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Espace 20 one / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura

14:00 - 17 April, 2019
Espace 20 one / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura, © Joana França
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia - Distrito Federal, Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Clay Rodrigues
  • Coauthors

    Rodrigo Cibeiros, Luciana Godin, Plinio Barros
  • Area

    1076.39 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Campus da Fiocruz Ceará / Architectus S/S

14:00 - 1 March, 2019
Campus da Fiocruz Ceará / Architectus S/S, © Joana França
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Lins Arquitetos Associados Office / Lins Arquitetos Associados

14:00 - 27 February, 2019
Lins Arquitetos Associados Office / Lins Arquitetos Associados, © Joana França
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rua Manoel Miguel dos Santos, 330 - Juazeiro do Norte / CE - Brazil
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Cintia Lins e George Lins
  • Area

    592.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Women in Architecture Photography: 12 Names to Know

05:00 - 12 February, 2019
Women in Architecture Photography: 12 Names to Know, © Leana Cagnotto
© Leana Cagnotto

In many parts of the world, more women have architectural degrees than men. However, this fact hasn’t translated past university into the working world as women continue to be underrepresented across nearly all levels of practice.

The conversation regarding women in architecture gained tremendous traction back in 2013 with the petition for Denise Scott Brown to be recognized as the 1991 Pritzker Prize winner, alongside her husband and the consequent rejection of that request by Pritzker. The Architectural Review and Architect's Journal have, since 2015, jointly presented awards to the exceptional female practitioners as part of their Women in Architecture Awards program. The swelling of these movements have helped to promote not only the role but also the recognition of women in architecture.

Supplies Storage and Management Facility / Elcio Gomes Silva + Valério Augusto Soares de Medeiros

14:00 - 31 December, 2018
Supplies Storage and Management Facility / Elcio Gomes Silva + Valério Augusto Soares de Medeiros, © Joana França
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ADUnB Cultural Center / Nonato Veloso

14:00 - 17 October, 2018
ADUnB Cultural Center / Nonato Veloso, © Joana França
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Darcy Ribeiro Campus - University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil
  • Category

  • Executive Project

    Bruno Campos, Bruno Damasceno, Fernanda Angelis, Renata Brazil, Marcelo Aquino
  • Area

    15500.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Cora House / Bloco Arquitetos

13:00 - 5 August, 2018
Cora House / Bloco Arquitetos, © Joana França
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia, Brazil
  • Category

  • Authors

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
  • Area

    290.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Oasis House / Esquadra Arquitetos + Yi Arquitetos

09:00 - 22 June, 2018
Oasis House / Esquadra Arquitetos + Yi Arquitetos, © Joana França
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LA House / Esquadra Arquitetos + Yi Arquitetos

09:00 - 14 June, 2018
LA House / Esquadra Arquitetos + Yi Arquitetos, © Joana França
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Bauru Apartment / Semerene Arquitetura Interior

11:00 - 24 May, 2018
Bauru Apartment / Semerene Arquitetura Interior, © Joana França
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These Are The Latin American Cities With The Best Quality of Life

16:00 - 20 May, 2018
These Are The Latin American Cities With The Best Quality of Life, © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/jikatu/20111772669'>Jimmy Baikovicius [Flickr]</a>, licensed under  <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>. ImageMontevideo, Uruguay
© Jimmy Baikovicius [Flickr], licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0. ImageMontevideo, Uruguay

Mercer, the multinational consultancy recently announced that Vienna, Austria has been ranked as the city with the best quality of life in the world, for the ninth year in a row. In a ranking that is dominated by European cities in the highest positions, this year Vancouver (5th), Singapore (25th) and Port Louis (83rd) are the highest-ranking cities in North America, Asia, and Africa, respectively.

So, what is happening in Latin America? Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, once again occupies the top position. "Although they are challenged by economic and political turmoil," experts at the consultancy explain, "cities in emerging markets are catching up with major cities, after decades of investment in infrastructure, recreational facilities, and housing for the purpose of attracting talent and multinational businesses," they add.

In its twentieth edition, the consultancy, which specializes in advising multinational companies in employee transfers, evaluates more than 450 cities around the world, analyzing 39 factors divided into 10 categories, including political and economic environment, socio-cultural status, hygiene, educational institutions, leisure, housing, the market, and natural disasters.

© <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/beck32/7175474491'>Roberto C. [Flickr]</a>, licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/">CC BY-ND 2.0</a>. ImageMontevideo, Uruguay © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/deensel/39921091035'>Deensel [Flickr]</a>, licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">CC BY 2.0</a>. ImageBuenos Aires, Argentina © <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/armandolobos/23193056943'>a l o b o s [Flickr]</a>, licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a>. ImageSantiago, Chile © <a href=https://www.flickr.com/photos/bz3rk/5731101473'>James Willamor [Flickr]</a>, licensed under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>. ImageSan Juan, Puerto Rico + 11

Refurbishment MR 53 / BLOCO Arquitetos

08:00 - 16 May, 2018
Refurbishment MR 53 / BLOCO Arquitetos, © Joana França
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Category

  • Refurbishment Authors

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
  • Original Design Author

    Milton Ramos
  • Team

    Tatiana Lopes, Guilherme Mahana
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographer

11 Meia 1 Gallery / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura

15:00 - 7 May, 2018
11 Meia 1 Gallery / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura, © Joana França
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House 711H / Bloco Arquitetos

11:00 - 7 May, 2018
© Joana França
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Category

  • Authors

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
  • Collaborators

    Giovanni Cristovaro, Fernando Longhi
  • Area

    160.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Fabrika Filmes Headquarters / CoDA arquitetos

17:00 - 12 January, 2018
Fabrika Filmes Headquarters / CoDA arquitetos, © Joana França
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Brasília From Above: Aerial Videos by Joana França

08:00 - 6 August, 2017

If you haven't gotten a chance to visit Brasília, Joana França's photographic projects offer a comprehensive interpretation of the capital of South America's most populous country. França has dedicated a significant part of her career as an architecture photographer to the pursuit of amassing an impressive archive of images of the city planned by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.

We recently published an exceptional selection França's aerial photographs of Brasília divided by scale - residential, monumental, gregarious and bucolic. These overhead views solidify what, in theory, is already evident: the city lacks human scale, or the human scale of Brasília is just vast and (perhaps) not very human at all.

Güths House / ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo

11:00 - 26 July, 2017
Güths House / ArqBr Arquitetura e Urbanismo, © Joana França
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Jan Gehl: "The Modern Movement Put an End to the Human Scale"

08:00 - 21 July, 2017

On Thursday 29 of June, Jan Gehl the Danish architect and urban planner, spoke at the Conference “Thinking urban: cities for people” organised by UN-Habitat and the Official Architects College of Madrid (COAM as it is abbreviated in Spanish) about the urban transformations that have occurred in Copenhagen as a result of the errors of the modernist movement and the challenges facing the cities in the 21st century.

In a prior discussion with José María Ezquiaga (dean of COAM), and José Manuel Calvo (councilor of the Sustainable Development Area at the Madrid city council) at the Conference, Gehl highlighted the urban paradigm at the time of his student years, which is referred to as the Brasilia syndrome.