Architecture & Design in Brazil: list of the world’s most innovative projects highlights houses in Brazil

Residential projects have become much more than places to live. Angles that seem impossible, unusual materials and shapes are some of the impressive aspects found in the experimental buildings that illustrate the volume two of the book 100 contemporary Architects, launched by the German publisher Taschen.

Besides a project designed by Marcio Kogan in Salvador, Bahia, the list includes three other buildings in Brazil: Casa Acayaba of Marcos Acayaba, which is in Guaruja, on the coast of Sao Paulo, the CF House, the office Bernardes + Jacobsen in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro and the Pier House in Paraty, also in Rio de Janeiro, by Simas and Grinspum.

Casa Acayaba, by Marcos Acayaba (Guaruja, Sao Paulo)

Casa Acayaba, by Marcos Acayaba (Guaruja, Sao Paulo)

"Residencia CF", by Bernardes + Jacobson

"Residencia CF", by Bernardes + Jacobson

The Pier House, by Gabriel Grinspum and Mariana Simas. Set in Saco Do Mamangu, Paraty

The Pier House, by Gabriel Grinspum and Mariana Simas. Set in Saco Do Mamangu, Paraty

The difficult task of selecting the projects came from the historian and economist Philip Jodidio, internationally recognized as one of the most popular authors, when it comes to architecture. “The architects have more freedom to express their ideas and try new concepts in designing homes than in corporate projects. Designing spaces for living has its challenges, for which architects are always looking for innovative solutions – rethinking the way we live our everyday lives is part of the job of designing a home,” says the book description.

via Home and Garden – NEWS – The 100 houses the worlds most innovative.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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