Publisher Note english

Book with over 160 photographs by Erik van der Weijde of large residential blocks in Brasilia, named Superquadras.

Each block, as repeating element in Lucio Costa's master plan for Brazil's new capital, was built within a distinct configuration, with an average of eleven residential buildings raised on pilotis, with a height limit of six floors. Besides 30 of these residential blocks in Brasilia, Van der Weijde also visited a residential complex in Rio de Janeiro, designed by Costa in 1948, which is considered to be forerunner of the Superquadras. Brasilia was inaugurated 50 years ago, on April 21, 1960.

Release Place Amsterdam, Netherlands
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2010
ISBN-13: 978 90 77459 43 0
Original Price 25.71 EUR
Subform Photobook
Topics Architecture, Brazil, Photography, Rio De Janeiro, Superquadras
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 16.0 × 22.0 cm
Weight 1,000 gram
Pages 176