Brazil – Modernism

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Its not only Football Brazil has to offer

We love the World Cup (well one member of Cimmermann) but it s not only football Brazil excels in. Their modernist architecture is stunning, see some of our favourites –

Paraty House’s two reinforced concrete boxes, sit atop each other, connected on the mountainside of one of the islands of the colonial city of Paraty and Angra dos Reis (between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro), like two modern prisms between the large colossal stones of the Brazilian coast. The building projects outward from the mountain, almost onto the beach, in an 8m cantilever. The house finds balance in the topography of the land, creating an extensive open doorway and living space in the practically untouched nature. Paraty House features a furniture collection showcasing 20thcentury design, including works by many well-known artists.

Brazil - Paraty House
Paraty House located between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
Paraty House in Brazil
Paraty House – what a beautiful setting, it is reached by boat

Below is a selection of Modernist masterpieces.

Casa Cubo in Brazil
Casa Cubo in Brazil
Planalto House
Planalto House – Brazil Modernism
Moderism in Brazil
Love the Glass!
Outdoors merges with indoors
Outdoors merges with indoors, Tom Dixon Fat Spot light always a welcome edition
Eames Soft Pad by Vitra
Glass!!! Nice office chairs Eames Soft Pad by Vitra
Exotic Brazilian Jungle House
Exotic Brazilian Jungle House
Exotic Brazilian Jungle House
Love those beams!

Brazil’s most famous architect is Oscar Niemeyer, who is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. Niemeyer was best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a planned city that became Brazil’s capital in 1960.

Oscar Niemeyer - the master
Oscar Niemeyer – contemporary Art museum in Brasilia
BG6TAT Alvorada palace, Brasilia, Oscar Niemeyer
The Palácio do Planalto, the seat of the Brazilian Government, in Brasilia opened in 1960
Claudio Santoro National Theatre in Brasilia
Claudio Santoro National Theatre in Brasilia

Hope you liked our alternative look at Brazil with its amazing Architecture and for all the World Cup fans – Come On England!!!!

The Team At Cimmermann

Credits:

http://www.trendir.com/house-design/tag/brazil-houses

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/9727010/Oscar-Niemeyer-buildings-around-the-world.html?frame=2420134

http://vrooomb-way.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/tropical-modernism-in-brazil.html

http://www.e-architect.co.uk/