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Architecture and Topography: 15 Projects with Different Approaches to Relief

11:00 - 6 September, 2019
Architecture and Topography: 15 Projects with Different Approaches to Relief, © Damir Fabijanić
© Damir Fabijanić

Sloping plots often present themselves as major challenges and therefore become a determining factor of the project by enabling various forms of approach, overlapping the ground, respecting its slope or even burying itself in it. To illustrate all these alternatives, we selected fifteen projects that present different solutions in dealing with landscape.

Bacopari House / UNA Arquitetos

20:00 - 4 September, 2019
Bacopari House / UNA Arquitetos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 22

  • Architects in Charge

    Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando Viégas
  • Localização

    São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • 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
  • Ano do projeto

    2012
  • Fotografias

10 Projects in Which BIM was Essential

04:00 - 16 July, 2019
10 Projects in Which BIM was Essential , Axonometric Design of Metal Structure - Casa Piedra Blanca / Pablo Lobos Pedrals, Angelo Petrucelli
Axonometric Design of Metal Structure - Casa Piedra Blanca / Pablo Lobos Pedrals, Angelo Petrucelli

Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology allows the design process to be organized in a structured and disciplined manner by keeping the design, model, and documentation of each project in the same file. Whether through ArchiCAD or Revit, offices increasingly migrate to this type of tool for the assistance they provide to architects. Here, we selected ten works, of different scales, that were made through BIM software.

Architecture and Education: 15 Schools Designed by Brazilian Architects

08:00 - 8 June, 2019
Architecture and Education: 15 Schools Designed by Brazilian Architects, Beacon School / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos + GOAA - Gusmão Otero Arquitetos Associados © Nelson Kon
Beacon School / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos + GOAA - Gusmão Otero Arquitetos Associados © Nelson Kon

© Mateus Sá © Fernando Stankuns © Nelson Kon © Ana Mello + 31

The key to a good education lies not only in good books and the teacher's didactics. The learning environment which students attend also has a great influence on their education since the requirements for acoustic, thermal and luminous comforts, or even landscaping, directly influence the behavior and attention of the students. In Brazil, school projects can vary widely from the private sector to the public sector, yet in both cases, it is possible to find high-quality solutions.

Before and After: How Graphic Design Interventions Enhance Built Architecture

04:00 - 27 May, 2019

The perception of space and the way a building is perceived within its surroundings are always primary concerns when designing an architectural project. In order to meet these interests, a graphic intervention project can become a great ally to an architect, turning the building into a landmark which allows passers-by to interpret it more clearly.

7 Must-See Pavilions at the 2019 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 17 May, 2019
7 Must-See Pavilions at the 2019 Venice Biennale, Installation view of Sun & Sea (Marina), at the Lithuanian pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 2019.  © Andrej Vasilenko
Installation view of Sun & Sea (Marina), at the Lithuanian pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 2019. © Andrej Vasilenko

The Venice Biennale of Arts is a great opportunity to think outside the box. From the collateral events that bring new uses for centenary buildings to the country pavilions in Giardini or Arsenale, an architect can learn a lot by visiting the world's oldest biennial. Here are 7 must-see pavilions if you are visiting Venice before the Biennale ends on the 24th of November. 

Social Housing: 45 Examples in Plan and Section

06:00 - 31 March, 2019
Social Housing: 45 Examples in Plan and Section, Casa de Repouso Morangis / VOUS ETES ICI Architectes © 11H45
Casa de Repouso Morangis / VOUS ETES ICI Architectes © 11H45

Social Housing is a principal element for a more democratic city. These housing structures provide decent dwellings for all citizens in urban areas and connect them to the rest of the city and its services. 

Unfortunately, in many countries, the term "Social Housing" still has a negative connotation. It is often seen as a project that seeks to build the largest number of units with cheap materials, and little-to-no concern for the quality of life of its residents. Often times, it is designed for monetary reasons, as opposed to a project that serves the city and its people. Although this fact is recurrent, there are several examples that portray the opposite, in which architects manifest their political point of view through exceptional projects with innovative solutions that improve the urban experience.

To highlight these projects, we've gathered 45 examples that portray different modes of social housing. The diverse selection begins with small-scale, single-family residences that integrate public subsidy programs to large public enterprises for multifamily units.

© Tim Crocker © Guy Wenborne © Sergio Grazia © Takuji Shimmura + 91

Bar Futebol Clube Pinheiros / Bacco Arquitetos Associados

14:00 - 19 March, 2019
Bar Futebol Clube Pinheiros / Bacco Arquitetos Associados, © Ana Mello
© Ana Mello

© Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello © Ana Mello + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Clube Pinheiros, Av. Brig. Faria Lima, 2413 - Jardins, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Category

    Bar
  • Area

    560.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

The Freehand Sketches of Pritzker Prize Winners

05:00 - 27 February, 2019
The Freehand Sketches of Pritzker Prize Winners, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Sketches are the first inkling into the design process of an architect, a way of observing and investigating a project’s development or even representing solutions for it. Through an architect’s sketches, one can better understand how a specific design move mirrors echoes throughout an entire work. Here, we have compiled sketches by Pritzker Prize winners - designers who have been awarded the highest recognization in the field of architecture - offering diverse techniques that can certainly inspire your next freehand experiment.

