ARCHITECTURE

“Fahrenheit 241”: A burning Museum became a ghastly symbol of post-coup Brasil

Brasil's Education crisis is not a crisis, it is a project. - Darcy Ribeiro. Across the political spectrum Brazilians will tell you that the principal problem in the country is education, yet...

SESC Pompeia – Concrete Oasis

SESC Pompeia is a cultural centre in the east zone of São Paulo, designed by the architect Lina Bo Bardi, and opened in 1982. The site is one of the world's great...

Arco do Futuro: A conversation with Fernando de Mello Franco, Secretary of Urban Development for São Paulo

São Paulo is the most populous city in the Americas, and with almost 12m inhabitants & over 20m in the Metropolitan area, it is also the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere. It...

Niemeyer – Brasília

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, known simply as Oscar Niemeyer was born December 15 1907. Niemeyer's work dominated Brasil's 20th Century architecture and still casts a long shadow over...

Lina Bo Bardi – 100 Years

Lina Bo Bardi is revered in Brasil as one of the country's greatest architects and December sees the 100th anniversary of her birth. Her work and ideas even transcend the shadow...

8 Essential books on Brazilian architecture

Neither is it the right angle, which attracts me, nor the straight line, hard, inflexible, made by men. What attracts me is the curve, free and sensual, the curve I find...

São Paulo, 1947

In 1947 LIFE Magazine published an extensive feature on the "New York of the South", São Paulo. Here are those Dmitri Kessel photographs in full. (Source: Skyscrapercity).

Brazil by Olaf Heine

A Brazilian proverb states, “Those who leave will take longing on their journeys.” However, translating saudade with “longing” doesn’t do the term justice. Olaf Heine’s photographs convey impressions that are hard...
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