Im very interested in buildings that adapt to changes in climatic conditions according to the seasons, buildings capable of responding to our physical and psychological needs in the way that clothing does. We dont turn on the air-conditioning as we walk through the streets in high summer. Instead, we change the character of the clothing by which we are protected. Layering and changeability: this is the key..."

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Location: Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Architect: Oscar Niemeyer

Built: 1996

Website: www.macniteroi.com.br

The saucer-shaped modernist structure, which has been likened to a UFO, isset on a cliffside, at the bottom of which is a beach. Designed by OscarNiemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, whohad worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects, the MAC-Niter?i is 16 metershigh; its cupola has a diameter of 50 metres with three floors. The museumprojects itself over Boa Viagem (Bon Voyage, Good Journey), the 817-square metre reflecting pool that surrounds the cylindrical base like aflower, in the words of Niemeyer.

Information is used from: www.macniteroi.com.br


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