‘Casa dos pátios’ in Sao Paulo, Brazil – designed by
‘Rodovia dos Imigrantes’ – (official designation SP‑160) is a highway in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The highway connects the city of São Paulo to the Atlantic coast and with the seaside cities of São Vicente and Praia Grande. It follows the route of Rodovia Anchieta and is also one of Brazil’s busiest highways, especially on weekends.
Rodovia dos Imigrantes has 44 viaducts, 7 bridges, and 11 tunnels, along its 58.5 km stretch. The highway has recently been expanded, in one of the most audacious feats of Brazilian highway engineering, with extremely long tunnels and high strutting six-lane bridges constructed over the tropical rain forest which covers the steep faces of the Serra do Mar, the cliff range that separates the São Paulo plateau from the seaside lowlands. During sunny weekends, more than 1 million automobiles commonly cross its near 60 km run, separating the city of São Paulo from the sea. (Text: Wikipedia)
Photograph of an illusional black and white space materialised as a visual parody called “Abyssal”, by brazilian artist Regina Silveira
It is a constellation of photographic works, installations and objects, always monochromatic (black over white), reverberating with each other, which she considers as “a reflection of projected shadows, materialized as visual parody of the projective codes of the linear perspective, of the theory of shadows, of photography and of the topographic drawings.” In the establishment of visual structures, based on the infraction of laws of the projection system of classical perspective, she was mostly interested in the use of viewpoints and visual angles, as she still is today.
View of the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum as seen from the Maquinho, the Museum’s Community Art Center. / Photo: Pablo Helguera / Architect: Oscar Niemeyer