new york practice grade designed this interior in higienópolis. It features clean spaces which house a great collection of art, furniture and objects
This building may not be strictly modern. Yet, is part of the modern tradition of Colombia, and coherent with Rogelio Salmona´s path
Social housing does not mean to give up with the good spatial design, as you can see in this project
daniele pisani – paulo mendes da rocha tecnica e immaginazione exhibition at trienale di milano, milan, italy
You can still visit Paulo Mendes da Rocha - Tecnica e immaginazione at the Trienale di Milano, exhibition curated by Daniele Pisani with images by Leonardo Finotti
LAMA.SP coming very soon!
Entrance / Believe me, to find a good modern door is not an easy task... Let´s use a wider concept for this last Element of Architecture.
Toilet / We are reaching the end of the list of the Koolhaas´Elements of Architecture featured in modern projects.
one sees this architecture and it seems traditional, modern and contemporary at the same time!
this project challenges the limits between private, collective and public; and it shows how juts three buildings can improve the image of an entire city
floor / This section combines the Elements of Architecture with Absorbing Modernity, both subjects proposed by Koolhaas for the 2014 Venice Biennial
Façade / Another Element of Modern Architecture, a sort of game that uses Koolhaas´ themes for the 2014 Venice Bienial
Window / Another Element of Modern Architecture, a sort of game that uses Koolhaas´ themes for the 2014 Venice Bienial
Ramp / We could name this section: Absorbing Elements of Modern Architecture, combining both subjects proposed by Koolhaas for the 2014 Venice Biennial
Balcony / This section combines the Elements of Architecture with Absorbing Modernity, both subjects proposed by Koolhaas for the 2014 Venice Biennial
former Rogelio Salmona´s studio, this space now hosts the Colombian Architectural Asociation
Wall / We keep selecting project using Koolhaas´s Elements of Architecture. This time with the addition of a new rule: Modern Architecture. This way we combine the "Elements" with "Absorbing Modernity", which was the theme for the national pavilions of the Venice Biennial this year.
Escalator / We could name this section: Absorbing Elements of Modern Architecture, combining both subjects proposed by Koolhaas for the 2014 Venice Biennial
Stair / Let´s keep selecting project using Koolhaas´s Elements of Architecture. This time with the addition of a new rule: Modern Architecture (which is also part of another section of the Venice Biennial this year)
Corridor / We keep selecting project using Koolhaas´s Elements of Architecture. This time with the addition of a new rule: Modern Architecture. This way we combine the Elements with Absorbing Modernity, which was the theme for the national pavilions of the Venice Biennial this year.
Ceiling / Let´s keep selecting project using Koolhaas´s Elements of Architecture. This time with the addition of a new rule: Modern Architecture (which is also part of another section of the Venice Biennial this year)
Window / Almost reaching the end of the list of the "Elements of architecture" according to Koolhaas selection for the Venice Biennial 2014
Door / With this post we close this selection of Koolhaas´ "Elements of architecture"
Almost reaching the end of the list of the "Elements of architecture" according to Koolhaas selection for the Venice Biennial 2014
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Balcony / We are still taking Koolhaas´ "Elements of architecture" as an excuse to show projects that reflect some of that elements.
tacoa arquitetos associados, rodrigo cerviño lopez, fernando falcon – vila aspicuelta, são paulo sp, brazil
Façade / We are still taking Koolhaas´ "Elements of architecture" as an excuse to show projects that reflect some of that elements.
Wall / "Architecture has become a total fiction" said Koolhaas in a recent interview, talking about his curatorial work at the Venice Biennial. We like his realistic approach. Taking his "Elements of architecture" as an excuse we are going to select projects that reflect some of that elements.
Escalator / "The change was implemented for a century, but the effects of the mechanical devices ere not incorporated into architectural thinking" said Koolhaas to Charles Jencks in the latest AR. Taking Koolhaas´ "Elements of architecture" for the Venice Biennial as an excuse, we are showing projects that reflect some of that elements.
Ramp / "Architecture has become a total fiction" said Koolhaas in a recent interview, talking about his curatorial work at the Venice Biennial. We like his realistic approach. Taking his "Elements of architecture" as an excuse we are going to select projects that reflect some of that elements.
stair / "Architecture has become a total fiction" said Koolhaas in a recent interview, talking about his curatorial work at the Venice Biennial. We like his realistic approach. Taking his "Elements of architecture" as an excuse we are going to select projects for some of that elements.
Ceiling / "Architecture has become a total fiction" said Koolhaas in a recent interview, talking about his curatorial work at the Venice Biennial. We like his realistic approach. Taking his "Elements of architecture" as an excuse we are going to select projects for some of that elements.
corridor / "Architecture has become a total fiction" said Koolhaas in a recent interview, talking about his curatorial work at the Venice Biennial. We like his realistic approach. Taking his "Elements of architecture" as an excuse we are going to select projects for some of that elements.
