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.
featuring Mapa´s mini mod
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 Grade´s sao paulo residence
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 vila taguaí houses
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.
featuring fas, housing at wettsteinpark projects.
The concrete house, covered with a folding roof, occupies a long but small plot. With no views or a big garden it creates its own interior landscape, where stands out the hanging wooden volume stretches across the whole house. The volume and the exposed concrete folded wall, which hides the service areas, enhance the continuity of the fluid space.
In 2007 Leonardo Finotti presented a solo exhibition in Switzerland at the ETH and about the work of Oscar Niemeyer. From that time on we established a strong relationship with swiss architects, thanks to the help of many friends, like Cristina Casagrande and Remo Halter, who collaborated in the aforementioned show. Few weeks ago Leonardo visited Switzerland again. Today´s newsletter features our profile on swiss architecture, with almost 100 projects. By clicking on the image (Frauenfeld´s Hospital Access by Schneider & Schneider) you will see all the projects and make your own journey through them.
The exhibition includes artworks by Leonardo Finotti
In this field of work we often have to visit spectacular places, and is the case of this beach house´s spot, overlooking the majestic atlantic ocean, on one side, and a river in the other one. Today´s newsletter features JCA House by Bernardes Arquitetura, located in Trancoso, in the Bahia state.Both traditional materials and a contemporary language coexist in this project, as is the case of most of Bernardes´ works. The refinement of the construction and the design of each component is not at the service of expressing luxury: they seek confort, and of course, beauty.
Some weeks ago Leonardo Finotti traveled to México to photograph Studio Arthur Casas´ new restaurant Toro, a Latin Kitchen Bar located in Punta Ballena (Cabo San Lucas) and conducted by chef Richard Sandoval.
The Brazilian architect had the challenge of working in a diametrically opposed climate of Brazil, dry and with few vegetation. Arthur Casas came up with a space that resembles the light of his homeland and mixes tradition with modernity.
one of the most interesting contemporary projects by Japanese architect Tadao Ando in his homeland
featuring ibirapuera auditorium, quay of arts, leme s gallery, oiticica restaurant at inhotim, centro cívico del bicentenario, house in the air, wohnhaus, ubatuba house, art pavilion projects.
featuring FAS and Housing at wettsteinpark projects.
Leonardo went to Belo Horizonte, this is one of the projects photographed, a winding housing block by Vazio
We are glad to announce that Leonardo Finotti won the first prize for Photography Production at the Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires 2015, for his contribution to MoMA´s exhibition Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980.
As part of the work for the NY´s museum, Finotti traveled around Latin America and as a parallel result he created the show we feature today, Ecos del MoMA. Exhibited now at the biennial in Buenos Aires, it counted with the collaboration of Summa+ Magazine.
new images that show the bike path on São Paulo´s main avenue
new essay of Rio´s Sambódromo, including night images
from our recent trip to japan to attend the massive exhibition on Niemeyer
last week Leonardo visited São Carlos university to shoot its new laboratory designed by Vigliecca. Check the images here
hosted by the XV Bienal internacional de arquitectura de buenos aires, and organized by the argentinian magazine summa+, this is a new step of our work about Latin American Modern Architecture.
featuring vila taguaí projects.
featuring a new reportage on Vilanova Artigas´FAU-USP
featuring Loeb Capote´s bayer eco pavilion