Farewell Europe! Hello Brazil

written by Tadej Glažar


Mais importante não é a arquitetura, mas a vida, os amigos, e este mundo injusto que devemos modificar.
(The most important thing is not architecture, but life, friends and this unjust world that we must change.)
Oscar Niemeyer


Modernist architecture and its heir, contemporary Brazilian architecture, are the consequences of complex historical and cultural processes in which native and immigrant architects either contributed to overcoming the established models and standards brought over from Europe or fostered native Indian heritage and African heritage from the age of colonial slave trade.