Another project covered in Leonardo Finotti´s previous trip to Mexico. This project, together with the new pictures, is going to integrate the Latin American Modern Architecture (LAMA) project.
One of the features of the Latin American Modern Architecture is its capacity to merge the modern language with the local motifs. In this project for the UNAM Library this is very clear.
While we wait for the edition of the new images Leonardo took in Mexico at the beginning of this month, it´s time to review the images of his previous and short trip to the aztec land.
enrique de la mora, félix candela – capilla de nuestra senora de la soledad - el altillo, mexico df, mexico
We are reviewing the projects covered in Leonardo Finotti´s previous trip to Mexico. All this, together with the new pictures, is going to integrate the LAMA project. This beautiful stained glass was designed by Kitzia Hofmann.
Last month Leonardo Finotti was in Venezuela, as his first step of a greater trip that will include most of the Latin American countries. LAMA is a new project that seeks to revisit the Latin American Modern Architecture. This work will swell Finotti´s solid profile on Brazilian modern projects. Next step was Colombia, coming soon!We selected the 23 de Enero housing complex image as a way to enter the complete profile on Venezuela. By clicking on this image you will see 40 modern projects from different authors. Stands out the great figure of Carlos Raúl Villanueva, who mainly worked in social housing and educational buildings, those you can see here.
we are uploading the first images from the trip to Colombia, part of the Latin American Modern Architecture project
in this complex one can see how a coherent language helps when it comes to integrate a complex designed by different authors
Few weeks ago Leonardo Finotti went back to Portugal, the place where he started his career of architectural photographer. Based now in São Paulo (Brazil is his homeland actually) since 2008, we have always tried to also keep a foot in Portugal.This time Finotti found some time to visit the town of Palmela and shoot a compact house for the young Portuguese-Italian practice Paratelier. The project features the traditional portuguese abstraction, while on the other hand shows warm and interesting interiors. Stands out its sculptural wooden staircase, simple and complex at the same time.
sometimes bad weather is a good ally for taking magical images!
now we have done editing and uploading the projects in Venezuela, is good to visit this miscellaneous post with several projects and cityscapes of Caracas
featuring Pelada, art project by Leonardo Finotti
a misty day at El Avila makes this structures to appear as unreal and lost in time
This comprehensive reportage on 23 de Enero housing complex shows the conviction of Villanueva for the modern architecture as a social solution. Besides, it pictures the contemporary life in Caracas
Today´s newsletter features Herzog and de Meuron´s latest work in their homeland, a natural swimming pool for the municipality of Riehen. The triangular shaped plot looks at the river Wiese, source of the water used on the pool through a natural cleaning system. The project, a timber enclosing wall stretched along the curving street, shows the ability of the swiss practice to adapt to the different programs and contexts. In this case you can see how the calm and subtle desing conveys the atmosphere and feeling to this nice and accurate building.
besides Caracas, Finotti visited Ciudad Guayana. This project for the Corporación Venezolana de Guayana was completed in 1968 but looks like very contemporary
Heart of the complex of the UCV, the covered square is one of Villanueva´s masterpieces
villanueva´s curving auditorium is dressed by this magical acoustic ceiling designed by alexander calder
brasil arquitetura, marcelo ferraz, francisco fanucci, marcos cartum – praça das artes, são paulo sp, brazil
From an original group of more than 1000 projects, 30 were finally selected as the awarded projects of the upcoming IX Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture. Praça das artes is one of them!
From an original group of more than 1000 projects, 30 were finally selected as the awarded projects for the upcoming IX Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture. CREA PB is one of them!
From an original group of more than 1000 projects, 30 were finally selected as the awarded projects for the upcoming IX Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture. Jardim Edite is one of them!
From an original group of more than 1000 projects, 30 were finally selected as the awarded projects for the upcoming IX Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture. Las Mercedes is one of them!
From an original group of more than 1000 projects, 30 were finally selected as the awarded projects for the upcoming IX Ibero-American Biennial of Architecture. Boceto house and studio in Paraguay is one of them!
Milan´s architect gio ponti designed this villa on a hill that overlooks caracas. The project fusions different styles and have several artworks by famous artist, like this mobile by alexander calder
Between the photography essays for the World Cup 2014 and Venice Biennial, Leonardo Finotti found some time to visit Switzerland again; and from those projects shot there today we highlight the SBB Headquarters for the Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (or Swiss Federal Railways)The complex consist of two buildings and a garden between them. The façade skin, made of coloured glass louvers, make this project a real shifter, and this is its main feature. Both corps change at every moment with the changes of the position the louvers and the sun. This way, at first, two simple prisms, turn out to be a real surprise.
