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Aqwa Corporate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Article source: Foster + Partners

The Aqwa Corporate Project is a Class A commercial office development along the waterfront in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, strategically located at the heart of the Porto Maravilha urban regeneration district. Situated within a landfill zone dating back to the 20th Century, the project is part of an extensive land reclamation in the historic port area of the city. Throughout its history, the area has been integral to the city’s development, and is where choro and samba music was born. The site is also close to the port region of Rio, which has been isolated for many years by the raised ‘Perimetral’ highway. As part of the masterplan, a portion of this route has been demolished, reintegrating the port – which still receives thousands of visitors every year – with the rest of the area. It will also restore parks, squares and other public spaces throughout the district, while rationalising the traffic flow and introducing new retail, commercial and civic spaces to create a vibrant district in the heart of Rio.

Image Courtesy © Nelson Kon

  • Architects: Foster + Partners
  • Project: Aqwa Corporate
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Photography: Nelson Kon
  • Client: Tishman Speyer – TS-19 Participações Ltda
  • Foster + Partners Design Team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, David Summerfield, Juan Frigerio, Pedro Haberbosch, Filomena Russo, Rui Alves, Anthony Cestra, Chris Farmer, Daniel Gaertner, Domingos Garcia, Jai Krishnan, Courtney Hunt, Consuelo Manna, Sebastian Mendez, Alonso De Garay Montero, Elke Pedal, Jorge Pereira, Maro Riga, David Santamaria, Nathan St. John, Anthony Stahl, Jose Vargas-Hidalgo, Francisco Waltersdorfer
  • Collaborating Architect: RAF Arquitetura
  • Landscape Architects: Pamela Burton & Company

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ML House in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Arquipélago Arquitetos

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Article source: Arquipélago Arquitetos 

Located on a rainforest glade of difficult access in the Mountain range of Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, the project of the house was premised on dry methods that provides comfort in a warm and humid environment.

Image Courtesy © Pedro Napolitano Prata

  • Architects: Arquipélago Arquitetos
  • Project: ML House
  • Location: Paraty – RJ, Brazil
  • Photography: Pedro Napolitano Prata
  • Collaborators:
    • Landscape: Lilian Masini
    • Builder: Marcelo Glória
  • Total Area (m2): 140m2
  • Year of Conclusion: 2016

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Premier Flat in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Cité Arquitetura

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Article source: Cité Arquitetura

Important industrial hub located in strategic setting and future Intermodal Railway Center of Rio de Janeiro, Queimados is a rapidly developing city. Like many untapped areas of the Metropolitan Region, it now has a demand for larger and better-quality enterprises. The arrival of a hotel development of the size of Premier Flat is fundamental to anchor the growth that the city is experiencing.

Image Courtesy © Alessandro Giraldi

  • Architects: Cité Arquitetura
  • Project: Premier Flat
  • Location: Queimados, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
  • Photography: Alessandro Giraldi
  • Client: Zoneng Engenharia
  • Team: Daniel Osório, Beatriz Oliveira, Luiz Felippe Calçado, Thiago Marques, Beatriz Aguiar, Zander Vasques, Felipe Andrade, Thiago Pessoa, Celso Rayol, Fernando Costa
  • Managers: Leticia Burkardt, Lúcia Andrezo
  • Landscape Architecture: Harumi e Zayas Paisagismo
  • Site Area: 996,12 m²
  • Built Area: 9.086,31 m²
  • Rooms: 156 units
  • Project year: 2013
  • Year of construction: 2016

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Casa Portobello in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil by Tripper Arquitetura

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Article source: Tripper Arquitetura 

The project starts from the interlocution between a topography that, concomitantly, shapes and is shaped by architecture. Conceived by the architect Marcelo Moura, from the Rio de Janeiro office Tripper Arquitetura, the residence is composed of a succession of overlapping plans, each one starting from the encounter with the ground to launch itself in cantilever, a fact that ends up establishing a double condition: The house is contiguous to the land, providing a perception of single-storey house on all floors, while the floors become slabs in suspension, that is, terraces in height. Through them, the architectural proposition approaches the tradition of the great Brazilian colonial house – the house surrounded by the generous porch. These solariums and balconies are the intermediation between the intimate spaces of the house and the exuberant natural landscape that surrounds it.

