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JPGN House in Brasília, Brazil by MGS – Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Article source: MGS – Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira

The owner of this house, at the South Lake residential district in Brasilia, had grown up on that same street. The window of his bedroom was opened to the view of the Paranoá Lake towards northwest, with the monumental zone of Brasília right at the opposite bank.  He had witnessed the evolution of that landscape, and intended to keep living together with it. The house was almost fully elevated on piloti, on the edge of the height allowed by urban regulations, opening the view above the neighbors’ roofs.

Image Courtesy Joana França

  • Architects: MGS – Macedo, Gomes & Sobreira
  • Project: JPGN House
  • Location: Brasília – DF – Brazil
  • Work: JPGN House
  • Place: Brasília – DF – Brazil
  • Design year: 2007
  • Building conclusion: 2012
  • Lot area: 800
  • Built area: 355 sq. mt
  • Architectural Design: Danilo Matoso Macedo [MGS]
  • Collaboration: Angela Nemer, Simone Fonseca and Viviane Berlim
  • Structure: Marcello Usai
  • Electric and Hydraulic Design: Vanderlei Barbosa de Freitas – Projet
  • Contractor: Cláudio B. Medeiros. Collaboration: Genicio Menezes F. da Silva
  • Photographs: Joana França
  • Software used: AutoCAD 2006-2012


Sala de Eventos Primavera in Florianopolis, Brazil by BIO arquiteturapaisagem

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Article source: BIO arquiteturapaisagem

Supra tropical wooden structure – Angelim Stone and the rest wood pine forest planted ilhotis autoclaved.

The cover is made ​​behind a system that allows webs coated with an organic layer of 10cm where grass was grown.

Image Courtesy BIO arquiteturapaisagem


The Fazenda Boa Vista golf clubhouse in Brazil by Isay Weinfeld

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Article source: Isay Weinfeld

Fazenda Boa Vista is a 750-hectare residential and hospitality complex located in Porto Feliz, 100 km away from the city of São Paulo, in Brazil. It comprises a Fasano Hotel, private villas, spa (under construction), kids club, sports center (tennis and multi-sports courts), petting zoo, two 18-hole golf courses, golf clubhouse, swimming pool, equestrian center (clubhouse + competition track + stalls + paddock + vet facilities + storage), and 242-hectare woods punctuated with inumerous lakes.

General view

  • : Isay Weinfeld, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project: The Fazenda Boa Vista golf clubhouse
  • : Brazil
  • : 2012
  • : World Architecture Festival 2012 – Shortlisted
  • : Fernando Guerra


Single Family Residence in Containers in Brazil by Eduardo V. Flores

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Article source: Eduardo V. Flores

The theme of sustainability became mandatory today. Residential, commercial environments, building sites of any scale must be sensitive not only to reuse, as well as the adaptation of materials in use which until then was very different purposes for the construction.
And it was precisely in this spirit of recycling and reuse coupled with countless aesthetic possibilities that this project was prepared.

Image Courtesy Eduardo V. Flores

  • Architects: Eduardo V. Flores
  • Project: Single Family Residence in Containers
  • Location: Brazil (more…)

Cristalino Copper Mine in Canaa dos Carajas, Brazil, by SEI Engenharia

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Article source: Bentley Systems, Incorporated

When Vale, the world’s second largest mining company, planned a $2.6 billion copper plant in northern Brazil, it contracted SEI Engenharia, a design and construction firm based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, to perform front-end loading (FEL) and deliver detailed 3D models. The new mine, which is expected to have a life of 24 years, will produce 16 million tons per annum of run-of-mine with an average annual production of 340,000 tons of copper concentrate. Once in production, it will help address the deficit of copper production in the Brazilian domestic market.

Image Courtesy SEI Engenharia

Image Courtesy SEI Engenharia

One of the challenges of this project was to prepare the basic engineering (i.e., the FEL 3) as 3D models. Vale wanted to use the 3D models to advance the study of key concepts prior to their integration into the detailed design plan, as well as give plant operations staff the opportunity to provide early input during the detailed design phase. At the same time, the models would accelerate project execution by shortening design review sessions and approval processes.

