A slotted roof, supported by an existing structure, covers the sports hall. A perforated curve wall delimites the space, and the same element generates different cylinders that house the service spaces. Poured concrete is used for both the flooring and the seatings. The result shows two different geometries and materials perfectly combined in an original space. The simplicity of the solution is crucial when it comes to judging the relationship between the new building and the local environment.
The latest global economic crisis, together with an environmental sensibility, showed some warning signs on the developing of cities and architecture. All this has been drawing attention to local architectures, especially in the developing countries. The latest Pritzker prize to Shigeru Ban could be a good example of that attitude. Swiss studio Herzog & de Meuron have just completed this new Gymnasium in Natal, northern Brazil, which is the subject of today´s newsletter. A slotted roof, supported by an existing structure, covers the sports hall. A perforated curve wall delimites the space, and the same element generates different cylinders that house the service spaces. Poured concrete is used for both the flooring and the seatings. The result shows two different geometries and materials perfectly combined in an original space. The simplicity of the solution is crucial when it comes to judging the relationship between the new building and the local environment.
Leonardo Finotti is giving a lecture about Architectural Photography today at 7pm, at Monza Palace Hotel in Natal. He is photographing several projects there, and stands out the new Arena do Morro building, by Herzog & De Meuron, the one that illustrates this news. Coming soon!
The topic of today´s newsletter is the SP Arte fair, which is taking place at Niemeye´r Pavilão Ciccillo Matarazzo (also known as Ibirapuera Biennial Pavilion) For the last three years Leonardo Finotti has covered this international art fair. The images are being edited right now, so here you can see raw pictures of 2014´s photo session.
a new sp arte just covered by Leonardo Finotti, check it out!
ipanema store has just opened its first shop in Rio. Pascali Semerdjian projected a three-storey building where the greenhouse-like façade links the different floors. On the ground floor one can visit the showroom, while the first floor hosts a workshop and there is an exhibition area in the upper level.
The topic of today´s newsletter is a new house by Jacobsen Arquitetura. RR Country House is located in Quinta da Baroneza, near Bragança Paulista. The real estate includes a golf club, lakes and several portions of original forest, within a beautiful countryside scenery.
Taking this special environment into account, the RR House is organized following a linear scheme, in order to increase the façade area. That structure is transformed, so to speak, with the slightly movement of the lateral wings. The stepped plot adds a variation and a new balance to the project.
take a look at this intriguing retail building, first rizoma´s project in são paulo in our profile
loeb capote realized this eco-friendly social pavilion for bayer complex. by keeping the existing wood the pavilion adapts its shape to the trees and the project generates multiple kind of spaces between indoors and outdoors
the studio Loeb Capote have just complete this footbridge realized by bayer. The bridge crosses the Pinheiros river, and links bayer HQ and the new Pavilion (coming soon) with the metro station of Santo Amaro
the new cinema itaú on augusta street was selected as the best cinema in São Paulo by Guia Folha
as was announced few days before, this are the images of the small exhibition of LAMA Higienópolis at Galeria Pilar in São Paulo. This show gathers just a small part of the project on this especial neighbourhood, and is the first step for the ongoing LAMA project
Until next Saturday you can visit the exhibition on Higienópolis neighbourhood. This solo exhibition by Leonardo Finotti is part of the ongoing work on Latin American Modern Architecture (LAMA)The show is taking place at Galeria Pilar in São Paulo. The gallery is located at Rua Barão de Tatuí 389. From there you can walk and visit the buildings by your own!
the CEASA market is celebrating its 40 years with many different activities. It is a good occasion to have a look at it and visit dieste´s profile
This is a especial newsletter! Today Leonardo Finotti opens a new exhibition, this time will be at Galeria Pilar in São Paulo. The show is about Higienópolis, a really exceptional neighbourhood characterised by a significant amount of modern projects, most of them apartment buildings. The presence of this varied group of modern buildings (most of them in a really good shape) generate a unique ambient, along with an exuberant vegetation. The images catch this atmosphere, as well as show how all these individual buildings conform a coherent group and a desirable model of city. The opening of LAMA Higienópolis (part of the ongoing work on Latin American Modern Architecture) will also have the launch of Monolito Magazine, about Higienópolis too, with images by Leonardo. To cover this news please contact us at email@example.com
structured along a central spine, and crossed by different white planes, this new project by Isay Weinfeld elaborates a new language for a countryside SPA
a new sports area was recently completed by Isay Weinfeld at Iguatemi shopping mall, check it out!
As the carnival week is coming to an end in Rio de Janeiro, we take the opportunity to show in this newsletter a group of images collected in what we call snap shots. In this section we like to feature images that may show the essence of a place, watercolors of a city, landscape views. We tend to organize and categorize everything, behind a building, an author, a type of project, a material. Here you won´t see much information, the images are there as images. If you want to know more, you can always click on the link to Rio de Janeiro, and see all the projects.
