Buckminster Knows 007

The school of urbanism and architecture of Sao Paulo (1958) is the most significant brutalist building in Brazil. This powerful concrete structure by Joao Vilanova Artigas (1915-1984) and especially known for the block suspended by two massive concrete beams never made it to most history books (except for Sir Banister Fletcher's A History of Architecture), but is nevertheless a beautiful piece of architecture.
It reminds you of a similar project, but you do not know which one? Right...Paulo Mendes Da Rocha's much more published Museum of Sculpture of Sao Paulo or maybe even his iconic own house . I really have to admit I am a sucker for South American concrete architecture...

pictures at panoramio.com, here and flickr.com

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