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newsletter 2014 #42

20.11.2014

newsletter 2014 #42

Lussi+Halter Architekten -SBB Headquarters, Bern, Switzerland

Today´s newsletter features the complete reportage on SBB Headquarters, owned by the Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (or Swiss Federal Railways, in english). In a previous feature we showed the building before total completion. Now they finished the interiors, was time to go back. The complex consists of two corps and a garden between them. The façade skin, made of coloured moving glass louvers, and designed in collaboration with Mayo Bucher, transforms the building with each different positions of the sun. As simple they are, as complex they look like with every light change.
recently shot

20.11.2014

recently shot

masswerk architekten – wettsteinpark, luzern, switzerland

is it possible to gather a private housing buildings and a public park? it seems that could work, at least in this interesting case
updated

20.11.2014

updated

lussi+halter, remo halter casagrande, thomas lussi – twin houses, kastanienbaum, switzerland

each time Leonardo Finotti visits this project we found new angles, new situations... amazing project!
newsletter 2014 #41

13.11.2014

newsletter 2014 #41

LAMA Argentina

This newsletter shows another step of the LAMA project, part of the material that will be shown in the upcoming MoMa´s exhibition Latin America in construction. This is the time for Argentina, visited by Leonardo Finotti last month. Unlike other south american countries, argentina did not totally embrace the modern language for its public buildings. Yet, thanks to the original Clorindo Testa, there are some great examples of brutalism, like the Banco de Londres, pictured above.
LAMA Argentina

07.11.2014

LAMA Argentina

clorindo testa, sepra, sanchez elia, peralta ramos, agostini – banco de londres y america del sur, buenos aires, argentina

Unlike other south american countries, argentina did not totally embrace the modern language for its public buildings, at least not in the first part of the modernity. Yet, thanks to the original Clorindo Testa, there are some great examples of brutalism.
LAMA Argentina

07.11.2014

LAMA Argentina

clorindo testa – national library, buenos aires, argentina

Unlike other south american countries, argentina did not totally embrace the modern language for its public buildings, at least not in the first part of the modernity. Yet, thanks to the original Clorindo Testa, there are some great examples of brutalism.
newsletter 2014 #40

06.11.2014

newsletter 2014 #40

Paulo Mendes da Rocha + Metro - Cais das Artes, Vitoria ES, Brazil

Today´s newsletter emphasises the importance of the working progress both in architecture, but also in photography reportage. We really enjoy to share these moments where you can feel the progression from the project to the architecture. Is the case for the Cais das Artes complex, designed by Mendes da Rocha and Metro in Vitoria bay. This is the third time Leonardo Finotti visited its building site, and each time is like increasing the focus of an image. We are anxious now to see it completed!
LAMA Argentina

06.11.2014

LAMA Argentina

antonio bonet castellana, horacio vera barros, abel lopez chas – ateliers suipacha y paraguay, buenos aires, argentina

Spanish architect António Bonet Castellana established his studio in Buenos Aires, and from there designed for Argentina and Uruguay. He and his argentinian partners Ferrari-Hardoy and Kurchan designed in 1938 the BKF Chair (a.k.a. Butterfly). The same year Bonet realised this Ateliers building.
LAMA Argentina

04.11.2014

LAMA Argentina

mario roberto álvarez – san martin municipal theater and cultural center, buenos aires, argentina

Opening our selection for the LAMA project in Argentina, one of the biggest names of modern architecture in South America, with his most important project.
LAMA Argentina

04.11.2014

LAMA Argentina

mario roberto álvarez – american express building, buenos aires, argentina

Álvarez had the ability to combine commercial and institutional requirements with an expressive but simple modern architecture. His private buildings improve the public spaces of Buenos Aires.
LAMA Argentina

04.11.2014

LAMA Argentina

mario roberto álvarez – somisa , buenos aires, argentina

In the project for SOMISA Álvarez was closer to high tech languish. Stand out his classic double pillars, which makes the structure to feel lighter.
work in progress

03.11.2014

work in progress

paulo mendes da rocha, metro arquitetos – quay of arts, vitória es, brazil

another visit to the Cais das Artes´ building site, shows it closer to its completion
recently published

03.11.2014

recently published

interior design – #1410

Interior Design Magazine was recently published, and features Zé House in Palmela, designed by Paratelier.
revisiting

31.10.2014

revisiting

dieguez-fridman – clay building, buenos aires, argentina

Next monday we will post the new essays from Buenos Aires for LAMA, made by Leonardo last week. By now, enjoy this couple of projects from an earlier trip.
revisiting

31.10.2014

revisiting

dieguez-fridman – aires store palermo, buenos aires, argentina

Next monday we will post the new essays from Buenos Aires for LAMA, made by Leonardo last week. By now, enjoy this couple of projects from an earlier trip.
newsletter 2014 #39

30.10.2014

newsletter 2014 #39

Jacobsen Arquitetura - RSC House, Fazenda Boa Vista, Porto Feliz SP, Brazil

In today´s newsletter we are showing Jacobsen Arquitetura´s latest house. Located at Fazenda Boa Vista, near Porto Feliz in São Paulo state, the project takes advantage of the characteristics of the natural site and the physics conditions of the plot. Two parallel corps supports the first floor volume, which crosses the access courtyard and cantilevers across the swimming pool terrace overlooking the scenery. While the ground floor corps are rooted on the ground, the bedroom´s wooden prism is as light as possible.
revisiting

30.10.2014

revisiting

sebastian vila – mujeres argentinas park at puerto madero, buenos aires, argentina

Leonardo Finotti was in Buenos Aires shooting for the upcoming exhibition at MoMA. While we wait for the edited images, let´s see some projects from a previous trip.
revisiting

