The entire house is designed to face the expansive backyard, where a pool stretches for 82 feet.
Terra e Tuma designed the house to blend with the subtly sloping landscape.
As any Carioca will tell you, "You must go to Rio." And when you’re in Rio, these are the key places to go, things to do, and views to take in.
Its simple, open layout centers around the kitchen and dining room where large sliding doors open the dining table to the outdoors.
What the simply shaped home lacks in geometric grandeur it makes up for in indoor-outdoor magic.
Designed for a young couple, the one-room home was optimized in every possible way, from daily living to entertaining to relaxation.
Because the owner only uses the flat to sleep, Casa 100 designed the home to be more like a hotel.
The São Paulo apartment prioritizes an open layout, natural light, and the controlled use of color.
Designed by local practice Fernanda Marques Arquitetos Associados, the home in question is all the more impressive because it’s actually an apartment.
The home is arranged as two pavilions linked by an elevated concrete walkway.
While the home is filled with all manner of furniture styles, artwork, and personal artifacts, it never feels precious.
Furnishings also take on an industrial look, featuring lighting in galvanized steel tubes, plus steel shelving and kitchen cabinetry.
This gorgeous home is Brazilian-modern to the max, from the elegant pilotis to furniture by greats like Sergio Rodrigues—hailed as the father of Brazilian furniture design.
With pristine white surfaces accented by luxuriant wood in parts, and windows covered in a geometric grid of iron grills, the otherwise minimalist four-bedroom boasts bold details that breathe new, contemporary life into the residence.
In 2009, a Brazilian businessman snapped up an ailing piece of Rio de Janeiro’s architectural history. On January 15, it will reopen for business.
What brilliant person would have ever thought to place a conversation pit in a house set in the jungle? That would be the folks at Studio MK27, the São Paulo-based firm led by Marcio Kogan.
Developed by French entrepreneur Alexandre Allard, the Cidade Matarazzo-sited hotel boasts Pritzker prize-winning Jean Nouvel as an architect and French design bigwig Philippe Starck as its designer.
It’s hard to decide what to be more in awe of in this São Paulo penthouse: the cavernous space itself, with dramatic city views and entire walls of shelves, or the owners’ fetching collection of furniture, art, and objects.
The logo was designed by Brazilian graphic designer Fred Gelli and his design studio Tátil after beating out nearly 140 other proposals.
More than 30 countries have opened official themed residences at prime, often historically and culturally significant locations throughout the city.
The duo behind their namesake firm Yabu Pushelberg were tasked with transforming a former athletic center from the 1960s into something "hip, modern and truly Canadian."
South American firm MAPA has unveiled two new prefab modular homes. The modular designs each feature five units, but the final results are quite different.
Copenhagen-based studio Henning Larsen Architects has created a pavilion on Rio de Janierio’s Ipanema Beach titled "Heart of Denmark" meant to act as a gathering place for athletes, fans, and tourists, as well as to promote the country itself.
Working with a limited budget, Brazilian filmmaker and director of Rio’s show Fernando Meirelles chose to invest in a powerful, versatile projection system. The results are mesmerizing as they are impressive.
In honor of the Rio Olympics, Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra recently unveiled a whopping 190-meter-long mural in the city’s port district. And it is stunning.
The Olympic host city is perhaps best known for its breathtaking landscape and dreamy beaches, but any visitor to Rio will also be stunned by its vast array of elaborate, vibrant street art. Here’s a taste.
This incredible timelapse video shows some of Rio de Janiero’s most iconic cityscapes in ultra high definition.
While some 500,000 tourists are expected to descend on Rio, for the rest of us, there’s Instagram.
Located in the affluent Leblon neighborhood, the boxy, seven-story, sustainable structure features many of Meier’s signature details, including white concrete, generous glazing, an open plan, metal railings, and clean, sharp geometries.
Since 2015, Google’s been working to put Rio’s favelas on the map—literally—to get the streets and businesses of 700-plus neighborhoods onto Google Maps, which up until a few years ago were cartographic holes on the internet.
The Youth Arena will host women’s basketball competitions as well as modern pentathlon fencing and wheelchair fencing events. In order to accommodate three separate events, the architects were faced with the task of creating a versatile and flexible space that could easily—and quickly—be adapted and transformed.