The facade consists of a series of different layers that filter light and sound. The outermost skin, with a green buffer and special soundproof windows placed behind it, is a lattice of perforated aluminum that covers the upper working floors... [+]
Minimod Cutuçaba is a house built on the logic of plug & play prefabrication. It is formed by cubic modules – measuring 3 x 3 x 3 meters – prepared principally with wood, combinable in different ways to topographically, visually, and environmenta
Raised on the initiative of the Fundaçao Bradesco in 1973 and located in the rural zone of Formoso de Araguaia, in one of Brazil’s central regions, Fazenda Canuanã is a small cluster of buildings that serves as a boarding school, and within it, the B
Mãe Luiza is not a typical Favela – its identity and character have been formed both by the unique setting and the creativity of the people of this strong community. Mãe Luiza is nestled between the protected natural zone of the dunes of Natal and th
In spite of being an artificial and prefabricated object, Minimod is designed to become part of the context in a sensitive and respectful way; its simple form and its openings make the experiential element prevail over the uniqueness of the artifact.
When Lina Bo Bardi visited the old metal barrel factory in the working class district of Pompéia with plans to build a sports and culture center, the space had already been occupied spontaneously by neighbors who spent the weekends amidst the warehou
On the boundaries of a suspended volume and a terraced plinth, the Museum of Art of São Paulo frames a collective space that functions as an agora and invites citizens to become part of the museum. In order to preserve the views over the northern par
This new performing arts center in São Paulo is situated on Praça das Artes, a place which gets its character through two representative historical buildings: the Dramatic and Musical Conservatory on the one hand, and the Cairo Cinema on the other. B
On a vast esplanade facing the Vitória canal, the Cais das Artes (Quay of Arts) establishes a dialogue with its environment, characterized by the confrontation between the nature of the bay and the industrial condition of the port. With the size of a
Drafted by Rino Levi just shortly before he passed away, the headquarters for the São Paulo Federation of Industries (FIESP) consisted of a plinth of communal uses at mid-height with regards to the street, and which was no longer functional twenty ye
Built in 1887 according to a design by Ramos de Azevedo, the neoclassical building of the old São Paulo Arts and Crafts Lyceum had never been entirely completed. The project to accommodate the State Art Museum, one of the most important collections i
Devised as an abstract prism, the store reflects the spirit of Forma, retailer of some the best pieces manufactured by international design brands The items displayed needed to have a maximum visibility, not only for those walking by but also for pas
Under a large concrete beam, the Brazilian Museum of Sculpture unfolds along a sequence of partially buried platforms that guide visitors from the exterior to the interior without interruption. Located in a residential district in which the urban cod
Rising on one of the hills in São Paulo, the Jaraguá Building directs its main facades towards the city’s two main axes, the Tietê and Pinheiros valleys. So that the communal spaces of each apartment can enjoy the views from these opposite facades, M
The peculiarity of the house designed for the prestigious lawyer Antônio Junqueira is that it had to address, aside from the usual residential program, the specific requirement of including a library for a collection of more than 10,000 books. Up hig
Elevada sobre ocho pilares cilíndricos, la casa King evita alterar el paisaje que la rodea, reduciendo al mínimo los movimientos de tierra necesarios para su construcción. ?La parcela, de 2.500 metros cuadrados, cuenta con una exuberante vegetación c
Carved into a small sloping site, beneath the highest point of the plot, the Millán House is organized around a series of skylights that illuminate the different rooms. Access is through the only front that is not buried, through a large void framed
The house designed for the engineer Mário Masetti goes up as an abstract prism on a precipitous site in Pacaembú valley, in the city of São Paulo. Four recessed cylindrical pillars support two wall beams that transmit the roof loads. The thickness of
Built with in situ concrete but initially designed to be prefabricated, the twin houses for Mendes da Rocha and his sister stand one next to the other on a descending hillside in the residential district of Butantã, in São Paulo. The structure of the
La renovation of this children’s rehabilitation center was executed with the intention of taking advantage of leftover materials like ceramic rubble, placed in vaults of unique geometry.
El carácter del edificio se define por la relación entre la escala ajustada de varios pabellones que se posan sobre un lago y el gesto rotundo de la cubierta verde que los cobija.
Un patio rehundido permite liberar la planta baja de un edificio de oficinas cuyo volumen se fragmenta en una serie de pabellones sobre rasante, revestidos con una sutil piel de chapa.
Pautado y reciclable, el edificio se implanta con suavidad en el terreno, y sigue una modulación disciplinada que contrasta con las formas orgánicas de las colinas que lo rodean.
La búsqueda de la flexibilidad de uso y la aplicación de estrategias bioclimáticas han definido la geometría del edificio, construido con sistemas industrializados.
On view through 25 February 2024 at Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos, in the northern Porto district of Portugal, are two exhibitions on the Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha (1928-2021). Curated by Jean-Louis Cohen and Vanessa Grossman and
The exhibition at the MoMA in New York helps to dissipate clichés and give a fuller view of the richness of modern architecture in Latin America.
En el bosque atlántico de la brasileña costa de Itacare, un bello entorno natural protegido por una restrictiva legislación edilicia, se encuentra el hotel diseñado por el estudio paulista de Mónica Drucker y Rubén Otero. Levitando sobre el terreno,
Even the most concise analysis of current Argentinian architecture requires a look at its modern genetics, a good part of its conceptual formulation and technical development having its origins there. A mix of diverse but wisely integrated influences
Upon reaching the first decade of the century, the political, social, economic and cultural analysis of Brazil comes out positive, despite the existing contradictions. Since his election in 2003, president Lula dominates the political panorama with t