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São Paulo #461

27.01.2015

São Paulo #461

several authors – paulista ave, são paulo sp, brazil

Third aerial view to celebrate São Paulo´s anniversary. This time the image shows the Avenida Paulista. Lina Bo Bardi´s MASP appears at the center of the photograph.
São Paulo #461

26.01.2015

São Paulo #461

oscar niemeyer, carlos lemos – copan building, são paulo sp, brazil

Another aerial view of downtown São Paulo, celebrating its 461 anniversary. The image shows Praça da República and Eiffel building in the foreground. In the background you can see the gigant Copan. Both buildings are by Niemeyer.
São Paulo #461

26.01.2015

São Paulo #461

rosa kliass , jorge wilheim, jamil kfouri – anhangabaú valley, são paulo sp, brazil

This week São Paulo celebrates its 461 years. We will be selecting aerial views of the city and its periphery. This one is from downtown, on left the Anhangabaú Valley, and at the center is Praça das artes.
pampulha - world heritage

23.01.2015

pampulha - world heritage

oscar niemeyer – pampulha yatch club (pic), belo horizonte mg, brazil

As a bonus, and closing this week´s selection, have a look at this project, also by Niemeyer in Pampulha.
pampulha - world heritage

21.01.2015

pampulha - world heritage

oscar niemeyer, burle marx – pampulha museum (former cassino da pampulha), belo horizonte mg, brazil

Leonardo shot several different times this building, but we selected this image since it shows Burle Marx´s garden restored, and it´s a pleasure to see it this way!
pampulha - world heritage

21.01.2015

pampulha - world heritage

oscar niemeyer, burle marx – yatch club - pampulha complex, belo horizonte mg, brazil

Another nice feature of this complex is the fact that you can see one of its buildings from another one, which generates an interesting visual net. In this case, this image was taken from the Cassino (now museum).
pampulha - world heritage

20.01.2015

pampulha - world heritage

oscar niemeyer, burle marx – dance hall - pampulha complex, belo horizonte mg, brazil

One of the simplest yet most impressive projects by Niemeyer is the Dance Hall building. Its colonnade, while frames the views of the lake, defines an outdoor space by embracing it.
pampulha - world heritage

20.01.2015

pampulha - world heritage

oscar niemeyer, burle marx – são francisco de assis church - pampulha complex , belo horizonte mg, brazil

First project of this selection on Pampulha complex, after its nomination as a candidate for World Heritage by UNESCO
vilanova artigas centenary

16.01.2015

vilanova artigas centenary

vilanova artigas, carlos cascaldi – rubens de mendonça house, são paulo sp, brazil

This house is also know as Casa dos triângulos (house of the triangles) thanks to the mural designed by Mário Gruber. I think that the name is self explanatory actually...
vilanova artigas centenary

16.01.2015

vilanova artigas centenary

arthur casas, vilanova artigas – architect s house in pacaembú, são paulo sp, brazil

End of this series about Vilanova Artigas, in the year of his centenary.
vilanova artigas centenary

16.01.2015

vilanova artigas centenary

vilanova artigas, carlos cascaldi – baeta house, são paulo sp, brazil

The last two projects of Vilanova Artigas collection were restored or refurbished by contemporary architects. This one was respectfully intervened by Angelo Bucci.
recently shot

14.01.2015

recently shot

mário figueroa – aigai spa, são paulo sp, brazil

this new SPA features impressive interiors full of courtyards, with a great treatment of light, and a strong urban image
vilanova artigas centenary

14.01.2015

vilanova artigas centenary

vilanova artigas – architect´s second house, são paulo sp, brazil

In 1949 Vilanova Artigas designed and built his second house in São Paulo, with this rich intermediate space.
vilanova artigas centenary

14.01.2015

vilanova artigas centenary

vilanova artigas – louveira building, são paulo sp, brazil

An old friend of this site, and a classic project located in Higienópolis district.
vilanova artigas centenary

13.01.2015

vilanova artigas centenary

vilanova artigas – morumbi stadium, são paulo sp, brazil

Next to SPFC you can find Vilanova Artigas´ famous stadium with its impressive structure, located in Morumbi district
vilanova artigas centenary

