Prize-win­ning Brazil­ian ar­chi­tect Paulo Men­des da Rocha de­fines his work in the con­text of free­dom, na­ture and lit­er­a­ture.

Belle - - Architecture Right N Ow - Pho­to­graphs TREVOR MEIN Words KAREN MCCART­NEY

Masetti House with its re ned con­crete form. Clas­sic Men­des da Rocha Mil­lan/leme House 1970. The ‘Paulis­tano’ chair (1957) has be­come one of the world’s iconic chairs. In the 1990s, Men­des da Rocha com­pleted a ren­o­va­tion of São Paulo’s old­est ne arts mu­seum, the Pi­na­coteca do Es­tado.

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