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VINCI Partners International Headquarters / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

15:30 - 3 May, 2012
© Richard Meier & Partners
© Richard Meier & Partners

With Brazil at the center of such current worldwide attention, renowned architecture firms have been flocking to the country for work; partly to be associated with the upcoming 2014 World Cup and/or 2016 Summer Olympics, but also because Brazil’s current economy allows for booming architectural possibilities. The new Leblon Offices for VINCI Partners in Rio de Janeiro will be a historic first step for Richard Meier & Partners as their first architectural undertaking in South America, and it certainly lives up to the hype.

Macro Terminal Francisco Bicalho / Lucas Ramos, Priscila Bellas, Thiago De Almeida

11:00 - 29 March, 2012
Courtesy of Lucas Ramos, Priscila Bellas, Thiago De Almeida
Courtesy of Lucas Ramos, Priscila Bellas, Thiago De Almeida

The project for the Macro inter-modal Terminal in the middle of Rio de Janeiro by Lucas Ramos, Priscila Bellas, and Thiago De Almeida seeks to create a new infrastructure to the city, which will create possibilities to transform an important axis of the city that nowadays is extremely undervalued and ignored into a new business center based in an efficient nodal point of different kinds of transport. In doing so, they chose to build a megastructure that possessed the ability to reorganize the different transport networks and their links with the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: The City of Samba / Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli

19:00 - 29 February, 2012

As a follow up to last weeks coverage on the Rio Carnival 2012 kick-off in Oscar Niemeyer’s newly renovated Sambadrome, we would like to share with you this stunning tilt-shift video capturing the essence of Rio de Janeiro and the colorful parade of the Carnival. You will also catch a glimpse of famous mosaic sidewalks of the Copacabana Beach Boardwalk designed by the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.

Creators: Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli Music: Jarbas Agnelli Special Thanks: Rede Globo, Liesa and Jodele Larcher

*This video was filmed during Carnival of 2011.

Cidade Nova Metro Station and Footbridge / JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo

00:00 - 9 November, 2011
Cidade Nova Metro Station and Footbridge / JBMC Arquitetura e Urbanismo, ©  Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon + 21

  • Architects

     JBMC (João Batista Martinez Corrêa, Beatriz Pimenta Corrêa, Emiliano Homrich, Cecília de Souza Pires, Gabriela Assis Guerra Costa)
  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Category

  • Structural Enginner

     Noronha Engenharia
  • Structural Consultant

     Paulo Ricardo de Barros Mendes
  • Collaborators

     Estúdio MAAC, Estúdio Maya, RC arquitetos, Plantae Paisagismo, Tria Design
  • Photographs

Rocinha Urban Strategy / Kyle Beneventi

07:00 - 10 September, 2011
© Kyle Beneventi
© Kyle Beneventi

Right outside of Rio de Janeiro lies Rocinha, the largest slum in South America. This informal settlement, first occupied by a community of farmers, has quickly developed into one of the most dense living situations on the planet. About half the size of Central Park in New York City, this favela is home to an estimated 150,000 people. With the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games both taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Rocinha will become a hot topic in the next few years. Due to its small size, this project by Kyle Beneventi proposes an urban strategy to make Rocinha a very walkable city, dealing principally with voids to break up the blanket of uniform building mass. More images and project description after the break.

Video: AECOM 2016 Olympic Park Masterplan Rio de Janeiro

15:00 - 24 August, 2011

We reported earlier this week that AECOM will be designing the Olympic Park Masterplan for the 2016 Olympics that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The international competition winning entry’s concept of operation, separate access for athletes and the audience, logistics for the transport system, the viability of implementation and unique access for parking, made it stand out amongst the other submissions.

Olympic Port Competition Entry / Machado and Silvetti Associates with Jorge Mario Jáuregui

15:00 - 7 July, 2011
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Machado and Silvetti Associates shared with us their entry for the Olympic Port Competition that came in fourth place. This project proposal for the 2016 Olympic Media Village in Rio de Janeiro includes housing for 11,000 people, retail and office space, a 5-star hotel and a convention center. To accommodate post-Olympic marketing of the buildings the entire residential and office program has the capacity to be transformed from a hotel setting with individually accessed bedrooms and private baths to two- and three-bedroom apartments and leasable tenant space.

Olympic Port’s Competition Winner: João Pedro Backheuser with Ignasi Riera

10:00 - 5 July, 2011
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The winning project of the Olympic Port, which aims at the revitalization and redevelopment of 850 square meters of the port city of Rio de Janeiro, was announced at the headquarters of the Brazilian Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB-RJ) in Rio de Janeiro. The project includes the construction of facilities such as the media and referees villages, a five-star hotel, a convention center and business center that will be used during the 2016 Olympics Games and will be a legacy for the city. More over, this urban intervention leverages the entire project of Marvelous Port Recovery Center of Rio de Janeiro. The winning project was created by Brazilian architect and urban planner João Pedro Backheuser in collaboration with Catalan architect Ignasi Riera’s office. The second, third and fourth projects were coordinated by Brazilian architects Roberto Aflalo, Espadon Francisco and Jorge Jauregui, respectively. The first place guarantees that the project will be executed in, at least, 40% of the area. The city administration can alson use parts of the awarded projects.

