The glass house is more glass house without curtains!
joão filgueiras lima (lelé) – centro de exposições do centro administrativo da bahia, salvador ba, brazil
almost 800 children study and live at this rural school in the geographical center of Brazil
Conceived for the Pavilhão de Verificação de Óbitos do Recife, this building was part of the MoMA´s exhibition Brazil Builds. Today it houses the IAB-PE
curator: christian jankowski
This is part of the LAMA work, dedicated to the Latin American Modern Architecture
Established in Curitiba (capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná) in 2008, Arquea Arquitetos was founded by Bernardo Richter, Fernando Caldeira de Lacerda and Pedro Amin Tavares. These young architects, whose foundations lie on transcending client´s expectation, started their collaboration as students of the school of architecture.Located in Batel neighbourhood, the 1232 building occupies a long and irregular plot. By liberating the ground floor for parking, the two storey apartment building seems to float between both black continuous party walls. Besides the definition of this conceptual shape, the design is focused on defining the various skins that cover the corps.
Collaborate with Swiss architects has been a challenging work, and a very rich learning process. You can imagine the several differences between Brazil and Switzerland, but you might be forgetting one of the most important for photography: the light. It was the case for today´s project, located in Luzern. The swiss milk company Emmi developed an urban complex, designed by Russli Architekten, which includes not only its headquarters but also three housing blocks. The new ensamble comprises an assortment of public spaces, where a long central plaza is highlighted.
Today´s newsletter is devoted to one of our favourite subjects: the beach house. This is Jacobsen´s SM house, located in Taguaíba, São Paulo´s northeast shore. The main components of the house were fabricated on facility in São Paulo and then moved and assembled on site. The project faced a double condition: the house should be a shelter (protecting from the strong sun and frequent rain) and at the same time should motivate the relation with the outside. The apparent contradiction was solved, mainly with the design of the projected wooden ceiling and the continuous veranda.
The subject of today´s newsletter is the new building for the Instituto Ling. Located in Porto Alegre, in southern Brazil, the project is the result of a competition won by São Paulo-based architect Isay Weinfeld. The construction, an abstract concrete prism, occupies a corner on João Caetano street. The realisation of the building celebrates 20 years of continuous work in the field of education, culture and art. With the new construction the institute widens its original purpose by expanding their activities, creating an interesting cultural center.
Today´s newsletter features the new Museu do Amanhã (Museum of tomorrow) is the first project by spanish architect Santiago Calatrava in Brazil. It is located on the Mauá Pier, in front of MAR museum and the new Mauá Square, and it is part of the urban project Porto Maravilha, which seeks to reactivate Rio de Janeiro´s port area. The museum building is devoted to applied science, divided in 5 areas ( Cosmos, Earth, Anthropocene, Tomorrow and Now) and curated by Luiz Alberto Oliveira. The LEED building includes the use of water from the Guanabara Bay to controle its temperature and moving passive protections that controle the light of the spaces and sun incidence.
As everyone knows, a new year is coming, and we say goodbye to 2015, a year full of challenges and satisfactions. During this hard year for Brazil, in terms of economy, we managed to expand our work, but keeping our high standard quality. When we look back stands out the work for the MoMA: the exhibition itself, the inclusion of 15 images to the museum´s collection and the photo profile on the catalogue. Besides we highlight the works related to Latin American Modern Architecture, like Identidade Latino-Americana exhibited in Brazil or Ecos del MoMA in Argentina.
Leonardo visited the building site of the new MIS on Copacabana´s Av. Atlántica and made a few pics
one of the first olympic new buildings already completed, the golf course by RUA
The Claudia Andujar Pavilion, devoted to the work of the Brazilian photographer (she was born in Switzerland but has been living in Brazil from the 50s) is Inhotim´s 19th gallery and its second largest building. It was designed by Belo Horizonte based firm Arquitetos Associados, a familiar face from the art complex. The project, located on a slope among dense native vegetation, consists of a set of volumes, linked by a courtyard. The boxes, as decided together with the curator Rodrigo Moura, shelter the exhibition divided in four parts. The presence of the large building is soften, in a manner of speaking, by the treatment of the surfaces, clad on fluted bricks.
We were waiting for this project to be completed, and our curiosity is satisfied, with one of the most important building of this year
after ten years of hard work, here is the Museum of Congonhas, just completed by Gustavo Penna Arquitetos
one of the two new versions of minimod. Unlike the previous mini, this one is totally made of wood
one of the two new versions of minimod. unlike the previous mini, this one is totally made of wood. The Minimod i consists of five square modules, one empty in the end of the volume
featuring hamaca house, oscar freire building, mar, gcp house, vila aspicuelta, driving range público, bao'an international airport projects.
new images of the MASP museum, now closer to its original condition
the famous museum on Paulista avenue is changing, but is changing for good this time. Metro is recovering the spaces, which includes the glass and concrete easels
featuring cdpp casa ibiá (cover), aigai spa, aesop oscar freire projects.
The mythical Lina Bo Bardi´s MASP is going though a restoration to recover its original condition. This exhibition is one of Metro´s interventions on the building
featuring Lussi-Halter´s twin houses
new office project in São Paulo recently shot, designed by Basiches and developed by Even
featuring cs house, são cristovao pavilion, mar projects.
featuring architect s house, vila taguaí, jg house, delta house projects
Leonardo revisited Broos´ brutalist church in Vila Mariana, completing its reportage, now with interior images
Leonardo completed his reportage on Lina Bo Bardi´s theater, now with some external views from the side and back and with this stunning perspective
this nice beach house will be part of the monographic issue on Gui Mattos works edited by Monolito
featuring palácio do alvorada, serra dourada stadium, house of canoas, whitney museum of american art, glass house, cantina antinori, casa barragan projects.
featuring retrofit 9 de julho, unitt, pascal 1777, antares building, palazzo merano building, positano building, fascino building, condominio nautilus, palazzo ducale, atlantis building projects.
Revisiting Modernism is one of our working areas. But what if nobody visited the project before? It was the case for this house by Paulo Mendes da Rocha; completed more than 40 years ago it remained forgotten, and hence unpublished. Designed for the engineer Ignácio Gerber, the house looks at the sea of Angra dos Reis, and is the only Mendes da Rocha´s work in Rio de Janeiro state. Supported by only four concrete central pillars and sit on a big rock, this project exemplifies Mendes da Rocha´s way of understanding structure and space. The cantilevered concrete ceiling projects the space, blending architecture and landscape. Almost hidden is the basement, a cool space among the existing rocks.