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Location: Brazil

MAR - Rio Art Museum. Image © Leonardo Finotti
May 15, 2014 /

MAR – Rio Art Museum
Bernardes + Jacobsen Arquitetura
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio’s most recent museum, the Rio Art Museum - or MAR, as it's known by its Portuguese acronym - is one of the flagships in the city's $3.8 billion plan to renovate and revitalize its run-down port district. It is also a tactful conciliation of old and new.

Iberê Camargo Museum
June 08, 2009 /

Iberê Camargo Museum (ICM)
Álvaro Siza
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Settled into the lush green hillside like a giant sculpture, the first building in Brazil by Álvaro Siza preserves the collection of more than 4000 works by Iberê Camargo, the master of Brazilian expressionism.

Cidade da Musica by Atelier Christian de Portzamparc in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rendering
Image © Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
September 08, 2008 /

Cidade da Musica
Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Barra de Tijuca is a new town in Rio de Janeiro's southern outskirts. It is a long plain that lacks strong architectural events and urban marks. The Cidade da Musica, situated in the center of two crossing highways imagined by Lucio Costa, will be the heart of the new town.

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