Arquivo da tag: bas-relief

PEDRO ERNESTO HOSPITAL, IN VILA ISABEL

77, 28 DE SETEMBRO BOULEVARD Pedro Ernesto University Hospital DESIGNED BY JACQUES EMILE PAUL PILON (FRANCE, 1905 – S. PAULO, 1962), 1950 C. Today we address the outstanding art déco façade of the Pedro Ernesto University Hospital – Pedro Ernesto, for the close ones, or HUPE, for those even closer. The architect Jacques Pilon is […]

JOAQUIM´S PALACES

This is not a blog about History. This is a blog about Architecture, if anything. But there are moments in which History and Architecture mix up in a way that it gets impossible to mention one without referring to the other. That said, it is mandatory to remember the story of the construction of the […]

THE HEYDENREICH BUILDING, PART 1

24 ALVARO ALVIM STREET HEYDENREICH BUILDING, DESIGNED IN 1926 C. UNKNOWN AUTHOR | MORTAR BAS-RELIEF | 1926 As the Patron of Merchants, the roman god Mercury – Hermes, for the greek -, is the absolute champion of uses in Rio façades. He is everywhere, from the small commerce of the nineteenth century still standing sobrados to the […]

A CARMELITE BAS-RELIEF AT PRIMEIRO DE MARÇO STREET

We should not confuse the Church of Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Antiga Sé with the Church of Venerável Ordem Terceira de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo, almost twinned side by side, with their main entrances facing Primeiro de Março Street. The first one, which has already been the Real Chapel, the Imperial Chapel […]

A BAS-RELIEF FROM TIJUCA

Today´s post registers the presence of a bas-relief located at the main façade of the Colégio Estadual Paulo de Frontin, whose new building was inaugurated on December 10th, 1929. Well preserved till then, the façade of Professional School Paulo de Frontin (Escola Profissional Paulo de Frontin) can be seen below, in a photo taken from […]

WELCOME TO EGYPT

Dear readers, Hi! It is true that Rio is not Egypt. Some would say unfortunately, but this is because they don´t live in Egypt… I caught myself the other day thinking about the numerous references in Rio architecture concerning the human civilization that has impressed specialists so much over time – and continues to do […]

O MAIS BELO BAIXO-RELEVO DO RIO DE JANEIRO

RUA DA CANDELÁRIA, 9 PALÁCIO DO COMÉRCIO OU CASA DO EMPRESÁRIO PROJETO DE HENRI PAUL PIERRE SAJOUS E AUGUSTE RENDU, 1935 CONSTRUÍDO POR DOURADO S.A.  BAIXOS-RELEVOS EM MÁRMORE ALBERT FREYHOFFER, 1940 É muita responsabilidade ser “o mais belo baixo-relevo da cidade”, numa cidade cheia de belos baixos-relevos. Mas o leitor haverá de me dar razão […]

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BAS-RELIEF OF RIO DE JANEIRO

9, CANDELARIA STREET PALACE OF COMMERCE OR HOUSE OF BUSINESSMAN PROJECT BY HENRI PAUL PIERRE SAJOUS AND AUGUSTE RENDU, 1935 BUILT BY DOURADO S.A. MARBLE BAS-RELIEFS ALBERT FREYHOFFER, 1940 It is too much responsibility to be the “most beautiful bas-relief of the town”, in a town full of beautiful bas-reliefs. But the reader is going […]

MUNICIPAL THEATRE, PART 2: THE CARYATIDS

N/N, FLORIANO SQUARE RIO DE JANEIRO MUNICIPAL THEATRE PROJECT BY FRANCISCO DE OLIVEIRA PASSOS AND ALBERT GUILBERT, 1904 UNKNOWN AUTHORS EIGHT BRONZE SCULPTURES 1909 C. Atlantes[1] and caryatids – we´ve already seen here – are anthropomorphic ornamental structures[2] employed in buildings since classical antiquity. In most cases, they are responsible for the symbolical function of supporting […]

DARCY RIBEIRO CINEMA SCHOOL

5, ALFÂNDEGA STREET FORMER SOUTH AMERICA GERMAN BANK (DEUTSCH-SÜDAMERIKANISCHE BANK) NOW BRAZILIAN AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE (DARCY RIBEIRO CINEMA SCHOOL) Unknown author | Mortar bas reliefs | 1914 C. Positioned in the corners of Alfândega and Primeiro de Março Streets, the main entrance of this building is ornamented with the institution´s acronym – DSB, which stands for Deutsch-Südamerikanische Bank – […]