800 / Happy birthday “Garota de Ipanema” // Rio de Janeiro

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50 years ago was recorded in New York, the first session of this mythic tune.  João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stan Getz performed it and Astrud Gilberto gave voice to the lyrics . Happy birthday!

Maison du Brésil / CIUP // Paris (Lúcio Costa+Le corbusier)

The first year I lived in Paris I was lucky to live right next to this residence. Unfortunatly, the building was closed that year, though temporarly rented to some movie producers. One night, they organized a private party, that was when me and my girlfriend got the chance to sneak into the building…

117 / MAC-Niterói / Oscar Niemeyer // Brasil

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Niterói is right next to Rio de Janeiro. We crossed the river in an old boat and arrived the fisherman port. Of course, we could have chosen the new fast boat, but the goal was was to enjoy the moment.

The MAC (Museu de Arte Contemporanea) is a strange but beautiful ” abstract object”. Unfortunatelly,  when you see it more closely it turns to be a total disaster (concerning the details).

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