Bjarke Ingels meets Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro to “change the face of tourism in Brazil”

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has met Brazil‘s president Jair Bolsonaro as part of a visit to investigate developing a tourism masterplan for the northeast region of the country. Bolsonaro met Ingels, described as “the most important architect of today”, earlier this week as part of a trip with investors from Mexican company Nômade Group. “The President […]

Cracked floors and weathered wood feature in minimal São Paulo shoe store

Brazilian firm MNMA has used render, wood panelling, and limestone to complete the minimal aesthetic of this shoe shop in São Paulo. The studio overhauled a concrete structure in the Brazilian city to create the retail space for local company Selo, which specialises in handmade shoes. The white cement exterior and pale tones of the […]

Bernardo Richter arranges his brickwork house in Brazil around a courtyard

Architect Bernardo Richter took cues from a holiday home by Alvar Aalto when designing this brick house in Curitiba, Brazil. Courtyard House is located in a residential condominium in the Brazilian city. Richter, the founder of Brazilian studio Arquea Arquitetos built the one storey, 250 square-metre residence for himself. Richter designed the property to reference […]

Studio MK27 envelopes interior of a São Paulo apartment with wooden slats

Basalt floors and wood panelled ceilings and walls cover this São Paulo apartment designed by local practice Studio MK27. Flat 12 was designed for a family with three kids that enjoys entertaining guests. Their previous residence was decorated differently to Studio MK27’s typical aesthetic, so they worked together to find a style that suited them […]

Bruno Rossi designs “floating pavilion” for Brazilian lake

Brazilian studio Bruno Rossi has built a delicate pavilion by a lake with wooden brises to control wind flow. Bruno Rossi‘s 80-square-metre pavilion is built on a deck that extends over a dam in Santo Antonio de Posse, Brazil.  It was erected to provide shade and to expand the space of the existing platform, used […]

SuperLimão teams bold colours and historic elements in a São Paulo apartment

Exposed pipes painted pastel tones and a burnt pink ceiling are among the details Brazilian studio SuperLimão added during the renovation of an apartment in downtown São Paulo. RF Apartment is located inside the modernist Saint Honoré Building building, completed in 1958 by Brazilian architect Artacho Jurado. The local studio designed the renovation for a […]

Angular roof tops concrete garden annex for São Paulo home

Brazilian firm Reinach Mendonça Architects Associados has added a geometric concrete pavilion to a family home in São Paulo, offering a place for reading and entertaining. PK Residence Annex is built on the property of a residence in the Brazilian city, which is complete with a separate concrete volume attached to a garage for barbequing. […]

Pivoting wood doors soften São Paulo apartment by Nildo José Architects

Swivelling wooden walls and a steel I-beam are among the ways that Brazilian studio Nildo José Architects has created partitions in this overhauled São Paulo apartment. GM Apartment is a two-bedroom unit in a condominium tower, located in the city‘s Vila Madalena neighbourhood, which was revitalised for a businessman. Original green tiles floors and exposed […]

Oscar Niemeyer’s Tea House in Brasília gets refresh by Bloco Arquitetos and Equipe Lamas

Design firms Bloco Arquitetos and Equipe Lamas used a mix of warm and cool materials in their refurbishment of a visitor centre in Brasília, designed by the late architect Oscar Niemeyer in the 1970s. The project, called the Revitalisation of Oscar Niemeyer’s Tea House, is located in the planned city of Brasília, which is the […]

Dark walls conceal bright interiors within Casa de Lata by Saeurmartins

A verdant courtyard lies at the heart of this inward-facing, dark grey dwelling by Brazilian studio Saeurmartins, which was designed for a couple who love vintage cars. The Casa de Lata is located on a lush site in the small town of Canela, where the climate ranges from clear, blue skies to cold, foggy weather. […]

Studio Arthur Casas perches RS Apartment above Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema beach

