“Sob uma tal luz a arquitetura nascerá.” (Under such a light architecture is born)
Le Corbusier 1936.
The relocation of the capital of Brazil from Rio de Janeiro to a place on the vast Central Plateau had a mythic dimension. The pioneers, led by President Juscelino Kubitschek, gave in just one thousand days shape to a city which was the model for the future of the country.
Oscar Niemeyer – An architect committed to his century (by Belgian filmmaker Marc-Henri Wajnberg)
Lina Bo Bardi – Go to Bahia Lina had told him (by the Dutch VPRO, where ‘him’ stands for Aldo van Eyck)
This trip is a real discovery. In the foothsteps of Pedro Álvares Cabral we try to unveil the architectural secrets of this continent.