Arquivo da tag: floriano square

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 […]

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 […]