New Brazilian House

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Dominic Bradbury

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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.

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Weight 1596 g
Dimensions 24.5 x 26.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 April 2014
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.5 x 26.1 cm
Weight 1596 g
Dominic Bradbury is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. He is the author of many books on the subject, including Mountain Modern, New Brazilian House, Vertical Living, Mid Century Modern Complete, The Iconic Interior, Mediterranean Modern, New Natural Home and The Iconic House, all published by Thames & Hudson.