// arthitectural / Brazil

Gisele Taranto arquitetura
Casa Cor Rio 2012


Gisele Taranto, in collaboration with art curator Mara Fainziliber and lighting designer Maneco Quinderé, has created a Hotel Lounge,as part of “Casa Cor Rio 2012″, the biggest and most important event of national architecture and decoration in Brazil. This year the event took place in Rio de Janeiro at Flamengo district, in a building that was […]


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Fábio Galeazzo
Chic Zen


A fireplace in the shape of the living eye in the center divides the dining room and living room. The vast amounts of natural light allowed the abuse of banana straw coverings, leather, wood and cement. One of aesthetic solutions to enhance and encourage integration was to explore the contrast between the various furniture and works […]


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Fábio Galeazzo
Chic Simple


The biggest challenge was to create a cool environment, without ostentation but, at the same time, using high quality and excelent design products. Located in São Paulo, this 250m² apartment was updated and takes sustainable material like the certificated hard wood floor, that also goes on some walls and an ecologic paint based on land and […]


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João Diniz Arquitetura Ltda
Eugenia House


Echoes of the primitive cottage, the minimum, elementary house. Single, wide open internal space. Metal tubes from old sewage systems. Framing the view  of neighboring groves. Masonry walls define spaces. Supporting the thermo-acoustic white metal roof. Ascending breezes  make the house breathe.  Reliefs and panels are made  by Jorge dos Anjos. Connect the residence  to past and future Africas. Fraternizing people, art, landscape and architecture. […]


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João Diniz Arquitetura Ltda
Serrana House


The site is forest in steep slope, trees downward to the river. The house almost flies away, like branches and leaves. The street access is a bridge anchoring and connecting  the six porticos which disposed along the contour lines structure the pavilion  as if a steel stilt house. Internal inter-levels are in succession, around the vertical axis  of the central stairway. Observatory rooms […]


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gmp – Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
Exhibition: Designing in Dialogue


Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro: since Meinhard von Gerkan and Volkwin Marg founded their architectural practice von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) in Hamburg in 1965, they have carried out projects in almost all large cities in Germany and on four continents. The Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói (MAC) presents an overview of gmp’s work with the […]


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Isay Weinfeld
Brasilia House


Brasilia house is located in Brazil’s capital, and is named after that city. Built on a 4,110 m2 lot on the banks of Lake Paranoá, the house was placed close to the street, leaving a large garden in the back. It is essentially organized into two levels – ground floor (entertaining and service areas) and […]


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Beluga & Toechter
Villa “H”


Our client based in Brazil with Persian roots wants to realize her dream villa on a plot of land in Rio de Janeiro, overlooking the harbor of Ipanema. The transformation of the Persian tradition to modernity and the physical movement to Rio de Janeiro are the basic ideas of our client. As an inspiration traditional Persian […]


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Humberto Hermeto
Casa JE


In an irregular terrain with 3160 sqm, we needed to incorporate two uses: The first one, a big residence, with five suites, generous living and leisure spaces, in addition to the service dependencies. The second, a large gallery for the owner, an art enthusiast. The shape of the site, at first glance a complicating factor for its […]


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Richard Meier & Partners Architects
Leblon Offices


Richard Meier & Partners is proud to announce their first project in South America. The new Leblon Offices will be a sustainable and state-of-the-art building in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The new office building located in the Leblon neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, will be the iconic new international headquarters for VINCI Partners in Brazil. The […]


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Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos
The multi-use complex


The multi-use complex proposed for this 32.000m² lot aims at creating not only a new architectural reference for the region, but also a new destination for the city. Adding three different uses – retail, office buildings and modular offices – the new complex creates a landmark in the landscape, values the surroundings, and establishes a […]


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Studio Guilherme Torres
Studio GT SP


This house is an original construction of the 40s, it belonged to a great Brazilian artist, Victor Brecheret, the man behind great references in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. After the artist’s death, the property has never been occupied and during decades it served as a Foundation of part of his collection and a […]


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Flavio Castro
Putti apartment


The Putti apartment, being a home of a young couple, should have to offer expansion possibilities and hybrid spaces. This is the case of the office that could be the future son’s bedroom, by simply adding a cradle to the niche left in closets and also, in the living room, puffs that offer extra seating […]


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CVDB Arquitectos
Day care and Elderly Residential Centre


The project is located between in an urban area with a residential neighborhood mainly with social housing for low income families uphill and an area with various public buildings at the lower part of the valley. The elderly day centre is in between these rather different social, programmatic and physical realities, thus celebrating both its […]


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Sub Estudio
Santa Clara Ad Agency


Located in São Paulo, in a Isay Weinfeld’s new building, the Ad Agency Santa Clara was designed by Sub Estudio from the architecture project to the furniture.Occupying the middle of a street block, the building consists in two different parts, a square, that is right on the middle of the street block, and a real […]


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Flavio Castro
Apartamento Maranhão


In this project, the biggest challenge was the conversion of a familiar apartment into a single apartment, readjusting the preexistence furniture brought from other apartment. After enumerate the proprietary buffet, sideboards, sofas, some armchairs, picture frames and decoration elements, the architectonic work has begun. The dialog between the old, the new and readjusted guided all […]


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Flavio Castro
Pernambuco House


No frontiers between the connected environments grouped by function are the major feature of the Pernambuco house. The architect drew 4 virtual axes perpendicular to the street to organize the distribution of internal and external environments. Two of them coincide to the right and left side façade and the other two are in the middle […]


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JMBC Arquitetura & Urbanismo
Rubem Braga Elevator Complex


The Rubem Braga Elevator Complex aims to improve accessibility for the residents of Pavao community, located 80 meters above ground level, in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Not long ago, as in several other Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods, that population experienced the danger of rickety stairways and makeshift passages up and down the slope, […]


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Flavio Castro
Acapulco House


The house is composed by 6 squares grouped in pairs (concept). Within this compositional rule, two subtractions were made at opposite sides to form two venues: the garage in the front and the social area behind. The different relationships that they establish with their neighbors (other squares) were determinate by the unevenness of the floor, […]


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World Architecture Festival
2011 Winners announced – Day Two


Four completed buildings and ten future projects, celebrating designs still on the drawing board, from around the world have today been announced as winners on the second day of the World Architectural Festival (WAF) Awards 2011. The presentation of the WAF Awards is taking place during the largest global celebration of architecture – the World […]


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