Brazilian architecture: there’s more to Brazil than the World Cup

June 5, 2014
By Domic Bradbury

As the World Cup grips the planet all eyes are on Brazil. But it’s not all about football. A new book by Dominic Bradbury on Brazilian architecture shows them to be world leaders in this field too.

Brazil’s natural beauty – from the epic coastline to its tropical rainforests – has always been one of its greatest lures. When you factor in a largely benign climate and a wealth of natural materials, you also end up with the foundations for an inspirational architectural style that has forged a fresh way of living with nature.

It is their intimate connection with the land that makes many Brazilian homes stand out, from the way that inside spaces flow right into the landscape, and outdoor elements – such as terraces, verandas, courtyards and balconies – are interwoven with the whole fabric of the home. Sometimes it’s hard to know whether you are inside or outside…more

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