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AD Classics: São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) / Lina Bo Bardi

22:00 - 28 October, 2018
AD Classics: São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) / Lina Bo Bardi, © Pedro Kok
© Pedro Kok

This article was originally published on August 14, 2014. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

When Lina Bo Bardi received the commission to build a new museum of art on São Paulo’s Terraço do Trianon, she was given the job under one condition: under no circumstances could the building block the site’s panoramic vistas of the lower-lying parts of the city. This rule, instituted by the local legislature, sought to protect what had become an important urban gathering space along Avenida Paulista, the city’s main financial and cultural artery. Undeterred, Bo Bardi came up with a solution that was simple and powerful. She designed a building with a massive split through its midsection, burying half of it below the terrace and lifting the other half into the sky. As a result, the plaza remained open and unobstructed, and in 1968, the iconic São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP) was born.

© Flickr user Juliana Magro © Pedro Kok © Flickr user Rodrigo_Soldon © Flickr user Carol^-^ + 10

RA Apartment / Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos

14:00 - 26 October, 2018
RA Apartment / Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos, © Ricardo Bassetti
© Ricardo Bassetti

© Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti © Ricardo Bassetti + 17

  • Architects

    Pascali Semerdjian arquitetos
  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in charge

    Domingos Pascali, Sarkis Semerdjian
  • Team

    Fábio Rudnik
  • Area

    70.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Gama Issa V2.0 / Studio Mk27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis

11:00 - 25 September, 2018
Gama Issa V2.0 / Studio Mk27 - Marcio Kogan + Lair Reis, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 70

GSC / SuperLimão Studio + Gabriela Coelho

13:00 - 3 September, 2018
GSC / SuperLimão Studio + Gabriela Coelho, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba + 48

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Team

    Gabriela Coelho, Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello, Lula Gouveia e Thiago Rodrigues, Julia Seródio, Pedro Luna, Renato Assada, Juliana Marcato
  • Area

    1800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Ibirapuera Apartment / Casa14 Arquitetura

13:00 - 28 August, 2018
Ibirapuera Apartment / Casa14 Arquitetura, © Maira Acayaba
© Maira Acayaba

© Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba © Maira Acayaba + 47

  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Mariana Andersen e Mariana Guradani (Casa14 partners)
  • Other Participants

    Max Heringer and Gabriele Azevedo
  • Area

    900.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Guarulhos Airport Fire Department / MM18 Arquitetura

05:00 - 20 August, 2018
Guarulhos Airport Fire Department / MM18 Arquitetura, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Aeroporto internacional de Guarulhos – São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Marcos Paulo Caldeira, Mila Strauss, Larissa Burke, Fabiane Sakai, Thiago Buccieri
  • Area

    3950.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Colormixstore / Basiches Arquitetos Associados

13:00 - 14 August, 2018
© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 1522 - Jardim America, São Paulo - SP, 01442-002, Brazil
  • Authors

    José Ricardo Basiches, Ronaldo Shinohara
  • Area

    362.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

DS House / Studio Arthur Casas

09:00 - 30 July, 2018
© Ricardo Labougle
© Ricardo Labougle

© Ricardo Labougle © Ricardo Labougle © Ricardo Labougle © Ricardo Labougle + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Author

    Arthur Casas
  • Team

    Marina Werfel, Carolina Carrieri, Marina Kulish Bilman, Daniel Vianna, Miti Sameshima, Joana Pini
  • Area

    750.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Pamplona Apartment / Zoom Urbanismo Arquitetura e Design

02:00 - 28 July, 2018
Pamplona Apartment / Zoom Urbanismo Arquitetura e Design, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Pamplona, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Guilherme Ortenblad
  • Team

    Guilherme Ortenblad, Kathleen Chiang, Mariane Takahashi Christovam, Ana Carolina de Lima, Alex Ninomia, Rosa Clara Alves, Luana Pedrosa, Tadeu Omae.
  • Area

    150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Social Architecture: The Misunderstanding That Led Ruy Ohtake To Improve Brazil’s Second Largest Favela

16:00 - 8 July, 2018
Social Architecture: The Misunderstanding That Led Ruy Ohtake To Improve Brazil’s Second Largest Favela, Cortesia de CAU/BR
Cortesia de CAU/BR

The story of the "Redondinhos" housing project in Heliópolis, São Paulo began with a misinterpreted quote by Ruy Ohtake. In 2003, a magazine published the following statement attributed to the prestigious architect and urban planner: "What I find most ugly in São Paulo is Heliopolis." After seeing the report, Ohtake clarified that his intention was to say that the ugliest in the city is the difference between rich and poor neighborhoods - "the difference between the Morumbi neighborhood and Heliopolis, the largest favela," he corrected.

