• The Residential, Monumental, Gregarious and Bucolic Scales of Lucio Costa's Brasilia

    20 days ago - By Arch Daily

    Monumental Scale. Image © Joana França
    "What characterizes and gives meaning to Brasilia is a game of three scales... the residential or everyday scale... the so-called monumental scale, in which man acquires a collective dimension; the urbanistic expression of a new concept of nobility... Finally the gregarious scale, in which dimensions and space are deliberately reduced and concentrated in order to create a climate conducive to grouping... We can also add another fourth scale, the bucolic scale of open areas intended for lakeside retreats or weekends in the countryside." - Lucio Costa...
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