Carnival 2021: Oscar Niemeyer’s Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro has been transformed into a Covid-Drome and works as a vaccine drive through, Venice empty streets offer locals a chance to reflect on ‘overtourism’ while New Orleans residents, orphan of the traditional Mardi Gras parade, have transformed their houses into floats.
An alien spaceship and a ‘Sambadrome’ defying gravity laws, concrete Mayan pyramids, a giant white whale ready to jump into the sea and Copacabana iconic patterns. UNESCO has named Rio de Janeiro first World Capital of Architecture! Pack your luggage and explore the best contemporary architecture of the Brazilian metropolis!
Iconic art-buildings by Ocar Niemeyer and Frank Lloyd Wright face the architecture apocalypse in Vitality and Elena Vasilieva’s photographic project.
The exhibition “Modernity as tradition” at Brazil Pavilion in Venice displays how evolution of local architecture helped to build a national identity.