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Caroline Esclapez

Architectural Absurdities

2016

Today, Brazil is undergoing one of the biggest corruption and political scandals in its history. This is the driver for my project. It celebrates the image of Brasilia, the government capital and one of the icons of modernism, whilst depicting the highly dysfunctional nature of its occupancy. Specifically, my proposal utilises the corruption and vanity of Brazil’s ministers to transform the bureaucratic buildings along the main axis of the city. Each transformation is based on the character and characteristics of its inhabitant(s). The project’s intent is to interrogate the means of ‘architectural absurdities’ to comment on a ‘hot’ and corrupted political establishment.

Architectural Absurdities
Political Influence Map
Architectural Absurdities
Ministry Building Facades
Architectural Absurdities
Vices
Architectural Absurdities
Vices
Architectural Absurdities
Interior Office Shot
Architectural Absurdities
Church Service Shot
Architectural Absurdities
From 9 to 3,4
Architectural Absurdities
From 3,4 to 8
Architectural Absurdities
From 9 to 13
Architectural Absurdities
From 13 to 15
15°47'38.0"S 47°52'58.0"W

Location: Brasília, Brazil

University: Architectural Association School of Architecture
Semester: Bachelor Project
Studio: Intermediate 1
Teaching: Mark Campbell - Stewart Dodd


Posted: November 2018
Category: Academia