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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
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Aqwa Corporate / Foster + Partners

03:00 - 18 May, 2018
Aqwa Corporate / Foster + Partners, © Nelson Kon
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Binário do Porto, 299 - Santo Cristo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
  • Category

  • Team

    Norman Foster, David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, David Summerfield, Juan Frigerio, Pedro Haberbosch, Filomena Russo, Rui Alves, Anthony Cestra, Chris Farmer, Daniel Gaertner, Domingos Garcia, Jai Krishnan, Courtney Hunt, Consuelo Manna, Sebastian Mendez, Alonso De Garay Montero, Elke Pedal, Jorge Pereira, Maro Riga, David Santamaria, Nathan St. John, Anthony Stahl, Jose Vargas-Hidalgo, Francisco Waltersdorfer
  • Area

    223000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Sesc 24 de Maio / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + MMBB Arquitetos

09:00 - 3 May, 2018
Sesc 24 de Maio / Paulo Mendes da Rocha + MMBB Arquitetos, © Nelson Kon
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  • Architects

  • Location

    R. 24 de Maio, 109 - República, São Paulo - SP, 01041-001, Brazil
  • Category

  • Authors

    Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Fernando Mello Franco, Marta Moreira, Milton Braga
  • Team

    Adriano Bergemann, Ana Carina Costa, Ana Carolina Mamede, Cecília Góes, Eduardo Ferroni, Giovanni Meirelles, Gleuson Pinheiro, Guilherme Pianca, Jacques Rordorf, Lucas Vieira, Márcia Terazaki, Maria João Figueiredo, Marina Acayaba, Marina Sabino, Martin Benavidez, Vito Macchione, João Yamamoto, Rafael Monteiro, Rodrigo Brancher, Thiago Rolemberg
  • Area

    27865.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photograph

House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Useful Examples

05:00 - 25 April, 2018
House Plans Under 100 Square Meters: 30 Useful Examples, © ArchDaily
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The challenge of designing a house with a tight budget and space constraints, together with the essential duty of responding correctly to the requirements of the user, is sometimes one of the most challenging and motivating tasks an architect can face. How can you take advantage of space most effectively? How can you avoid wasted material? How do you anticipate the possible future expansion of the house? And how do you develop a simple design that also delivers value to its inhabitants?

To help you in this process, we scoured our projects archives to select 30 houses that provide interesting architectural solutions despite measuring less than 100 square meters.

CR House / Obra arquitetos

09:29 - 11 April, 2018
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  • Architects

  • Location

    São José dos Campos, Brazil
  • Category

  • Authors

    Thiago Natal Duarte, João Paulo Daolio
  • Area

    650.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Learn to Pre-Dimension a Reinforced Concrete Structure

04:00 - 9 April, 2018
Learn to Pre-Dimension a Reinforced Concrete Structure, Casa de fim de semana em São Paulo / spbr arquitetos. Image © Nelson Kon
Casa de fim de semana em São Paulo / spbr arquitetos. Image © Nelson Kon

It's fundamental that architects know about structures, not only to bring their designs to reality but also to be able to discuss their projects with engineers in order to find the best solutions for construction. Structural pre-dimensioning is crucial to the initial design of the structural components, revealing the restrictions and the possibilities of the spaces.

One of the main loads that a structure must support is its own weight, so it's essential to know this information so that the different parts of the building can be dimensioned. When starting a structural project, the engineer doesn't yet know the dimensions of the different pieces that make up the structure, and therefore, can't know their own weight. A paradox appears without a solution: to know the weight it's necessary to know the dimensions, but, to know the dimensions, it's necessary to know the weight.

During the development of the project the architect finds himself in the curious situation of having to design without necessarily knowing the size of each of the parts of the building (such as the size of the pillars, for example). These important elements directly affect functionality and aesthetics of the project.

Furniture Designed by Brazilian Architects

08:00 - 19 March, 2018
Furniture Designed by Brazilian Architects, Poltrona Bowl_Lina Bo Bardi. Image © Nelson Kon
Poltrona Bowl_Lina Bo Bardi. Image © Nelson Kon

For some practitioners of architecture, the insatiable desire to draw everything, from the largest to the smallest to take full control of the project, echoes the famous phrase uttered by Mies Van Der Rohe: "God is in the details." Similarly, designing furniture provides another creative outlet for in-depth exploration of human-scale works of architecture.

Throughout the history of the Brazilian Architecture, and especially since the modernist movement, architects not only became known for their building designs, but also for their detailed chairs and tables. Several of these pieces of furniture were initially designed for a specific project and then went into mass production due to their popularity. 

Cadeira Isa d’aprés siza_Marcenaria Baraúna. Image Cortesia de Dpot Cadeira Nóize_Guto Requena. Image Cortesia de Guto Requena Poltrona Bowl_Lina Bo Bardi. Image © Nelson Kon Poltrona Paulistano_Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Image Cortesia de Dpot + 55

Concrete Blocks in Architecture: How to Build With This Modular and Low-Cost Material

09:00 - 12 March, 2018
Concrete Blocks in Architecture: How to Build With This Modular and Low-Cost Material, Mipibu House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados. Image © Nelson Kon
Mipibu House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados. Image © Nelson Kon

Concrete blocks are a prefabricated material mainly used to build walls. Like bricks, the blocks are stacked together and joined with a mortar, usually consisting of cement, sand, and water. The blocks are hollow inside to allow for steel bars and mortar filling. 

