Escola da Cidade Last Call for Post Graduation 2013

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Only a few days are left to apply to São Paulo’s Escola da Cidade – School of Architecture and Urbanism. Since 2009, the college has offered specialization courses; this year it is offering two non-degree graduate courses under the theme of  ”American Civilization – A Look through Architecture” ‘Housing and City’ and ‘Geography, City and Architecture’. 

Graffiti Artist’s Mural Honors Oscar Niemeyer

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A true legacy in the field of architecture and beyond, Oscar Niemeyer, who died just this past December at the age of 104, has traveled into the heart of many, one of which is graffiti artist . In honor of the Brazilian architect, Kobra created a 61-yard art piece on the side of a building in Sao Paulo’s financial district. The immense, colorful mural cannot be missed as people pass by and admire the work. Expressing Niemeyer’s love for concrete, curves and Le Corbusier, the mural truly encompasses the architect’s aim to, “…produce an architecture that serves everyone and not just a group of privileged people.” More images can be viewed after the break.

Mistral Wine Store / Studio Arthur Casas

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Architects: Studio Arthur Casas
Location: São Paulo,
Author: Arthur Casas
Co Authors: Raphael França, Joana Oliveira
Area: 126,73 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG - Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

AM House / Drucker Arquitetura

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Architects: Drucker Arquitetura
Location: Sao Paulo,
Author Architect: Monica Drucker
Area: 1,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Bacopari House / UNA Arquitetos

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Architects: UNA Arquitetos
Location: São Paulo,
Architects In Charge: Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando Viégas
Project Team: Ana Paula de Castro, Carolina Klocker, Eduardo Martorelli, Fabiana Cyon, Gabriela Gurgel, Enk te Winkel, Igor Cortinove, Marta Onofre, Miguel Muralha, Sílio Almeida
Project Area: 504 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

Offset House / Shieh Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Shieh Arquitetos Associados
Location: , Brazil
Architects In Charge: Leonardo Shieh & Shieh Shueh Yau
Project Team: Débora Zeppelini, Fabiana Almeida, Giovanna Plastina, Wellington Nagano
Structural Engineering: EMAC Projetos
Electrical & Hydraulic Engineering: CZN Engenharia
Site Area: 545 sqm
Project Area: 500 sqm
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Fernando Stankuns

Studio R / Studio MK27

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Architects: Studio MK27
Location: São Paulo,
Architect In Charge:
Co Architects: Gabriel Kogan, Oswaldo Pessano
Customized Furniture: Gabriel Kogan, Carolina Castroviejo
Project Team: Beatriz Meyer, Eduardo Chalabi, Eduardo Glycerio, Eduardo Gurian, Elisa Friedmann, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Luciana Antunes, Marcio Tanaka, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski, Renata Furlanetto
Collaborators: Fernando Falcon, Fabiana Cyon
Area: 373 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Metropolitan Train Station of Suzano Proposal / JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo

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The proposal for the future Metropolitan Train Station of Suzano, designed by JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo, will be developed in surface, in a place already occupied by the existing station, which will be deactivated after the new station starts operating. This project includes the main building of the station, which houses platforms and mezzanine, their accesses on both sides of the railways, bike rack, technical and operating room building, and water reservoirs. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Fidalga 800 Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

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Architects: Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados
Location: São Paulo,
Coordinator: Frederico Zara
Project Team: Luciana Maki, Marcelo Zahr, Denise Hino, Rodrigo Nogueira, Fernando Sunao, Humberto Buso, Tony Chen, Flora Fuji, Lucas Padovani, Rafael Costa, Caterina Chippari, Camila Benegas, Luciana Morais, Fernanda Jozsef, Maurício Metello, Maíra Cordeiro, Flávia Henriques, Natália Campos, Ana Júlia Sprovieri, Natasha Vilaça, Fernanda Duarte e João Faim
Project Area: 4,700 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Edifício Corujas Proposal / FGMF Arquitetos

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Designed by FGMF Arquitetos, the proposal for the Edifício Corujas, aims to create a more humane space to work, going against the traditional mirrored glass cubes located in regions of São Paulo, such as Avenida Faria Lima or Avenida Berrini. Designed using several sizes and formats, they create a horizontal solution. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Edifício Itaim Proposal / FGMF Arquitetos

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The proposal by FGMF Arquitetos for the Edifício Itaim consists of duplex and triplex apartments, between 882 and 1066 m2 in size. The plans act as a huge brise-soleil, shading the north façade and minimizing the impact of the west, where one has the best view. So, living rooms are fluid spaces open to landscape. Located in one of the most valued places in the city, the building also has a permanent view to the park in front and Morumbi. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Loft in Itaim / FGMF Arquitetos

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Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
Location: São Paulo,
Architects In Charge: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
Collaborators: Ana Paula Barbosa, Marília Caetano
Team: Madalena Vidal
Project Area: 162 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Fran Parente

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: , Brazil
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.