Today‘s newsletter featrues Dornachhaus, in Lucerne’s old town centre. The building’s history stretches back more than five hundred years and it was dedicated to the Swiss victory in the Battle of Dornach. The construction we see today from Hirschenplatz was built around 1900, in a neo-Gothic style.Lucern-based practice Halter Casagrande were in charge of the restoration, consisting of the incorporation of a spacious residential unit extended across all the floors. The careful and fine intervention, with few specific additions, coexists with original Mannerist fresco paintings.
Today's newsletter features NJ135 Building. Located in Boituva SP, this four-story house was designed by Zurich-based architect Eduardo Oliveira Rosa. A central, and almost transparent, staircase brings together a stack of service areas and social spaces, remembering the servant-served scheme by Louis Khan.
arquitetos associados, carlos alberto maciel, ulisses mikhail , jardim itokawa, raquel araújo, lucas durães – ouro preto studios, sete lagoas mg, brazil
featuring MPGA´s gn residence - garage pavilion project
Today's newsletter features Fasano Angra dos Reis. The high end Brazilian luxury hospitality brand landed in Frade beach, with a project designed by Bernardes+Jacobsen (now Bernardes Arquitetura and Jacobsen Arquitetura). 60 apartments overlook the beach, the marina and in the background the Cunhambeba Grande island. The amenities of the hotel includes two restaurants, a huge SPA, fitness center and stores.
We have been waiting for the opportunity to shot this house for several years!
Today's newsletter features Felipe Bezerra´s Bonfim House. The residence is located in northern Brazil, in capital of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal. The project takes advantage of the local weather, close to the equator, and sets out fluid spaces and floor to ceiling windows. Also important is the facade's wooden lattice for sun protection.
In today´s newsletter we are heading back to Switzerland, to show you the new hotel building at the Burgenstock Resort. Designed by Russil Architekten, the project is situated at about 900 meters above the Lucern lake. First opened in 1873, nowadays the resort comprises four hotel buildings, 12 restaurants, among other facilities.The new hotel has 102 suits with great views of the lake and the mountain scenery, standing out the cantilevered restaurant.
Today´s newsletter features a new weekend house designed by Jacobsen Arquitetura. The project is located in Guarujá, litoral of São Paulo state. The slopping terrain and the abundant presence of the Atlantic forest were essential to the decision-making process. The following text is by Jacobsen: "the starting point for our first design was to ideate a flat, sunny, open area with privacy on the terrace and swimming pool; that would fully integrate the area of leisure and socialization."
Today´s newsletters features another step in the journey through Latin America and its impressive modern architecture. This time we are back in the north, showing a selection of building in México´s Guadalajara. This city will be featured in Leonardo Finotti´s next book, the second volume of A Collection of Latin American Modern Architecture.The opening image shows Fernando González Gortázar´s sculpture “La Gran Puerta”. Given its size and bright color, it is easy to relate it to the Mexican architecture. However, in this large selection you will find a wide variety of original solutions in different fields. We hope you enjoy such a great revelation!
We found a great selection of modern architecture in Guadalajara city
Today's newsletter features the Basic Science building at ITA Campus. This new project, designed by Metro Arquitetos Associados, is part of a greater project which includes designs by MMBB and Piratininga. The campus is characterized by the presence of Oscar Niemeyer's buildings from the forties. Due to the short deadline, the architects decided to use prefabricated systems which allowed a faster assembly. The challenge was then to achieve an elegant and fine expression for a building made of tough elements and a huge scale: it's sounds like Brazilian better architecture.
Today’s newsletter features Pedro Domingos’ House in Oeiras, part of Lisbon metropolitan area. Since the plot faces a rail track and a large warehouse to the south, the main strategy was to organize the house around a central patio, core of the project. Fluidly connected longitudinal spaces surround the colorful patio; the variated shapes of the interiors, with different heights, produce an irregular perimeter for the courtyard, which generates a complex outdoor space. In contrast, seen from outside the house is white and calm.
located very close to Carrasco Airport, the hotel overlooks a nice lake
We hope you all had a great start to 2018! From our side it has been great, and even if it is still early stage, the new year looks promising. For this first newsletter we have a very special feature: Leonardo Finotti´s participation at the Bi-City Shenzhen Biennale. Curated by Michelle Jean de Castro, the exhibition shows a deep dialogue between Roberto Burle Marx´s landscape designs and Leonardo Finotti´s photography. We to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Meng Yan, Liu Xiaodu and Hou Hanru. ⠀
leonardo finotti, michelle jean de castro – uabb presents “burle marx and leonardo finotti, a dialogue”, shenzhen, china
Today´s newsletter features Sacromonte Landscape Hotel´s first shelter. Designed by young practice MAPA, the small pavilion is located near Pueblo Edén, in eastern Uruguay. Focused on the field of prefab architecture, in each new attempt MAPA is improving their skills. This small shelter act as the cornerstone for Sacromonte. Other shelters and a chapel are being fabricated. The pavilion sits on a grapevine, overlooking at the vast scenery. The glazed facade captures the views; on the other side a service facade gives protection to the interior.
