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 Niteroí built by Oscar Niemeyer (completed in 1996).

Another fine example of Niemeyer’ architecture is the Nogueira Garcez Pavilion in Parque Iberapuera in Sao Paulo (last picture).

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