Ana Luiza Daltro

Browsing through the real estate ads of newspapers and magazines published in São Paulo leads to the conclusion that multipurpose buildings are the latest trend in this city, the largest in Brazil and South America. ArchiExpo e-Magazine outlines three iconic yet different examples of this.  Mirador Oscar Freire  This...

March—The southern Brazilian city of Bento Gonçalves hosted Movelsul, the biggest furniture exhibition in Latin America, parallel to which the exhibition Prêmio Salão Design took place. ArchiExpo e-Magazine spoke to three of the top designers:   Wood with a Pinkish Tone   Designers Mariana Betting Ferrarezi and Roberto...

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While studying at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japanese architect Oki Sato visited Salone del Mobile in Milan for his graduate trip, where the works of fellow countryman Tokujin Yoshioka opened his eyes to opportunity and possibility. His passion was ignited by seeing Yoshioka’s work, as well as those of designers from...

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Japanese acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota: where to begin? The man responsible for the acoustics of concert halls such as the Philharmonie de Paris and La Seine Musicale, also in Paris, Pierre Boulez Saal (Berlin), Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles), Helsinki Music Centre, Shenzhen Cultural Center Concert Hall and...

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Three years ago, Portuguese architect Joana Astolfi walked into the Hermès store in Lisbon’s charming and historic Chiado neighborhood to offer her services. She wanted to create window displays for the centennial French luxury brand. Fortunately, the shop manager told her that they were in the process of looking for...

In 2015, artist and product designer Isaac Monté collaborated with Toby Kiers, a professor of evolutionary biology at Amsterdam’s Free University, to develop The Art of Deception, a video intended to create awareness of organ transplantation. His radical artistic manipulations of human organs earned him the Bio Art and...

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On June 18, 1908 the Kasato Maru arrived in the Brazilian port of Santos. On board were the 781 Japanese passengers who would become the very first immigrants from that Asian country to settle in distant Brazil. Almost 110 years later, this country hosts the biggest Japanese community outside Japan, with 1,1 million...

Born in the seaside town of Oeiras near Portugal’s capital Lisbon, 30-year-old designer Gonçalo Campos has acquired international recognition. Gonçalo tells ArchiExpo e-Magazine about his story: In 2008 he was invited to participate in the exclusive group of young designers at Benetton’s design think tank, Fabrica, in...

Slightly French and very Brazilian” is how premium furniture and household accessory brand Cremme defines itself on its website. The firm was founded in São Paolo in 2013 by two young French entrepreneurs, Hadrien Lelong and Pierre Colnet. Cremme products are available in-store and on the internet, and are inspired...

Environmentally friendly furniture and traditional handmade craftwork—all with an obvious Brazilian identity—made the inauguration of the High Design Home & Office Expo an instant success.   Among the more than a hundred individual events incorporated in the fifth Design Weekend in São Paulo between August 10 and 14, a...

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