Architects: Terra Capobianco
- Area : 120 m²
- Year : 2020
Manufacturers : GRAPHISOFT, Alwitra, Crosslam, Marcenaria Silveira, REKA
Vista Alegre Pavilion / Terra Capobianco
Casa dos Triângulos Restoration / Metrópole Arquitetos
Architects: Metrópole Arquitetos
- Year : 2021
Truss House / Terra Capobianco + Galeria Arquitetos
Architects: Galeria Arquitetos, Terra Capobianco
- Area : 464 m²
- Year : 2020
Professionals : Schwartz Engenharia, Stec do Brasil, Giardino Planejamento de Exteriores, Reclima
Modernization and Restoration of the Ipiranga Museum / H+F Arquitetos
Architects: H+F Arquitetos
- Area : 16338 m²
- Year : 2022
A3L House / Obra Arquitetos
Casa Brasileira Itaim Residential Building/ PSA Arquitetura
Architects: PSA Arquitetura
- Area : 18000 m²
- Year : 2021
Nube Building / Jacobsen Arquitetura
Architects: Jacobsen Arquitetura
- Area : 5130 m²
- Year : 2021
Manufacturers : Alumitre, CristalPool, Itu mármores, Parquet União
Art 132 Gallery / Piratininga Arquitetos Associados
Architects: Piratininga Arquitetos Associados
- Area : 2960 ft²
- Year : 2021
Manufacturers : Araucária marcenaria, Deca, Innovare Work, Noel Marinho, Omega Fence Systems, +4
Kitchen Organization: Different Materials for Your Worktop
Kitchens as we know them today have functionality as their main feature and for that their space was historically organized from an industrial logic. The development of home appliances and the precise definition of the layout guarantee a functional floor plan and the optimization of work in the kitchen. As part of this layout we find the worktops, horizontal half-height surfaces that have multiple uses and, therefore, many possible configurations.
Earth Day 2022: The World's Progress towards Achieving Sustainable Architecture
As the climate crisis continues to present itself as a significant threat to the future of the ecosystem and built environment, this year's IPCC report, titled Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, found that while adaptation efforts are being observed across all sectors, the progress being implemented so far is greatly uneven, as there are gaps between the actions taken and what is needed. On this year's Earth Day, we explore the progress being made by governments and architects to achieve net-zero operations within the next decades.
50 Construction Terms & Concepts All Architects Should Know
As with any industry, most skills are acquired through years of hands-on working and problem solving, and not just what's taught at school. For fresh architecture graduates, engaging with general contractors, engineers, and builders during their first site visits might feel overwhelming, especially since they are exploring the practical side of the practice.
Among the many things acquired on site are the terminologies used by construction workers that may not have been necessarily taught at school. And while an architecture dictionary might seem like the most suitable solution, carrying around a book with over 25,000 terms such as Cyril M Harris' Dictionary of Architecture and Construction wouldn't be the most convenient on a construction site. This is why we have put together list of 50 construction terms and concepts that every architect will come across at least once during their practice.
The Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Announces Nominated Projects and Jury for its 2022 Cycle
Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize announced the full list of jurors for its fourth edition, chaired by Sandra Barclay of Barclay and Crousse Architecture, and just released the nominated projects comprising 200 built works in North and South America, for MCHAP 2022 and 50 projects for MCHAP.emerge 2022.
The Comeback of Curved Design: Materials That Can Bend and Curl
Take a second to imagine a building or a room. Chances are you are envisioning flat rectangular surfaces and straight lines. Whether it be walls, beams or windows, most architectural elements come in standard and extremely practical orthogonal shapes. However, the pandemic has shed light on designs that are not only functional, but also that improve our mood and well-being. In that sense, the power of curved, free-flowing surfaces is unmatched, which explains why they have been making a comeback as a modern design trend. Adopting beautiful nature-inspired shapes, organic curls and bends energize rooms and make users feel good. In fact, neuroscientists have shown that this affection is hard-wired into the brain; in a 2013 study, they found that participants were most likely to consider a space beautiful if it was curvilinear instead of rectilinear. In short, humans love curves.
Light as a Design Statement: Inspiring Ways to Manage Natural Lighting
For most people, modern living requires spending most of the day in interior spaces - in fact, according to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency, the average person spends around 90% of their life indoors. As a result, this implies missing out on health benefits associated with sunlight exposure, such as vitamin D absorption, regulation of circadian rhythms, higher energy levels and even improved mood. Thus, one option is to increase the amount of time we spend outdoors. But because most daily functions are carried out inside buildings, it is crucial to incorporate and prioritize natural lighting in interiors.
Light as a Design Statement: Creative Ways to Use Artificial Lighting
Light serves an essential purpose in architecture: to help us see. Whether it be through natural or artificial methods, rooms must be illuminated accordingly so occupants can safely inhabit them and fulfill their daily functions. When the right system is selected, light can also contribute to energy efficiency and sustainability within the building as a whole. However, apart from its evident functional and environmental value, lighting design can vastly impact the visual comfort and aesthetic tone of interiors by drawing attention to textures, enhancing colors and defining volumes. Therefore, of the many pieces involved in interior design, lighting is certainly one that can enhance or destroy a space and even affect users’ well-being, which is why it should be considered a crucial design element by itself.