new project under construction
as a part of our trip to China, Leonardo Finotti is shooting this new building by urbanus. Edited images coming soon!
right now leonardo finotti is photographing the shenzhen architecture and urbanism biennial in china, which was inaugurated yesterday
Fazenda Boa Vista, located in Porto Feliz, is a luxury condominium about 100 kilometers from São Paulo. Jacobsen Arquitetos designed this weekend house that lies on a slope, what allowed them to work in two different levels. The entrance and bedrooms were located next to the street, while the social areas were distributed on the lower level, in direct contact with the swimming pool and garden.
Leonardo Finotti is in China, shooting the terminal of Bao´an International Airport, designed by Studio Fuksas. The new terminal 3 is a huge manta ray shaped building, enveloped by a honeycomb metal skin. Here you can see a preview of the work he is doing right now.
Since the "Nove Novos, Emerging architects from Brazil" exhibition can still be seen at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt, we thought to show a selection of projects featured in that exhibition.
As was announced yesterday, Leonardo Finotti´s exhibition 10+10 Modernist and Contemporary Brazilian Houses was just inaugurated today at Architekturzentrum Wien, in Austria. The exhibition designed by MIchelle Jean de Castro, collects a selection of twenty residential projects in Brazil.
We are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition 10+10 at the Architekturzentrum Wien (http://www.azw.at) The opening reception, tomorrow 06 November at 7 pm, will have the presence of Dietmar Steiner, director of the Az W, Evandro Didonet, ambassador of Brazil in Vienna, Fernando Serapião, architecture critic, and of course, Leonardo Finotti.
Since october 12th you can visit the X Bienal de Arquitetura de São Paulo, undoubtedly one of the most important event on architecture in South America. This year´s event is curated by Guilherme Wisnik and, unlike previous biennials, this one is being shown in several venues. The main exhibition is located at Centro Cultural São Paulo, and will be theme of a future newsletter.
third time in paraguay specially for the work of solano benitez and javier corvalan, this time sometime to spend in asunción.
Leonardo Finotti went to Mexico to shoot a selection of modern architecture, which includes among others the University Campus. But this will be the topic of a future newsletter… Today´s feature is focused on the new Cervantes Theatre by spanish practice Ensamble Studio. The theatre, which is buried underground, appears as a ambiguous and unstable metallic structure called Dovela (Keysotne in english) On the one hand, the black canopy seems to be heavy as a stone (and sure it is), while on the other hand the leaning pillars make this urban pergola to be light and gracefully.
Today´s newsletter displays the new Centro Paula Souza Nova Luz, located in Santa Ifigênia district at downtown São Paulo. The project gathers the technic school of the state, a teacher training center and the administration of the centro paula souza. The building is part of the efforts of the local administration for revitalizing the central area.
MAPA is the result of the fusion between brazilian practice Studio Paralelo and MAAM studio from Uruguay. Xan House is a weekend home located near Porto Alegre, the southernmost state in Brazil. The project features a simple scheme: continuous spaces in the ground floor opened to the landscape, leading by a concrete plane; a wooden box on first floor contains both indoor and outdoor private areas.
Nine brazilian young-generation architectural firms will be presented in the context of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2013 culture programs, in cooperation with Instituto Tomie Othake.
facing the upcoming fifa world cup 2014, several cities in brazil are building or refurbishing their main stadiums. the latter is the case of castelão stadium, in fortaleza. leonardo recently complete the essay of this vigliecca e associados project.
By using precast concrete pieces on the main façade, the bar appears, both outside and inside, as an industrial construction. In addition small, furniture pieces generate a warm climate.
The new building uses the existing structure of the previous stadium. The new façade includes curved metal rings that supports the ceiling. A new concrete plinth integrates other functions, besides the parking garage, as the Sports Department.
The Centro Paula Souza Nova Luz, designed by Pedro Taddei + Spadoni & Associados, is located in Santa Ifigênia district at downtown São Paulo, Brazil. The project gathers the technic school of the state, a teacher training center and the administration of the centro paula souza. The building is part of the efforts of the local administration for revitalizing the central area.