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The 2016 Brazil Olympics

Locals in Rio de Janeiro sometimes refer to their city as
"a cidade maravilhosa" - "the marvellous city".

Rio 2016: Is Brazil ready for the Olympics?

With its forest-clad mountains, famous long beaches and diverse communities living cheek-by-jowl, there has probably never been a more stunning backdrop for an Olympic Games. Those who backed its bid for the 2016 Olympics against much more "established" and "stable" venues in the northern hemisphere say A city that had almost been in a state of decay, since it lost its status as capital of Brazil in 1960, has been reborn and rediscovered its pride. Rio is now a... more


Brazil’s Olympic Catastrophe?

IT’S official: The Olympic Games in Rio are an unnatural disaster. On June 17, fewer than 50 days before the start of the Games, the state of Rio de Janeiro declared a “state of public calamity.” A financial crisis is preventing the state from honoring its commitments to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the governor said. That crisis is so severe, he said, it could eventually bring about “a total collapse in public security, health, education, mobility and.... more


Rio de Janeiro
builds for the Olympic Games

Right: Maracana Stadium gets rebuilt.

Left: The Rio Olympic Stadium. Brazil
Right: The white water stadium just finishing.

Left: SambaDrome by Niemeyer in 1984, will be used for Archery.

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 Of Interest


RIO 2016 Olympic Park by AECOM

Located on a flat triangular site in the city's Barra da Tijuca district, the main Olympic park will centre itself around a trio of existing stadiums leftover from the 2007... more


Olympic Sailing Ramp Collapses

A boat ramp designed for sailing competitions at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has collapsed just days ahead of the games' opening ceremony. The partial collapse of the ramp on Saturday has been attributed to...more


More Than Oscar Niemeyer: An Intro To Brazilian Modernism

An end of an era came in December 2012 when Oscar Niemeyer passed away. For many, Niemeyer's name was synonymous with modernism in Brazil, or even in Latin America. In his 104 years he managed to build dozens of projects ... more Domus


Featured Design School
Brazil: The School of
Architecture and Urbanism

Inside the studio

Constructed between 1966 and 1969, Artigas and Cascaldi’s School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo (Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo – FAU / USP) was built... more Arch Review

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