Tuesday, December 22, 2009


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