The Tiradentes Palace, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, is considered one of the most daring works of the architect in 70 years of career. The building with four floors, is the largest building suspended in the world with a span of 147 meters long and 26 wide. The engineer Jose Carlos Sussekind, responsible for the calculations of the building, highlights the uniqueness of the project. "He has no support. It is a unique building because it has four floors, is glass and concrete. Out of the country do not have references of similar projects, because the architects have not dared to do so. The references we have are projects Oscar Niemeyer's own studies in Brazil, as the building of the Attorney General's Office in Brasilia, which has a span of 40 meters, and the National Museum in Brasilia, with a dome 80 meters. And in Sao Paulo have the MASP, designed by Lina Bo Bardi, with a span of 80 meters.
The building was constructed over 30 temporary metal pillars, which allowed the completion of the work in the natural order of the first floor to the roof. With the withdrawal of the pillars, the building is now fully supported by 30 struts, formed by three sets of 12 steel cables. The cables are locked into 15 concrete beams 20 meters long and 3.4 meters in height, located at the top, and supported by two large gantry parallel reinforced concrete. According to the engineer João Eduardo Dutra, coordinator of the work of Government House, the structure of the building was designed to withstand a load of up to 34.000 tons.
Before the stage of completion of the building, began the process of gradual transfer of the cargo floor - even then applied the pillars provisional - to the steel cables, supported by porticos and roof of the building, which left the building down. The migration process loads lasted 30 days and was closely monitored by engineers and technicians responsible. Against the actions of wind, the stability of the concrete block down is guaranteed with the support of the gateways of access that link with the elevator tower and a helipad.
Acho que é a primeira vez que vejo este extraordinário edifício.
A foto está muito apelativa (gosto desta mistura de tons azul, branco e verde), mas gostaria de ver também de outros ânguloa (talvez um pouco mais afastado) e de dia.
xuaxo (2010/04/06 18:37:36): Poderá haver pequenas diferenças. Mas neste caso não noto muito. Possivelmente já estou um pouco cansado hoje. Também acho que a diferente cor de fundo envolvente poderá ter influência no modo como vemos a imagem.docarmo (2010/04/05 22:23:57): Oi Lucas,
Belíssima a foto... uma Belo Horizonte nova em folha, que não conheço ainda (BH está escapando por entre os meus dedos). Nitidez e POV fantásticos! Fiz a comparação que você sugeriu ao Francisco - achei que há uma leve diferença de cor também.
DocarmoLucas (2010/04/05 18:58:29): Depois compare a foto que coloquei aqui com a do TE, foram feitas a partir do mesmo arquivo já editado, e no TE é evidente a perdas de nitidez e qualidade. Aqui ficou como a original.
a very nice piece of architecture that you've captured with perfect timing. Great use of the blue hour to create such a beautiful contrast between shadows and light, with the green in the fg popping out so gently to balance the whole lot. Very beautiful to look at, my compliments.
Hello Lucas! Now this is an outstanding piece of architecture and wonderfully presented with your photo. I love the "grass green" foreground and the blue hour night sky, the white of the building comes out and SHINES this way. Well done the star effect on the street lamps, something small and yet it has a sweet side effect, a lovely thing against the dominance of the building. Great shot, you really managed to pay tribute to this exciting architect. Best regards, Barbara.
Olá Lucas, that ship by perspective (it looks like a ship) in white agianst that blue hour, superb impression of clarity and depth. I am a bit astonished about the strong green in the blue hour, some artifical light here or chosen effect?
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Such a fascinating building Niemeyer! I must confess that I didn't know it. Great choice to capture it with the blue hour - the building really radiates now and in terms of color planes you composed it very well. The rendetion of the facade and its reflection is fab. Very nice work meu amigo and thanx for the excellent note too !
Very interesting building, nicely lit and in good perspective. A simple block of the building very well corresponds to a very interesting external frame. I added this extra element of character building.
Very nicely showed that object. I like it here interesting light, soft gradient shadow on the white parts (probably thanks to ISO 1950) and good color environment.
Total nicely blended into the frame.
Greetings from Mosina,
Interesting Architecture with beautiful design and a good photography subject. You also choose a great time to shoot, a blue hour shot with the light illuminating the subject nicely, great exposure for a nice clarity and good sharpness, love the deep rich blue tone on the sky. Even the grass in the foreground are nicely exposed.