Architectural guide: Brazil
Brazil is in high spirits. The host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics currently lives up to its golden 1950s when it strengthened its industry and its democratic base, won two football world championships, and gave Bossa Nova to the world. The current upswing involving booming economic growth and cultural development is accompanied by good architecture: a great number of outstanding buildings have emerged, reviving international interest in Brazilian architecture. This publication provides an exciting selection of 220 modern buildings. Considering the vastness of the country and the enormous number of projects, the selection presented here is far from exhaustive but presents a panoramic overview that helps the traveller to see good architecture.