Bloco Arquitetos Renovates A House In Brasília

Attempting to reverse some of the adverse effects created by dense housing in the Plano Piloto blueprint of Brasília, local architecture firm Bloco Arquitetos built an all-white sloping home complete with a small front garden.
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All-white home by Bloco Arquitetos sits on compact plot in Brasília

A sloped roof tops this white house in Brazil’s capital, which architecture studio Bloco Arquitetos built within the initial masterplan for the city. The local firm designed 711H house for a couple with a child and two dogs. Built on the foundations of a single-storey home that had been demolished, it is located in a part of

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Concrete ribs cradle brickwork walls at Bloco Arquitetos’ Brasília residence

Concrete ribs extend across the brick walls of this house on the outskirts of Brasília, Brazil, which Bloco Arquitetos has designed as two pavilion-like structures linked by an outdoor path. Casa Vila Rica is located 40 kilometres away from the centre of the Brazilian capital city on a gentle slope overlooking a valley filled with native vegetation. Bloco Arquitetos designed

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Studio MK27 takes cues from Brazilian modernism for Osler House in Brasília

Brazilian studio Studio MK27 has rotated the top volume of this concrete house in Brasília so it extends out over a narrow swimming pool to rest on a pair of stilts. Osler House is located at top of one of the Paranoá Lake estuaries in Brazil’s capital, which was masterplanned in 1958 by famous modernist architects Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. This prompted

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Brazil’s president flees “ghosts” at his Oscar Niemeyer-designed home

The Brazilian president has moved out of his official residence in Brasília, designed by the late architect Oscar Niemeyer, after sensing “bad energy” and fearing it could be haunted. Michel Temer, 76, and his wife Marcela, 33, have deserted the Palácio da Alvorada, completed by Niemeyer in 1958, because of its spooky atmosphere. “I felt

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Gardens are interspersed through Brasília home by Samuel Lamas

Living spaces at this house near Brasília are contained in a cluster of offset boxes with full-height glazing that faces out onto gardens slotted between them. House 28 was designed by local architect Samuel Lamas for a family looking for a home that would offer an enhanced connection with nature, on a site that is just ten minutes from

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Glazed block cantilevers over reflecting pool at Brasília offices by Mira Arquitetos

A metal and glass volume containing offices rests on a concrete base that encloses a public courtyard at this headquarters for the National Confederation of Municipalities in Brasília. The 10, 488-square-metre office block was designed by São Paulo studio Mira Arquitetos for the independent organisation, which represents local municipalities to Brazil’s federal government and the national

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Brick screens are set into framework of concrete columns and beams at Casa Grid

Bloco Arquitetos has created an extra storey for a family home in Brasília by adding a stilted concrete structure that incorporates panels of perforated brickwork. The local practice designed Casa Grid for a client who had bought a large lot containing an existing property in the Lago Sul neighbourhood of the Brazilian capital. The architects were tasked with adapting and

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Bloco Arquitetos bases geometric Brazilian home on a classic Modernist residence

The cubic construction of this house in Brasília by local studio Bloco Arquitetos reveals the layout of spaces inside and was influenced by a 1930s villa designed by Modernist architect Adolf Loos (+ slideshow). The Paineira House was designed by Bloco Arquitetos for a plot in the Brazilian capital dominated by a 15-metre-tall paineira tree. The house comprises a More

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Dezeen’s A-Zdvent calendar: Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge by Alexandre Chan

Three 60-metre-high arches crisscross the deck of the Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge in Brasília, which provides the letter J in our alphabetical countdown to Christmas. Completed in 2002, the 1,200-metre-long cable-stay bridge was designed by Brazilian architect Alexandre Chan in collaboration with structural engineer Mário Vila Verde. It provides a vehicular and pedestrian crossing over Lake Paranoá between the city […]

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