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Humanidade2012 / Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa

01:00 - 3 January, 2014
Humanidade2012 / Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Under Construction. Image © Cortesia Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa Under Construction. Image © Cortesia Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 37

  • Architects

  • Location

    Forte de Copacabana - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil
  • Category

  • Project Direction

  • Architecture

  • Team

    Antonio Pedro Coutinho, Pedro Varella, Sergio García–Gasco Lominchar, Elza Burgos de La Prida, Argus Caruso
  • Architects / Interns

    Daniel Cochicho / Rita D’aguilar, Barbara Cutlak e Alvaro Pitas
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

    Leonardo Finotti, Courtesy of Carla Juaçaba + Bia Lessa

House Varanda / Carla Juaçaba

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
© Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

© Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente © Fran Parente + 27

Rio Bonito House / Carla Juaçaba

01:00 - 12 December, 2013
Rio Bonito House / Carla Juaçaba, © Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon + 29

Latin America's Top 8 Smart Cities

00:00 - 8 December, 2013
Latin America's Top 8 Smart Cities, Santiago, Chile took the top spot on the list. Image via Plataforma Urbana
Santiago, Chile took the top spot on the list. Image via Plataforma Urbana

In this article for Fast Company, Boyd Cohen counts down the top 8 smart cities in Latin America. Using publicly available data and his own comprehensive framework to evaluate how smart a city is, he has generated a list which even he admits features a couple of surprises in the top spots. To see the list and discover what each city has achieved to deserve its ranking, you can read the full article here.

Cidade Das Artes / Christian de Portzamparc

01:00 - 6 December, 2013
© Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

© Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon © Nelson Kon + 48

Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium – Maracanã / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados

00:00 - 29 November, 2013
Jornalista Mário Filho Stadium – Maracanã / Fernandes Arquitetos Associados, © Erica Ramalho
© Erica Ramalho

Courtesy of Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Courtesy of Fernandes Arquitetos Associados © Erica Ramalho © Erica Ramalho + 14

A Kickstarter Campaign to Paint Entire Favela in Rio de Janeiro

00:00 - 2 October, 2013
A Kickstarter Campaign to Paint Entire Favela in Rio de Janeiro, Favela Painting: Rio Cruzeiro, realized in 2008. Image Courtesy of Favela Painting's Kickstarter Page
Favela Painting: Rio Cruzeiro, realized in 2008. Image Courtesy of Favela Painting's Kickstarter Page

Dutch duo Haas and Hahn gained fame in 2005 for painting a few houses of Rio Janeiro’s favelas in a palate of bright hues. Now they’re back again, this time with a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the funds to paint the rest of the favela in the hopes of further transforming this crime-ridden community.

Video: Rio de Janeiro timelapse

00:00 - 6 September, 2013

Rio de Janeiro has become one of the most popular destinations right now, hosting some games of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Joe Capra shared with us this timelapse video he made on the Brazilian city. Besides the fantastic natural settings that surround the city, you can also see the contrast with a few shots of the popular favelas.

Rio de Inverso: CityVision Competition Entry / Buro AD + Spectacle

01:00 - 27 August, 2013
Rio de Inverso: CityVision Competition Entry / Buro AD + Spectacle, grid. Image Courtesy of Buro AD + Spectacle
grid. Image Courtesy of Buro AD + Spectacle

Designed by Buro AD and SPECTACLE for this year’s CityVision Competition, their Rio de Inverso proposal critically addresses the historically cyclical attempts by urban planners to impose order post ex-facto on Rio de Janeiro's informally created, complex and spatially rich urban fabric. With the theme of the competition ‘sick and wonder (wonder and disgust),’ the architects demonstrate how the city was the arena for a continuous struggle. More images and architects’ description after the break.

2013 Rio de Janeiro Cityvision Competition Winners Announced

01:00 - 5 August, 2013
2013 Rio de Janeiro Cityvision Competition Winners Announced, 1st prize - Donghua Chen
1st prize - Donghua Chen

CityVision just announced the winners of the Rio de Janeiro Competition, their fifth international ideas competition which was launched earlier this year with the purpose of providing a vision on Rio de Janeiro’s future. Upon receiving 68 proposals from all five continents, this year's jury selected a winner and 9 honorable mentions. The first place was awarded to Donghua Chen from China, for his project "Ceu de Janeiro" which doesn’t focus on monopoly or unity, but an interchanging environment or integration. More images and information on the winning proposals after the break.

MAR – Rio Art Museum / Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura

01:00 - 12 April, 2013
MAR – Rio Art Museum / Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 35

  • Arquitetos

    Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura
  • Localização

    Praça Mauá, 5 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil
  • Autores

    Paulo Jacobsen, Bernardo Jacobsen e Thiago Bernardes
  • Coordenação de Projeto

    José Luis Canal e Ricardo Castello Branco
  • Equipe de Projeto

    Aline Bianca de Almeida, Bruna Fregonezi, Daniel Vannucchi, Edgar Murata, Fernanda Maeda, José Miguel de Sousa Ferreira, Lívia Ribas, Renata Leite, Maria Vittoria Oliveira, Maya Leal de Nobrega, Pedro Henrique Ramos, Priscilla Martins Costa e Veridiana Ruzzante.
  • Project Area