13.01.2015

vilanova artigas centenary

vilanova artigas – spfc, são paulo sp, brazil

We keep featuring Vilanova Vilanova Artigas´ projects in the beginning of his centenary year. We move now to São Paulo, where he has his main projects.
vilanova artigas centenary

12.01.2015

vilanova artigas centenary

vilanova artigas – jaú balneary, jaú sp, brazil

we will be featuring Vilanova Artigas´works. First, Jaú Balneary, in its current green condition...
tribute

07.01.2015

tribute

R.I.P. Ricardo Porro (1925-2014)

We were on vacation when we learnt about the great cuban architect´s decease.
newsletter 2014 #46

19.12.2014

newsletter 2014 #46

greetings!!!

We are reaching the end of the year, but not any year. Within the past 12 month a lot of interesting things happened. We had the world cup, and the other face of the football, showed in “Pelada”; we opened our collaborative space; Leonardo went through Latin America looking for Modern Architecture; and much more… We would like to thank to all of you: those who work with us, those who called us to work with, those who just enjoy seeing our pictures, and hope to share even more in the next year. But now, for the next two weeks (from saturday on), we will be enjoying our vacation leave. So, see you in 2015!!!
2014 selection

18.12.2014

2014 selection

november

For the second time in this year Leonardo visited Switzerland, and went back to complete the essay of SBB complex. The work of the façade skin counted with the collaboration of artist Mayo Bucher, who will be showing a site specific piece in LAMA.SP in february.
2014 selection

18.12.2014

2014 selection

october

This cantilevered volume pictures the powerful of this new house by Jacobsen Arquitetura
2014 selection

18.12.2014

2014 selection

september

A long and hard trip was needed to reach the Vale do Capão, where Casa do Bomba is Located, in a reserve natural area in northern Brazil. The project is the result of its location: while the house is shaped by the views, you feel that the scenery is perceived as more natural now than before.
2014 selection

18.12.2014

2014 selection

august

Together with the release of Lars Lars Müller Publishers´ FUTEBOL: Urban euphoria in Brazil book, we showed Pelada in our new collaborative and exhibition space LAMA.SP. Both the exhibition and space were designed by Michel Jean de Castro. LAMA.SP is located at Mirante do Vale building, in downtown São Paulo.
2014 selection

17.12.2014

2014 selection

july

For sure the biggest project of this year is the one we call LAMA (initials of Latin American Modern Architecture). In two months Leonardo visited Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Argentina. The former was a big surprise, and that´s why we are selecting this image of Caracas as the highlight of July.
2014 selection

17.12.2014

2014 selection

June

Paratelier´s Zé House in Palmela, Portugal, was a big success in the social network. The fresh ideas behind its project and its striking staircase explained part of the achievement. We like to think that the images helped!
2014 selection

17.12.2014

2014 selection

May

After this first experience in Brazil Leonardo Finotti was called to photograph Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron´s newest project in Switzerland. Both projects, in Natal and Riehen share a common sensitivity to the use of simple construction material and procedures, an intersting lap that shows the vitality of the swiss practice.
2014 selection

17.12.2014

2014 selection

April

Leonardo went to Natal to cover the first project by Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron in Brazil. The visit to the building reinforced the ideas behind the project, specially when it comes to its relation with the particular context.
2014 selection

16.12.2014

2014 selection

march

If you follow this page you already know this multi-laureated facility project designed by Loeb Capote
2014 selection

16.12.2014

2014 selection

february

The 12x12 house in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, designed by Bernardes Arquitetura is the selected project for the second month of the year
2014 selection

16.12.2014

2014 selection

January

We highlight the work about Higienópolis district in São Paulo, which was exhibited at Galeria Pilar and entirely published in Monolito magazine.
2014 selection

16.12.2014

2014 selection

december 2013

Today we start a feature with a selection of project from 2014. But first, one year ago, Leonardo Finotti was in China, and we could say that this project started our work of this year.
right now

15.12.2014

right now

oscar niemeyer birthday + dia do arquiteto

Together with Oscar Niemeyer´s birthday, today is the day of the Architect in Brazil. So we send our regards to all the Brazilian aquitetos, Leonardo Finotti included.
right now

