Monthly archives of “March 2014

Paço das Artes

PAÇO DAS ARTES | São Paulo

LOCATION: Avenida da Universidade, 1, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo – SP, 05508-040, Brazil ARCHITECT: unknown DATES: 1970 NOTES: Construction was halted midway through the project due to insufficient funds; as a result unfinished portions of the building flank it. Site Visit: Fri Mar 28 2014 […]

Galeria Leme

NOVO GALERIA LEME | São Paulo

LOCATION: Av Valdemar Ferreira, 130, Sao Paulo – SP, Brazil ARCHITECT: Paulo Mendes da Rocha & Metro Arquitetos DATES: 2011 NOTES: This project is a reconstruction a 2004 structure of the same program built just two blocks away. The original gallery was demolished in late 2011. Site […]

Minhocão

SÃO PAULO ___ Re-imagining Infrastructure

After a failed attempt to swim in the pool at Lina Bo Bardi’s SESC Pompeia (apparently “Open to all the Public” actually means “Open to all the Public*”), a friend and I strolled through Barra Funda over to check out a different sort of pool […]

MuBE - MUSEU BRASILEIRO DA ESCULTURA

MuBE – MUSEU BRASILEIRO DA ESCULTURA | São Paulo

LOCATION: Avenida Europa, 218, Jardins, São Paulo – SP, Brazil ARCHITECT: Paulo Mendes Da Rocha / Burle Marx – Gardens DATES: 1986-1995 NOTES: Site Visit(s): Sun Mar 16, Tues 18 2014  ________________________ Sited in the heavily residential Jardins Paulista neighborhood, this late Paulo Mendes da Rocha […]

IMG_1157_landscape

SÃO PAULO ___ Buildings that Flutter

Sao Paulo’s reputation is not one of great beauty.  In fact, the city’s “ugliness” was one consistent mention amongst the few people I spoke to about the city.   And upon arrival, the reasoning for this attitude became quickly clear.  Sao Paulo is a hard […]

Sao Paulo Traffic

SÃO PAULO ___ Arrival

I arrived at the airport – dazed after the red eye, and focused on finding cash, wifi, and maybe a sim card.  It was only after I had stopped to sort out what my ATM pin code would be on a keypad without letters, that […]

Royal National Theatre

ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE | London

LOCATION: London, England UK [51° 30′ 25.56″ N, 0° 6′ 50.76″ W] ARCHITECT: Denys Lasdun // Haworth Tompkins Ltd DATES: Opened 1976 // 2008-current NOTES: Grade II Listed (1994) Site Visit(s): Mon Feb 03, Tues 04 (Backstage Tour), Weds 12, Thurs 20 (Meeting w/ Paddy Dillon), Thurs 27, Sat Mar 01, Sun […]