Today´s newsletter is dedicated to Japan House in São Paulo. Designed by Kengo Kuma and local firm FGMF, this is the first spot of three planned locations (also to open in London and Los Angeles). Japan House is devoted to disseminate Japanese culture. Facing Paulista Avenue, the facade features an sculptural lattice made of cypress wood. An open gate allows the passer-byes to access a courtyard set back from the sidewalk. Textures with Japanese-inspired motifs are used in walls and screens throughout the building.
Today´s newsletter features Swiss Re Next building in Switzerland. Designed by swiss firm Diener & Diener, the new project that borders the lake Zurich replaces a building from the sixties. Swiss Re, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, selected this spot for making their new campus. Besides its evident overall elegance, stands out the undulating glass facade, which is also an interesting feature from inside. But what strikes the most is the programatic proposal: the building accommodates 3400 workers with no permanent workplace.
Today´s newsletters features another step in the journey though Latin America and its fascinating modern architecture. This time we are showing a selection from the capital of Brazilian Minas Gerais state, Belo Horizonte. This city, and particularly Pampulha, are key to understand modernism in Brazil. The opening image shows Oscar Niemeyer´s BEMGE building, seen from Sete de Setembro square, nerve center of the city. The building´s facade features some of Niemeyer´s favourite expressive elements: the curving concrete brise-soleil.
Today´s newsletter features the new SESC 24 de Maio. Designed by multi-laureate architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, in partnership with MMBB, the new sport and social buildings occupies a former Department Store located in central São Paulo. Most of the project takes advantage of the existing structure. On the rooftop, often used in São Paulo for heliports, a swimming pool was placed. A new structure go through the entire building in order to support the apparently floating pool volume.
The guys from MAPA did it again! A new small shelter recently completed in the beautiful scenery of Pueblo Edén.
Leonardo visited Chile for a special commission. This essay revisiting Manantiales was part of the challenge.
Leonardo visited chile for a special commission. This essay of Aravena´s building was part of the challenge.
Today´s newsletter features Viña Edén Winery, in Uruguay. Designed by Montevideo-based young practice Fábrica de Paisaje, this boutique establishment combines wine making, production and leisure. The winery is located in the countryside near the little town Pueblo Edén, a new hidden treasure close to Punta del Este. The building takes advantage of the slope and the view: the industrial area is partially buried underground while the glazed restaurant overlooks the vast scenery.
ppms arquitetos associados, burle marx – salão de festas do esporte clube sírio, sao paulo sp, brazil
Today´s newsletter features the Embassy of India in Brasília DF. Back in 2003 Paulo Henrique Paranhos got the first prize of the competition by invitation. Today we are unveiling the first architectural photographs of that project. The complex is comprised by five different buildings, arranged along a longitudinal axis. Adjacent to the access street is the embassy main building. Behind this corp four pavilions accommodate the residences. Nevertheless, the result is a balanced composition.
Located in eastern Bolivia, Santa Cruz de la Sierra is the most populated city in the South American country. Few months ago Leonardo Finotti spent a week in Santa Cruz, photographing mainly contemporary architecture. Today´s newsletter features Sommet´s Carlos House. When seen from the street, the 1600 square meter house appears to be just an elegant house, standing out the glazed pavilion on the upper level. Thanks to the steeped lot, once inside the house unfolds as a stack of four levels. From each floor a wide view of the city can be enjoyed.
lina bo bardi, marcelo ferraz, andré vainer – santa maria dos anjos chapel, vargem grande paulista sp, brazil
young practice Vaga completed this amusing dwelling complex in the interior of São Paulo state
Today´s newsletters represents a new stop in the journey though Latin America, looking for its fascinating modern architecture. This time we are showing snapshots of Lima, in Peru, and some key buildings there. This image belongs to the selection on Lima, featured in the book A Collection of Latin American Modern Architecture, published by Lars Müller. More on the book and how to purchase it can be found here: goo.gl/sK7K9p