Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Afonso Reidy - Pedregulho Residential Complex, Rio de Janeiro RJ, Brazil (1947)

Maybe more accurate than Gávea building, looking for an appropriate architecture, this famous Pedregulho Complex mix modern elements (piloties, elevated walkway) with traditional solutions, like the perforated brick skins (remembering us the Guinle, featured yesterday)

View of the sport building in the foreground, with panel by Cândido Portinari, and the residential building in the background, from west

Perspective of the residential curved building elevated from the slope

Perspective of the building and the landscape from the elevated walkway, pointing south

Perspective of the curved building from the elevated walkway pointing north

Partial west façade showing the elevated walkway in the middle of the building, from the slope