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Legislative Chamber of the Federal Distric / Projeto Paulista Arquitetura

00:00 - 15 January, 2013
Legislative Chamber of the Federal Distric / Projeto Paulista Arquitetura, ©  Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon + 17

  • Arquitetos

  • Built Project Coordinator

    Luis Mauro Freire
  • Design Team

    Luis Mauro Freire, Maria do Carmo Vilariño, Fábio Mariz Gonçalves, Zeuler Rocha Melo de Almeida Lima, Eurico Ramos Francisco e Lívia Leite França
  • Project Area

    48,277 sqm
  • Fotografias

Multipurpose Complex Proposal / FGMF Arquitetos

03:00 - 29 December, 2012
Courtesy of FGMF Arquitetos
Courtesy of FGMF Arquitetos

Intending to create a new architectural reference for the region of Brasilia, the Multipurpose Complex becomes a new destination in the city. Designed by FGMF Arquitetos, the building creates a landmark in the landscape through the uses of retail, office buildings, and modular offices. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Brasilia Government Forges Controversial Contract with Singapore

00:00 - 12 December, 2012
Aerial View of Brasilia: Capital of Brazil
Aerial View of Brasilia: Capital of Brazil

One of the most talked-about topics of the XXIV Pan American Congress of Architects (XXIV CPA), which took place this November in Maceió, Brazil, was the Brazilian Government’s controversial move to contract consulting company Jurong, based in Singapore, with designing a new Masterplan for Brasilia.

Jurong’s "Brasilia Plan 2060,” which was chosen by the government with no outside participation or input, was criticized not only by Brazilian architects and urban planners, but by the majority of American and European professionals present at the XXIV CPA.

President of the UIA (International Union of Architects), Albert Dubler, stressed that community participation must be a crucial part of any wide-scale urban planning endeavor such as this. "We can not solve the problems of Brasilia without consulting the public. You need governance. I cannot imagine how this dialogue will happen with Singapore.” Dubler continued: “To have an idea represents 5% of a project. The design,10%. But 85% of any project is to discuss it with people - to convince the public."

The Construction of Brasilia, photos by Marcel Gautherot

00:00 - 6 December, 2012
The Construction of Brasilia, photos by Marcel Gautherot, © Marcel Gautherot
© Marcel Gautherot

Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil and icon of the brazilian modernism. Initially planned by the urbanist Lúcio Costa for 500,000 inhabitants (now lives more than 2,5 million people). Construction began in 1956 and included the most remarkable buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer, reason why Brasilia is the only city in the world built in the 20th century to be awarded the status of Historical and Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

To honor the work of Oscar Niemeyer, we present after the brake some of the photos taken by the franco-brazilian photographer Marcel Gautherot during the construction of Niemeyer's emblematic buildings. Such as the Palácio do Planalto, Palácio de Alvorada (official residence of the President of Brazil), the Cathedral of Brasilia and the National Congress of Brazil.

JPGN House / Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira

01:00 - 30 October, 2012
JPGN House / Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira, © Joana França
© Joana França

© Joana França © Joana França © Joana França © Joana França + 43

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia, Brazil
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Danilo Matoso Macedo
  • Collaborators

    Angela Nemer, Simone Fonseca, Viviane Berlim
  • Structure

    Marcello Usai
  • Lot area

    800 sqm
  • Area

    355.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

Congresso Nacional dos Municípios (CNM) Headquarters Winning Proposal / Luis Eduardo Loyola and Maria Cristina Motta

23:00 - 10 October, 2012
© Dinafex
© Dinafex

The primary condition for the first prize winning design of the new headquarters of Congresso Nacional dos Municípios (CNM) is the creation of a metropolitan area in line with the urban context of the city of Brasilia. Designed by Luis Eduardo Loyola and Maria Cristina Motta, the project is embodied along an axis in the form of a white metallic volume floating gently on a concrete basement. The transparency of the volume creates a special relation with their surroundings. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Loft Bauhaus / Ana Paula Barros

00:00 - 8 June, 2012
Loft Bauhaus / Ana Paula Barros, ©  Edgard Cézar
©  Edgard Cézar

©  Edgard Cézar ©  Edgard Cézar ©  Edgard Cézar ©  Edgard Cézar + 27

Alphaville Brasilia Club House / DOMO

00:00 - 28 May, 2012
Alphaville Brasilia Club House / DOMO, © Haruo Mikami
© Haruo Mikami

© Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami © Haruo Mikami + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia - Distrito Federal, Brazil
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Henrique Coutinho, Daniel Mangabeira, Matheus Seco (authors), Débora Valença, Rodrigo Scheel, Daniella Rauber (co-authors)
  • Collaborators

    Guilherme Mahana, Tatiana Lopes
  • Built Area

    1,214 sqm (building) + 9,420 sqm (sports facilities, swimming pools and parking)
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

House 8 / Atria Arquitetos

00:00 - 6 February, 2012
House 8 / Atria Arquitetos, © Edgar Cézar
© Edgar Cézar

© Edgar Cézar © Edgar Cézar © Edgar Cézar © Edgar Cézar + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia, Brazil
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Gustavo Costa + Gabriela Müller, Ana Carolina Caetano, Daniel Nardelli
  • Client

    Private
  • Area

    420.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

House 13 / Atria Arquitetos

00:00 - 2 February, 2012
House 13 / Atria Arquitetos, © Edgar Cézar
© Edgar Cézar

© Edgar Cézar © Edgar Cézar © Edgar Cézar © Edgar Cézar + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia, Brazil
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Gustavo Costa + Gabriela Müller, Ana Carolina Caetano, Alice Leite Flores, Daniel Nardelli, Larissa Olivier Sudbrack
  • Area

    650.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

SIA Multi-Use Office Complex / FGMF Arquitectos

10:56 - 19 December, 2011
© PVID
© PVID

The multi-use office complex proposed by FGMF (Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferras) Arquitectos for this 32.000m² lot aims at creating not only a new architectural reference for the region, but also a new destination for the city. Adding three different uses – retail, office buildings and modular offices – the new complex creates a landmark in the landscape, values the surroundings, and establishes a new shopping destination. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Welcome Center / Rocco, Vidal + arquitetos

00:00 - 5 July, 2011
Welcome Center / Rocco, Vidal + arquitetos, Courtesy of  rocco
Courtesy of rocco

Courtesy of  rocco Courtesy of  rocco Courtesy of  rocco Courtesy of  rocco + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasilia - Distrito Federal, Brazil
  • Category

  • Landscape Design

    Renata Tilli Paisagismo
  • Lighting Design

    Foco
  • Structure

    Domo Engenharia, FCK Engenharia
  • Plumbing/ Eletric

    LR engenharia
  • Plumbing / Electric

    LR engenharia
  • Hvac

    Super Ar Condicionado
  • Area

    744.0 m2

Sebrae Headquarters / gruposp + Luciano Margotto

01:00 - 1 April, 2011
Sebrae Headquarters / gruposp + Luciano Margotto, ©  Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon + 74

  • Architects

    Alvaro Puntoni, Luciano Margotto, João Sodré, Jonathan Davies
  • Location

    Via L2 Sul, 2488-2548 - Brasília, Brasília - DF, Brazil
  • Category

  • Area

    25000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

CONFEA New Headquarters / PPMS Arquitetos Associados

00:00 - 28 March, 2011
CONFEA New Headquarters / PPMS Arquitetos Associados, © Leonardo Finotti / Cláudio França
© Leonardo Finotti / Cláudio França

© Leonardo Finotti / Cláudio França © Leonardo Finotti / Cláudio França © Leonardo Finotti / Cláudio França © Leonardo Finotti / Cláudio França + 20

AD Classics: Cathedral of Brasilia / Oscar Niemeyer

00:00 - 5 January, 2011
AD Classics: Cathedral of Brasilia / Oscar Niemeyer, © wikimedia commons
© wikimedia commons

© Brasilia © wikimedia commons © Brasilia © Brasilia + 12

Maison Saad / Mila Strauss Arquitetura

00:00 - 12 September, 2010
Maison Saad / Mila Strauss Arquitetura, © Marri Nogueira
© Marri Nogueira

© Marri Nogueira © Marri Nogueira © Marri Nogueira © Marri Nogueira + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Federal District, Brazil
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Mila Strauss, Luiza Soares de Camargo
  • Client

    Maison Saad
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura

00:00 - 12 March, 2009
Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura

Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura Mercado Design / Tao Arquitetura + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Brasília - Federal District, Brazil
  • Category

  • Architect

    Paulo Henrique Paranhos
  • Collaborators

    Eder Alencar, Ana Carolina Vaz
  • Structure

    Yasser Vasconcelos
  • Installations

    Promap
  • Area

    2600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2007