Tartuferia San Paolo / mf+arquitetos

13:00 - 4 July, 2018
Tartuferia San Paolo / mf+arquitetos, © Felipe Araujo
© Felipe Araujo

© Felipe Araujo © Felipe Araujo © Felipe Araujo © Felipe Araujo + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Landscaping

    Bia Abreu
  • Engineering

    ws constructor
  • Area

    200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Requalification of the Seafront of Ilha Comprida / Boldarini Arquitetos Associados

13:00 - 27 June, 2018
Requalification of the Seafront of Ilha Comprida / Boldarini Arquitetos Associados, © Marcos Boldarini
© Marcos Boldarini

© Marcos Boldarini © Marcos Boldarini © Marcos Boldarini © Marcos Boldarini + 28

  • Architect

  • Location

    São Paulo, Estado de São Paulo, Brasil
  • Authors

    Marcos Boldarini, Lucas Nobre
  • Team

    Flavia G. Cavalcante, Juliana J. Pedroso de Melo, Larissa Reolon, Marcia Trento, Marta Abril, Renata Serio, Rodrigo Garcia e Patrícia Tsunoushi – Arquitetos. Aline Costa, Priscila Anderson
  • Area

    283000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographer

Sampaio Vida House / Rocco Arquitetos

13:00 - 13 June, 2018
Sampaio Vida House / Rocco Arquitetos, © Evelyn Muller
© Evelyn Muller

© Evelyn Muller © Evelyn Muller © Evelyn Muller © Evelyn Muller + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Giancarlo Rocco
  • Collaborators

    Luciano Rocco, Ucha Pasquali Rocco, Simone Ferreira, Jairo Correa Junior
  • Area

    262.3 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

micasa vol.C / Studio MK27

09:00 - 21 May, 2018
Cortesia de Studio MK27
Cortesia de Studio MK27

Cortesia de Studio MK27 Cortesia de Studio MK27 Cortesia de Studio MK27 Cortesia de Studio MK27 + 56

  • Architect

    Studio MK27
  • Location

    São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
  • Author

    Marcio Kogan
  • Co-Author

    Marcio Tanaka
  • Project Team

    Carlos Costa, Diana Radomysler, Laura Guedes, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Raquel Reznicek, Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo, Tamara Lichtenstein
  • Area

    230.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographer

    Courtesy of Studio MK27

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Eduardo Colonelli + Weliton Ricoy Torres

09:00 - 20 May, 2018
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Eduardo Colonelli + Weliton Ricoy Torres, ©  Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon + 35

Dpot / Isay Weinfeld

09:00 - 18 May, 2018
Dpot / Isay Weinfeld, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alameda Gabriel Monteiro da Silva, 479 - Jardim America, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Project Manager

    Elena Faria Scarabotolo
  • Team

    Cristiano Kato, Elisa Canjani, Katherina Ortner, Sara Leitão, Sebastian Murr, Sophia Lin
  • Area

    770.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bauman Corporate / Studio Arthur Casas

13:00 - 14 May, 2018
Bauman Corporate / Studio Arthur Casas, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Alameda Jaú, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Arthur de Mattos Casas
  • Project Managers

    Gabriel Ranieri, Regiane Khristian, Beto Cabariti
  • Coordinators

    Ana Beatriz
  • Area

    9444.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

IABsp Launches OPEN CALL for Curation for XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo

11:30 - 14 May, 2018
IABsp Launches OPEN CALL for Curation for XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo, Cortesia de IABsp
Cortesia de IABsp

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the Institute of Architects of Brazil - Department of São Paulo (IABsp) has launched an unprecedented call for the selection of a curatorial proposal for the Architecture Biennale of São Paulo, to be held between September and December 2019. The proposal should formulate and justify the core program, concepts and themes that frame the Biennale.