Photography by Alex Profit
The beaches of Brazil must be counted as among the best in the world. Canada-based photographer Blake Smith strolled along Ipanema, Leblon, Copacabana and others in Rio with his trusty Nikon in hand photographing the beach scenes in 1978. source : trend land
In the Brazilian city of São Paulo, Studio MK27 has completed the design of ‘Ramp House’, a residential dwelling connected — as the name suggests — by a 25 meter incline. A sloping walkway links the living room at ground level with the bedrooms on the story above. This gradient also forms what the design team refers to as an ‘architectural promenade’ and allows the adjacent space to be observed from a number of different perspectives. SOURCE : Designboom
Piselli, the new garden restaurant in Sao Paulo
by Christel Caulet // Food
Piselli, the new garden restaurant in Sao Paulo. Here is the latest architectural creation by Parisian Eric Carlson and his office CARBONDALE in Paris & Sao Paulo : the high-end culinary establishment, Piselli. This new restaurant is situated in the heart of one of Sao Paulo’s most renowned interior public spaces, the central plaza within the Iguatemi Faria Lima building. The 3,000 square meter 4-story high Main Plaza was itself also recently transformed by CARBONDALE into a luxurious volume lined in travertine stone, naturally illuminated by a structurally avant-garde sculptural skylight, and punctuated by a lush pixelized stepping central garden.
The building holds the new headquarters of Grupo Galpão, one of the most important companies on the Brazilian theatrical scene, and also the Galpão Cine Horto cultural center, which focuses on research, training and stimulating theatrical creation. The solution of the green facades comes from a successful experiment already performed in Mach Architect’s office which served to filter the sun into the work areas. The theater is the core of the building, surrounded by transparent and ventilated spaces covered by the skin of bamboo trees.
This two-storey residential property in São Paulo features a permeable ground floor that can be presented in a variety of configurations using movable panels. Designed by Marcio Kogan‘s architectural practice studio MK27, ‘tetris house’ is contained within a wooden box that shelters the washroom, the stairs, and a large dining room that opens towards the ample garden at the rear of the plot. source : design boom
As though suspended from the trees of the affluent Joá neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro, the chapel’s rectangular glass structure emanates a mystical orange glow. Actually built on stilts, the vertical wooden louvered structure fitted over the glass lets in just enough sunlight, as well as a sliced view onto the luxuriant tropical surroundings, while keeping the interiors cool. The 43m2 structure converges at the altar, its narrowest point, backed by a glass wall looking out onto the ocean, reinforcing its celestial ambiance.
Read more at http://www.wallpaper.com/gallery/architecture/cutting-edge-religious-architecture-around-the-world/17056591#114075#gvPw1BgRB5jJBPwh.99
Brazilian agency WMcCann has designed a creative series of beer can packaging for beer company Conti Bier.
The cans are features a cheeky indicator that allows customers to know when their beer is perfectly chilled.
Featuring an image of a sexy pin-up girl in a white tube dress, the dress gradually fades to reveal her underwear, when it reaches the right temperature. source : designtaxi
Brazilian Marcio Kogan of Studio MK27 presents one of his newest residences located in the countryside on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, the ‘redux house’. Two thin parallel concrete planes stretch over a gently curving topography acting as floor and roof, floating slightly above the terrain. The large rectangular footprint provides a 360-degree experience within and around the home, with a large concrete mass perpendicularly projecting out into the site containing the pool. Wthin the framing elements indoor and outdoor space are separated only by a transparent operable glass membrane that slides to connect the two states. via designboom
The Brazilian architecture firm of Felipe Hess has designed this bright and spacious apartment located in a 1960’s modernist building in São Paulo for its owner, a young actor who lives alone. With the brief calling for a spacious, open and clean-cut space, the designers decided to tear down almost every wall and unify all social areas. One of its unique features is a 10-meter-long table that runs along one side of the loft-like space, serving different purposes at different points (functioning as a cooking table and office desk with inlaid power plugs and dining table). The apartment’s private areas, comprising a master bedroom with bathroom and closet and a small toilet for visitors, are separated by a large white wall. Reflecting the owner’s occupation, a special area has been created opposite the kitchen for rehearsing plays, simply furnished with a few chairs and amply lit with natural light. via Yatzer
Oscar Niemeyer is at the centre of another tribute, this time for his work on the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Organised by the Mission of Brazil to the UN Niemeyer’s drawings took centre stage during a ceremony last week at the Secretariat Building that he helped design. The drawings are part of the original archives of Fundação Oscar Niemeyer and currently nominated to be included in the international registry of UNESCO’s MOW (Memory of the World) cultural preservation program.
Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (sixth from left) served on the Board of Design for the United Nations’ HQ in New York in the 1940s, along with nine other international architects, including Le Corbusier (second from left). Courtesy of the United Nations Archives.
Alta’ armchair, by Oscar Niemeyer, 1971. Niemeyer’s pieces have rarely been issued since the 1970s, and these designs were almost only sighted as vintage specimens at auction.