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Pure Math in Brazil

Minimal-impact research institute

Design for a mathematics institute at the edge of the city minimizes the impact on its site and creates an architecture of climactic modulation through louvers, canopies, and landscape in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Housing for researchers, a library, and classrooms are set into thin, elevated bars that extend from the edge of the city into the forest canopy.

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Acknowledgement prizes: Humans, water, and nature
“A convincing, attractive whole”
Project Entry 2017 for Latin America
Project Details
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vinicius Andrade
Main Author
Vinicius Andrade
Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, Brazil
Marcelo Morettin
Main Author
Marcelo Morettin
Andrade Morettin Arquitetos, Brazil
Renata Andrulis
Further Author
Renata Andrulis
Andrade Morettin Arquitetos , Brazil
Acknowledgement prize 2017
Latin America
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“Treading lightly” – Sustainable design by Marcelo Morettin

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Pure Math in Brazil: Acknowledgement 2017 Latin America
Pure Math in Brazil: Acknowledgement 2017 Latin America

Minimal-impact research institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: On the site of a former quarry, the project extends the …

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