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Planned City of Palmas in Tocantins, Brasil by Urban Recycle Architecture Studio

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Article source: Urban Recycle Architecture Studio

As the capital and geographic center of the State of Tocantins, Palmas, has much to teach Brazil. Nationally known for its natural beauty, urban planning and economic potential, Palmas is growing in all directions at high speeds in comparison to its neighbors. The wide avenues and well-designed gardens make tourists and travelers fall in love with this beautiful “piece” of Brazil. As one of the fastest expanding cities in Brazil and with bold modern design this city has become, in 20 years, one of the most beautiful and best equipped in the north. Designed to “bring people together”, Palmas grows according to estimates of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the population growth of over 110% in 2008 compared with the population in 1996 to 86,116 inhabitants an estimated 184,010 inhabitants as well as higher economic growth compared to the national average.

Planned City of Palmas (Image Courtesy Urban Media)

  • Architects: Urban Recycle Architecture Studio
  • Project: Planned City of Palmas
  • Location: Palmas, Tocantins, Brasil
  • Team: Diego Viana Gomes, Juliana Meira Araujo Aguiar, Saul Kaminsky, Bernfeld Oliveira, Susan C. George
  • Year: 2011
  • Situation: Honorable Mention of the Competition
  • Images: URBAN MEDIA
  • Software used: Sketchup, Rhino 3d (pannels design), Autocad and Photoshop

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FP House in Belo Horizonte, Brasil by Joao Diniz

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

The Pampulha lagoon in Belo Horizonte is full of architectural significance and to build on its margins means to be close to the modernist legacy. The building considers that recent history but also expresses its modern urban spirit with rural balconies and breezes.The land slope dialogues with the building and proposes fittings and suspensions.

Cantilevered bedroom volume night view - 2010 © photo@leonardofinotti.com

Cantilevered bedroom volume night view - 2010 © photo@leonardofinotti.com

  • Architect: Joao Diniz Architect
  • Location: Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brasil
  • Year: 2007 – 2010
  • Construction: 2009 / 2010
  • Site area: 1243,00 m2 / constructed area: 454,00 m2
  • Architectonic team: João Diniz architect, autor/coordinator
  • Architects colaborators: José Luis Baccarini, Pedro Guadalupe, João Pedro Torres, Isabel Diniz, Caio Guerra, Clarissa Bastos, Elena Vale, Monica Ogura, Priscila Garcia.
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti
  • Construction: Construtora Geraes / José Maurício Menezes
  • Structural engeneers: Marcello Cláudio e Sigefredo Fiuza
  • Installation projects: Senog Ltda
  • Lightining design: Abajur de Arte / Adraiana Vasconcelos
  • Landscape design: Mercado Verde / Firmino Fiuza
  • Playground: Suzana Cadaval Arquitetura
  • Tile artistic pannel: Fernando Pacheco
  • Artists: Jorge dos Anjos, Jayme Reis, Monica Sartori

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