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
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.
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.
cover of the previous issue of summa is aigai spa, by mário figueroa. Besides you can see in this same issue firma casa store and tuju restaurant projects
As we announced in our latest newsletter Leonardo Finotti traveled to Japan to attend the inauguration of the exhibition on Oscar Niemeyer at Museum of contemporary art of Tokyo (MOT), where several images of his massive collection on the great Brazilian architect are highlighted. The show, designed by famous Japanese practice SANAA includes big scale abstract models, and a large mockup of the Ibirapuera park, one of Niemeyer´s most important projects. The event is part of the Brazilian Cultural Festival in Japan 2015 / 2016 and is co-organized by Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo.
featuring masp, espirito santo do cerrado church, sesc pompéia, glass house, solar do unhão projects.
leonardo finotti revisited the pedregulho complex after the completion of its process of restoration
The topic of today´s newsletter is the upcoming exhibition on Oscar Niemeyer´s work in Japan. The show is curated by famous Japanese practice SANAA and will be hosted at the Museum of contemporary art of Tokyo (MOT). The huge collection of Niemeyer images by Leonardo Finotti has an important role in the exhibition, and for that reason Finotti is traveling to Tokyo to be part of the opening, next saturday. Images of the show could de expected soon!
new images of engineer Hélio Olga house
images of the work in progress, showing a poetry relationship between the metallic structures and the mountains
Today´s newsletter presents the latest project designed by Bernardes Arquitetura. This is Anibal, an office building located in Rio de Janeiro. The three-storey construction is dressed with a metallic white lattice, interplaying with the strong sun of Rio. During night hours the light comes out like a lantern.
Young practice Vapor324 were responsible for the refurbishment of this apartment, belonging to an old slum tenement of 1920s, and located on João Moura street, in São Paulo, and next to Nitsche´s building
archea is an architectural net with studios in 7 different countries. Since 2011 they are working in Brazil, and now have inaugurated his new studio at Vila Madalena neighbourhood
new images of the iconic modern building on Av. Paulista
new images added to this section on rio´s aerial views
Leonardo traveled to Rio to shot this nice and extremely well situated office project
This newsletter celebrates that 100 years ago architect João Batista Vilanova Artigas was born in Curitiba, Brazil. He was one of the most notable and influential brazilian architects, and perhaps the main figure in the so called Escola Paulista. Artigas´ masterpiece was the school of architecture for the University of São Paulo, the FAU. This concrete mother ship worked as a school itself, setting some of the codes of the Escola Paulista, like the special role of the structure. Today we show new images of this classic!
100 years ago, João Batista Vilanova Artigas was born in Curitiba, Brazil, and he was one of the most notable and influential Brazilian architect. We are glad to be celebrating his centenary today!
Soon we will be showing a new work on his masterpiece, the FAU building.
Check Vilanova Artigas profile on our website here.
Only one day left to Vilanova Artigas´ centenary celebration!
amazing office space overlooking the Botafogo bay in Rio de Janeiro
take a look at this interesting mix in this interior in são paulo
Today´s newsletter features the second phase of construction (and so the second photography essay) of MOPI School in Rio de Janeiro, designed by the studio conducted by Ivo Mareines and Rafael Patalano. In their architecture they freely combine images of traditional wood construction and a contemporary expressionism, achieving an own organic language.
While we edit a new essay on Vilanova Artigas´ masterpiece, the FAU (after its recent restoration!), we are still showing some of his projects, in the week before of his centenary.
We have just heard about the desease of Brazilian-based Mexican architect Aurelio Martínez Flores. R.I.P.
As announced at the beginning of the year, now we really are approaching Vilanova Artigas´ centenary. Let´s remember some of his key buildings, also key to understand the so called Escola Paulista.
To understand and appreciate a small project could take a bigger effort. Today´s newsletter focuses on the renovation of FT apartment, a 90m2 interior from the 1950s, located in São Paulo. As the authors claim “simplicity was the inspiration for this contemporary space used both for living and working”. Their main strategy was to peel down the original walls and expose the concrete structure using it as a low cost design frame for the interior. The following text is by Pascali Semerdjian. “In order to contrast with the thick brut appearance of the walls, all the fixed furniture was built with 5mm thin delicate metal sheets. The volume of the shelves and closet structures in the living room configures the porticos that frames the doors that lead to the rooms. The character of the apartment is spiced up with the blend of furniture designers, mixing European and Brazilian artistry, from Christian Dell to Sergio Rodrigues.”
A simple horizontal mark in the natural scenery defines the main feature of this small olive oil plant.
Modern Architecture has been always Leonardo Finotti´s soft spot. Besides liking it as an architect, this is the kind of architecture that works better with his ordered and accurate vision. The space is at the core of most of the projects of the modernism, and with Finotti´s images one can feel and understand the geometry behind each project. Parallel to the exhibition at NY´s MoMA, Leonardo Finotti prepared this personal approach to Latin American Modern Architecture, featured since yesterday at Bolsa de Arte gallery in São Paulo, and called Identidade Latino-americana (Latin American identity). The exhibition shows more than 70 images photographed in 8 different countries.