Today´s newsletter is dedicated to Maria & José House. Located in Itú, in the interior of São Paulo state, the project was designed by Sergio Sampaio. The clients, an elderly couple with four children, asked for a single storey house, but the terrain has a slope of 8 meters. Based on that premises, Sampaio proposed a black prism partially sit on the ground, where the house can be easily accessed, but supported by piloties in the lower side. A central courtyard, with an adjacent ramp on one side, communicates both levels.
Today´s newsletter features a very special project: Fazenda Canuanã is a boarding shool promoted by Bradesco Foundation. Located in Brazil´s mid-west rural area, this building is considered the largest wood construction in Latin America and houses 540 children. The social movement A Gente Transforma invited Rosenbaum and Aleph Zero to develop the project though a participant methodology, not exempt from innovation. Besides the use of laminated timber structures made with certified wood, in the construction process a variety of local techniques were applied, like adobe bricks or straw weaving, while the landscape desing was based on local species. As Rosenbaum put it: “The experience in Formoso do Araguaia proves that the wisdom of indigenous people and caboclos in the construction and occupation of spaces are a heritage of what makes us Brazilian.”
Today´s newsletter is focused on Jacoben Arquitetura´s RLW House. Located in Guarujá, this beach house takes advantage of its natural terrain, which has a pronounced slope close to 45% and is immersed in dense native vegetation. The result is a five-storey staggered construction supported by pilotis. On the ground floor a solid prism houses the access and garage. The second level is destined for outdoor family activities. On the next level a wooden volume contains the bedrooms. From the fourth floor, with the social areas and pool, one can enjoy the main views of the sea. Finally, the top level contains a solarium.
Today´s newsletter features a mixed use building located in Kriens, in the outskirts of Luzern. Designed by Masswerk Architekten, the Feuerwehr und Werkhofgebäude Eichenspes houses a fire station, classrooms and a factory. The shape of the building shows the tension between the different architectural programs. Both the roof and the sloped plot were used to manage that tension, resulting in a compact multi scalar building.
featuring claudia andujar pavilion at inhotim and bravos house projects.
featuring several projects by oscar niemeyer
Today´s newsletter features Penthouse Lagoa, latest work by the studio led by Miguel Pinto Guimarães. The two-storey apartment is located in a very special spot, a thin strip between the Lagoa and Corcovado mountain.
featuring teletón, humanidade pavilion at rio+20, crea pb projects.
featuring twin houses, citybay projects.
featuring several projects in 9 different Latin American cities
The glass house is more glass house without curtains!
joão filgueiras lima (lelé) – centro de exposições do centro administrativo da bahia, salvador ba, brazil
almost 800 children study and live at this rural school in the geographical center of Brazil
featuring claudia andujar pavilion at inhotim, sicpa projects.
Conceived for the Pavilhão de Verificação de Óbitos do Recife, this building was part of the MoMA´s exhibition Brazil Builds. Today it houses the IAB-PE
featuring leonardo finotti´s rio enquadrado work and exhibition at mcb