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Nube Building / Jacobsen Arquitetura

August 15, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

The NUBE building was the first residential tower designed and built by Jacobsen Arquitetura. Unlike previous projects, in which we adapted the facades and interior design concepts to existent structures, in the NUBE building, we had the opportunity to work, from the beginning, on the occupation of the area located in Itaim Bibi, a neighborhood in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

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Fog House / Jirau Arquitetura

August 11, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

Before reading this house, we recommend reading the “Roteiro para Construir no Nordeste” (“Guide to Build in the Northeast”) (1976) by Armando de Holanda. “Let’s start with ample shade, a protective shelter from the sun and rain”.

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Chia Ching House Taifong Golf Club / Álvaro Siza Vieira + Carlos Castanheira

August 10, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

The principal movement in the Game of Golf is a mix of power and elegance, and perfect balance. Expressing the entire process of design and construction of a Building is a common problem. There is something else, beyond the simple technical gesture or response to a brief, be that brief more or less complex. A Project cannot be measured by the first move, even though it is the fundamental move. It has to carry a great deal of energy, a great elegance, even if doing so discretely. An “a posteriori” analysis allows us to discern just how important that first move is, or the attitude, or concept, or something which we don’t find easy to explain.

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Casamirador Savassi Residential Building / Gisele Borges Arquitetura

August 6, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

The CASAMIRADOR Savassi residential building, completed in 2021, is located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, and features boldly designed architecture that stands out in the local landscape. The building has 14 lofts and 24 studios and is spread over nine floors in construction and located on a narrow lot, with a width of 12.7 meters. The challenge of its volumetric mathematics, to respect distances, was one of the factors that influenced non-obvious decisions resulting in architecture created with its own identity.

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Berezowski House / BLOCO Arquitetos

August 4, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

The house is located on an urban plot with a slight slope from the street towards the back of the lot. The entire program was distributed on a single floor that is leveled with the public sidewalk, which generated an intentional outcrop of the pool at the back of the house. The pool occupies almost the entire boundary between the house and the yard at the back of the lot. It was designed with enough dimensions so that one of the residents, who is a swimming teacher, could teach at home.

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Renovation and Extension of Casa da Silveira / Trika Arquitetura

August 2, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

Casa da Silveira was originally designed by Helena in 2000 as a single compact volume – a glass and wood cabin standing on a stone base. Inside the stone base were placed the bedrooms and bathrooms; and above them, the glass prism modulated in plan and height in order to create flexible spaces whose only fixed function is to allow integration with the natural landscape. 

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CRJ House / Sum Architecture

August 1, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

Residential project for a family of 5 people, who likes nature, silence, and peace. The contact and vision of green were fundamental. The Family would like free spaces and a lot of integration between all rooms. Another fundamental item of the project was the presence of art in every corner of the house.

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Minas’ House / MACh Arquitetos

July 28, 2022 Susanna Moreira 0

Casa das Minas is a residential house located in the district of Caieras, near Ouro Preto, a historical city of the 18th century, listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO. Immersed in a densely wooded region, the house resembles a refuge in the forest, although it was built as a permanent residence.