The School of architecture of the University of Venezuela might be the masterpiece of Villanueva. The perforated screens and the variety of roofs generate different spaces and atmospheres, like a 3d puzzle
Like the Möbius strip, this amazing structure challenges the knowledge of interior space by generating spatial continuity though form
more images of one of the most important landscape projects by Burle Marx
this project takes the best of both worlds: modern forcefulness with post modern sensibility to scale and matter
besides his work on the UCV university, Villanueva is also renowned by his big scale social housing projects, like this one
the simón bolivar center (also known as El silencio towers) is the first step for this Latin American Modern Architecture project in Venezuela.
Univertity of Venezuela Campus was one of Villanueva´s most important projects. These canopies links the different buildings, those of which we will be publishing soon
this new book features Leonardo Finotti´s Pelada work together with another photography essay by Ed Viggiani, both focused on soccer in Brazil
take a look at this stunning beach house by bernardes arquitetura!
The world cup 2014 in Brazil, together with a bunch of exhibition we are involved in and the launch of a new project (more information coming soon) made us to postpone last week´s newsletter until now. By the way, we are working hard on our facebook, so please like our page so you can receive our updates. Also see our column with news on the website. Today´s feature shows (after clicking the image) three different posts on Venice Architecture Biennial curated by Rem Koolhaas and called Fundamentals. You can see a post on the pavilions of the Giardini, another about the Arsenale, and one exclusively dedicated to Brazilian pavilion, that host a great exhibition with many images by Leonardo Finotti.
this new fresh interior is a hair salon in São Paulo
another step on LAMA (Latin American Modern Architecture) project: Venezuela. Leonardo will be visiting the Taller X at FAU UCV (Architecture School at Venezuela University)
One Shot is being shown right now at MUBE museum and shows the relationship between contemporary art and soccer. Right next to the entrance you can find five images of Pelada project by Leonardo Finotti
new visit of MUBE, this time to cover One Shot, exhibition that shows images by Leonardo Finotti
Bernardes´ documentary was released and can be seen in several cities in Brazil. We take the opportunity to show his profile on our website
paratelier´s new compact house follows the portuguese tradition of abstraction when seen from outside and warm interiors
although we found it in a very bad shape, this project still show its modern spirit
a new project for our collection of Oscar Niemeyer, more than 200 buildings covered
now with internal images
featuring bao'an international airport project
dezeen website interviewed Leonardo Finotti about the new stadiums for brazil´s world cup
Armadillo: Soccer, Adversity and the Culture of the Caatinga exhibition at MAR Museum, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil
"pelada" work is being spread, and some of its images will be part of this upcoming exhibition in Rio about soccer
andré corrêa do lago – "brasil - modernity as tradition" at venice architecture biennale 2014, venice, italy
every country featured in the biennial is showing, on its own way, the relationship between architecture and modernity. In the case of Brazil this relationship is very special, and can easily be seen in this comprehensive exhibition curated by andré corrêa do lago
This work shows the special role that soccer fields play in the chaotic periphery of São Paulo. In a place with a total lack of order, these fields bring the absent structure. But they do even more: these soccer fields act as a resistance of the public realm, right where is more necessary; its particular function establishes an almost sacred public space, but its role goes beyond sports, providing leisure, joy and civic values.
this natural swimmig pool takes its water from the adjacent river Wiese. A biological filtration allows the us of this pond, while the wooden structure resembles the local "Badi", Basel's traditional wooden Rhine-side baths
Leonardo Finotti is covering the Venice Biennial and these are the first images of the arsenale (not edited images)
Leonardo Finotti is covering the Venice Biennial and these are the first images of the giardini (not edited images)
read the new interview for Luciana Caravello, gallery that will host finotti´s upcoming exhibition called "Pelada"
a short visit to the great beyeler foundation, it worth to have some images at least
this project for the sbb headquarters shows how simply complexity can be achieved. Two regular volumes, a pattern with coloured brise-soleil, and the movement of the sun: this seems to be a perfect recipe for a very expressive architecture
C3 was just published, and wile we wait for the magazine to be uploaded in our publications section, you can enjoy the project that was featured on its cover
Everybody is talking about the new Brazilian stadiums for the world cup 2014. The main topic is whether they will be ready on time or not; then, you can hear about their costs, and related to this, about the social movement against this kind of expenses in a developing country. Anyway, their presence is now undeniable; moreover, we can talk about their qualities, see its relationship with each different environment, try to understand the different context (social and physics) where they are located. Thus, we are featuring here the most interesting projects for the world cup 2014. Enjoy and critic!
a book on arena castelão stadium was presented yesterday, published by Vigliecca & Associados. Leonardo Finotti realized most of the images for the book. Check the project by clicking on the image.
