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Itatiba Residence / RoccoVidal P+W

  • Architects: RoccoVidal Perkins+Will
  • Location: Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Architects: Luiz Fernando Rocco, Fernando Vidal, Douglas Tolaine
  • Collaborators: Fernanda Tegacini, Marcela Kishi, Caroline Estelles, Ana Cecilia Guimarães, Carlos Andrigo, Fred Zara, Fernanda Morais, Fernanda Borges
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Tuca Reinés

© Tuca Reinés © Tuca Reinés © Tuca Reinés © Tuca Reinés

The P House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis

  • Architects: Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan, Lair Reis
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
  • Interior: Diana Radomysler
  • Area: 773.0 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

Camper Together / Atelier Marko Brajovic

© Fernando Laszlo © Fernando Laszlo © Fernando Laszlo © Fernando Laszlo

Oscar Freire Observatory / Triptyque

  • Architects: Triptyque
  • Location: Rua Oscar Freire, 1128 - Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil
  • Area: 1400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

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

Architecture Photography: Lina Bo Bardi's 'Sesc Pompeia'

The designer and photographer Fernando Pires has completed a photographic series on Sesc Pompéia, one of Lina Bo Bardi's most significant works.

The photographer's series explores that symmetry in Bo Bardi's brutalist design, in which two colors, red and concrete-gray, unite harmoniously.

See more of Pires' images, after the break...

© Fernando Pires © Fernando Pires © Fernando Pires © Fernando Pires

K House / Studio Arthur Casas

  • Architects: Studio Arthur Casas
  • Location: São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects In Charge: Arthur Casas, Regiane Khristian, Beto Cabariti.
  • Area: 566.0 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

Container Project / H²O Arquitetura

© Guilherme Rebelo
© Guilherme Rebelo
  • Architects : H²O Arquitetura
  • Location: Tatuapé, Brazil
  • Project Architects: Aleksandro Almeida, Anselmo Oliveira Jr.
  • Artist: Anselmo Oliveira Jr
  • Project Area: 46 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Guilherme Rebelo

© Guilherme Rebelo © Guilherme Rebelo © Guilherme Rebelo © Guilherme Rebelo

D-Edge / Muti Randolph + Marcelo Pontes + Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos

  • Architects : Muti Randolph , Marcelo Pontes, Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos
  • Localização: Barra Funda, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design: Muti Randolph
  • Architecture: Marcelo Pontes
  • Interior Architecture And Stage Development: Zemel + Chalabi arquitetos - Paula Zemel e Eduardo Chalabi
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photography: Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba

Walmart Sao Paulo / Estudio Guto Requena

© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente
  • Architects: Estudio Guto Requena
  • Location: São Paulo, Brasil
  • Concept: Arq. Guto Requena
  • Development: Arq. Paulo de Camargo, Arq. Lucas Ciciliato
  • Area: 6400 sqm
  • Year: 2013
  • Photography: Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente

MG Residence / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

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

M&M Residence / Bonina Arquitetura

  • Architects: Bonina Arquitetura
  • Location: São Paulo, Brasil
  • Project Team: Mauricio Takahashi (autor), Denise Hino, Rosa Fumie Satomi e Ana Paula Nemoto
  • Project Area: 318.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photography: Tony Chen

© Tony Chen © Tony Chen © Tony Chen © Tony Chen

RedBull Station Sao Paulo / Triptyque

© Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok
  • Architects: Triptyque
  • Location: São Paulo, Brasil
  • Partners: Greg Bousquet, Carolina Bueno, Olivier Rafaëlli e Guillaume Sibaud
  • General Coordinator: Luiz Trindade
  • Project Manager: Paulo Adolfo Martins
  • Team: Pedro de Mattos Ferraz (arquiteto). Colaboradores: Thiago Bicas, Ricardo Innecco (arquitetos); Luísa Vicentini, Sofia Saleme, Priscila Fialho, Murillo Fantinati, Natallia Shiroma, Nely Silveira (estagiários).
  • Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Pedro Kok, Courtesy of Triptyque

Courtesy of Triptyque Courtesy of Triptyque Courtesy of Triptyque © Pedro Kok

El Memorial de América Latina después del Incendio

Después del incendio, el futuro del Memorial de América Latina de Oscar Niemeyer, es incierto.

De acuerdo con el presidente del Memorial, João Batista de Andrade, se está esperando que terminen las investigaciones del Departamento de Bomberos y la Policía antes de determinar qué acción se tomará: "Tenemos que saber cuál es el impacto del fuego en la estructura del edificio. Si tenemos que demoler, lamentablemente, tendrá que hacerse. Si la seguridad lo requiere, vamos a demoler".

Más detalles, después de la pausa...

© Átila Salviano Átila Salviano / vc repórter © Vagner Magalhães / Terra © Ricardo Matsukawa / Terra © Tedy Colombini / vc repórter

Restaurante Deliqatê / FGMF Arquitetos

© Rafaela Netto
© Rafaela Netto
  • Architects: FGMF Arquitetos
  • Location: São Paulo, Brasil
  • Authors: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
  • Collaborators: Ana Paula Barbosa, Marilia Caetano, Sonia Gouveia
  • Project Architects: Carolina Matsumoto, Juliana Fernandes, Raquel Engelsman
  • Interns: Felipe Bueno, Gabriel Mota, Gabriela Eberhardt, Patrícia Kupper, Rodrigo de Moura
  • Area: 275.0 m2
  • Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Rafaela Netto

© Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto © Rafaela Netto

Sao Paulo: 5 Great Buildings

Producers Monstro Filmes have shared with us a gorgeous animation: an homage to the city of Sao Paulo and its five major architectural icons.

São Paulo: 5 Grandes Construções (Sao Paulo: 5 Great Buildings) highlights the Martinelli Building, Banespa, MASP, COPAN and Unique. Clearly inspired by "Chicago - Five Great Buildings," by Al Boardman, the video uses simple, fluid lines to represent and reveal each building's unique form.

Courtesy of Monstro Filmes Courtesy of Monstro Filmes Courtesy of Monstro Filmes Courtesy of Monstro Filmes

Why Iwan Baan's TED Talk Was Right

Iwan Baan's recent TED talk on ingenious informal settlement 'architecture' became instantly popular, clearly striking a chord with people across the globe. The lecture has been called everything from heartwarming to condescending, but for Parsons graduate students Meagan Durlak and James Frankis it was reaffirming. Durlak and Frankis have spent time working in Sao Paolo's favelas and understand that finding a balance between the good and the bad is key to the revitalization of these settlements. This article, originally published in Metropolis Magazine as "Response to Iwan Baan's TED Talk," journals some of their experiences working in South American slums, and why we need to stop treating those slums as a blight. 

Meagan Durlak and I were excited to see the TED talk by architectural photographer Iwan Baan on the ingenuity found within informal settlements. In his presentation he walks us through a range of communities across the world, capturing many such settlements, including houses above a lagoon and a repurposed office block.

Baan’s view of informal settlements resonates with our own work; it’s an under-told story that we very much applaud. He shows an overview of people’s lives and their unique methods for adapting to difficult conditions. Perhaps as interesting as his film are the reactions to it from TED viewers. Many found the innovation in informal settlements to be inspiring and heartwarming; others claimed that this talk is just a life affirming story for the rich 1% of the world, perpetuating inaction for areas which need immediate aid. The two sides of the argument reminded us of our own work and the battles we have gone through in trying to wrap our heads around the systems of informal settlements, as well as the difficulties we have had in explaining their hidden properties to others.