As part of our ongoing work on Higienópolis Leonardo revisited Louveira Building and also made a reportage on an apartment
Today´s newsletter we feature a new house in Rio de Janeiro by Bernardes Arquitetura. Located in Leblon neighbourhood, a very nice but crowed and noisy area, the project takes the best of both apartment and house worlds. Due to the architectural brief and the small plot, the project defines layers with separated functions. Stands out the street façade, fronted by a stack of gardens, which filter the views from outside, while bring nature to the main spaces of the house.
metro arquitetos have completed another cinema itaú space, this time on augusta street
as part of the LAMA project, we are preparing an exhibition at Galeria Pilar about some buildings of Higienópolis neighbourhood. More information coming soon
The Design Museum in London has announced the nominations for the Design of the Year, and Praça das Artes, by Brasil Arquitetura, was part of the shortlist on architecture for 2013. Since we have new images of the project, we take the opportunity to show it again on our newsletter
cantina antinori won the building of the year prize by archdaily, in the category of industrial buildings
Between niemeyer building and the new ccbb, arquitetos associados designed this public space. You can see it as a small square, or a wide sidewalk. It shares the best of both worlds!
mini mod was selected as one of the 10 best projects of 2013 by american magazine Interior Design
Today´s newsletter features a small but complex project. Actually each part of the project seeks simplicity, as we usually see in metro´s design. The complexity comes with the different parts of the program. Next to an existing house the project accommodates an art gallery, a future guest house (hidden in the small concrete tower) a swimming pool and a pergola. The design of the garden blend all the parts, and so you can feel the harmonious result.
jg house was selected as one of the 10 best projects of 2013 by american magazine Interior Design
the row houses project was selected as a finalist of archdaily´s building of the year in the housing category. you can visit the site and vote for it!
the cantina antinori project was selected as a finalist of archdaily´s building of the year in the industrial category. you can visit the site and vote for it!
this ongoing work on higienópolis neighbourhood combines our interests for good architecture (even for anonymous projects) and the quality of the city that this kind of buildings generate
in his recent visit to china, Leonardo Finotti visited this multi-awarded project and had some new views of this amazing building
Today´s newsletter features one of the most interesting projects that Leonardo photographed in his latest travel to Paraguay, at the end of last year.This Driving Range was designed by Javier Corvalan and Arnaldo Acosta, and as it is usual in Corvalan´s works, here you can see a challenging magical structure.
after a major refurbishment process, the jk house has opened as a museum. Leonardo Finotti visited the house and made this comprehensive photograph essay
new photos of burle marx´s garden, recently restored
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!
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.
The site of the venues of this UABB(SZ) will be held in the main power house of the founding and molten tin bath workshops which embodies the characteristics of industrial elements most.
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.
Leonardo has been in Belo Horizonte and visit in Lagoa Santa this iconic weekend house
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.
featuring jg house by mpga
featuring all saints chapel and casa dos pátios projects.
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.
the refurbishment of this old house was achieved by two simple gestures: first, by twisting the existing roof; and then, the addition of a small extension prism in the back side. The result is striking if you take in account the simplicity of the proposal
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.
featuring gcp house, vila aspicuelta, santander datacenter, castelão stadium, centro paula souza and bar mundial projects.
featuring bacopari house by una arquitetos
featuring burle marx educative center at inhotim, leme s gallery, nestle chocolate museum, oiticica restaurant at inhotim, botanic store, miguel rio branco gallery at inhotim, shooting center, casacor bar, estudios terra building, atelier house, ml house, humanidade pavilion at rio+20, jn house, 2012 são paulo art biennial, lygia pape pavilion at inhotim, joão moura building, mar, trt forum, crea pb, av houses, xan house projects.
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.
featuring apartment in urca by arthur casas
featuring bulevar complex, colinas / portais urban plan, housing at mananciais, oscar freire street, dwelling at heliópolis 2, sesc nova iguaçu, castelão stadium and unifieo projects.
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.
this week's newsletter focuses on a wooden and rusty copper house located at porto feliz, são paulo. project by bernardes arquitetura
featuring knorr bremse project.
this week´s newsletter is focused on the recently photographed melissa gallery store located at the heart of new york soho
featuring gd8 condominium, lygia pape pavilion at inhotim projects.
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.
featuring housing at mananciais, oscar freire building, joão moura building, and mar museum
featuring iberê camargo museum, barbecuer pavilion, ibirapuera auditorium, fidalga 727 building, aimbere building, simpatia 236 building, makenna resort, houses at fazenda boa vista, housing at mananciais, centro cívico del bicentenario, chapel at gurita farm, humanidade pavilion at rio+20 and mar projects.
featuring cantina antinori by archea
featuring adriana varejão gallery at inhotim, burle marx educative center at inhotim, nestle chocolate museum, miguel rio branco gallery at inhotim, inhotim landscape and sculptures, magic square#5 at inhotim, sonic pavilion at inhotim, beam drop at inhotim, de lama lâmina at inhotim, darcy ribeiro foundation at unb campus, eg house, bhtec, humanidade pavilion at rio+20, casa dos pátios, pv house, tunga pavilion at inhotim, mar, conservatorio nacional de musica projects.