Today´s newsletter is devoted to the work of Schneider & Schneider Architekten. Tomorrow, a new book dedicated to their work will be launched, and that is the excuse for featuring now their complete profile. The book, edited by Michael Hanak, is a world-architect monograph called “Reaction, Creation”. Leonardo Finotti will be attending the presentation and will also give his input regarding the photographs of the book.
Schneider & Schneider Architekten are launching a new monograph edited by Michael Hanak, published world-architects, with images by Leonardo Finotti.
this is the last stadium for the world cup covered by Leonardo. Located in Cuiabá MT, this new stadium features a couple of complementary ideas: a rectangular design inside, follows the shape of the field; from outside, a complex skin surrounds the building and takes its inspiration on the movement of the people .
Leonardo will be covering venice biennial, like previous editions of this event. Brazilian pavilion will feature "brasil, modernity as tradition" curated by André Corrêa do Lago, and several images by Finotti will be shown there
esther building is one of the keystones of the modern architecture in Brazil, and was revisited in order to be exhibited at venice biennial 2014
another official stadium for the world cup 2014, enjoy the complete reportage by clicking here
simple materials, selected furniture and a clever use of space are the main features of this new interior
this is the new branch of bolsa de arte, a renowned art gallery from porto alegre rs, the one you can also see on this website
originally opened in 1980, finotti shot its current location in porto alegre. At the same time, bolsa de arte opens its new branch in são paulo sp, also published on this website
New book by Obra is out now! It features a comprehensive photography essay of Arena do Morro. The project, a gymnasium designed by swiss practice Herzog & de Meuron, is located in Natal RN, Brazil.
a new project by metro, this time for the film producer prodigo films. As we usually see in metro´s designs, stands out the use of simple but expressive materials, which gives a plastic feeling throughout the building
This work shows the special role that soccer fields play in the chaotic periphery of São Paulo. In a place with a total lack of order, these fields bring the absent structure. But they do even more: these soccer fields act as a resistance of the public realm, right where is more necessary; its particular function establishes an almost sacred public space, but its role goes beyond sports, providing leisure, joy and civic values. (June 11th – July 19th at Galeria Luciana Caravello, Rio de Janeiro)
basiches designed the skr´s new development, recently shot by Leonardo Finotti
Brazilian architect David Libeskind passed away last month at the age of 85. We remember him showing his most outstanding project, the Conjunto Nacional complex, located on Paulista ave. in São Paulo, Brazil. Besides its obvious expressive features, this building embraces the idea of modern block; more than an isolated building this project was conceived as a real urban piece, and conveys a desirable solution for the modern city.
now we can say that we have more than 200 projects by Oscar Niemeyer in our profile! Check this one out, recently shot in Finotti´s latest trip to Natal
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As a part of his latest trip to Natal, Leonardo made this new reportage on this nice beach house by Bernardes Arquitetura. From street the project features just a simple box and a wooden volume inside, which enhances the transparency though the sequence access-living-pool. Once inside, one discovers a lower level with bedrooms and a wide deck.
Loeb Capote studio is well known in Brazil for making interesting industrial buildings, most important of them already featured in our website. This project for Bayer company is halfway between landscape and industrial design, as this footbridge connects the train and metro stations with the Bayer Complex. The project itself, a moving footbridge that crosses the Guarapiranga river, is also somewhere between a machine and a piece of park. The metallic circles evoque both the movement of a wheel and a green roundabout. The feeling when one crosses the bridge is to walk between elevated squares.
featuring ensamble studio´s cervantes theater project, in mexico df
Have a look at the new pavilion for Green at FIT fair. This time the subject for the design was a single element between drawer and create. The addition of plants conveys the idea of freshness.
A new edition of the FIT Fair led Leonardo Finotti to visit the Anhembi Complex again, see the images clicking the link.
the exhibition that celebrates 25 years of casa triângulo, one of the most important contemporary art gallery in brazil, will finish this sunday (april 27)! Don't miss! the exhibition comprise installations, site-specific pieces and recent and/or new works created by 25 artists from different generations, exploring various techniques, media and languages, and installed on one of Pivô’s floors. have a look to see what you will miss if you don't go!
A slotted roof, supported by an existing structure, covers the sports hall. A perforated curve wall delimites the space, and the same element generates different cylinders that house the service spaces. Poured concrete is used for both the flooring and the seatings. The result shows two different geometries and materials perfectly combined in an original space. The simplicity of the solution is crucial when it comes to judging the relationship between the new building and the local environment.
