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
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
new office project in São Paulo recently shot, designed by Basiches and developed by Even
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.
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was the case for this house by Paulo Mendes da Rocha; completed more than 40 years ago it remained forgotten, and hence unpublished.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.
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.
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.
The XV Bienal internacional de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires, together with the argentinian magazine Summa+, organized the show Ecos del MoMA (echoes of MoMA), a solo exhibition with 62 black and white images by Leonardo Finotti. It will be held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, Sala Prometeus, from this Saturday until october 4th.Commissioned by MoMA for the exhibition on Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980, Leonardo Finotti visited 8 different countries to present a personal view of this diverse but in some way close reality. His precise images reinforce that common ground, and at the same time show the creativity and vitality of our modern architecture.
The Australian company of skin, hair and body care products has recently opened a new store on the glamorous Oscar Freire street, in São Paulo. Following the tradition of inviting renowned architects, for this commission they called a Pritzker and a young practice. The result, as it happened in previous works of this selected team, is both elegant and simple. The main feature of the project is the ameba shaped display case, that cantilevers at the center of the space. The rest of the elements, including the neutral facade, are arranged in a way that they don´t interfere with the presence of the strange object. The floor, made of a traditional tile called Ladrilho Hidráulico, also plays an important role, as an interesting background for the composition.
hanging lights bring scale to the space, and they contrast with the massive construction
Such a difficult subject the collective housing, and yet in Switzerland we keep finding excellent examples, like this one.
Strangely in Switzerland one can find many contemporary religious projects. This one mixes the abstraction and the use of natural light
Schneider&Schneider take any chance to refine their pure language, as it happened in this simple parking.
flora manteola, javier sanchez gomez, josefina santos, justo solsona, carlos sallaberry, rafael vinoly – conjunto rioja, buenos aires, argentina
A new image of Rioja Complex will be part of the new show Leonardo Finotti is preparing to be exhibited at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires.
symbol of the Japanese Metabolism is this famous tower located in Shimbashi district of Tokyo. Leonardo shot it during his travel for the exhibition on Niemeyer
Today´s newsletter features Moinho Villa, a single family house located in Valinhos, 80 km away from São Paulo. The project, which occupies a sloping plot, was designed by WAY, young practice based in London and Campinas. The construction shares the double condition of being rooted in the back side and, at the same time, cantilevering across the front yard. This situation allows to live in contact with the ground in the backyard and, at the same time, to appreciate the sunset and panorama of gentle hills.
Leonardo payed a quick visit to Mexico to shot this amazing restaurant in a very dry but poetic area.
featuring Bernardes Arquitetura´s Anibal building
featuring inhotim landscape and sculptures, tunga / true rouge at inhotim, sonic pavilion at inhotim, beam drop at inhotim, inhotim administration and archive, nb house, galpão fortes vilaça, eg house projects.
featuring Bernardes+Jacobsen´s Mar museum