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In Progress: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro

01:00 - 9 January, 2015
In Progress: MIS Copacabana / Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas
Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas

Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas Photograph: Marcelo Horn / GOVERJ - Source: Fotos Públicas + 10

Kotobuki Restaurant / Ivan Rezende Arquitetura

01:00 - 7 January, 2015
Kotobuki Restaurant / Ivan Rezende Arquitetura, © MCA Studio
© MCA Studio

© MCA Studio © MCA Studio © MCA Studio © MCA Studio + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Anna Valente, Andrea Lima, Patricia Gouvea, Ana Cecilia Santana, Domenica Falacio
  • Area

    265.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

JMF Residence / Ivan Rezende Arquitetura

01:00 - 28 December, 2014
JMF Residence / Ivan Rezende Arquitetura, © MCA Studio
© MCA Studio

© MCA Studio © MCA Studio © MCA Studio © MCA Studio + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Anna Valente, Andrea Lima, Patricia Gouvea, Ana Cecilia Santana, Domenica Falacio, Mariana Ribas, Maria Mahmoud, Adhora Santos, Thiago Vidal
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Galeria Babilônia 1500 / Rua Arquitetos

00:00 - 22 December, 2014
Galeria Babilônia 1500  / Rua Arquitetos, © Damien Jacob
© Damien Jacob

© Damien Jacob © Damien Jacob © Damien Jacob © Damien Jacob + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    R. Babilônia , Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20511-150, Brazil
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Pedro Évora
  • Co-author

    Pedro Rivera
  • Staff

    Carina Batista, Mariana Albuquerque
  • Area

    230.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Tempo House / Gisele Taranto Arquitetura

01:00 - 19 December, 2014
Tempo House / Gisele Taranto Arquitetura, © Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio
© Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio

© Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio © Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio © Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio © Denilson Machado - MCA Estudio + 36

Images Revealed of Zaha Hadid’s First Project in Brazil

00:00 - 18 December, 2014
Images Revealed of Zaha Hadid’s First Project in Brazil, © METHANOIA
© METHANOIA

Images of Zaha Hadid’s first project in Brazil – and in South America -- have been revealed. The “Casa Atlântica” residential tower will have eleven floors and a rooftop pool and be built in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, according to local paper O Globo.

Located on Atlântica Avenue, “Casa Atlântica” will be the only building on its lot, yet seeks to complement the surrounding environment and neighborhood. 

The project was commissioned by businessman, Omar Peres, who acquired the land for R$ 23 million ($8.5 million). 

TED Talk: How Painting Can Transform Communities / Haas&Hahn

00:00 - 7 December, 2014

First inspired with a grand vision to transform Rio de Janeiro’s most notorious slum into a community united by color, artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn of Haas&Hahn have found an ingenious and stunning way to empower some of the world’s most impoverished communities through art.

Six Teams Studying Uneven Growth to Exhibit Proposals for Expanding Megacities at MoMA

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
Six Teams Studying Uneven Growth to Exhibit Proposals for Expanding Megacities at MoMA, Lagos Tomorrow. 2014. Water. Image © NLÉ and Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas
Lagos Tomorrow. 2014. Water. Image © NLÉ and Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas

As the culmination of a 14-month initiative to examine new architectural possibilities for rapid growth in six megalopolises - Hong Kong, Istanbul, Lagos, Mumbai, New York, and Rio de Janeiro - the Museum of Modern Art is preparing to open Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities on November 22. The exhibition will present mappings of emergent modes of tactical urbanism from around the globe alongside proposals for a bottom-up approach to urban growth in the highlighted cities by six interdisciplinary teams made up of local practitioners and international architecture and urbanism experts.

Curator Pedro Gadanho, in collaboration with the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), states: 

“The exhibition features design scenarios for future developments that simultaneously raise awareness of the prevailing inequalities in specific urban areas and confront the changing roles of architects vis-à-vis ever-increasing urbanization. Each team in the exhibition was asked to consider how emergent forms of tactical urbanism can respond to alterations in the nature of public space, housing, mobility, spatial justice, environmental conditions, and other major issues in near-future urban contexts.” 

A synopsis of each team’s work, after the break.

From Bogotá to Bombay: How the World's 'Village-Cities' Facilitate Change

00:00 - 20 October, 2014
From Bogotá to Bombay: How the World's 'Village-Cities' Facilitate Change, “Village-cities,” Usme - Bogotá, Colombia. Image © Laura Amaya
“Village-cities,” Usme - Bogotá, Colombia. Image © Laura Amaya

Perched behind the fog that conceals Bogotá’s mountains is William Oquendo’s house. It is a labyrinth of doors and windows, wherein a bedroom opens into the kitchen and a bathroom vents out into the living room.

Five thousand 5,000 kilometers away in Rio de Janeiro, Gilson Fumaça lives on the terrace level of a three-story house built by his grandfather, his father, and now himself. It’s sturdy; made out of brick and mortar on the ground floor, concrete on the second, and a haphazard combination of zinc roof tiles and loose bricks on the third. The last is Gilson’s contribution, which he will improve as his income level rises.

On the other side of the world in Bombay (Mumbai since 1995), houses encroach on the railway tracks, built and rebuilt after innumerable demolition efforts. “The physical landscape of the city is in perpetual motion,” Suketu Mehta observes in ‘Maximum City.’ Shacks are built out of bamboo sticks and plastic bags; families live on sidewalks and under flyovers in precarious homes constructed with their hands. And while Dharavi—reportedly the largest slum in Asia—has better quality housing, running water, electricity and secure land tenure, this is not the case for most of the new migrants into the city.

