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perfection, brasilia april 2006

"plastics, ben, plastics".

 

edifício morro vermelho, brasilia

architect joão filgueiras lima, called lelé

 

brazilian modernism cannot be reduced to two or three famous names, there is so much talent around. three near-identical towers in brasilia show the hand of a master, this is one of them.

 

late modernism, c. 1980, dealing beautifully with the issues of climate in plastics, fibreglass and concrete. detailing and surfaces nothing short of perfect.

 

standing in front of a house like this, it becomes very difficult to remember exactly what postmodernism rebelled against.

 

more of the same:

www.flickr.com/photos/seier/542444921

www.flickr.com/photos/seier/542334474

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Taken in April 2006