Thursday, November 26, 2009

Lina Bo Bardi

SDIM3824, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

SESC Pompéia is a cultural center in Sao Pauo offering a range of services, from library, internet, restaurant, concerts, swimming pool and exhibitions. The center was full of life when I went there, with a very heterogeneous user group. Old people, young people, disabled people, it seemed like everyone was there. Lina Bo Bardi's retooling of the already existing buildings are prime examples of brutalist architecture, with concrete and violent ramps connecting the two main towers of the compound. But it works! yay!

Monday, November 23, 2009

My new home

SDIM3755, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

on the 22nd floor!

The copan building is located in the center of Sao Paulo and houses around 5000 people. Oscar Niemeyer mixed different sized apartments in the hope of mixing different social classes in a holy heterotopia. Yum!
The S shape swirls its way through the concrete jungle and stands next to one of the tallest building in Sao Paulo, Edificio Italia. You can see the peak to the right in the photo.
This shot was inspired by my friend Fredrik Værslev and his photographic series called "My Architecture."