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Marcelo Calcagno


Free Member, Belo Horizonte

Sao Francisco Church by Oscar Niemeyer architect

Niemeyer was named chief designer for a group of buildings at Pampulha, a residential suburb near Belo Horizonte. He designed a casino, restaurant, yacht club, and, most important, the church of S. Francisco (executed 1942-1943). The church is a series of concrete parabolic curves, and two of the walls are downward extensions of the roof. Inside of the church, you can find a beautiful and polemic mural painted by Candido Portinari.

Place: Pampulha district - Belo Horizonte, MG state, Brazil

Comments 1

  • Valerij 05/13/2007 9:47

    Is that a church? I am afraid our russian orthodox church is too orthodox to move into a new century with new architecture.
    Thanks for sharing. I am going to Wikipedia to read about that architect...
    Valerij