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C/Z House / SAMI-arquitectos

03:00 - 6 April, 2016
C/Z House / SAMI-arquitectos, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    S.Roque do Pico, Portugal
  • Architecture

    Inês Vieira da Silva. Miguel Vieira /SAMI-arquitectos
  • Team

    João do Vale Martins, Inês Martins, Daniel Mentech
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Studio Gang to Design New US Embassy in Brasília

14:45 - 8 March, 2016
Studio Gang to Design New US Embassy in Brasília, National Congress; Brasília / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Flickr User may_inthesky
National Congress; Brasília / Oscar Niemeyer. Image © Flickr User may_inthesky

Studio Gang Architects has been chosen by the Department of State to design the new US Embassy compound in Brasília Brazil's federal capital. Selected from a shortlist of six, the Jeanne Gang-led practice won the commission with their "strong and cohesive team approach with more than 20 years of collaborative experience executing projects with complex constraints at challenging sites," says the report.

Gallery: Oscar Niemeyer’s Cathedral of Brasília Photographed by Gonzalo Viramonte

12:00 - 19 February, 2016
Gallery: Oscar Niemeyer’s Cathedral of Brasília Photographed by Gonzalo Viramonte, © Gonzalo Viramonte
© Gonzalo Viramonte

This series of images captures Oscar Niemeyer’s Cathedral of Brasília through the lens of Argentine architect and photographer Gonzalo Viramonte.

A graduate of Argentina’s National University of Córdoba, Viramonte started photographing landscapes and small towns while traveling by bicycle through his country. Today, he is dedicated to architectural photography, and manages a Flickr account where you can see all of his work.

© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte + 36

Casa R|D / Esquadra|Yi

09:00 - 18 January, 2016
Casa R|D / Esquadra|Yi, © Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Architect in Charge

    Filipe Monte Serrat, Camilo de Lannoy, Manuela Dantas, Silvana Moraes, Carolina Dumay, Raquel Alves, Thais Nara
  • Area

    425.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Oscar Niemeyer Through the Lens of Haruo Mikami

12:00 - 15 December, 2015
Oscar Niemeyer Through the Lens of Haruo Mikami, National Congress. Image © Haruo Mikami
National Congress. Image © Haruo Mikami

Architecture photographer Haruo Mikami has shared with us a series of black and white photographs of some of Oscar Niemeyer’s most important works in Brasília. From the Cathedral of Brasília to the Alvorada Palace and the National Congress, see some of the Brazilian architect’s most iconic works after the break.

Itamaraty. Image © Haruo Mikami National Museum. Image © Haruo Mikami Church of Our Lady of Fatima. Image © Haruo Mikami Alvorada Palace. Image © Haruo Mikami + 27

Fernando Jaeger - Moema Store / SuperLimão Studio

15:00 - 8 December, 2015
 Fernando Jaeger - Moema Store  / SuperLimão Studio, © Maíra Acayaba
© Maíra Acayaba

© Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba © Maíra Acayaba + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Moema, São Paulo - SP, Brasil
  • Authors

    Antonio Carlos Figueira de Mello, Thiago Rodrigues, Lula Gouveia, Sergio Cabral
  • Collaborator

    Juliana Sae
  • Area

    600.0 m2
  • Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Paineira House / Bloco Arquitetos

10:00 - 6 December, 2015
Paineira House / Bloco Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Autores

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho e Matheus Seco
  • Co Authors

    Bruno Pessoa (interiors), Rodrigo Scheel (architecture)
  • Collaborators

    Victor Machado, Tatiana Lopes e Guilherme Mahana
  • Area

    390.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Outsider Store / BLOCO Arquitetos

14:00 - 3 December, 2015
© Joana França
© Joana França
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Authors

    Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho and Matheus Seco
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Video: Bird's Eye View of Brasília's Tesourinhas

14:00 - 12 November, 2015

Drone Brasília has shared with us a brief video filmed by a drone that gives a bird’s eye view of a signature feature of Brasília -- the “tesourinhas,” the so-called cloverleaf interchange that the city’s highways form.

