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Brasilia

LA House / Esquadra Arquitetos + Yi Arquitetos

09:00 - 14 June, 2018
LA House / Esquadra Arquitetos + Yi Arquitetos, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 36

  • Architect

  • Location

    Brasilia, Brazil
  • Authors

    Filipe Monte Serrat, Camilo de Lannoy
  • Team

    Manuela Dantas, Silvana Moraes, Carolina Dumay, Raquel Alves
  • Area

    370.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

MR 53 / BLOCO Arquitetos

09:00 - 16 May, 2018
© Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Autores da reforma

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
  • Autor do projeto original

    Milton Ramos
  • Architect in Charge

    Daniel Mangabeira
  • Team

    Tatiana Lopes, Guilherme Mahana
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographer

House 711H / Bloco Arquitetos

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

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Authors

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
  • Architect in Charge

    Matheus Seco
  • Collaborators

    Giovanni Cristovaro, Fernando Longhi
  • Area

    160.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House VAP / Ney Lima

15:00 - 19 March, 2018
House VAP / Ney Lima, © Edgard César
© Edgard César

© Edgard César © Edgard César © Edgard César © Edgard César + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Ney Lima
  • Team

    Studio Ney Lima
  • Area

    696.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

MR House / Estúdio MRGB

09:00 - 28 February, 2018
MR House / Estúdio MRGB, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Team

    Igor Campos, Hermes Romão, Rodolfo Marques, Ana Orefice, Flavia Groba
  • Area

    525.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Spotlight: Lúcio Costa

10:30 - 27 February, 2018
Spotlight: Lúcio Costa, The monumental axis central to Costa's plan. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monumental_axis.jpg'>Wikimedia user Limongi</a> Licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY 3.0</a>
The monumental axis central to Costa's plan. Image © Wikimedia user Limongi Licensed under CC BY 3.0

Brazilian planner, preservationist and modernist thinker Lúcio Costa  (27 Feburary 1902 – 13 June 1998) is best known for his 1957 plan of Brasília that shaped the Brazilian capital into a monument to utopian modernism. A resolute and often controversial figure in the Brazilian establishment, Costa’s contributions to Brazilian architecture helped to shape the distinctive modernism that was practically Brazil’s official style until the 1980s.

The original pilot plan. Image Courtesy of O Espaço Lúcio Costa © Imagens AMB The monumental axis central to Costa's plan. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Monumental_axis.jpg'>Wikimedia user Limongi</a> Licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY 3.0</a> The Asa Sul district of Brasília. Image Courtesy of Portal da Copa + 8

Fabrika Filmes Headquarters / CoDA arquitetos

17:00 - 12 January, 2018
Fabrika Filmes Headquarters / CoDA arquitetos, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 53

Gallery 6 One / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura

11:00 - 14 November, 2017
Gallery 6 One / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 25

Vila Rica House / BLOCO Arquitetos

09:00 - 27 September, 2017
Vila Rica House / BLOCO Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia, Brazil
  • Authors

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho e Matheus Seco
  • Collaborator

    Victor Machado, Marina Lira
  • Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Franca House / BLOCO Arquitetos

09:00 - 8 September, 2017
© Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 20

Brasília From Above: Aerial Videos by Joana França

08:00 - 6 August, 2017

If you haven't gotten a chance to visit BrasíliaJoana 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
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 45

COR Shop / BLOCO Arquitetos

11:00 - 25 July, 2017
COR Shop / BLOCO Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia, Brazil
  • Architects in Charge

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho e Matheus Seco
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The Residential, Monumental, Gregarious and Bucolic Scales of Lucio Costa's Brasilia

06:00 - 31 May, 2017
The Residential, Monumental, Gregarious and Bucolic Scales of Lucio Costa's Brasilia, Monumental Scale. Image © Joana França
Monumental Scale. Image © Joana França

"What characterizes and gives meaning to Brasilia is a game of three scales... the residential or everyday scale... the so-called monumental scale, in which man acquires a collective dimension; the urbanistic expression of a new concept of nobility... Finally the gregarious scale, in which dimensions and space are deliberately reduced and concentrated in order to create a climate conducive to grouping... We can also add another fourth scale, the bucolic scale of open areas intended for lakeside retreats or weekends in the countryside." - Lucio Costa in an interview with Jornal do Brasil, November 8, 1961.

Photographer Joana França shared with us an impressive series of aerial photographs of the national capital of Brazil, Brasilia. The photoset is divided into four sub-series each presenting a scale: residential, monumental, gregarious and bucolic.

Aresta House / BLOCO Arquitetos

13:00 - 25 May, 2017
Aresta House / BLOCO Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia, Brazil
  • Authors

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
  • Team

    Tatiana Lopes, Victor Machado, Guilherme Mahana, Marina Lira
  • Area

    298.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Authoral Restaurant / BLOCO Arquitetos

15:00 - 15 May, 2017
Authoral Restaurant / BLOCO Arquitetos, ©  Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

©  Haruo Mikami ©  Haruo Mikami ©  Haruo Mikami ©  Haruo Mikami + 24

  • Architects

  • Localization

    Brasília, Federal District, Brazil
  • Arquitetos Responsáveis

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus Seco
  • Area

    262.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Behind The Scenes at Studio Gang

06:00 - 4 May, 2017
Behind The Scenes at Studio Gang, Aqua Tower. Image © Victor Delaqua
Aqua Tower. Image © Victor Delaqua

Chicago Zoo Park. Image © Victor Delaqua Studio Gang HQ - Chicago. Image © Victor Delaqua WMS Boathouse in Clark Park. Image © Victor Delaqua Studio Gang HQ - Chicago. Image © Victor Delaqua + 7

Last year I had the opportunity to visit Studio Gang, one of the most prestigious and inspiring firms around led by architect Jeanne Gang. I was able to talk with her team about the workspace, some of her projects, about the future of architecture, the role of women in the profession and even about the inspirations behind the United States Embassy in Brasilia.

This Brazilian House Uses Different Materials as an Extension of the Surrounding Arid Landscape

13:00 - 19 March, 2017
This Brazilian House Uses Different Materials as an Extension of the Surrounding Arid Landscape , © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

This article is part of our new series "Material in Focus", where we ask architects to share with us their creative process through the choice of materials that define important parts of the construction of their buildings.

The architecture of Casa 28 shows itself as an extension of the arid and exuberant landscape of the Cerrado. A variety of perspectives unfolds as you walk through the house. A family looking for tranquility and connection with nature commissioned this urban refuge located 10 minutes from the National Congress in Brasilia. The elements have different heights that confirm a spatial hierarchy. Extensive walls, coated with polymeric mortar, define fluid spaces and openings placed in all directions integrate cohabitating areas. We talked with architect Samuel Lamas from Equipe Lamas to learn more about the choices of materials used in the project and the influence these choices had on the design concept. Read the interview below:

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 22