Arquivo da tag: mercury

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]