Institute of Child Welfare of the University of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1953
Architects: Jorge Machado Moreira & Associates.
Painter and landscape designer: Roberto Burle Marx.
This excellent building received a first prize at the
Second Biennial Exhibition of São Paulo in 1953. It
was the first building to open in the huge, as yet undeveloped new campus of the University of Brazil. As
it happens in most official buildings in Brazil, an artist
was called in to complete the architecture. In this
case Burle Marx designed a well-placed abstract azulejo at one of the entrances and also created one of
his typical free-form gardens all around the building. Tropical Disease Research Station of the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Architect: Jorge Ferreira. Painter: Roberto Burle Marx.
Blue and white azulejo in an abstract composition
using enlarged forms of microorganisms.
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Book title: Art in Latin American Architecture.
Contributors: Paul F. Damaz - Author.
Publisher: Reinhold Publishing.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1963.
Page number: 168.
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