Image Courtesy SEI Engenharia

“From the beginning of the project we also needed to work with plant operations information to improve planning, including the use of schedule simulation in Bentley Navigator, to plan and save resources,” explained Rafael de Santiago Silva, CAD manager at SEI Engenharia.

As a long-term user of Bentley software, SEI Engenharia engaged Bentley Institute to train a multidisciplinary design team of engineers to use MicroStation, Bentley Architecture, Structural Modeler, InRoads, and Bentley Navigator to model infrastructure, concrete structures, steel structures, substations, and industrial installations in 3D.

Image Courtesy SEI Engenharia

Using these tools, SEI Engenharia’s design team developed several simulated 3D plant layouts, including options showing different internal and external access roads; these layouts helped Vale identify the optimal plant layout design that required the least enterprise investment; for example, they could quickly compare the environment, cost, and construction times associated with various plans. The result was the production of an initial mine layout followed by a master plan – mapped out in 3D–complete with a timetable for execution.

 Streamlining Collaboration and Review Cycles

 Using Bentley Architecture, Structural Modeler, and MicroStation, SEI Engenharia developed 3D models quickly and efficiently and published them via i-models. These i-models, which are containers for exchanging precision 2D and 3D engineering information, gave Vale direct access to the underlying design data down to individual component details with complete accuracy. Vale had two ways to view i-models using Bentley Navigator or downloading them through FTP into Bentley View for deeper analysis.

Image Courtesy SEI Engenharia

“Replacing the usual design drawings with i-models as the project ‘deliverables’ was a breakthrough in the relationship with the client. For example, everyone could analyze designs to any level of detail and send and receive comments electronically.” i-models also accelerated client review cycles. “The design review sessions grew shorter since everyone had made comments directly in the i-model. This accelerated the approval of the project,” said Santiago Silva. Because safety and operational engineers could review the 3D models during audit review meetings, the final design was also safer; for example, using Bentley Navigator, they could review these models in detail, redline them, and check for inconsistencies throughout the design process.

Image Courtesy SEI Engenharia

 Bentley software enabled SEI Engenharia to develop detailed 3D models and facilitate a streamlined collaboration process, ensuring that Vale ended up with an optimal, detailed, and safer plant design–on time and within budget. The integrated workflow enabled by the software also saved SEI Engenharia approximately 5,100 man-hours and reduced FEL costs for the customer by US$400,000. And by using i-models as their main deliverable type, they completed the project with 80 percent fewer large-scale drawings created using plotters–a real cost saver.

In addition to significantly shortening the time spent on design engineering, using Bentley software and i-models increased the quality and accuracy of designs. And because the team had a single, integrated model providing 3D visualization of the entire project, SEI Engenharia was able to reduce construction time, save on labor and rework costs, and minimize the need to create costly printed documentation. Most importantly, the increased accuracy and improved review cycle meant time and cost savings were achieved while increasing construction and plant operational safety.

Image Courtesy SEI Engenharia

 Developed by Bentley, i-models (containers for open infrastructure information exchange), enable the precision sharing of engineering data without loss of accuracy. Bentley i-models are information rich, including 2D and 3D geometry, from lines and arcs to surfaces, solids, and meshes. i-models also contain business properties and data, provenance(knowledge of its origin and evolution–essentially its i-model change history), the state of the information when the i-model was published, and the purpose for which it was created. Lastly, Bentley i-models store information reliably, using digital rights management to secure access and reuse permissions, and digital signatures to validate and verify an i-model’s status.

Livraria Da Vila in São Paulo, Brazil by Isay Weinfeld

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Article source: Isay Weinfeld

The Livraria da Vila is the result of the refurbishment of a two-story house, built on a very narrow plot in São Paulo.

From start, it was clear an open plan was needed, as to better arrange products and circulation. For that reason, significant structural alterations were performed to the existing building, such as the incorporation of metal parts that would make it possible to displace the pillars to the outer sections of the building, and reinforce its foundations.

