Tuesday, December 22, 2009

OSCAR NIEMEYER - CITY MUSEUM


Oscar Niemeyer - City Museum (Museu da Fundação de Brasília), Brasília DF, Brazil (1958)

Opposite than the Pantheon, this little building, supported by an unique pillar, closes the west side of Praça dos Tres Poderes square, next to the National Congress.
Niemeyer shows simple shapes on this case, but a complex structure, using a powerful cantilever.



General view from northwest


General view from northeast


West façade


West façade at night


Perspective of the little interior