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New Brazilian House

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by Dominic Bradbury, Richard Powers (Photographer)
 

Presents a range of beautiful and original Brazilian houses building on the country’s potent legacy of modernist tropical architecture
Brazil is a country blessed with natural beauty and the buzz of megalopolises and resorts. Amid glamorous beaches and lush tropical vegetation, contemporary Brazilian architects are establishing a global reputation through

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Presents a range of beautiful and original Brazilian houses building on the country’s potent legacy of modernist tropical architecture
Brazil is a country blessed with natural beauty and the buzz of megalopolises and resorts. Amid glamorous beaches and lush tropical vegetation, contemporary Brazilian architects are establishing a global reputation through house and hotel design that combines a bold contemporary aesthetic with a uniquely Brazilian sensibility.
Organized into three sections— "Town," "Country," and "Coast" —the carefully selected houses presented here offer new takes on indoor–outdoor living, beautifully crafted local materials, and a mastery of natural light. The locations range from stunning city homes to country retreats and tempting coastal escapes in cities including Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro. Featuring work 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.

Editorial Reviews

Metropolis
“Not just a retrospective of Oscar Niemeyer and Lina Bo Bardi. Each section of the lavishly illustrated book shows that the vitality and flair of the Brazilian people are alive and well in its architecture—and that it's not just an urban luxury.”
Interior Design
“Impressive.”
Florida Design
“From São Paolo and Rio to the coastal towns of Paraty and Ilhabela, from city homes to country retreats and seaside escapes, these pages reflect the vitality of Brazil's architecture and design today.”
Architectural Digest
“Explores 25 recent projects by the country’s contemporary visionaries—Isay Weinfeld, Arthur Casas, and Marcio Kogan, and among them—showing how they have fashioned their own idiom, one that embraces rectilinear forms and organic materials.”
Palm Beach Daily News
“Chronicles distinctive modernist architecture.”
Protoview
“Will be as useful to landscape architects and designers as home architects and designers.”
New Brazilian House
“A thoughtful and informative tour of some of Brazil’s most provocative contemporary houses.”
Library Journal
08/01/2014
This catalog of 25 contemporary Brazilian houses is a useful introduction to what Bradbury (Mediterranean Modern) deems a new period in the country's architecture. The text notes how the homes draw inspiration from the country's rich modernist design history and varied geography. Brief, illustrated descriptions of seven iconic Brazilian residences set the scene and provide a ready reference for the work of the modern architects who influenced the contemporary designers featured later in the book. The narratives and photographs of the contemporary structures are divided into three categories: town, country, and coast. Two-page accounts cover the architects' intentions and clients' desires for each house, the historical, geographic, and design context, and bring attention to the materials used in construction, the art on display, or the furniture designers. Newly commissioned color photographs showcase features of each house and the lush interior courtyards, gardens, or surrounding landscape. Although the text adequately depicts the houses, floor plans would have been helpful in understanding the architects' innovative spatial arrangements. Nevertheless, this is a thoughtful and informative tour through some of Brazil's most provocative contemporary houses. VERDICT Of appeal to architects, interior designers, and the design conscious.—Amy Trendler, Ball State Univ. Libs., Muncie, IN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500517338
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
06/17/2014
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
1,340,123
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 10.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Dominic Bradbury is a design writer.

Richard Powers is an architectural and interiors photographer.

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New Brazilian House 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Chelsea1967 More than 1 year ago
This book arrived and i was instantly thrilled. Excellent photos, alive with color, light and realism. (None of this overly artsy grain or sepia tint that clouds certain design books, in my opinion.) The book is a walk in the sunshine. There is a great selection of homes with a very good mix of Mid-century Modern influences. The copy is ample without being overdone, and explanatory. Even the dimensions of the book, the hardcover (as opposed to lovely dust jacket) and inside titles are whimsically Brazilian, with a hint of fifties and sixties Bossa Nova, making it a great gift choice. I purchase my fair share of design books. New Brazilian House ranks high in my collection. The choice of photos is just about right - wide shots and details. And the captions credit many though not all of the pictured objects. There is no index, but there is a modest Directory. Mid-century Modern is a favorite style of mine - so my praise is effusive. That being said, New Brazilian House is a gorgeous book. I hope this was helpful. I hope you buy the book.