30.10.2014

revisiting

sebastian vila – micaela bastidas park at puerto madero, buenos aires, argentina

Leonardo Finotti was in Buenos Aires shooting for the upcoming exhibition at MoMA. While we wait for the edited images, let´s see some projects from a previous trip.
recently shot

28.10.2014

recently shot

metro arquitetos – lp house, são paulo sp, brazil

The new project by Metro includes a metallic parasite that overlooks the front yard, transforming the perception of this little house.
LAMA Mexico

24.10.2014

LAMA Mexico

juan o'gorman – casa estudio de diego rivera y frida kahlo, mexico df, mexico

one of the most famous modern projects in mexico
LAMA Mexico

24.10.2014

LAMA Mexico

pedro ramirez vasquez, rafael mijares, carlos campuzano – museo nacional de antropologia, mexico df, mexico

another great example of modernism combined with vernacular (and monumental) gestures
newsletter 2014 #38

23.10.2014

newsletter 2014 #38

Bernardes Arquitetura - Gurumê Restaurant, Rio De Janeiro RJ, Brazil

Today´s newsletter shows Bernardes Arquitetura´s latest work, just completed in Rio de Janeiro. Chef Kanashiro Adriano conducts this new sushi bar at the Fashion Mall. The theme of the restaurant, Japanese traditional sea food, seems to be the inspiration for the design. First, the color of the walls (between green and blue) suggests the presence of Rio´s sea. Once inside, the space remembers a tunnel wave with a powerful perspective, reinforced by a mirror wall. The interior combines tradition with sophistication, mix that goes well with the sushi culture.
right now

23.10.2014

right now

alvaro siza – iberê camargo museum, porto alegre rs, brazil

Alvaro Siza´s Fundação Iberê Camargo, together with Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron´s 1111 Lincoln Road, are the winners of the MCHAP prize, created by the Illinois Institute of Technology.
LAMA Mexico

21.10.2014

LAMA Mexico

legorreta & legorreta, mathias goeritz – hotel camino real, mexico df, mexico

The use of color changes the perception of the scale in Legorreta´s buildings.
newsletter 2014 #37

16.10.2014

newsletter 2014 #37

LAMA Mexico

If you follow our newsletter you already know the LAMA project about Latin American Modern Architecture. After being in Colombia, Venezuela and Cuba, Leonardo Finotti traveled to Mexico, for the second time, to photograph modern architecture again. Today´s feature shows the collection of projects from his two trips to the Aztecan country. Presenting the selection is the famous UNAM Library, which shows the Mexican characteristic mixture between rationalism and vernacular culture.
LAMA Mexico

15.10.2014

LAMA Mexico

mario pani – condominio reforma, ciudad de mexico df, mexico

n this project Mario Pani was closer to the european rationalism in comparison with other projects by the same architect. On the other hand, when you enter the building, the artworks and some details talk about a vernacular culture.
LAMA Mexico

14.10.2014

LAMA Mexico

mario pani – unidad habitacional presidente alemán, mexico df, mexico

More from Lama México, another big scale housing project by Mario Pani
LAMA Mexico

14.10.2014

LAMA Mexico

mario pani – unidad habitacional nonoalco-tlatelolco, mexico df, mexico

More from Lama México, another big scale housing project by Mario Pani
recently shot

14.10.2014

recently shot

metro arquitetos – centro aberto largo paissandú, são paulo sp, brazil

Downtown São Paulo is being rethought. These interventions on the public space are testing the inhabitants in order to recover the public spaces of this big portion of the city
lama.sp

13.10.2014

lama.sp

Semana Viver Metrópole

The event Semana Viver Metrópole´s program includes a visit to LAMA.SP, the new collaborative space of Leonardo Finotti Architectural Photographer
recently published

10.10.2014

recently published

revista de la facultad de arquitectura #12

The school of architecture of Uruguay (FARQ-UDELAR) just published R#12, featuring Parque Novo Santo Amaro by Vigliecca & Associados
LAMA Mexico

09.10.2014

LAMA Mexico

mario pani – torre banobras, mexico df, mexico

The traditional monumentality of Mexico´s projects leads to the use of basic shapes, like this case: the triangle
LAMA Mexico

09.10.2014

LAMA Mexico

agustin hernandez – taller de arquitectura, ciudad de mexico df, mexico

Indigenous icons and the tradition of the monumental converge in this original project from the seventies.
newsletter 2014 #36

08.10.2014

newsletter 2014 #36

Lina Bo Bardi Profile

In December Lina Bo Bardi would reach the 100 years. Despite the obvious celebrations, stand out some exhibitions that show the different angles of this great architect. One of this is “A arquitetura política de Lina Bo Bardi”, that will be exhibited at Lina´s SESC Pompei, curated by Marcelo Ferraz and André Vainer, who collaborated with the project of the SESC back in the eighties. “A arquitetura política” shows several images by Leonardo Finotti, and will open today, together with “Lina gráfica”, also at the SESC. We take this opportunity to show you Lina Bo Bardi´s most important projects photographed by Finotti. By clicking on the image you will see 8 different essays, which show the broad range of buildings types, expressions and materialities of her intense trajectory.
LAMA Mexico

07.10.2014

LAMA Mexico

juan sordo madaleno – iglesia de san ignacio, ciudad de mexico df, mexico

Another religious building from Leonardo´s latest trip to Mexico. Like the previous project uploaded, you can see a triangular section for the nave.
LAMA Mexico

06.10.2014

LAMA Mexico

enrique del moral – mercado de la merced, ciudad de mexico df, mexico

Back to Mexico, we will be showing some projects from the ongoing work LAMA about Latin American Modern Architecture.
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