new images of this open air graffiti museum
Today´s newsletter features a new project by Studio Arthur Casas. Casa EK is a weekend house located in a narrow plot overlooking Baleia Beach. As the car access and main views share the same façade the ground floor was raised, while a second volume on the first floor houses the bedrooms. The space flows in the open-plan living area, painted in sand color and surrounded by vertical gardens. The first floor compact prism, on the other hand, is clad in metal shutters. While the former try to link the house to the beach, the latter contrasts with the mountains nearby.
Today we continue our selection of projects features in Leonardo Finotti´s new book: A Collection of Latin American Modern Architecture, edited by Lars Müller Publishers. The book presents nine cities in Latin America, and is the first volume of a bigger series. This is the time for Ciudad Abierta (Open City), in Ritoque, north to the chilean city of Valparaíso. Next to the brave coast of the pacific ocean, Ciudad Abierta was born after a conjunction between architecture and poetry, under the epic poem called Amereida. Its architecture mixes landscape design, ephemeral intervention and detached pavilions. The opening image belongs to the Outdoor Amphitheater, built in 2001.
temporary intervention in São Paulo
urban intervention in São Paulo
temporary structure in São Paulo
Today´s newsletter features an impressive project recently completed by Bernardes Arquitetura. The Terra House is located overlooking the mountains of Itaipava, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. The presence of this strong scenery shaped the main (and relatively few) decisions of the project. The scheme is simple: a longitudinal central axis serves as a corridor, and collects a series of transversal planes. Those pigmented concrete walls define both the inner spaces and a series of courtyards. This way, the ocre walls frame the otherwise continuous panorama, focusing the views in one direction.
Today´s newsletter features the new Centro Congressi Nuvola, the congress center in the Eur district in Rome. Designed by Studio Fuksas in 1998 the complex was completed at the end of October. As it occurred with the Shenzhen Airport, Leonardo Finotti shot the official images of this project, and we are glad to show the result today. The project consists of three differentiated elements: the "Theca", the "Cloud" and the "Blade". The first one, an enormous glazed steel box, contains the congress center and the Cloud. Inside the latter an auditorium for 1760 people was set. The capacity of the complex can reach nearly 9.000 seats. Finally, the Blade is the separated black volume that houses the hotel.
Today´s newsletter features the National Museum Zurich, designed by Basel-based studio Christ & Gantenbein. The new robust concrete wing completes Gustav Gull´s 19th century building. While the contemporary addition evidently contrasts with the original museum, the new shapes seem to recreate the forms of the old construction´s roofs. As the collection housed by the museum consists of cultural and historical swiss objects, the tension between old and new is also the characteristic of the cavernous interiors. This contrast can also be seen between the massive 80-centimetre-thick concrete walls and the delicate objects, carefully illuminated.
designed in 1960 this Urnario is an example of early brutalism in Montevideo
Today´s newsletter features Vicman Social Housing Complex. We selected this project to exemplify the Uruguayan cooperative movement of the late sixties and early seventies. 50 years later the original bricks are still there, the garden has grown to a park and the ideas behind the movement are still vital. The opening image also belongs to Leonardo Finotti´s new book: A Collection of Latin American Modern Architecture, edited by Lars Müller Publishers. The book presents nine cities in Latin America. Starting today with Montevideo, from this newsletter on we will be picking selected images, one for each city.
The topic of today´s newsletter is the Bravos House. Located in Itajaí, southern Brazil, the project was designed by Jobim Carlevaro Arquitetos, studio based in Florianópolis. The house was orientated following the views of Praia Brava, to the east of the plot. The overall expression was achieved by using concrete waffle slabs, with no visible beams, and concrete piloties that free the design of the facades. This way, the slabs seem to float between wooden panels. And this feeling is reinforced when the screens are opened.
images of the stadium designed and built for the first world cup, in 1930
A single pillar supports the small building facing the Rio de la Plata
good example of integration between architecture, art and landscape design
Boldarini Arquitetura e Urbanismo - Duarte Murtinho Social Housing, São Bernardo do Campo SP, Brazil
Today´s newsletter features Boldarini Arquitetura e Urbanismo´s newest project, the Duarte Murtinho Social Housing complex. The first block was recently completed, while the second one is still under construction. The complex is part of a municipal programme with the aim at relocating five different shantytowns. The project faced the problem of the different scales: on the one hand, the small scale of the street; on the other hand, the scale of 120 apartments. The solution was to break each block in four pieces with vertical voids used for the access. On the back side, where the scale of the neighbourhood is bigger, the building shows its real size.
The studio led by Roberto Loeb and Luís Capote have shown in recent years that the subject factory can be as much interesting as any other architectural typology. Their work combines the specific and structured with the poetic and unstructured. In this particular case, the volume that houses the offices occupies the lower side of the plot, and is rotated about the axis of the factory corp. This movement in the layout creates tension between both of them, linked by elevated walkways.
Vicman is one of the most relevant examples of the Uruguayan cooperative movement of the lates sixties and early seventies
designed in 1972, the language of UCOVI is still up-to-date
featuring MAPA´s Retreat in finca Aguy, Uruguay
Today´s newsletter features Jacobsen Arquitetura´s latest house. Located in Angra dos Reis, the project sits on a small island with a hill on its center. Environmental constraints stem from regulations for this particular land helped to shape the main volume, a horizontal long prism that gains a second floor to the south.
each visit to Mube is an opportunity for new images; check the new pictures by clicking the image
a new project in Recife for our burle marx collection
with this new building we have 204 projects by Niemeyer published on this website
As we announced in our previous newsletter, last Friday a new exhibition by Leonardo Finotti was inaugurated. The opening was held at the prestigious Galerie 94, in Baden, Switzerland. Together with the exhibition, a new photography book was launched, edited by Lars Müller Publishers, available soon in English or Portuguese. The current show is a short retrospective of Leonardo´s artistic work, and gathers three different works: Pelada, from 2014, Identidade Latino-Americana, from 2015 and Rio Enquadrado, recently exhibited in São Paulo. If you are in the Baden area you can visit the exhibition until October the 2nd.
leonardo finotti, michelle jean de castro – latin america collection exhibition at galerie 94, baden, switzerland
Latin America Collection gathers three previous works by Leonardo Finotti: Pelada, Identidade Latino-Americana and Rio Enquadrado. From August 20 – October 2, 2016
We are glad to announce the upcoming opening of Leonardo Finotti´s newest exhibition, which will be held this Saturday at the renowned Galerie 94, in Baden. The show features a collection of images of Latin American Modern Architecture. Together with the exhibition, Leonardo will be launching a new photography book, edited by Lars Müller Publishers. The book is much more than a catalogue for this exhibition, and was conceived as a first part of a series, which will be also available in Portuguese soon.
more images for this collection on snapshots from the cidade maravilhosa