Architecture and Embroidery: Discover the Art of Elin Petronella and Charles Henry

06:00 - 23 February, 2019
Architecture and Embroidery: Discover the Art of Elin Petronella and Charles Henry, © <a href='https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgql5NcFyKB/'>Instagram @petronella.art</a>
© Instagram @petronella.art

Elin Petronella and Charles Henry record the architecture and urban landscapes of European cities on vibrant, colorful, and even monochromatic embroideries. Classical Danish buildings, the bohemian streets of Paris, Lisbon's cable cars, and even the iconic Casa Batlló de Gaudí in Barcelona are some of the locations illustrated in the duo's work. See more of the textile artists/couple's work on Instagram: @petronella.art and @_charleshenry_.

This Visual Portrait Explores the Complexities of Hong Kong

06:00 - 8 August, 2018
© Nico Van Orshoven
© Nico Van Orshoven

Hong Kong is an autonomous territory in southeastern China known for its skyscrapers, urban density, and high prices. However, on Nico Van Orshoven's travelogue, Everywhere in Particular, the Belgian architect creates a visual portrait of the territory beyond the stereotypes. With lively public spaces and stunning natural landscapes, Hong Kong can and will surprise you.

Below, Van Orshoven recounts his visit to Hong Kong:

© Nico Van Orshoven © Nico Van Orshoven © Nico Van Orshoven © Nico Van Orshoven + 32

Colorful Contemporary Brazilian Architecture

05:00 - 17 July, 2018
Collage of photos of: Casa-ateliê da Vila Charlote / grupoDEArquitetura © Pedro Kok; Nova Unidade Senac São Miguel Paulista / Levisky Arquitetos | Estratégia Urbana © Ana Mello na Mello; Casa Claudios / Arquitetura Nacional © Pedro Kok; Casa Txai / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Gabriel Kogan © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Collage of photos of: Casa-ateliê da Vila Charlote / grupoDEArquitetura © Pedro Kok; Nova Unidade Senac São Miguel Paulista / Levisky Arquitetos | Estratégia Urbana © Ana Mello na Mello; Casa Claudios / Arquitetura Nacional © Pedro Kok; Casa Txai / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Gabriel Kogan © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

What comes to mind when you think of Brazilian architecture? The strong forms of Oscar Niemeyer? Neutral-toned works of brutalism? Cobogós? In spite of the fact that colors are present in Brazil's colonial architecture, the aforementioned qualities tend to dominate the perception of the architecture of South America's largest country.

However, current architectural production in Brazil is bringing more and more colorful elements that shy away from the gray and beige purity. We've selected fifteen projects that use color to highlight architectural elements and generate dynamic perceptions of space.

A Collection of Herzog & de Meuron's Striking Staircases

06:00 - 27 June, 2018
A Collection of Herzog & de Meuron's Striking Staircases, Tate Modern Switch House / Herzog & de Meuron © Iwan Baan
Tate Modern Switch House / Herzog & de Meuron © Iwan Baan

Stairs aren't only a means of vertical circulation. Through their might and scale, this building element can easily become the protagonist of a space. From afar one can observe the movement of people; from within the staircase the viewer is treated to new angles and perspectives of the building.

The prominence of staircases in the work of 2001 Pritzker Prize winners Herzog and de Meuron underscore the belief that risers and treads are never solely an element of circulation—they are generators of dynamism and rhythm that influence the essence of their projects.

10 Brilliant Brazilian Houses With Contemporary Designs

16:00 - 3 June, 2018

We absolutely love contemporary homes not only for their smart design but their visual appeal. Architects have a way of varying their design according to several factors such as the local and historical context, customs and cultures of users. The 10 projects below are no exception: open-floor plans, clean lines, minimal clutter, and a neutral color palette...

In a country like Brazil where all these factors vary in contrasting ways, it is possible to see a diversity of projects and architectural design approach adopted to deal with the challenge of building a residence.

São Paulo's Anonymous Architecture Captured by Alberto Simon

08:00 - 5 April, 2018
São Paulo's Anonymous Architecture Captured by Alberto Simon, © Alberto Simon
© Alberto Simon

© Alberto Simon © Alberto Simon © Alberto Simon © Alberto Simon + 31

Far from the noteworthy neighborhoods that often have buildings design by renowned architects, São Paulo's houses capture the modest scale that permeates the identity of its citizens. Alberto Simon, an artist based in the city of São Paulo, photographed the remarkable details of these unassuming housing in his project titled "tamanho_M," which roughly translates to Size M.

Find out more about the project in the artist's own words and see the impressive photos below.