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Explore Brazil's Architecture Studios Through the Lens of Marc Goodwin

Architectural photographer Marc Goodwin recently visited Brazil to continue on his journey documenting the world's architecture offices. Expanding on his current list, he's already visited Panama City, the Netherlands, Dubai, London, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul, the Nordic countries, Barcelona, and Los Angeles. In Brazil, Marc photographed 20 offices across a range of scales and project types. Find out more about the individual offices and the city they are a part of through Marc's feature.

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Furniture Designed by Brazilian Architects

For some practitioners of architecture, the insatiable desire to draw everything, from the largest to the smallest to take full control of the project, echoes the famous phrase uttered by Mies Van Der Rohe: "God is in the details." Similarly, designing furniture provides another creative outlet for in-depth exploration of human-scale works of architecture.

Throughout the history of the Brazilian Architecture, and especially since the modernist movement, architects not only became known for their building designs, but also for their detailed chairs and tables. Several of these pieces of furniture were initially designed for a specific project and then went into mass production due to their popularity. 

Cadeira Isa d’aprés siza_Marcenaria Baraúna. Image Cortesia de DpotCadeira Nóize_Guto Requena. Image Cortesia de Guto RequenaPoltrona Bowl_Lina Bo Bardi. Image © Nelson KonPoltrona Paulistano_Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Image Cortesia de Dpot+ 55

GIVEAWAY: Moleskine's Inspiration and Process in Architecture / Studio MK 27

Moleskine, the go-to brand of sketchbooks beloved by creatives around the world, recently released another title in its Inspiration and Process in Architecture series: Studio MK27, led by architect Marcio Kogan.

The series already features monographs dedicated to Studio Mumbai, Wiel Arets, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid, and others. Studio MK27 joins this prestigious list along with Kengo Kuma, Grafton Architects, Frits Palmboom and Michael Graves, whose monographs were also recently announced by Moleskine.

Read on to find out how you can win a copy of Inspiration and Process in Architecture - Marcio Kogan Studio MK27!

Txai House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo + Gabriel Kogan

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Itacaré, Brazil

Winners of the 2015 Building of the Year Awards

After two weeks of nominations and voting, we are pleased to present the winners of the 2015 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards. As a peer-based, crowdsourced architecture award, the results shown here represent the collective intelligence of 31,000 architects, filtering the best architecture from over 3,000 projects featured on ArchDaily during the past year.

The winning buildings represent a diverse group of architects, from Pritzker Prize winners such as Álvaro Siza, Herzog & de Meuron and Shigeru Ban, to up-and-coming practices such as EFFEKT and Building which have so far been less widely covered by the media. In many cases their designs may be the most visually striking, but each also approaches its context and program in a unique way to solve social, environmental or economic challenges in communities around the world. By publishing them on ArchDaily, these buildings have helped us to impart inspiration and knowledge to architects around the world, furthering our mission. So to everyone who participated by either nominating or voting for a shortlisted project, thank you for being a part of this amazing process, where the voices of architects from all over the world unite to form one strong, intelligent, forward-thinking message.

Vitacon Itaim Building / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Carolina Castroviejo

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2014 "Piran Days of Architecture" Explores the Complexities of Vision

"What is the role of the architect as a visionary; can the architect (or should the architect) assume the position of social or urban orchestrator? Can architecture’s presence in a technocracy promote a vision outside of its intentions?" - Professor Paul Robinson

Redux House / Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan + Samanta Cafardo

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Bragança Paulista, Brazil

Winners of the 2014 LEAF Awards Announced

Winners have been announced for the 2014 LEAF Awards. Spanning 14 categories, including best refurbishment of the year (pictured above), all winning projects “demonstrate buildings that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural and design community.”

See which project landed Jean Nouvel top honors, after the break.

Public Building of the Year: Saw Swee Hock Student Centre; London, UK / O'Donnell + TuomeyBest Future Building of the Year - Under Construction: Mongkok Residence; Hong Kong / AedasCommercial Building of the Year: cultura bookstore; São Paulo, Brazil / studio mk27Best Sustainable Development of the Year: One Central Park; Sydney, Australia / Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects+ 17

INSIDE Awards Name 2014’s Best Interiors (Round 1)

This Brazilian bookstore in São Paulo was name the best Retail Interior of 2014 as part of the first round of awards announced at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors at the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Winners have been revealed across five diverse categories, with an addition four category winners to be announced tomorrow evening.

See what INSIDE deemed to be the best Bar & Restaurant, Hotel, and Residence of 2014 after the break.

World Photo Day: Fernando Guerra by Marcio Kogan

The architect and architectural photographer Fernanado Guerra the studio FG+SG with his brother Sérgio Guerra in Portugal co-founded 15 years ago. Nowadays they are responsible for most of the dissemination of Portuguese contemporary architecture.

Fernando's remarkable work is honored in our celebration of the World Photo Day through the words of renowed brazilian architect Marcio Kogan, from studiomk27.

Casa em Fontinha / Manuel Aires Mateus + SIA arquitectura. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SGMuseu Mimesis / Alvaro Siza + Castanheira & Bastai + Jun Sung Kim. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SGCentro de Alto Rendimento de Remo do Pocinho / Álvaro Fernandes Andrade. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SGParque Natural do Fogo / OTO. Image © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 5

Rocas House / Studio MK27 + 57STUDIO

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Zapallar, Chile

VIDEO: Marcio Kogan's Studio SC

Textures and Ants is one of five videos on display by Studio MK27 at the Palazzo Mora as part of the "Time Space Existence" exhibition, running parallel to the Venice Biennale.

Produced by Pedro Kok and Gabriel Kogan, the video shows Studio SC, a photography studio based in São Paulo and designed by Marcio Kogan.

Cultura Bookstore / Diana Radomysler + Luciana Antunes + Marcio Tanaka + Mariana Ruzante + Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan

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São Paulo, Brazil

MCHAP Shortlists the 36 Most “Outstanding Projects” in the Americas

Wiel Arets, Dean of the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Dirk Denison, Director of the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), have announced the inaugural MCHAP shortlist – 36 “Outstanding Projects” selected from the 225 MCHAP nominees.

“The rich diversity of these built works is a testament to the creative energy at work in the Americas today,” said Arets. “When viewed alongside the innovative work by the MCHAP.emerge finalists and winner, Poli House by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen which we honored in May, we see the evolution of a distinctly American conversation about creating livable space.” See all 36 winners after the break.

Casa Redux: A Love Story

One of the 100 architects and offices taking part in the "Time Space Existence" exhibition, running parallel to the Venice Biennale, Studio MK27's Marcio Kogan has contributed to the exhibition with five videos that, often comedically and/or dramatically, portray the daily lives of the residents of his works.

Venice Biennale 2012: StudioMK27 represents Brazil with "Peep"

Representing Brazil at the 2012 Venice Biennale will be StudioMK27 and Lúcio Costa‘s 1964 installation “Riposatevi”. The exhibit takes an intimate look at the lives of multi-generational households in modern Brazilian architecture. Curated by Lauro Cavalcanti, the Brazilian pavilion will investigate the intersections between traditional and contemporary artistic tendencies and will feature the movie installation, “Peep”, by Lea Van Steen and Marcio Kogan, with photography by Cleisson Vidal. The event will take place between August 29th and November 25th in the Giardini and Arsenale buildings in Venice.

More after the break. 

Paraty House / Suzana Glogowski + Studio MK27 - Marcio Kogan

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Parati, Brazil
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  840
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009
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