These blocks come in a variety of dimensions and textures, from traditional smooth surfaces to fluted or rough finishes, as well as special units for corners or for beams with longitudinal reinforcements. The dimensions of these blocks range from the classic 8x8x16 inches (approx 19x19x39 cm) which is meant for structural use, to a size of 8x3.5x39 inches (approx 19x9x39 cm) for partitioning walls. How can we incorporate them creatively into our designs?

Vila Matilde House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados. Image © Pedro Kok Casa + Estudio / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados. Image © Pedro Kok Silent house / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier. Image © Takao Shiotsuka Atelier Casa entre Bloques / Natura Futura Arquitectura. Image © JAG Studio + 24

Maria Antônia University Centre / UNA Arquitetos

15:00 - 7 March, 2018
Maria Antônia University Centre / UNA Arquitetos, © Nelson Kon
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  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Maria Antônia, 294 - Vila Buarque, São Paulo - SP, Brazil
  • Category

  • Authors

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

    6199.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photograph

    Nelson Kon, Bebete Viégas, Courtesy of UNA Arquitetos

Rocio's Hospital / Manoel Coelho Arquitetura e Design

17:00 - 11 January, 2018
Rocio's Hospital / Manoel Coelho Arquitetura e Design, ©  Nelson Kon
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  • Architects

  • Locations

    Campo Largo - Paraná, Brazil
  • Authors

    Manoel Coelho, Antonio Abrão
  • Team

    Carolina Henares, Andressa Kreush, Andréia Ferrari, Cátia Branco, Manuela Ferreira, Victor Escorsin, Roberta Perozza
  • Area

    55300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Almares Building / Reinach Mendonça Arquitetos Associados

15:00 - 9 January, 2018
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What is Plantscaping?

12:00 - 26 December, 2017
What is Plantscaping?, Collage. Image Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez
Collage. Image Cortesía de Danae Santibáñez

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Interior gardens and plants produce many day-to-day benefits, like mood boosting and memory enhancing effects. Interior landscape design, also known as "plantscaping", is much more than the act of bringing plants indoors; it's actually about the strategic placement and selection of plant species within an architectural project to highlight and enhance aspects of spatial design.

Flamboyant Residence / Perkins+Will

09:00 - 26 December, 2017
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Spotlight: Lina Bo Bardi

10:30 - 5 December, 2017
Sesc Pompéia. Image © Pedro Kok
Sesc Pompéia. Image © Pedro Kok

Lina Bo Bardi (December 4, 1914 – March 20, 1992) was one of the most important and expressive architects of 20th century Brazilian architecture. Born in Italy as Lina Achillina Bo, she studied architecture at the University of Rome, moving to Milan after graduation. In Milan, Bo Bardi collaborated with Gio Ponti, and later become editor of the magazine Quiaderni di Domus.

With her office destroyed in World War II Bo Bardi, along with Bruno Zevi, founded the publication A Cultura della Vita. As a member of the Italian Communist Party, she met the critic and art historian Pietro Maria Bardi, with whom she would move permanently to Brazil.

Sesc Pompéia. Image © Pedro Kok São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP). Image © Pedro Kok São Paulo Museum of Art (MASP). Image © Pedro Kok Sesc Pompéia. Image © Pedro Kok + 9

Moreira Salles Institute / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos

10:00 - 29 November, 2017
Moreira Salles Institute / Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, © Nelson Kon
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Av. Paulista, 2424 - Bela Vista, São Paulo - SP, 01310-300, Brazil
  • Category

  • Contest Team

    Beatriz Moretti, Carlos Eduardo Miller, Fábio Ucella, Flora Fujii, Gabriel Sepe, Guido Otero, Júlio Beraldo, Lauro Rocha, Ricardo Gusmão, Valeria Mónigo
  • Project Team

    Adriane De Luca (coord.), Raphael Souza (coord.), Carlos Eduardo Miller, Eduardo Miller, Felipe Fuchs, Fernanda Carlovich, Fernanda Mangini, Gabriel Sepe, Jaqueline Lessa, Melissa Kawahara, Tina Niessner. Intern: Daniel Zahoul
  • Area

    8662.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photograph

Giz Hollywood House / Yuri Vital

11:00 - 9 November, 2017
Giz Hollywood House / Yuri Vital, © Nelson Kon
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Tibau do Sul, Brazil
  • Category

  • Construction

    Roberto Morais - Podium Construtora
  • Landscape Designer

    Melissa Sales
  • Area

    1359.57 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Campo Belo Residence / Jamelo Arquitetura

08:00 - 3 November, 2017
Campo Belo Residence / Jamelo Arquitetura, © Nelson Kon
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NASP Headquarters / Dal Pian Arquitetos Associados

12:00 - 26 October, 2017
NASP Headquarters / Dal Pian Arquitetos Associados, © Nelson Kon
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  • Architects

  • Localização

    Av. Alexandre Colares, 1188 - Parque Anhanguera, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Authors

    Lilian Dal Pian, Renato Dal Pian
  • Architects in Charge

    Carolina Freire
  • Area

    29700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photoghraphs