Green steel accents define MMS House in São Paulo by Pascali Semerdjian

Colourful steel windows punctuate the brick facade of this home in São Paulo, recently completed by local firm Pascali Semerdjian Arquitetos. The four-bedroom MMS House was built on a longitudinal lot in São Paulo. It encompasses 411 square metres, built over three storeys and a basement. From the streetfront, the home is protected by an

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Studio MK27 creates minimalist pavilion for Micasa campus in São Paulo

Brazilian firm Studio MK27 has used timber, polycarbonate panels, and white metal sheets to form an austere building for Micasa, a contemporary furniture retailer based in São Paulo. The project, called Micasa Vol C, is located in the city’s Jardins neighbourhood, known for its tree-lined streets and upscale shops. The pavilion is the third building

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Pininfarina brings “dynamism” of car design to first residential tower

Italian design studio Pininfarina has completed its first residential project, a luxury tower in São Paulo that aims to bring the “sportiness and elegance” of its car design to architecture.  The project marks a significant step into architecture for the design studio traditionally being known for its transport projects, including its revamp of the Eurostar fleet. Created for Brazilian property

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The Moenda House By Felipe Rodrigues

Utilizing raw concrete and glass, Felipe Rodrigues has designed a family home and adjoining guest house that stand overlooking the majestic Mantiqueira Mountains in Brazil.
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Perkins+Will places shuttered bedrooms atop pilotis at São Paulo house

Wooden shutters fold open along the length of this Brazilian home’s upper storey, which global architecture firm Perkins+Will raised on thin columns to create a shaded outdoor living space underneath. The Residencia Cidade Jardim in São Paulo comprises a series of perpendicular bars arranged on different levels. Ample outdoor areas are the focal point of

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Studio Guilherme Torres brings “rock ‘n’ roll” atmosphere to São Paulo house

Studio Guilherme Torres has transformed a family home in Brazil into a contemporary pad for a DJ and music producer. It took nearly two years to complete the renovation of MV House, which is located in São Paulo and measures 9,149 square feet (850 square metres). Based locally, Studio Guilherme Torres refurbished the white Spanish colonial style

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Estúdio BRA creates slender urban home for young couple in São Paulo

Brazilian firm Estúdio BRA Arquitetura has designed a compact house for a long and narrow parcel of land, incorporating front and rear courtyards, and a rooftop deck. The Pirajá House occupies a four-by-24-metre lot in the Pinheiros district in São Paulo. Designed for a young couple and their dog, the project entailed razing most of

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Panorama By Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados

The swimming pool inside ‘Panorama’ — a house designed by Brazilian studio Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados — is a giant human aquarium that is the highlight of the home.
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Terra e Tuma creates narrow concrete house for dense area of São Paulo

Brazilian studio Terra e Tuma has designed a slender urban home with concrete block walls and rooms organised around two interior courtyards. The Mipibu House occupies a long, slender lot in a dense neighbourhood in São Paulo. The dwelling is surrounded by low-scale dwellings with red-tiled roofs. “This house represents a very common situation in

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TRIA Arquitectura creates flexible living spaces within compact São Paolo apartment

Brazilian architecture studio TRIA Arquitectura has overhauled a 27-square-metre apartment in São Paolo, with the aim of making the space more adaptable to its tenants. The project was carried out for a client who wanted maximum flexibility built into the scheme, so that the tiny apartment could be moved around to suit the needs of its

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Isay Weinfeld reveals irregularly stacked tower block for São Paulo

Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has designed a tower for São Paulo comprising four irregularly stacked volumes fringed with greenery, which is expected to complete later this year. Construction is already underway on Weinfeld’s mixed use tower, which is positioned in the city’s Jardins area just one block from the main avenue – Avenida Paulista. It was designed for São Paulo-based real estate developer

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Concrete volume appears to rest on glass in Brazilian house by FGMF Arquitetos

Brazilian firm FGMF Arquitetos has built a São Paulo home around a steel frame embedded into a concrete wall, allowing the use of extensive glazing that offers views down a verdant hillside. The narrow Mattos House sits on a slope within the hilly city. A series of three platforms step down from the home’s entrance to

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Plant-filled courtyards create natural enclaves in Brazilian home by AZM Arquitetos

São Paulo firm AZM Arquitetos has built a home in the city that expands onto a verdant lawn, while a series of planted spaces open to the sky continue the greenery through the property. The home is situated in Alto de Pinheiros, a residential district of the large Brazilian city. The architects organised the floor

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São Paulo’s Galeria Millan opens new exhibition gallery with huge sliding doors

Twelve years after designing the Galeria Millan exhibition space in São Paulo, architects Sérgio Kipnis and Fernando Millan have added an annex that reveals its contents to the street. Located in a residential district of the city, Galeria Millan describes itself as one of the most important galleries in Brazil, and has hosted works from artists such More

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Alan Chu adds rehearsal studio with huge doors to the home of a Brazilian actor