In just thirty seconds the video shows the scale of the space, marked by cars traveling through the wide avenues, which themselves are projected onto an expansive green plane.

VV House / RG Architecture

12:00 - 1 October, 2015
VV House / RG Architecture, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 24

6 Shortlisted for U.S. Embassy Project in Brasília

12:55 - 24 September, 2015
6 Shortlisted for U.S. Embassy Project in Brasília, National Congress; Brasília / Oscar Niemeyer under construction. Image © Flickr User may_inthesky
National Congress; Brasília / Oscar Niemeyer under construction. Image © Flickr User may_inthesky

In June, the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) released a call for architects interested in designing a New Embassy Compound (NEC) in Brasília, Brazil's federal capital. Of the 48 firms deemed eligible to compete, 6 practices have been shortlisted to move on to the second and final stage of the international competition.

These 6 shortlisted teams include: 

AD Classics: National Congress / Oscar Niemeyer

06:00 - 21 September, 2015
AD Classics: National Congress / Oscar Niemeyer, © Filipe Frazao / Shutterstock.com
© Filipe Frazao / Shutterstock.com

Located at the head of the abstract bird-shaped city plan by Lúcio Costa, and as the only building within the central greensward of the eastern arm of the Monumental Axis, the palace of the National Congress (Congresso Nacional) enjoys pride of place among Oscar Niemeyer’s government buildings in Brasília. The most sober of the palaces on the Plaza of the Three Powers, the National Congress reflects the strong influence of Le Corbusier, while hinting at the more romantic and whimsical forms that characterize Niemeyer’s trademark Brazilian Modernism.

© Flickr User may_inthesky The Monumental Axis with the National Congress in the distance. Image © Limogi © Andrew Prokos Interior of the Chamber of Deputies. Image © flickr user agenciasenado + 14

BLM House / ATRIA Arquitetos

09:00 - 3 September, 2015
BLM House / ATRIA Arquitetos, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Area

    630.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Popsonics House / LAB606

09:00 - 11 August, 2015
Popsonics House  / LAB606, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Project Architects

    Horia Georgescu e Carlos Café
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

SMPW House / LAB606

09:00 - 7 July, 2015
SMPW House / LAB606, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 44

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Project Architects

    Horia Georgescu e Carlos Café
  • Project Area

    178.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

MCO Residence / Esquadra|Yi

13:00 - 29 June, 2015
MCO Residence / Esquadra|Yi, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília, Brazil
  • Project Architects

    Filipe Monte Serrat, Camilo de Lannoy
  • Project Area

    400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Architectural Photographers: Joana França

06:00 - 19 June, 2015
Architectural Photographers: Joana França, Maracanã. Image © Joana França
Maracanã. Image © Joana França

Brazilian photographer Joana França first became captivated with capturing architectural form when she started taking pictures at the age of 15. A graduate of the University of Brasilia with a degree in architecture, França has a keen eye for the city and built work.

The Brazilian capital -- where she was born -- has become one of her main objects of exploration, and she photographed the city for the Guide to Oscar Niemeyer’s Works – Brasilia 50 Years.

Since 2012, she has worked to document art exhibitions in Brazil, publishing, for example, “Peasant Da Vincis” which highlighted exhibitions by the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang in Brasilia, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in 2013.

Enjoy an interview with França as well as a selection of her photographs after the break. 

Open Call: US Searches for Architect to Design New Embassy Compound in Brasília

14:10 - 4 June, 2015
Open Call: US Searches for Architect to Design New Embassy Compound in Brasília , Brasilia under construction (click for more images). Image © Marcel Gautherot
Brasilia under construction (click for more images). Image © Marcel Gautherot

The United States Department of State (DOS) has released a request for information (RFI) in search of architects interested in designing a New Embassy Compound (NEC) in Brasília, the federal capital of Brazil. The (up to) $350 million, design-bid-build project will be located on a 4.86 hectares (12 acres) site near the seat of the Brazilian Government within the city's planned "Diplomatic Sector." All proposals must take in considering the site's conditions, the city planning context and the architectural significance of Brasilia as a 1956 urban planned city and now UNESCO World Heritage Site. More details after the break.