Brazilian architecture firm Studio Arthur Casas chose minimal finishes for this holiday apartment on Rio de Janeiro‘s waterfront to enhance its ocean and mountains views. RS Apartment is a five-bedroom apartment in the Brazilian city with views of Sugarloaf Mountain on one side, and a vista of the Atlantic Ocean and its dotted barrier islands […]

SuperLimão creates sunken taproom and beer garden for Brazilian brewery

Gabion walls, laminated wood and concrete were used to form this cave-like beer hall in southeastern Brazil, which was designed by SuperLimão Studio to minimise energy usage. Toca do Urso – the Portuguese term for “bear lair” – is located in Ribeirão Preto, a city in southeastern Brazil with a hot climate. The project entailed […]

Minimal black and white Brazilian home by Estúdio BG draws on Bauhaus concepts

Chunky black steelwork frame the sparsely furnished spaces inside this house in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil designed by architecture firm Estúdio BG. Called RP House, the simple, two-storey residence comprises black steelwork and simple white volumes that are stacked atop each other with a roof terrace at the top. São Paulo studio Estúdio BG came up with […]

Eight São Paulo apartment renovations that make the most of their Brazilian heritage

We’ve rounded up eight overhauled São Paulo apartments that show off Brazilian architecture talent, including a home for an illustrator and a renovated 1950s residence. Oscar Freire Apartment by Claudia Bresciani and Júlia Risi A clear folding door inside this apartment by architects Claudia Bresciani and Júlia Risi allows the client, an illustrator, to enjoy […]

Casa Bibilioteca by Atelier Branco is a philosopher’s retreat in the Atlantic Rainforest

Brazilian studio Atelier Branco has completed a glass house among a rainforest in São Paulo with a rooftop terrace for the resident “to read and smoke a cigar looking at the stars”. Photograph by Gleeson Paulino The local architecture practice designed Casa Bibilioteca, which translates as Library House, in São Paulo’s Vinhedo municipality. It was […]

Studio Arthur Casas tops sprawling NVD House in Brazil with putting green

The residents of this house in São Paulo, designed by local architecture firm Studio Arthur Casas, can bathe in a cantilevered swimming pool and play golf on the roof. NVD House by Studio Arthur Casas is a three-storey home in the Brazilian city’s luxury golf course community, Quinta da Baroneza, which also contains lakes, forests, […]

Rua 141 and Rafael Zalc make efficient use of space within renovated São Paulo apartment

Brazilian studios Rua 141 and Zalc Architecture turned an outdoor terrace into a glazed dining room while renovating this São Paulo apartment. Encompassing 70 square metres, the AK Apartment was designed for a 30-year-old woman who loves entertaining friends. The dwelling contains a bedroom, an office and two bathrooms, along with an open-plan area for […]

São Paulo studios of Brazilian architects including Paulo Mendes da Rocha captured in photos

Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha is captured at work in this photoset by photographer Marc Goodwin, which offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of 20 architecture offices in São Paulo. The São Paulo series is the latest in Goodwin’s project to document architecture studios in cities across the world, following recent trips to workplaces Mexico City, […]

FGMF Arquitetos stacks white Casa Neblina on sloping São Paulo plot

Brazilian studio FGMF Arquitetos has designed this white house in the suburbs of São Paulo to feature stilted volumes atop a glazed living room with views of an infinity pool. Casa Neblina is two-storey residence built on a grassy hill in the Brazilian city’s Iatiba neighbourhood, which known for its lush nature, rugged terrain and […]

Two shipping containers contain a micro home furnished with Nendo

Brazilian architect Marilia Pellegrini has unveiled Casa Container in São Paulo, a micro home inside two shipping containers filled with Nendo furniture. Pellegrini designed the 18-square-metre show home to demonstrate that recycled shipping containers can be disguised and used for high-end housing. The architect referenced modern, minimalist Japanese design with Casa Container’s interiors, citing Muji […]

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