The latest global economic crisis, together with an environmental sensibility, showed some warning signs on the developing of cities and architecture. All this has been drawing attention to local architectures, especially in the developing countries. The latest Pritzker prize to Shigeru Ban could be a good example of that attitude. Swiss studio Herzog & de Meuron have just completed this new Gymnasium in Natal, northern Brazil, which is the subject of today´s newsletter. A slotted roof, supported by an existing structure, covers the sports hall. A perforated curve wall delimites the space, and the same element generates different cylinders that house the service spaces. Poured concrete is used for both the flooring and the seatings. The result shows two different geometries and materials perfectly combined in an original space. The simplicity of the solution is crucial when it comes to judging the relationship between the new building and the local environment.
featuring studio fuksas´ bao'an international airport project
Leonardo Finotti is giving a lecture about Architectural Photography today at 7pm, at Monza Palace Hotel in Natal. He is photographing several projects there, and stands out the new Arena do Morro building, by Herzog & De Meuron, the one that illustrates this news. Coming soon!
The topic of today´s newsletter is the SP Arte fair, which is taking place at Niemeye´r Pavilão Ciccillo Matarazzo (also known as Ibirapuera Biennial Pavilion) For the last three years Leonardo Finotti has covered this international art fair. The images are being edited right now, so here you can see raw pictures of 2014´s photo session.
a new sp arte just covered by Leonardo Finotti, check it out!
featuring javier corvalan´s driving range público project, located in asunción, paraguay
ipanema store has just opened its first shop in Rio. Pascali Semerdjian projected a three-storey building where the greenhouse-like façade links the different floors. On the ground floor one can visit the showroom, while the first floor hosts a workshop and there is an exhibition area in the upper level.
The topic of today´s newsletter is a new house by Jacobsen Arquitetura. RR Country House is located in Quinta da Baroneza, near Bragança Paulista. The real estate includes a golf club, lakes and several portions of original forest, within a beautiful countryside scenery. Taking this special environment into account, the RR House is organized following a linear scheme, in order to increase the façade area. That structure is transformed, so to speak, with the slightly movement of the lateral wings. The stepped plot adds a variation and a new balance to the project.
take a look at this intriguing retail building, first rizoma´s project in são paulo in our profile
loeb capote realized this eco-friendly social pavilion for bayer complex. by keeping the existing wood the pavilion adapts its shape to the trees and the project generates multiple kind of spaces between indoors and outdoors
the studio Loeb Capote have just complete this footbridge realized by bayer. The bridge crosses the Pinheiros river, and links bayer HQ and the new Pavilion (coming soon) with the metro station of Santo Amaro
the new cinema itaú on augusta street was selected as the best cinema in São Paulo by Guia Folha
as was announced few days before, this are the images of the small exhibition of LAMA Higienópolis at Galeria Pilar in São Paulo. This show gathers just a small part of the project on this especial neighbourhood, and is the first step for the ongoing LAMA project
Until next Saturday you can visit the exhibition on Higienópolis neighbourhood. This solo exhibition by Leonardo Finotti is part of the ongoing work on Latin American Modern Architecture (LAMA)The show is taking place at Galeria Pilar in São Paulo. The gallery is located at Rua Barão de Tatuí 389. From there you can walk and visit the buildings by your own!
the CEASA market is celebrating its 40 years with many different activities. It is a good occasion to have a look at it and visit dieste´s profile
This is a especial newsletter! Today Leonardo Finotti opens a new exhibition, this time will be at Galeria Pilar in São Paulo. The show is about Higienópolis, a really exceptional neighbourhood characterised by a significant amount of modern projects, most of them apartment buildings. The presence of this varied group of modern buildings (most of them in a really good shape) generate a unique ambient, along with an exuberant vegetation. The images catch this atmosphere, as well as show how all these individual buildings conform a coherent group and a desirable model of city. The opening of LAMA Higienópolis (part of the ongoing work on Latin American Modern Architecture) will also have the launch of Monolito Magazine, about Higienópolis too, with images by Leonardo. To cover this news please contact us at email@example.com
structured along a central spine, and crossed by different white planes, this new project by Isay Weinfeld elaborates a new language for a countryside SPA
a new sports area was recently completed by Isay Weinfeld at Iguatemi shopping mall, check it out!
