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 […]

Folding white latticework enlivens moody São Paulo apartment by NJ+

A stark white latticework volume conceals kitchen cabinets and a bathroom in this São Paulo apartment, designed by local architecture studio NJ+. Called Dendê Duratex House, the 155-square-metre studio apartment is laid out as an open-plan L-shaped space. It comprises a bedroom at one end and a lounge at the other with a kitchen in […]

White concrete shutters front Brazilian university building

A covered street cuts through this new university campus building in northern Brazil designed by Rede Arquitetos, Croquis Projetos and Neudson Braga, providing a shaded and breezy area for students to socialise between classes. The building expands the Universidade Federal do Ceará‘s (UFC) campus in the Brazilian town of Crateús with classrooms, laboratories, offices and […]

Laurent Troost Architects folds weathered steel roof over concrete house in Brazilian Amazon

Brazilian firm Laurent Troost Architects has built a concrete house in the Amazon, featuring outdoor living areas and a swimming pool that are elevated above the dense tropical forest surrounds. The property called Casa Campinarana is located in Manaus, a town in northwestern Brazil along the Negro and Amazon rivers. Laurent Troost designed the two-storey […]

Solo Arquitetos builds Brazilian holiday home Casa do Lago using reclaimed bricks and local stones

Brazilian firm Solo Arquitetos sourced red-hued stones from a local quarry and repurposed bricks from a defunct factory to build this vacation home near Brazil‘s Paranapanema river. The holiday home is located in Alvorada do Sul, a small municipality roughly 500 kilometres from São Paulo. The owners previously owned a factory, which was demolished and provided […]

Saito Arquitetos updates apartment in modernist São Paulo building

Brazilian firm Saito Arquitetos has reorganised an apartment set in São Paulo‘s historic Conjunto Nacional building around a large wooden box. Saito Arquitetos was enlisted to transform a couple’s flat within Conjunto Nacional, a 25-storey mixed-use building completed in 1956 by architect David Libeskind. The owners chose the 250-square-metre unit due to the modernist building’s […]

MAPA hides prefab Minimod Curucaca in Brazilian forest

Architecture studio MAPA and its prefabricated building company Minimod have completed this residence in Brazil, using black walls and a green roof to help blend in with its remote woodland surrounds. The Brazil- and Uruguay-based firm designed the residence called Minimod Curucaca for a forest clearing in the Curcaca Valley, which is located in a mountainous region of southern Brazil. Forming the […]

Perkins+Will incorporates biophilic design principles into Ribeirão Preto Residence in Brazil

Retractable glass walls, wooden screens and a verdant green roof are among the features that global firm Perkins+Will has included in this family dwelling to offer a strong connection to nature. Designed by Perkins+Will‘s studio in São Paulo, the residence is located in Ribeirão Preto, a city in southeast Brazil. The dwelling is meant to serve […]

Studio MK27 completes slender Catuçaba house off-the-grid on Brazil farm

Screens made from eucalyptus run along the front of this long and thin prefab residence, which São Paulo firm Studio MK27 has completed on a farm tucked into the rolling hills of Catuçaba, Brazil. The Catuçaba house is built on a remote site located 1,500 metres above sea level, in an agricultural area midway between Brazilian […]

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