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.
abstraction is more!
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
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.
featuring casa triângulo gallery projects.
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.
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.
featuring arena do futuro
more images for this collection on snapshots from the cidade maravilhosa
The topic of today´s newsletter is the Buendner Kunstmuseum Extension, the newest building by Spanish Practice Barozzi Veiga. Founded in Barcelona in 2004, the studio led by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga gained worldwide renown after wining the 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture. A concrete prism emerges on Grabenstrasse, next to the old Buendner museum, originally revamped by Peter Zumthor. This detached box houses the extension of the museum, arranged in three storeys dedicated to exhibition, the new entrance hall on ground floor, offices and a workshop in the upper level.
Today´s newsletter is dedicated to the new editions of Mapa´s Mini Mod. Three years ago we presented their fist prototype, located in a rural land in southern Brazil. The idea evolved, as it did the fabrication process, and the current project is based on a cubic module that admits different settings. Earlier this year Mapa coordinated a workshop about prefabrication, held at Lama.SP. By clicking the opening image you will be redirected to two projects located at Fazenda Catuçaba. Both were designed following the same principle, and at the same time achieving very different outcomes. The presence of the abstract constructions, small wooden retreats, reinforce the lush natural scenery.
There is a lot to say about the upcoming Olympic Games: one can talk about security, about Russian athletes, possible corruption and, of course, politics... But this newsletter is about architectural photography, so let´s focus on that subject. Today´s newsletter features a collection of venues for the Olympics, a selection of 9 highlighted projects. The opening image reflects the main characteristics of the group of venues: they are strong individualities, and at the same time they interplay as a whole. In this image you can see the Centro Acuático from the Arena do Futuro. The third ingredient is the overwhelming presence of the natural scenery together with changing weather conditions.
Today´s newsletter is dedicated to CNM Building (CNM stands for Confederação Nacional dos Municípios). Located in Brasilia, in the Setor de Grandes Áreas Norte, the project is the result of a contest won by young practice Mira Arquitetos, studio led by Luís Eduardo Loiola and Maria Cristina Motta. The completion of CNM Building shows how vigorous is the architecture that keeps being built in the modern capital of Brazil. While the main themes of the project are those of the modernity, the building is a piece of its time. CNM also confirms the importance of competitions for bringing (deserved) opportunities to a new generation of architects.
Today´s newsletter is dedicated to a new project by Rio de Janeiro-based practice Mareines and Patalano. Pinhão House is located in Campos do Jordão, in the interior of São Paulo state. After clicking on the image you will see the magic of the scenery, surrounded by huge araucarias. As we often see in Mareines + Patalano´s works, in this case they also freely combine images of traditional wood construction and a contemporary expressionism, achieving an own organic language. Their interiors are split between almost sealed rooms (as the picture above) and totally expanded spaces.
If you are in the São Paulo area until the 3rd of July you can visit the new exhibition by Leonardo Finotti, Rio Enquadrado, at the Museu da Casa Brasileira. It features 80 unprecedented black and white squared pictures (80 x 80 cm), and it was conceived as a tribute to Rio de Janeiro after its 450 anniversary. Both format (square) and expression (b&w) are uncommon in Finotti´s work, used to the standard 2:3 proportion and natural color. Curator Michelle Jean de Castro designed an installation where the visitor can focus individually in each work and, at the same time, understand the exhibition as a whole. Today´s newsletter is an update from a previous one, now with pictures of the exhibition at the sober, yet elegant, Museu da Casa Brasileira.