Image Courtesy © Denilson Machado – MCA Estudio

  • Architects: Tripper Arquitetura
  • Project: Casa Portobello
  • Location: Mangaratiba, Rio de Janeiro – Brasil
  • Photography: Denilson Machado – MCA Estudio
  • Software used: SketchUp, V-Ray,  Autocad
  • Team: Marcelo de Souza Moura (author), Fabio Barbosa (architect), Gabriela Perez Chaves (architect), Mariana Santiago (architecture intern – illustration)
  • Architect: Marcelo de Souza Moura (author)
  • Contractor: Driannus Engenharia

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The LRF Apartment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Paula Martins Arquitetura, Interiores e Detalhamento

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: Paula Martins Arquitetura, Interiores e Detalhamento

This old four bedroom apartment has been completely remodelled according to the wishes of a family with two kids who enjoy entertaining friends in an informal atmosphere. To accomplish this family had one wall in the kitchen area demolished, and to make it easier to maintain covered most of the others in wallpaper. Wooden pieces of furniture in the living room provide an air of cosiness to the property, and the coffee table was specially made out of a unique wooden tree trunk, bringing some rusticity to the room. The wallpaper used in the kitchen, in a citric green stripe pattern, adds a nice contrast to the neutral colours in the other rooms. A mirror was placed on one of the walls in order to create the illusion of a bigger kitchen. Glass sliding doors add a sense of privacy when necessary.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Nicolas

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The BWW Apartment in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Paula Martins Arquitetura

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Paula Martins Arquitetura

Located in a very nice area in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this 260 square meter apartment has a complete view of the Guanabara’s Bay. It was purchased by a young couple and fully remodelled according to their wishes and desires. The interior was conceived to create a pleasant atmosphere, in accordance to the owners’ style. The new finishes and pieces of furniture are mostly white and their elegant and contemporary look adorn the room. The BWW apartment is a project that is considerate of the couple’s gatherings during the weekends. It would be perfect for anyone looking to create new dishes and to watch movies with family and friends. In order to make room for those activities, one of the bedrooms was demolished so that the living room could be enlarged. Since the owners also needed a spacious kitchen, it was removed one of its walls to make room for a black quartz table which plays a central role in the room.

Image Courtesy © Pablo Nicolas

  • Architects: Paula Martins Arquitetura
  • Project: The BWW Apartment
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Photography: Pablo Nicolas

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The PI Penthouse in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Paula Martins Arquitetura, Interiores e Detalhamento

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Article source:  Paula Martins Arquitetura, Interiores e Detalhamento

This old three story penthouse has been fully remodelled from a terrible condition, and is now perfect for a family with children. The apartment faces Guanabara’s Bay and comes with an astonishing view of Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf and Christ the Redeemer. Most of the original walls have been demolished and the areas rearranged, creating more open spaces, and meaning each bedroom now has its own en-suite bathroom. The dark interior and heavy atmosphere have been completely replaced by beautiful light and open space. The facades and roof are insulated, and all the outside walls covered with tiles to avoid constant maintenance.

Image Courtesy © Denilson Machado (MCA Estudio)

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Samsung Galaxy Studio at Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by UNStudio

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Article source: UNStudio 

Following an international competition to design the main Samsung showcase at the Olympic Park Pavilion, UNStudio was engaged to develop a design that builds on the brand’s history with the Olympic Games.

Image Courtesy © Joana França

Image Courtesy © Joana França

  • Architects: UNStudio (Ben van Berkel with Wouter de Jonge, Imola Bérczi and Aurélie Hsiao, Olga Kovrikova, Wing Tang Man)
  • Project: Samsung Galaxy Studio at Olympic Park
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Photography: Joana França
  • Client: Samsung Electronics, IT & Mobile Division (Seoul, Korea)
  • Advisors: Overall Project Advisor: Cheil Worldwide
  • Building surface: 1200 sq.m
  • Building volume: 10000 cubic meters
  • Building site: 1000 sq.m
  • Status: Design Competition Winner, Construction Completed for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Gamboa Towers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Girimun

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Article source: Girimun

Gamboa Tower is the latest addition to “Porto Maravilha” and will make its mark with its iconic design character and its contribution for the regeneration of area – now a cluster of derelict sites in the port area of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Image Courtesy © Girimun

Image Courtesy © Girimun

  • Architects: Girimun (Mauro Resnitzky)
  • Project: Gamboa Towers
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Client: Tishman Speyer
  • Size: 53,000 sq mt

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Gamboa Office Suits in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Girimun

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

Article source: Girimun

Nestled within the triangular site of the Gamboa Olimpic Villa is this new low-rise business park of modern office suites units. Adjacent to the listed and restored railway depot warehouses known as “Galpões da Gamboa”. The buildings evolve around open courtyard gardens exposing the heritage warehouses and offering a mix of offices and shop units at ground level, all in pursue of an urban sense of human scale that respects the urban context and inspired the design.

Image Courtesy © Girimun

Image Courtesy © Girimun

 

  • Architects: Girimun
  • Project: Gamboa Office Suites
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Size: 56,000 m2
  • Client: Tishman Speyer
  • Design: Girimun 2013

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