As the carnival week is coming to an end in Rio de Janeiro, we take the opportunity to show in this newsletter a group of images collected in what we call snap shots. In this section we like to feature images that may show the essence of a place, watercolors of a city, landscape views. We tend to organize and categorize everything, behind a building, an author, a type of project, a material. Here you won´t see much information, the images are there as images. If you want to know more, you can always click on the link to Rio de Janeiro, and see all the projects.
featuring av houses, vila aspicuelta (featured on the cover) and a especial coverage of 10+10 exhibition by leonardo finotti at architekturzentrum wien
As part of our ongoing work on Higienópolis Leonardo revisited Louveira Building and also made a reportage on an apartment
featuring gustavo penna´s chapel at gurita farm
Today´s newsletter we feature a new house in Rio de Janeiro by Bernardes Arquitetura. Located in Leblon neighbourhood, a very nice but crowed and noisy area, the project takes the best of both apartment and house worlds. Due to the architectural brief and the small plot, the project defines layers with separated functions. Stands out the street façade, fronted by a stack of gardens, which filter the views from outside, while bring nature to the main spaces of the house.
metro arquitetos have completed another cinema itaú space, this time on augusta street
as part of the LAMA project, we are preparing an exhibition at Galeria Pilar about some buildings of Higienópolis neighbourhood. More information coming soon
The Design Museum in London has announced the nominations for the Design of the Year, and Praça das Artes, by Brasil Arquitetura, was part of the shortlist on architecture for 2013. Since we have new images of the project, we take the opportunity to show it again on our newsletter
cantina antinori won the building of the year prize by archdaily, in the category of industrial buildings
Between niemeyer building and the new ccbb, arquitetos associados designed this public space. You can see it as a small square, or a wide sidewalk. It shares the best of both worlds!
featuring una´s bacopari house, jacobsen´s mdt house, and MAPA´s mini mod projects
mini mod was selected as one of the 10 best projects of 2013 by american magazine Interior Design
Today´s newsletter features a small but complex project. Actually each part of the project seeks simplicity, as we usually see in metro´s design. The complexity comes with the different parts of the program. Next to an existing house the project accommodates an art gallery, a future guest house (hidden in the small concrete tower) a swimming pool and a pergola. The design of the garden blend all the parts, and so you can feel the harmonious result.
jg house was selected as one of the 10 best projects of 2013 by american magazine Interior Design
the row houses project was selected as a finalist of archdaily´s building of the year in the housing category. you can visit the site and vote for it!
the cantina antinori project was selected as a finalist of archdaily´s building of the year in the industrial category. you can visit the site and vote for it!
this ongoing work on higienópolis neighbourhood combines our interests for good architecture (even for anonymous projects) and the quality of the city that this kind of buildings generate
in his recent visit to china, Leonardo Finotti visited this multi-awarded project and had some new views of this amazing building
Today´s newsletter features one of the most interesting projects that Leonardo photographed in his latest travel to Paraguay, at the end of last year.This Driving Range was designed by Javier Corvalan and Arnaldo Acosta, and as it is usual in Corvalan´s works, here you can see a challenging magical structure.
featuring xan house, santander datacenter, art pavilion, tcj house and itahyé house projects
after a major refurbishment process, the jk house has opened as a museum. Leonardo Finotti visited the house and made this comprehensive photograph essay
featuring praça das artes, mar, usp brasiliana library, crea pb and centro cultural são paulo projects
featuring oscar niemeyer´s julia kubitschek school group
new photos of burle marx´s garden, recently restored
new project under construction
as a part of our trip to China, Leonardo Finotti is shooting this new building by urbanus. Edited images coming soon!
Fazenda Boa Vista, located in Porto Feliz, is a luxury condominium about 100 kilometers from São Paulo. Jacobsen Arquitetos designed this weekend house that lies on a slope, what allowed them to work in two different levels. The entrance and bedrooms were located next to the street, while the social areas were distributed on the lower level, in direct contact with the swimming pool and garden.
The site of the venues of this UABB(SZ) will be held in the main power house of the founding and molten tin bath workshops which embodies the characteristics of industrial elements most.
featuring x bienal associação parque minhocão, x bienal masp, x bienal sesc pompeia, x bienal praça victor civita, x bienal mcb and centro cultural são paulo projects
Leonardo Finotti is in China, shooting the terminal of Bao´an International Airport, designed by Studio Fuksas. The new terminal 3 is a huge manta ray shaped building, enveloped by a honeycomb metal skin. Here you can see a preview of the work he is doing right now.
Leonardo has been in Belo Horizonte and visit in Lagoa Santa this iconic weekend house
Since the "Nove Novos, Emerging architects from Brazil" exhibition can still be seen at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum Frankfurt, we thought to show a selection of projects featured in that exhibition.
10+10. Modernist and Contemporary Brazilian Houses - Exhibition by Leonardo Finotti at Architekturzentrum Wien, Austria
As was announced yesterday, Leonardo Finotti´s exhibition 10+10 Modernist and Contemporary Brazilian Houses was just inaugurated today at Architekturzentrum Wien, in Austria. The exhibition designed by MIchelle Jean de Castro, collects a selection of twenty residential projects in Brazil.