Tall translucent doors open two sides of this theatrical rehearsal space created by Brazilian architect Alan Chu for an actor in São Paulo (+ slideshow). Alan Chu designed the 90-square-metre space to mimic a theatre stage, covering the floor in wooden boards and draping the walls in floor-to-ceiling curtains. Tall hinged doors made from translucent polycarbonate sheets open the front and rear of the boxy More

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Sunday Sanctuary:

If you’re asking yourself what could be better than a finding your dream apartment. Well, the answer just may be, three floors of your dream apartment. The geniuses at Studio MK27 have not only created a truly original masterpiece, but a thoughtful space where furniture design classics live in perfect harmony with vast dramatic architecture, all […]

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Casa MS by Studio Arthur Casas features both opaque and transparent facades

Glass walls slides and fold open to completely reveal the living spaces of this house in Brazil by Studio Arthur Casas, allowing residents to look out on their swimming pool and over the golf course beyond (+ slideshow). Casa MS is situated at the Fazenda Boa Vista golf resort, around 100 kilometres west of São Paulo. It was designed by local firm Studio Arthur More

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A Concrete Car Workshop In São Paulo

A solid concrete construction in São Paulo, ‘Tecnomec’ by PAX.ARQ features a car workshop, classes for future car mechanics, and a residential penthouse suite.
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Campana brothers use palm fibre to give hairy texture to São Paulo house

Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana have built a house in São Paulo that is covered in palm fibre to give it a hairy exterior (+ slideshow). Located in the city’s leafy Jardim Paulista neighbourhood, the four-storey house takes its cues from Brazil’s indigenous housing, where fibres from the piassava palm are used to create a shield against the tropical heat. The Campana brothers applied this More

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Triptyque proposes plant-covered Tropical Tower for São Paulo

French-Brazilian firm Triptyque Architecture has designed a residential skyscraper covered in vegetation for São Paulo. Triptyque, which has offices in São Paulo and Paris, proposed the Tropical Tower as part of a 150,000-square-metre masterplan at a university campus in the Brazilian city. Shown as a model, the design features balconies and screens that jut out from More

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Jungle House by Studio MK27 features a rooftop pool with views over a Brazilian rainforest

A swimming pool on the roof of this concrete residence by Brazilian office Studio MK27 sits within the dense canopy of a coastal rainforest in São Paulo state (+ slideshow). Studio MK27 nestled Jungle House within a clearing in the dense vegetation covering the mountainous terrain of Sao Paulo’s coastline. To take full advantage of the scenic landscape, the architects placed the primary living spaces More

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Four concrete towers make up Metro’s BN House in São Paulo

Courtyards, balconies and roof terraces all features in this São Paulo house by local studio Metro, which is made up of four separate but connected concrete towers (+ slideshow). Named BN House, the property is designed to offer plenty of opportunities for residents to make the most of the warm Brazilian climate. As well as More

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Faceted concrete and latticed timber frame Brazilian cultural centre by São Paulo Arquitetura

Slabs of folded concrete give this cultural centre by São Paulo Arquitetura a seemingly impenetrable appearance, but hidden behind its windowless walls are light-filled galleries and a plant-lined gully (+ slideshow). Named Espaço Cultural Porto Seguroto, the “monolith” structure was designed by São Paulo Arquitetura to host a range of exhibitions, workshops, symposiums and parties in the Brazilian More

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RMAA divides concrete residence in São Paulo into daytime and nighttime quarters

This concrete residence in the state of São Paulo is split into a “night floor” and “daytime floor”, designed by architects office RMAA to provide different levels of connection with a forest-facing patio (+ slideshow). São Paulo-based RMAA designed LG House for a one-hectare site bordering the picturesque forest near Bragança Paulista, a commuter town around an hour north of the More

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Narrow São Paulo house rebuilt for an elderly resident by Terra e Tuma

Brazilian office Terra e Tuma has demolished and rebuilt the narrow São Paulo home of an elderly woman to combat numerous problems with structure and sanitation (+ slideshow). Villa Matilde has been the home of Ms Dalva for decades, but it had become severely dilapidated over time. Her son initially wanted to move her elsewhere, but later realised it would More

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A Floating Beach Home In Brazil By SPBR Arquitetos

Architecture studio SPBR Arquitetos created a floating beach home on the Northern coast of São Paulo in Brazil.
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Perforated screens cover the facade of São Paulo apartment block by Studio MK27

Perforated wooden shutters allow the residents of this São Paulo apartment building by Studio MK27 to control the levels of daylight in their living spaces (+ slideshow). The Vertical Itaim building was designed by local firm Studio MK27 for a site in the city’s upmarket Chacara Itaim neighbourhood and contains 10 apartments. Most of these […]

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Triptyque’s marble and glass showroom was designed to “look like an ice cube”

White marble panels on the exterior of this commercial building in São Paulo by French-Brazilian office Triptyque were intended to give it an icy aesthetic that contrasts with its subtropical environment (+ slideshow). The building houses spaces that can accommodate a shop, a showroom or offices, and it is located in an affluent area of São Paulo on […]
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