Indigenous Peoples Memorial, Buriti Plaza, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia: the circular courtyard shielded by a concrete canopy
|Architect/Designer||Niemeyer, Oscar (1907-2012)|
|Artist/Photographer||Malagamba, Duccio (1960-)|
|Credit||Duccio Malagamba / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Round buildings ; Town planning ; Unusual structures ; Copper ; Glazing ; Towns & cities ; Canopies ; Courtyards ; Museums|
NOTES: The city of Brasilia was planned and developed in 1956 with Lucio Costa as chief urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as principal architect. It formally became the capital of Brazil in 1960 and is the seat of all three branches of the Brazilian government. The shape of this small cylindrical pavilion was inspired by the houses of the Yanomami Indians.
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