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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
  • Category

  • 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:

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Casa Clara / 1:1 Arquitetura Design

11:00 - 16 March, 2017
Casa Clara / 1:1 Arquitetura Design, © Edgard Cesar
© Edgard Cesar

© Edgard Cesar © Edgard Cesar © Edgard Cesar © Edgard Cesar + 24

Osler House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski

09:00 - 27 February, 2017
Osler House / Studio MK27 – Marcio Kogan + Suzana Glogowski, © Pedro Vannucchi
© Pedro Vannucchi

© Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi © Pedro Vannucchi + 29

The Brazilian House - Six 1 Eight 8 / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura

13:00 - 28 January, 2017
The Brazilian House - Six 1 Eight 8 / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 33

5 Monuments to Progress

04:00 - 28 December, 2016
5 Monuments to Progress, Space Needle / John Graham & Company. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain)
Space Needle / John Graham & Company. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain)

Buildings, perhaps unlike any other art form or edifice, have a capacity to influence or become part of a place's cultural identity and history. Defining an architectural monument is, however, an ambiguous exercise – most of their ilk only reach this status years after completion. AD Classics are ArchDaily's continually updated collection of longer-form building studies of the world's most significant architectural projects. Here we've assembled five structures and buildings which, often aside from original intentions, embody that most ephemeral feeling: a sense of progress.

House 28 / Equipe Lamas

09:00 - 16 December, 2016
House 28 / Equipe Lamas, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Samuel Lamas
  • Design Team

    Samuel Lamas, Ruy Lamas, Anderson Magallães
  • Area

    850.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Grid House / BLOCO Arquitetos

09:00 - 23 November, 2016
Grid House / BLOCO Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

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MA Apartment / Estúdio MRGB

15:00 - 1 November, 2016

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 14

National Cities Confederation / Mira Arquitetos

10:00 - 5 October, 2016
National Cities Confederation / Mira Arquitetos, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
  • Category

  • Authors

    Luís Eduardo Loiola, Maria Cristina Motta
  • Collaborators

    Ana Carolina Sumares, Luís Felipe da Conceição, Marcelo Ribas, Luisa Leme Simoni, Gabriela Lira Dalsecco
  • Area

    10488.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Brasília by Rem Koolhaas

09:30 - 29 August, 2016
Brasília by Rem Koolhaas

This essay was written by Rem Koolhaas on the occasion of his first trip to Brasília in August of 2011, and has since remained unpublished. Revista Centro (an online Brazilian magazine about architecture, urban studies, art & social science) has now published it in two versions (English and Portuguese) translated directly from its original language, Dutch. In addition to offering his first impressions about the modern Brazilian capital, Rem also emphasizes an autobiographical narrative about the origins of his relation with architecture.

Material Focus: House in Lago Sul Qi 25 by Sérgio Parada Arquitetos Associados

07:00 - 24 August, 2016
Material Focus: House in Lago Sul Qi 25 by Sérgio Parada Arquitetos Associados, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

This article is part of our new "Material Focus" series, which asks architects to elaborate on the thought process behind their material choices and sheds light on the steps required to get a building constructed.

The House in Lago Sur Qi 25 was designed by  Sérgio Parada Arquitetos Associados firm. The project is 800 square meters and the layout is organized into 3 floors. Their volumes were defined by their use: intimate, service, formal and leisure. The project’s structure is completely made up of reinforced concrete with large openings that allow for complete integration of the exterior with the interior. We talked with the architect Rodrigo Biavati to learn more about the material choices and challenges of the project.

Cubes House / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

13:00 - 26 June, 2016
Cubes House  / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo, © manufatura creative
© manufatura creative

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo
  • Area

    1150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Carrara House / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo

11:00 - 24 June, 2016
Carrara House  / Studio [+] Valéria Gontijo, © manufatura creative
© manufatura creative

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House in Lago Sul Qi 25 / Sérgio Parada Arquitetos Associados

12:00 - 2 June, 2016
House in Lago Sul Qi 25 / Sérgio Parada Arquitetos Associados, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 21

Jones House / Patricia Almeida Arquitetura

11:00 - 31 May, 2016
Jones House  / Patricia Almeida Arquitetura, © Edgard César
© Edgard César

© Edgard César © Edgard César © Edgard César © Edgard César + 21