Lúcio Costa

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Lúcio Costa
Lucio Marçal Ferreira Ribeiro Lima Costa
BirthplaceToulon, France
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Costa, Lúcio


Born Feb. 27, 1902, in Toulon, France. Brazilian architect.

Costa graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro in 1924. He was. one of the founders of the Brazilian school of modern architecture. Costa drew from functional architecture and from national architectural traditions. His buildings, which have austere silhouettes, have sun-shielding devices that enrich the modeling of the facades. His works include the building of the Ministry of Education and Health (1937–43; in collaboration with O. Niemeyer, A. E. Reidy, and others), residential houses in Rio de Janeiro (1948–54), and the Brazilian Pavilion at the World’s Fair in New York (1939; in collaboration with Niemeyer). Costa designed the general plan for the city of Brasilia (1957).

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