Saraiva Bookstore / Studio Arthur Casas

01:00 - 6 October, 2014
Saraiva Bookstore / Studio Arthur Casas, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Arthur Casas
  • Co-authors

    Christiane Trolesi, Mônica Nickel, Marcela Muniz, Renata Adoni.
  • Collaborators

    André Chung, Christiana Matos
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas

01:00 - 15 September, 2014
Urca Apartment / Studio Arthur Casas, © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG © Fernando Guerra – FG+SG + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Arthur Casas
  • Design Team

    Milena Chieco, Flávia Castellan, Flávia Castellan, Joana Pini, Renata Adoni, Bruna Rizzi
  • Area

    667.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

Uruguai Station / JBMC ARCHITECTS

01:00 - 29 August, 2014
Uruguai Station / JBMC ARCHITECTS, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Category

  • JBMC Architects

    Beatriz Pimenta Corrêa, Cecilia Pires, Cynthia Melo, Emiliano Homrich, Frederico Freitas, Gabriela Assis, João Batista Martinez Corrêa, Pedro Câmara and Sandra Morikawa
  • JBMC

    Caio D´Alfonso, Carina Oshita, Diogo Luz, Mariana Nito, Nara Borges and Raffaella Yacar
  • Area

    13774.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Rio de Janeiro selected to host UIA 2020 World Congress of Architects

00:00 - 11 August, 2014
Rio de Janeiro selected to host UIA 2020 World Congress of Architects, Courtesy of uia2020rio.org
Courtesy of uia2020rio.org

Rio de Janeiro has been selected to host World Congress of Architects UIA 2020, one of the world's most important architecture forums. The news was announced yesterday by one of the UIA's former presidents and current Secretary of the Session, Vassils Sgoutas, during the General Assembly of this year’s congress in Durban, South Africa. Rio's application was spearheaded by Brazil's most important architecture institution - Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil (IAB). The South American city beat out two strong candidates: Melbourne and Paris.

After the presentations of the three candidate cities, two rounds of voting began. In the first round Rio got 85 votes, against Melbourne’s 73 votes and Paris’ 44 votes. In the second round Rio beat Melbourne with 107 votes against 95. 

Case Study: The Unspoken Rules of Favela Construction

01:00 - 3 August, 2014
Case Study: The Unspoken Rules of Favela Construction, © Solène Veysseyre
© Solène Veysseyre

"Building a house takes time and money,“ said Marcio, a local resident of Complexo do Alemão, one of Rio de Janeiro’s numerous favelas, as he showed me around his house. This is why a house is often built over several generations: a floor may be laid, columns erected (rebar protruding), and a thin tin roof placed, but this is just to mark where the next builder should finish the job. "Constructing a roof with tiles is not a sign of wealth here — rather, it means that there’s not enough money to continue constructing the house,” explains Manoe Ruhe, a Dutch urban planner who has lived in the favela for the last six months.

An architect who has always been fascinated by the way people live, I had come to do a residency at Barraco # 55, a cultural center in Complexo do Alemão, in order to learn how its citizens went about building their communities. I had many questions: are there rules of construction? What are the common characteristics of each house? Do they follow the same typology? How are the interiors of the homes? What construction techniques and what materials are used?

Linx Hotel International Airport Galeão / OSPA Arquitetura e Urbanismo

01:00 - 24 June, 2014
Linx Hotel International Airport Galeão / OSPA Arquitetura e Urbanismo, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi + 52

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro/Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) - Avenida Vinte de Janeiro, s/n° - Galeão, Ilha do Governador, Rio - Rio de Janeiro, 21941-570, Brasil
  • Category

  • Project Architects

    Carolina Souza Pinto, Lucas Obino, Cristiano Selbach Carneiro
  • Project Team

    André Fauri, Carlota Vázquez, Erika Hartmann, Franco Miotto, Gelson Saldanha, Louise Serraglio, Luísa Dornelles, Roberto Flores, Stefânia Pilz
  • Project Area

    7528.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photography

Maracanã Stadium Roof Structure / schlaich bergermann und partner

01:00 - 12 June, 2014
Maracanã Stadium Roof Structure / schlaich bergermann und partner, © schlaich bergermann und partner, Marcus Bredt
© schlaich bergermann und partner, Marcus Bredt

© schlaich bergermann und partner, Marcus Bredt Roof Plan Structure Diagram Structure Diagram + 14

KREOD to Construct International Trade Pavilion for Rio Olympics

01:00 - 4 June, 2014
 KREOD to Construct International Trade Pavilion for Rio Olympics, © KREOD Architecture
© KREOD Architecture

Chun Qing Li, founder director of London-based KREOD, has revealed planes for a 1,200 square meter international trade pavilion for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Floating on a platform in the Barra de Tijuca lagoon, adjacent to Olympic Park, the pavilion is expected to bring together entrepreneurs and industry leaders from Brazil, the United Kingdom and China to discuss future of business and showcase their products.

Rio to Host TEDGlobal 2014

00:00 - 23 May, 2014
Rio to Host TEDGlobal 2014, Courtesy of TEDGlobal 2014
Courtesy of TEDGlobal 2014

The world is experiencing exponential growth and Rio de Janeiro, a true megalopolis of six million people, is a prime example. Thus, TEDGlobal 2014 has announced they will be “setting up shop” in Rio’s Copacabana Beach theater in the search to find “fresh thinking” in emerging geographies.

More than 40 speakers and performers have confirmed their attendance, each focusing on the “many facets of the Global South’s rise in influence and power” and relevant new stories from around the world. 

Register here and continue after the break for complete list of confirmed speakers and Rio’s Mayor Eduardo Paes’ TED Talk “Four commandments of cities”...