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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past Friday, January 18th, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, Ernesto Ottone Ramírez, along with the President of the International Union of Architects (UIA), Thomas Vonier, and the Municipal Secretary...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, November 20th, the judges of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) announced that the prestigious RIBA International Prize 2018 would be awarded to a school complex entitled...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, October 23rd, Casa Firjan in Botafogo will be hosting a debate on the future of urban development in Rio de Janeiro, featuring a screening (in English) of the...
By Kendall Clark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Long regarded as one of the best jazz clubs in Rio, The Maze, perched on a plot of land in the Tavares Bastos favela community, boasts unmatched views of the...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Reports on building issues during the World Cup and speculation of delayed preparation for the 2016 Olympics has made infrastructure a focal topic in current Brazilian news. With such high-profile...
By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — "Canteiro" presents the plans and the stunning architectural model of an arts pavilion that Architecture and Urbanism students at Rio’s Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-Rio) designed for a two day exhibition...
By George Utley, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since opening in 1952, the Conjunto Prefeito Mendes de Moraes, more commonly known as Pedregulho (The Boulder) has become one of the World's most recognized tower blocks. It is located...
By Mary Bolling Blackiston and Jay Forte, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tucked high in Santa Teresa is a colonial estate renovated and under continued metamorphosis into the modern and chic Rio180º Boutique Hotel. French owner Jean-Christophe...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Laranjeiras is more than just home to several government buildings, such as the Palácio Guanabara, seat of Rio's state government. It is a upper middle-class, calm residential neighborhood in Zona...

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