlos Faggin (Consultant), Vera Lopes Oliveira, Joana Saruê, Rodolfo Souto Maior, Rafael Vilela (Architects), Marina Masetti Faggin (Student)
Interiors: (Bokshop),Beth Freitas (Café)
Photographs: Pedro Vannucchi

Hotel Aliah / Hiperstudio + Arkiz

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The Aliah Project, a hotel for a green World Cup, designed by Hiperstudio + Arkiz has been awarded as the winner of a competition organized by Aliah, a company which promotes sustainable development through practices and businesses that are profitable with a positive socio-environmental impact. A sustainable luxury hotel complex for the 2014 World Cup, their design serves as a model of sustainable architecture by disseminating innovative concepts that promote a green lifestyle. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Renovation for a Two Storey House / Studio GGA

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Architects: Studio GGA
Location: Jardim América district, São Paulo,
Completion: 2012
Total Area: 145 sqm
Project Designers: Gianpaolo Granato, Pedro Domingues Silva, Leandro Gushiken, Edson Maruyama e Marcela Arone.
Photographs: Fran Parente

Global Holcim Awards 2012 Winners

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The winners of the Global Holcim Awards 2012 were recently announced which asked participants to design a project for a school in Gando, Burkina Faso, a community center in , , and a plan for urban renewal in Berlin, Germany. These outstanding sustainable construction projects were selected from 15 finalists by a panel of independent experts led by Enrique Norten. More images and information on the winning designs after the break.

Roteiro Musical de Sao Paulo / Estudio Guto Requena + Atelier Marko Brajovic

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Architects: Estudio Guto Requena + Atelier Marko Brajovic
Location: 579 Luiz Dumont Villares Avenue, São Paulo, Brazil
Collaborators: Vinicius Capella, Alberto Gomez, Henrique Stabileand Paulo de Camargo
Installation Coordinator: Carmela Rocha
Visual Identity and Graphic Project: Estudia Design
Photographs: Fran Parente