Livraria Da Vila

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Project: Livraria Da Vila
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Collaborator: Domingos Pascali
  • Project Manager: Monica Cappa
  • Team: Marcelo Alvarenga / Juliana Garcia / Leandro Garcia
  • Date Of Commission: Sept 2006
  • Date Of Completion: Apr 2007
  • Built Area: 790 m²


Issem Headquarters in Santa Catarina, Brazil by N8Studio

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Article source: N8Studio

Man’s well being is obtained through his experiences, relationships and the natural and built environment’s influence. In his daily routine or in a sporadic visit the user/worker must feel comfortable in the space that surrounds him.
The new ISSEM Headquarters is not envisioned as a building in its common sense, but as functional spaces that connect to the natural environment, that places man at the center of nature and allows him to perceive that life quality is intimately connected to the occupied spaces, the connection between interior and exterior, in the act of feeling part of something greater. Integration and communication are the headquarter’s base concepts – integrating man and nature, workers and users, interior and exterior – achieving true sustainability.

Issem Headquarters

  • Architects: N8Studio
  • Project: Issem Headquarters
  • Location: Jaraguá do Sul, SC, Brazil
  • Site Area: 4.400 m2
  • Built Area: 2.400 m2
  • Architects Team: N8studio – João Gabriel de Moura Rosa Cordeiro, Fabio Henrique Faria, Humberto Carta, Thiago Maso
  • Collaborator: Renate Louise Pierotto


Cobogó House in São Paulo, Brazil by Studio mk27

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Article source: Studio mk27

The light of the abundant tropical Sun falls on the white volume of the top floor of the house, penetrating the holes of the hollowed elements and covering the floor of the interior space. Thus, the design of spatialized lace is formed from the shadows and solar rays. The effect is multiplied throughout the ambient, making a construction from the light itself. Throughout the days, throughout the months, the hollowed-out elements take on different forms with the incidence of the sun; at night, this effect once again is transformed; in a continuous process of metamorphosis, its form changes from the light.

Image Courtesy Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Studio mk27
  • Project: Cobogó House
  • Location: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Project Date: January . 2008
  • Completion: May . 2011
  • Site Area: 1365 Sqm
  • Built Area: 1000 Sqm
  • Architect: Marcio Kogan
  • Co-Architect: Carolina Castroviejo
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Vectorworks and 3D max


V4 House in Sao Paulo, Brazil by Studio mk27

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Article source: Studio mk27

With each new project contemporary architecture is forced to optimize spaces and use the maximum of each square meter of the site.  V4 House is a rare anti-example.   Its occupation of the land is very far from the maximum coefficient.  Laws allow for much larger constructions. The solution adopted, however, dialogues with the dimension of the site, formulating an adequate relation between the scale of the construction and the site.

Image Courtesy Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Studio mk27
  • Project: V4 House
  • Location: São paulo . sp . Brazil
  • Project Date: April . 2009
  • Completion:  October . 2011
  • Site area: 653,00 sqm
  • Built area: 1.291,00 sqm
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Vectorworks and 3D max (besides other image editing softwares)


Ecletica Music Center in Nova Prata, Brazil by 0E1 Arquitetos

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Article source: 0E1 Arquitetos

The design for this music school is based upon the creation of two hermetic chambers to house rehearsals inside a large space in a historic building located in Nova Prata, Brasil. The configuration of such boxes turns the residual space into two ambients that, even though are continuous, configure different spaces for different activities.

Image Courtesy Marcelo Donadussi

  • Architects: 0E1 Arquitetos
  • Project: Ecletica Music Center
  • Location: Nova Prata, Brazil
  • Project Design Team: Ana Cristina Castagna, Anna Carolina Manfroi, Gabriel Giambastiani, Mário Guidoux, Pablo Resende
  • Client: EclŽtica Centro de Música
  • Constructor: 0e1 Arquitetos and Local craftsmen
  • Use: Comercial
  • Area: 62m²
  • Photos: Marcelo Donadussi
  • Design Period: 2012
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhinoceros


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