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.
— Interior Design
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.
— Architectural Digest
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.
A thoughtful and informative tour of some of Brazil’s most provocative contemporary houses.
— New Brazilian House
Chronicles distinctive modernist architecture.
— Palm Beach Daily News
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.
— Florida Design
Will be as useful to landscape architects and designers as home architects and designers.
Dominic Bradbury is a design writer.
Richard Powers is a photographer specializing in interiors, architecture, and the built environment. His books include The Iconic Interior, Beyond Bawa, and New Paris Style.