    11240.0 m2
  • Ano do projeto

    2013
  • Fotografias

Video: Maracanã's Face Lift, Raising the Roof

00:00 - 27 March, 2013

British Architects Seek Infrastructure Opportunities in Brazil

00:00 - 5 March, 2013
British Architects Seek Infrastructure Opportunities in Brazil, AECOM Masterplan of Rio 2016 Olympic Park
AECOM Masterplan of Rio 2016 Olympic Park

Led by UK housing minister Mark Prisk, architects from five high-profile British practices - Haworth Tompkins, Foster & Partners, Amanda Levete Architects, Avanti Architects and de Matos Ryan - have embarked on a week-long visit to Brazil in search of major infrastructure opportunities for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. The trip is part of the UKBrasil Season, a six-month series of dynamic and engaging projects designed to showcase the best of British business, culture, science and innovation in Brazil and become the largest post-Olympic legacy project in the world.

Mark Prisk stated: “Brazilian companies in these cities are actively looking for fast-track construction systems, innovative building materials and low carbon solutions to meet current and future demand, not only in preparation for hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games but also to compete in the country’s many major infrastructure projects.

More after the break...

Rio de Janeiro CityVision Competition

01:00 - 28 February, 2013
Rio de Janeiro CityVision Competition, Courtesy of CityVision
Courtesy of CityVision

The Rio de Janeiro CityVision Competition is the fifth international ideas competition launched by CityVision with the purpose of providing a vision on Rio de Janeiro’s future. We live in a particular period, made so ​​by a broader vision of history itself, for which “the sums don’t add up” and the meaning of “time” has lost its positive and progressive meaning, giving way to a “contemporary time” in which present, past and future (or rather our visions of it) seem to coexist. Reality is now compromised by the crisis and bad taste has prevailed. It has now become necessary to analyze the city and grasp the essence of its disgust. Submissions are due no later than June 11. For more information, please visit here.

Trump Towers Proposal / Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos

03:00 - 17 January, 2013
Courtesy of Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos
Courtesy of Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos

Designed by Aflalo & Gasperini Arquitetos, the Trump Towers is an innovative project that will contribute to the development of the port area of Rio de Janeiro, the future home of the 2016 Olympic Games. Defined as five rather slender towers, with broad front to Francisco Bicalho Avenue, they are similar, equal in height and in geometrically tessellated form. This development is carefully arranged creating a sinuous line suggested by gardens occurring at different heights in each tower. This language gives a sense of order that connects with the landscape and stimulate diversity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Olympic Golf Course Clubhouse Proposal / RUA Arquitetos

07:00 - 29 October, 2012
Courtesy of RUA Arquitetos
Courtesy of RUA Arquitetos

RUA Arquitetos shared with us their design for the Olympic Golf Course Clubhouse in Rio de Janeiro which is organized like a comfortable veranda, dissolving the limits between the landscape, the building, and the users. As Rio citizens, the architects wanted an architecture that expressed the city’s lifestyle, one that was tropical, open and generous, like a big varanda leaning over the golf course. They reconfigured the concept of ‘veranda’ with a large, extremely light roofing around which the clubhouse’s activities are organized. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Gero Restaurant / Isay Weinfeld

00:00 - 16 August, 2012
Gero Restaurant / Isay Weinfeld, © Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

© Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    AV. EURICO VERÍSSIMO, 190 BARRA DA TIJUCA – RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Fausto Natsui
  • Collaborators

    Domingos Pascali, Marcelo Alvarenga
  • Plot Area

    1,480 sqm
  • Area

    830.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Rio 2016 Olympic Park Master Plan / Una Arquitetos + LCLAOFFICE + Grupo SP + Republica Arquitetura

00:00 - 31 July, 2012
Rio 2016 Olympic Park Master Plan / Una Arquitetos + LCLAOFFICE + Grupo SP + Republica Arquitetura

© Luis Callejas © Luis Callejas © Luis Callejas Rio 2016 Olympic Park Master Plan / Una Arquitetos + LCLAOFFICE + Grupo SP + Republica Arquitetura + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro
  • Category

  • Architect

     LCLAOFFICE, Una Arquitetos, Grupo SP e Republica Arquitetura
  • Partner In Charge

    Luis Callejas (LCLA office) + Edgar Mazo, Sebastian Mejia
  • Team Members

    Luis Callejas (LCLA office) + Edgar Mazo, Sebastian Mejia
  • Partners in charge

    Grupo SP (Alvaro Puntoni, João Sodré, João Yamamoto, André Nunes) + Luciano Margotto (Republica Arquitetura) + Cristiane Muniz, Fabio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando Felippe Viégas (Una Arquitetos)
  • Collaborators

    Giovanni Meirelles, Gustavo Delonero Ana Paula de Castro, Bruno Gondo, Carolina Klocker, Eduardo Martorelli, Henrique te Winkel, Igor Cortinove Mellisa Naranjo, Dasha Lebedeva, Victor Marechal, Sebastian Vela, Martin Baena, Juan Esteban Giraldo, Maria Jose Arango, Manuela Bonilla
  • Status

    Competition Entry
  • Area

    0.0 m2
  • Photographs