Thames & Hudson
New Brazilian House
Brazil is full of energy, creativity and originality. Amid the glamorous beaches and tropical vegetation, a new generation of architects are establishing a global reputation with houses and hotels that combine a bold contemporary aesthetic with a uniquely Brazilian sensibility
Here are new takes on indoor–outdoor living, beautifully crafted local materials and original elements such as indoor gardens or integrated courtyards, and a mastery of natural light. These qualities build upon the potent legacy of Brazilian modernist design, which includes figureheads such as Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi and Robert Burle Marx, and is represented today by such luminaries as Marcio Kogan, Isay Weinfeld and Arthur Casas.
From São Paulo and Rio to the coastal towns of Paraty and Ilhabela, the locations cover a diverse range of projects, from stunning city homes to country retreats and tempting coastal escapes. Featuring iconic projects by Marcos Acayaba and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, together with homes by designers such as Fernanda Marques, Guilherme Torres and André Piva, New Brazilian House reflects the vitality and verve of Brazil’s architecture and design today.
* > Dominic Bradbury is a design writer who writes for numerous publications, including House & Garden, The Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times andWallpaper*. His books include Mediterranean Modern, The Iconic House, New Natural Home and The Iconic Interior.
Richard Powers (Photographs by) is an interiors photographer whose work appears regularly in magazines and newspapers around the world, as well as in a number of Thames & Hudson publications, including, most recently, Living Modern, The Iconic Houseand The Iconic Interior.
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