Thursday, 22 April 2010

archives...
Brasilia : /the cathedral/
|Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida|, Oscar Niemeyer


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  1. The whole city is designed by Niemeyer right?
    I am not really a fan of his aesthetic, but it is interesting nevertheless!

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  2. The city was masterplanned by Lucio Costa. Niemeyer designed most (but not all) of the main buildings (mostly but not exclusively government buildings on the Eixo Central). I would be interested to discuss what you dislike about his aesthetics. I find his buildings fantastic - especially the latest ones!

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  3. This picture and point of you is awesome. The textures, the angles, ahhhh....

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  4. I do not have the knowledge to assess each of his buildings as I have not observed the city to such an extent to know exactly which buildings he designed and which not. However, in general, whenever I see pictures of Brasilia I have a feeling that the city lacks a certain passion, warmth. Probably because it did not grow naturally, but was planned extensively.

    I think much of the modern architecture from his time is not my kind of architecture. The functionality and often straight lines in reinforced concrete make a building look bleak and emotionless. I do like contemporary architecture, where there is a lot of use of shapes and mixing materials (different types of wood, different types of stone etc etc).

    Why do you like it?

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