featuring braga stadium by eduardo souto de moura
featuring sp arte 2013 at bienal pavilion
featuring lota macedo soares house
featuring fau-usp rectory with text by gustavo hiriart
featuring quay of arts, patriarca square, fiesp cultural center, pinacoteca do estado, forma store, mube, masetti house, jaraguá building, king s house, leme s house (former millan house) and architect´s house (house in butantã) projects
featuring casino hotel at madeira island, confea headquarter and soccer field at icaraí-grajaú projects
featuring housing at mananciais by vigliecca & assoc.
featuring harmonia_57, gd8 condominium, copan building, myshoes oscar freire, fidalga 772 building, kaa restaurant, adriana barra store, triton store oscar freire, hbf showroom, garoa store, firma casa store, jack vartanian, praça das artes, fit2you gym, meats restaurant, superlimão studio workshop, pacaembú office and rodrigo bueno atelier projects
featuring atelier house, vila taguaí, marlene milan house, mangabeiras house and sítio passarim projects
featuring copan building, honestino guimarães national museum and house of canoas projects
featuring museum of mining and metal, museum of modern art (mam) and montevideo building projects
featuring jack vartanian by triptyque
featuring bicentenario park and cantina antinori projects
featuring humanidade pavilion at rio+20
featuring am house, mar, mineirão stadium and usp brasiliana library projects
featuring la house, esmeraldina house, solano benitez studio and teletón projects, with text by gustavo hiriart
featuring adriana varejão gallery at inhotim, nestle chocolate museum, botanic store, miguel rio branco gallery at inhotim, beam drop at inhotim, terra nova house, boaçava house, soccer field at icaraí-grajaú, são paulo aerial views, chapel at gurita farm, babilonia and chapeu mangueira favelas and bacopari house projects.
featuring leme s gallery, nestle chocolate museum, all saints chapel and humanidade pavilion at rio+20 projects
featuring housing at mananciais by vigliecca & assoc.
featuring fn house, mpm agency, jh house, tim festival 2008, db house, jz house, rw house, bv house at fazenda boa vista, fw house, ml house, jn house and mar projects.
featuring housing at mananciais, community center at aglomerado da serra, babilonia and chapeu mangueira favelas
featuring número bar, the edge, sonique (with text by gustavo hiriart) and pv house projects
featuring quay of arts by mendes da rocha and metro arquitetos
featuring sergio rodrigues´ atelier in botafogo
featuring petrobras building, rocinha footbridge, sesc pompéia, batman s alley, minhocão projects.
featuring house at sobral da lagoa, praça de londres apartment, barnard house, two houses in casa queimada, urban park in albarquel, dom dinis school, garcia de orta school and two houses in santa isabel projects
featuring ibirapuera auditorium, são francisco de assis church - pampulha complex, metropolitan cathedral, standard ministries, biennial pavilion at ibirapuera park, copan building, honestino guimarães national museum, itamaraty palace, ibirapuera park, house of canoas, museum of contemporary art (mac), popular theater - niemeyer way, niemeyer building, mondadori, le volcan, labour bureau, pcf, mentouri university, marquise at ibirapuera park, cavanelas house, auditorium at memorial of latin america, memorial of latin america and cieps projects
featuring twin houses by ricardo bak gordon
featuring la house, house at sobral da lagoa, twin houses and mp house projects
featuring the edge by muti randolph
featuring são francisco de assis church - pampulha complex, yatch club - pampulha complex, dance hall - pampulha complex, biennial pavilion at ibirapuera park, mube, experimental center paraguay - brazil, santos dumont airport, faculty of engineering, ministry of education and health, oca at ibirapuera park, cristo obrero church, st. pius church, sesc pompéia, st. antonius church projects.
featuring bacopari house by una arquitetos
featuring fp house, gr house, jh house, the peak house and villa dunes projects
featuring ibirapuera auditorium, são francisco de assis church - pampulha complex, pampulha museum (former cassino da pampulha), yatch club - pampulha complex, dance hall - pampulha complex, metropolitan cathedral, national congress, jk memorial, brasilia foundation museum, palácio do alvorada, planalto palace, 3 poderes sq., supreme federal court, biennial pavilion at ibirapuera park, copan building, sqs 107/108, itamaraty palace, palace of justice, latin american parliament, ibirapuera park, house of canoas, museum of contemporary art (mac), niemeyer way - caritas ferry boat station, popular theater - niemeyer way, mondadori, le volcan, pcf, mentouri university, obra do berço, marquise at ibirapuera park, afro brasil museum at ibirapuera park, oca at ibirapuera park, boa vista bank, auditorium at memorial of latin america, library at memorial of latin america, sculpture at memorial of latin america, assembly hall at memorial of latin america, memorial of latin america and sambódromo rio projects.