15.12.2014

right now

oscar niemeyer – mondadori, milano, italy

Ok, let´s dedicate all this day to Niemeyer, on his 107th birthday
awarded

12.12.2014

awarded

sotero arquitetos, adriano mascarenhas – casa do bomba, capão ba, brazil

Sotero´s Casa do Bomba wins the ASBEA prize in the category of Residencial projects (ASBEA stands for Brazilian association of architecture studios)
awarded

12.12.2014

awarded

loeb capote – santander datacenter, campinas sp, brazil

Loeb Capote´s Santander Datacenter wins the ASBEA prize in the category of Industrial Buildings (ASBEA stands for Brazilian association of architecture studios)
awarded

12.12.2014

awarded

loeb capote – bayer bridge, são paulo sp, brazil

Loeb Capote´s Bayer Bridge wins the ASBEA prize in the category of special projects. (ASBEA stands for Brazilian association of architecture studios)
newsletter 2014 #45

11.12.2014

newsletter 2014 #45

Masswerk Architekten - Housing at Wettsteinpark, Luzern, Switzerland

From the point of view of an architectural photographer, to shoot in Switzerland, could be an easier task than working in South America. For example, look at their precision in the construction (our editor is the first to note it!) On the other hand, the weather is totally different of what you find in Brazil, with grey skies, mist and even snow. In the essay we feature today you can see some of mentioned characteristics, particularly the changing weather. But the most interesting feature of this project is this relationship between the private dwelling and Wettsteinpark. The great ability of the authors was to preserve the abstraction of two massive corps, while giving, at the same time, variations inside the façade.
right now

11.12.2014

right now

"A look at the contemporary architecture of PARAGUAY"

Exhibition with several images by Leonardo Finotti. December 1-19th 2014, Campus Sint-Lucas Ghent, Belgium. After that will be at Sint-Lucas Brussels from 9-27th February 2015
the summer is coming

10.12.2014

the summer is coming

bernardes arquitetura, thiago bernardes – delta house, guarujá sp, brazil

by inverting the traditional order, with the social spaces on top of the house, this project captures the sea views
recently shot

09.12.2014

recently shot

arthur casas – house in recife, recife pe, brazil

while summer is coming here in the south, we are in the mood for beach houses. This one is a special feature by Studio Arthur Casas
awarded

08.12.2014

awarded

teodoro fernández

At the beginning of this month architect Teodoro Fernández received the chilean Premio Nacional de Arquitectura 2014 (National Architecture Prize 2014)
awarded

08.12.2014

awarded

loeb capote – bayer bridge, são paulo sp, brazil

Another prize for Loeb Capote´s Bayer Footbridge. This time, the project received the first prize in the urban category by Associação Paulista dos Críticos de Artes
Lina Bo Bardi Centenary

05.12.2014

Lina Bo Bardi Centenary

lina bo bardi – oficina theater, são paulo sp, brazil

One of Lina Bo Bardi´s main features was to adapt her skills to the context of each particular situation. Here, at the Teatro Oficina, she showed her pragmatism when using tubular scaffoldings to create this interior.
Lina Bo Bardi Centenary

05.12.2014

Lina Bo Bardi Centenary

lina bo bardi – solar do unhão, salvador ba, brazil

It´s striking to see how easy is to make this staircase, and how difficult was to conceive it.
newsletter 2014 #44

04.12.2014

newsletter 2014 #44

Lina Bo Bardi Centenary

Lina Bo Bardi was born in Rome, Italy, on december 5th; therefore, tomorrow she would be 100 years old. In 1946 she and her husband Pietro Maria Bardi moved to Brazil, where she realised her most important architectural works. Today, some of them represent the essence of what we understand as Brazilian architecture. Besides her famous constructions, where one could highlight the MASP, SESC Pompéia, her buildings in Salvador, Lina Bo Bardi designed several pieces of furniture, some of them specially conceived for particular projects. The opening image shows a current exhibition about her furniture, housed at the Glass House and curated by Sérgio Campos.
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