Brazilian Vertical Panorama
Insight Architecture organized a Brazil Tour in January 2024. Juerg Steiner as a member of the group had the chance to take a series of raw vertical panoramas. Victor has assembled many of the templates. A choice can be seen below:
MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo) is a breathtaking example of a gallery which only on the two small sides touches the ground. The architect was Lina Bo Bardi in 1968. The display is extravagant with its glass partitions. The captions can be seen at the reverse side. January 16, 11:34 am 
Celebration of concrete: Main staircase at the MASP, January 16, 12:23 pm
São Paulo, Praça das Artes: We were told, that the impressive concrete ceiling is a decoration, January 17, 1:31 pm
Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo: Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Eduardo Colonelli and Weliton Ricoy Torres transformed the building of 1905 in the year 1998 in a way showing the structure without plastering, January 17, 15:47 pm
São Paulo, Galeria do Rock: a small mall  of 1963 with a lot of shops  of heavy metal, sneakers and comics, January 17, 2024, 12:06 pm
São Paulo, SESC Pompéia (Serviço Social da Comércio), a remarkable architectural unit in concrete designed by Lina Bo Bardi. It consists by two blocks which are connected by several bridges, January 17, 2024, 5:26 pm
Most buildings of SESC are reused factory buildings, except the two concrete blocks. Behind the red doors is an indoor swimming pool. Other sport's facilities are situated on the upper floors, January 17, 2024, 5:39 pm
São Paulo, Edifício Vila Panteado, FAUUSP (Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo e de Design) is a former country residence now used as a department of the university of São Paulo, January 18, 2024, 9:26 am
IMS Paulista is a cultural center at Paulista Avenue in São Paulo. It is open for everyone without ticket, January 18, 2024, 10:49 am
São Paulo, Conjunto Nacional "An old and iconic mall at Paulista Avenue" with a steep ramp for pedestrians, January 18, 2024, 11:39 am
Entrance Hall of the ›Theatre Municipal de São Paulo‹, one of the largest opera houses in Latin America, January 17, 2024, 10:41 am
São Paulo, Igreja Santo António an der Praça do Patriarca, January 17, 2024, 11:05 am
São Paulo, Banco do Estado de São Paulo, January 17, 2024, 11:17 am
FAUUSP (School of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Sao Paulo) was designed by João Batista Vilanova Artigas in 1969. Surprising is the lack of guard rail and the  high-angle ramps, January 19, 9:22 am.
São Paulo, Casa de Vidro is the home Lina Bo Bardi built for herself and her husband Pietro Maria Bardi in 1951, on a slope, nowadays covered by rainforest, January 19, 11:49 am
São Paulo, MuBe (Museu Brasileiro da Escultura e da Ecologia) is a example of the admiration of concrete by Brazilian architects with a huge outdoor platform protecting visitors of sun and rain, January 19, 3:04 pm
Belo Horizonte, Igreja de São Francisco de Assis is a work by Oscar Niemeyer. It was built in 1943, January 20, 2024, 2:43 pm
Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim near Brumadinho (Minas Gerais) is a collection of contemporary art displayed in different pavilions in a beautiful tropical landscape. Above: Pavilion of Doug Aitken, January 21, 2024, 10:43 am
Dome with staging by Matthew Barney, January 21, 11:01 am
What a joy for the inventor of System180 ( to see the airport's ceiling in Brasilia assembled with flattened steel tubes, January 22, 2024, 12:39 pm
Brasilia, Quadra 702 Sul, Santuário Dom Bosco. The church was built in 1963, architect Carlos Alberto Naves. The concrete columns are defining one single nave. The design of the corners are rather strange. January 22, 2024, 3:21 pm
Metropolitan Cathedral of Brasilia is a work by Oscar Niemeyer and was completed in 1970, January 23, 8:58 am
A pool surrounds the cathedral and helps to cool the interior. Visitors pass unter this pool when entering the cathedral, January 23, 10:09 am
Rio de Janeiro, Museu do Amanhā (museum of tomorrow) is a work of Santiago Calatrava Valls. The opening was in 2015, January 25, 9:37 am
Rio de Janeiro, Royal Portuguese Reading Room is a library in the Neo-Manueline style, designed by Rafael da Silva e Castro between 1880 and 1887, January 25, 1:29 pm
Rio de Janeiro, São Bento, a 17th century monastery in the centre of the city with its wonderful decorative gilded woodwork 
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