14 January 2013

Modernism in Brazil


Many examples of great modernist architecture can be found in Brazilian cities. The MAM (Museum of Modern Art Rio, completed in 1955) is a typical example from the 1950ies. The main body of the building rests on concrete v-slabs which dwarf people who cross underneath.
Across the Guanabara bay facing Rio lies the great Museum of Contemporary Art Nitero√≠ built by Oscar Niemeyer (completed in 1996). 
Another fine example of Niemeyer' architecture is the Nogueira Garcez Pavilion in Parque Iberapuera in Sao Paulo:

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