Palácio da Alvorada by Oscar Niemeyer

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

the Palácio da Alvorada (Portuguese: Palace of Dawn) is the official residence of the President of Brazil. The palace was designed, along with the rest of the city of Brasília, by Oscar Niemeyer and inaugurated in 1958. It is located at SHTN Asa Norte in Brasília.
Quote from Oscar:
Architecture is invention. It must offer pleasure as well as practicality. If you only worry about function, the result stinks. Many of my buildings have been political and civic monuments, but perhaps some of them have given ordinary people, powerless people, a sense of delight. This is what architects can do. Nothing more