Latest Developments for the Rio 2016 Olympic Park Competition

17:00 - 3 July, 2011

The deadline for submitting the projects for the International Competition for the Urban General Plan of the Rio 2016 Olympic Park has been expanded. Now, the projects can be delivered until July 28, 2011 and the results will be announced on August 15, 2011.

Regeneration of the Favela de Rocinha Slum / Jan Kudlicka

17:00 - 1 July, 2011
Courtesy of Jan Kudlicka
Courtesy of Jan Kudlicka

The research presented here was conducted by Jan Kudlicka, who spent the last year studying slum dwellings, known as “favelas,” in Brazil. The breadth of the research delves into the living conditions that these urban and suburban developments create and the feasible ways in which their problems can be addressed through the regeneration of the spaces. Jan Kudlicka studied the “little farm” of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, which is one of the largest slums in the city.

To find out more about the research click through after the break.

Rio 2016 Olympic Park Competition

18:00 - 4 May, 2011

The Rio 2016 Olympic and Para-Olympic games, together with other large events scheduled for upcoming years, such as the 2014 World Cup and the 2011 Military Games, generate enormous opportunities for the development of Rio de Janeiro. The Rio 2016 Olympic and Para-Olympic Games represent a celebration of sports and will be a source of transformation for the city, promoting an environmental, architectural, cultural and sustainable economy legacy, benefiting the urban environment and the quality of life of citizens.

Homeless World Cup Legacy Center / Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos + Architecture For Humanity + Nanda Eskes Arquitetura

00:00 - 7 April, 2011
Homeless World Cup Legacy Center / Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos + Architecture For Humanity + Nanda Eskes Arquitetura, Courtesy of Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos, Nanda Eskes Arquitetura and Architecture For Humanity
Courtesy of Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos, Nanda Eskes Arquitetura and Architecture For Humanity

Courtesy of Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos, Nanda Eskes Arquitetura and Architecture For Humanity Courtesy of Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos, Nanda Eskes Arquitetura and Architecture For Humanity Courtesy of Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos, Nanda Eskes Arquitetura and Architecture For Humanity Courtesy of Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos, Nanda Eskes Arquitetura and Architecture For Humanity + 17

  • Architects

    Lompreta Nolte Arquitetos, Nanda Eskes Arquitetura, Architecture For Humanity
  • Location

    Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Thorsten Nolte, Nanda Eskes, Daniel Feldman
  • Area

    310.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010

Columbia University GSAPP to Launch Studio-X Rio

20:42 - 13 March, 2011

Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) will launch Studio-X Rio this week with Dean Mark Wigley in attendance. Studio-X Rio is GSAPP’s global network of advanced research laboratories for exploring the future of cities. With locations in Amman, Beijing, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, and now Rio de Janeiro, it is the first truly global network for real-time exchange of projects, people, and ideas between regional leadership cities in which the best minds from Columbia University can think together with the best minds in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia.

House In Barra da Tijuca / Progetto

00:00 - 19 February, 2011
House In Barra da Tijuca / Progetto

House In Barra da Tijuca / Progetto House In Barra da Tijuca / Progetto House In Barra da Tijuca / Progetto House In Barra da Tijuca / Progetto + 12

  • Architects

    Gisele Taranto e Izabela Lessa – Progetto Arquitetura e Interiores
  • Location

    Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Category

  • Project Year

    2010

A House of the Artist as a Young Boy / Arquitetura da Vila

00:00 - 26 January, 2011
A House of the Artist as a Young Boy / Arquitetura da Vila, © Fabio Kotinda
© Fabio Kotinda

© Fabio Kotinda © Fabio Kotinda © Fabio Kotinda © Fabio Kotinda + 21

BR House / Marcio Kogan

00:00 - 29 December, 2010
BR House / Marcio Kogan, ©  Nelson Kon
© Nelson Kon

©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon ©  Nelson Kon + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • Category

  • Co Author

    Bruno Gomes
  • Interior Design

    Diana radomysler, Marcio kogan
  • Project architects

    Beatriz Meyer, Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Chalabi, Eduardo Glycerio, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Luciana Antunes, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Renata Furlanetto, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski
  • Area

    6820.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

Video: Unsolicited Architecture

17:30 - 16 December, 2010

Here’s a video about Unsolicited Architecture, a collaborative workshop initiated by Studio-X Rio + NAI in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. In a 24 hour time period four teams were formed, four neighborhoods were explored (they each explored the neighborhood where the local architect’s office is located), held a brainstorming session, and then presented their ideas – zero clients, zero budget.

Escola Nave / Atelier OFICINA de Arquitectos

00:00 - 23 November, 2010
Escola Nave / Atelier OFICINA de Arquitectos, © Fran Parente
© Fran Parente

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