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House in Praia Preta, Brazil by Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Article source: Nitsche Arquitetos Associados

The house is implanted in a strip of land between the sea and the mountains of the Serra do Mar. Both ecosystems are extremely exuberant. The mountains are covered with the native Atlantic forest (the most bio-diversified ecosystem on the planet). The beach is quite small, and scarcely occupied. The sea water is crystalline, protected by small Atlantic-Ocean islands.

A large parcel of land inside a condominium of few houses with no physical separation among them, makes the natural elements the main aspect to be considered for the building arrangement.


  • Architects: Nitsche Arquitetos Associados
  • Project: House in Praia Preta
  • Location: Praia Preta, Sao Sebastiao, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Begining of the building: 20/03/2006
  • End of building: 28/12/2006
  • Terrain area:  2136m²
  • Covered area: 404,07 m²
  • Floor area: 715 m²
  • Internal area:  325 m²


Centro de Acçao Social por Música in São Paulo, Brazil by Urban-Think Tank

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Article source: Urban-Think Tank

Despite its central urban location, the marginalized area of Grotão within Paraisópolis is effectively separated from the formal city. Within this isolated zone, increased erosion and dangerous mudslides have designated the site as one of many high-risk zones in the city – a primarily inaccessible void in the otherwise dense urban fabric.

Night View

  • Architect: Urban-Think Tank
  • Name of Project: Centro de Acçao Social por Música
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil


KS House in Minas Gerais, Brazil by João Diniz

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Article source: João Diniz

At the higher level is the house. The metal cantilever  looks for lagoon views Its undulations talk to Pampulha. The built volume mixes structures: Steel, concrete, wood complement each other defining supports, closures and roofs. The internal integration of the coexistence space connects to the exterior bringing inward the idea and the distance of the Belo Horizonte’s edge.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Marcílio Gazzinelli)

  • Architect: João Diniz
  • Name of Project: KS House
  • Location: Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Project start: 2004
  • Completion: 2007
  • Photos: Marcílio Gazzinelli
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dStudio Max


Jorge House in Minas Gerais, Brazil by João Diniz Arquitetura

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Article source: João Diniz Arquitetura

The groove in the land packs the 6.5 m cube, the cantilever and the bridge link the two levels connecting the street to the ancient tree in the backyard. The artist’s dwelling is discreet highlighting art works and experiences in progress. Metal is visible, in the sculptures In cuts, bends, welds and paints scissors, brushes, crayon, gas and fire characters in a blend of home and workshop. In an industrial district of crude landscape among sheds, trucks and highways the house is a small factory of beauties.

Image Courtesy João Diniz

  • Architects: João Diniz Arquitetura
  • Project: Jorge House
  • Location: Bairro São Francisco, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
  • Project Date: 2002;
  • Completion: 2003
  • Site Area: 500,00 m2
  • Built Area: 94,00 m2
  • Associate Architects: Clarissa Bastos, Mônica Ogura
  • Civil Eengineer: Frederico Grimaldi
  • Construction Foreman: Mário Amâncio
  • Artist: Jorge dos Anjos
  • Photos: João Diniz


Hotel Aliah in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Hiperstudio + Arkiz

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Article source: Hiperstudio + Arkiz

This project has been awarded as the winner of a competition organized by Aliah, a company which promotes sustainable development through practices and businesses that are profitable with a positive socio-environmental impact.

The goal of the competition was to develop a project of a sustainable luxury hotel complex for the 2014 World Cup, to be built in the outskirts of Sao Paulo.

General View

  • Architects: Hiperstudio + Arkiz
  • Project: Hotel Aliah
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Year: 2012
  • Team: Alexandre Hepner, João Paulo Payar, Matheus Marques, Rafael Brych, Ricardo Felipe Gonçalves
  • Software used: AutoCAD, 3D Max and Photoshop


Pto de contato in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Studio GGA

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Article source: Studio GGA

Coworking is a versatile meeting, communicating and workbench table system providing modern workplaces. The layout of the tables demonstrates a thoughtful approach to the floor plan and generates this way a functional network. The scheme is centered on the provision of small work units for self employed and studios; obviously sharing tables and space with others. “Pto de contato” is a platform of experimentation, a deliberate contrast to usual offices, offering huge tables and informal spaces for sharing.

Front View (Images Courtesy Marcelo Scandaroli /aU magazine)

  • Architect: Studio GGA
  • Name of Project: Pto de contato
  • Location: Augusta road 2690, Galeria Ouro Fino, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Type: Space coworking office, Galeria Ouro Fino
  • Photos: Marcelo Scandaroli /aU magazine
  • Date: October, 2010


Vila Madalena in São Paulo, Brazil by Drucker Arquitetura

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Article source: Drucker Arquitetura

Creating disguised transparency ambiances such as gardens, patios with pergolas, and openings partially protected by brises, Architecture has provided to tenants the desired sunlight, ventilation and privacy. Set in Vila Madalena, western district of São Paulo, a very intensively socially and culturally agitated region, this 400 m² residence was designed by architect Monica Drucker for a couple with three small children. The project occupies the whole lot.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy © 2012


The Multi-Use Complex in Distrito Federal, Brazil by FGMF Arquitetos

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Article source: FGMF Arquitetos

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 new shopping destination.

Image Courtesy FGMF Arquitetos

  • ARCHITECTS: Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos
  • PROJECT: The Multi-Use Complex
  • LOCATION: Brasília – DF – Brazil
  • TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION: Multiuse Building
  • SITE AREA: 37,000.00 m²
  • BUILT AREA: 85,000.00 m²
  • AUTHORS: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes e Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
  • COORDINATOR: Ana Paula Barbosa
  • ARCHITECTS: Carolina Matsumoto, Marina Almeida e Fábio Pittas
  • TRAINEES: Mayara Benegas
  • Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Adobe Illustrator and Google SketchUp for development and 3DSMax for the render images and videos.


Studio GT SP in São Paulo, Brazil by Studio Guilherme Torres

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Article source: Studio Guilherme Torres

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 deposit. The architect Guilherme Torres was immediately attracted by its compact size (130 m²) and the privileged location in one of the most charming streets in the Jardins neighborhood in São Paulo.

Images Courtesy Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio

  • Architect: Studio Guilherme Torres
  • Name of Project: Studio GT SP
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Year: 2010
  • Area: 130 m²
  • Photographs: Denilson Machado – MCA Estúdio


Granja Viana House in São Paulo, Brazil by Gilberto Belleza

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Article source: Gilberto Belleza

This project has about 400,00 m², seeks to bridge the gap with various levels of the ground, where the rooms of the house will be setting. The design proposal indicates a longitudinal implantation, creating a beautiful view of the back, closing the street view from the rest of the house, where the service area and kitchen are built.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Ivan Berger)

  • Architect: Gilberto Belleza – Belleza & Batalha do Lago Arquitetos Associados
  • Name of Project: Granja Viana House
  • Location: Granja Viana, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Design Team: Fabiana Landi, Tatiane Amorim, Vanessa Bucelli
  • Site Area: 803m²
  • Total Built Area: 400m²
  • Design Period: 2007
  • Construction Period: 2008/2009
  • Photographs: Ivan Berger and Fran Parente


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