- Area: 100 m²
- Year: 2016
Manufacturers: Casa Franceza, Colormix, Decas, Mekal
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PR Apartment / pianca+urano
Ground Floor Restaurant IAB-SP / Gabriel Kogan + Guilherme Pianca
Architects: Gabriel Kogan, Guilherme Pianca
- Area: 210 m²
- Year: 2017
Manufacturers: Aerovent Sistemas Ventilação e Melting - Anti Poluição e Ventilação, Equipamentos de Cozinha, Macom, Neobambu, Pedras Belas Artes, +3
AD Classics: University of Virginia / Thomas Jefferson
The end of the War of 1812 left the young United States of America awash with nationalist fervor. In the following years, the world’s first modern republic experienced unprecedented growth and prosperity; it was not without reason that the period came to be known as the “Era of Good Feelings.” It was into this epoch of unbridled national pride that Thomas Jefferson, one of the country’s founding fathers and its third President, introduced his master plan for the University of Virginia: an architectural manifestation of the Enlightenment and republican ideals he had helped cultivate.
AD Classics: Palazzo Santa Sofia / The Ca d’Oro
Sitting on the northern bank of Venice's Grand Canal is a great house whose ornately carved marble facade only hints at its original splendor. The Palazzo Santa Sofia—or the Ca D’Oro (House of Gold), as it is also known—is one of the most notable examples of late Venetian Gothic architecture, which combined the existing threads of Gothic, Moorish, and Byzantine architecture into a unique aesthetic that symbolized the Venetian Republic’s cosmopolitan mercantile empire. Built to serve as the grand residence of wealthy Venetian businessman and politician Marin Contarini, the palazzo has seen a number of owners and renovations over its lifetime before ultimately coming to serve as a museum for medieval painting and sculpture.