10+10. Modernist and Contemporary Brazilian Houses - Exhibition by Leonardo Finotti at Architekturzentrum Wien, Austria
We are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition 10+10 at the Architekturzentrum Wien (http://www.azw.at) The opening reception, tomorrow 06 November at 7 pm, will have the presence of Dietmar Steiner, director of the Az W, Evandro Didonet, ambassador of Brazil in Vienna, Fernando Serapião, architecture critic, and of course, Leonardo Finotti.
Since october 12th you can visit the X Bienal de Arquitetura de São Paulo, undoubtedly one of the most important event on architecture in South America. This year´s event is curated by Guilherme Wisnik and, unlike previous biennials, this one is being shown in several venues. The main exhibition is located at Centro Cultural São Paulo, and will be theme of a future newsletter.
third time in paraguay specially for the work of solano benitez and javier corvalan, this time sometime to spend in asunción.
the refurbishment of this old house was achieved by two simple gestures: first, by twisting the existing roof; and then, the addition of a small extension prism in the back side. The result is striking if you take in account the simplicity of the proposal
Leonardo Finotti went to Mexico to shoot a selection of modern architecture, which includes among others the University Campus. But this will be the topic of a future newsletter… Today´s feature is focused on the new Cervantes Theatre by spanish practice Ensamble Studio. The theatre, which is buried underground, appears as a ambiguous and unstable metallic structure called Dovela (Keysotne in english) On the one hand, the black canopy seems to be heavy as a stone (and sure it is), while on the other hand the leaning pillars make this urban pergola to be light and gracefully.
Today´s newsletter displays the new Centro Paula Souza Nova Luz, located in Santa Ifigênia district at downtown São Paulo. The project gathers the technic school of the state, a teacher training center and the administration of the centro paula souza. The building is part of the efforts of the local administration for revitalizing the central area.
MAPA is the result of the fusion between brazilian practice Studio Paralelo and MAAM studio from Uruguay. Xan House is a weekend home located near Porto Alegre, the southernmost state in Brazil. The project features a simple scheme: continuous spaces in the ground floor opened to the landscape, leading by a concrete plane; a wooden box on first floor contains both indoor and outdoor private areas.
featuring gcp house, vila aspicuelta, santander datacenter, castelão stadium, centro paula souza and bar mundial projects.
featuring burle marx educative center at inhotim, leme s gallery, nestle chocolate museum, oiticica restaurant at inhotim, botanic store, miguel rio branco gallery at inhotim, shooting center, casacor bar, estudios terra building, atelier house, ml house, humanidade pavilion at rio+20, jn house, 2012 são paulo art biennial, lygia pape pavilion at inhotim, joão moura building, mar, trt forum, crea pb, av houses, xan house projects.
NOVE NOVOS – NEUN NEUE. Emerging Architects from Brazil exhibition at Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt a.m main, Germany.
Nine brazilian young-generation architectural firms will be presented in the context of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2013 culture programs, in cooperation with Instituto Tomie Othake.
facing the upcoming fifa world cup 2014, several cities in brazil are building or refurbishing their main stadiums. the latter is the case of castelão stadium, in fortaleza. leonardo recently complete the essay of this vigliecca e associados project.
By using precast concrete pieces on the main façade, the bar appears, both outside and inside, as an industrial construction. In addition small, furniture pieces generate a warm climate.
featuring apartment in urca by arthur casas
featuring bulevar complex, colinas / portais urban plan, housing at mananciais, oscar freire street, dwelling at heliópolis 2, sesc nova iguaçu, castelão stadium and unifieo projects.
The new building uses the existing structure of the previous stadium. The new façade includes curved metal rings that supports the ceiling. A new concrete plinth integrates other functions, besides the parking garage, as the Sports Department.
This week's newsletter focuses on a wooden and rusty copper house located at Porto Feliz, São Paulo. Project by Bernardes Arquitetura.
this week's newsletter focuses on a wooden and rusty copper house located at porto feliz, são paulo. project by bernardes arquitetura
This week newsletter is focused on a recently photographed Melissa Gallery store located at the heart of New York Soho Design by Pascali+Semerdjian Arquitetura
this week´s newsletter is focused on the recently photographed melissa gallery store located at the heart of new york soho
featuring gd8 condominium, lygia pape pavilion at inhotim projects.
The Centro Paula Souza Nova Luz, designed by Pedro Taddei + Spadoni & Associados, is located in Santa Ifigênia district at downtown São Paulo, Brazil. The project gathers the technic school of the state, a teacher training center and the administration of the centro paula souza. The building is part of the efforts of the local administration for revitalizing the central area.
featuring housing at mananciais, oscar freire building, joão moura building, and mar museum
featuring iberê camargo museum, barbecuer pavilion, ibirapuera auditorium, fidalga 727 building, aimbere building, simpatia 236 building, makenna resort, houses at fazenda boa vista, housing at mananciais, centro cívico del bicentenario, chapel at gurita farm, humanidade pavilion at rio+20 and mar projects.
featuring adriana varejão gallery at inhotim, burle marx educative center at inhotim, nestle chocolate museum, miguel rio branco gallery at inhotim, inhotim landscape and sculptures, magic square#5 at inhotim, sonic pavilion at inhotim, beam drop at inhotim, de lama lâmina at inhotim, darcy ribeiro foundation at unb campus, eg house, bhtec, humanidade pavilion at rio+20, casa dos pátios, pv house, tunga pavilion at inhotim, mar, conservatorio nacional de musica projects.
featuring quay of arts, patriarca square, fiesp cultural center, pinacoteca do estado, forma store, mube, masetti house, jaraguá building, king s house, leme s house (former millan house) and architect´s house (house in butantã) projects
featuring casino hotel at madeira island, confea headquarter and soccer field at icaraí-grajaú projects
featuring harmonia_57, gd8 condominium, copan building, myshoes oscar freire, fidalga 772 building, kaa restaurant, adriana barra store, triton store oscar freire, hbf showroom, garoa store, firma casa store, jack vartanian, praça das artes, fit2you gym, meats restaurant, superlimão studio workshop, pacaembú office and rodrigo bueno atelier projects
featuring atelier house, vila taguaí, marlene milan house, mangabeiras house and sítio passarim projects
featuring copan building, honestino guimarães national museum and house of canoas projects
featuring museum of mining and metal, museum of modern art (mam) and montevideo building projects
featuring am house, mar, mineirão stadium and usp brasiliana library projects
featuring la house, esmeraldina house, solano benitez studio and teletón projects, with text by gustavo hiriart
featuring adriana varejão gallery at inhotim, nestle chocolate museum, botanic store, miguel rio branco gallery at inhotim, beam drop at inhotim, terra nova house, boaçava house, soccer field at icaraí-grajaú, são paulo aerial views, chapel at gurita farm, babilonia and chapeu mangueira favelas and bacopari house projects.
featuring leme s gallery, nestle chocolate museum, all saints chapel and humanidade pavilion at rio+20 projects
featuring fn house, mpm agency, jh house, tim festival 2008, db house, jz house, rw house, bv house at fazenda boa vista, fw house, ml house, jn house and mar projects.
featuring housing at mananciais, community center at aglomerado da serra, babilonia and chapeu mangueira favelas
featuring número bar, the edge, sonique (with text by gustavo hiriart) and pv house projects
featuring quay of arts by mendes da rocha and metro arquitetos
featuring petrobras building, rocinha footbridge, sesc pompéia, batman s alley, minhocão projects.
featuring house at sobral da lagoa, praça de londres apartment, barnard house, two houses in casa queimada, urban park in albarquel, dom dinis school, garcia de orta school and two houses in santa isabel projects
featuring ibirapuera auditorium, são francisco de assis church - pampulha complex, metropolitan cathedral, standard ministries, biennial pavilion at ibirapuera park, copan building, honestino guimarães national museum, itamaraty palace, ibirapuera park, house of canoas, museum of contemporary art (mac), popular theater - niemeyer way, niemeyer building, mondadori, le volcan, labour bureau, pcf, mentouri university, marquise at ibirapuera park, cavanelas house, auditorium at memorial of latin america, memorial of latin america and cieps projects
featuring la house, house at sobral da lagoa, twin houses and mp house projects
featuring são francisco de assis church - pampulha complex, yatch club - pampulha complex, dance hall - pampulha complex, biennial pavilion at ibirapuera park, mube, experimental center paraguay - brazil, santos dumont airport, faculty of engineering, ministry of education and health, oca at ibirapuera park, cristo obrero church, st. pius church, sesc pompéia, st. antonius church projects.
featuring fp house, gr house, jh house, the peak house and villa dunes projects
featuring ibirapuera auditorium, são francisco de assis church - pampulha complex, pampulha museum (former cassino da pampulha), yatch club - pampulha complex, dance hall - pampulha complex, metropolitan cathedral, national congress, jk memorial, brasilia foundation museum, palácio do alvorada, planalto palace, 3 poderes sq., supreme federal court, biennial pavilion at ibirapuera park, copan building, sqs 107/108, itamaraty palace, palace of justice, latin american parliament, ibirapuera park, house of canoas, museum of contemporary art (mac), niemeyer way - caritas ferry boat station, popular theater - niemeyer way, mondadori, le volcan, pcf, mentouri university, obra do berço, marquise at ibirapuera park, afro brasil museum at ibirapuera park, oca at ibirapuera park, boa vista bank, auditorium at memorial of latin america, library at memorial of latin america, sculpture at memorial of latin america, assembly hall at memorial of latin america, memorial of latin america and sambódromo rio projects.