Brasilia's Superquadra: Prototypical Design and the Project of the City


  • Martino Tattara


The prototype for Brasilia was captured by Lucio Costa's 1957 competition entry that constituted no more than a written description, a few sketches and a drawing of the superquadra. Martino Tattara describes Costa's vision for the city's residential blocks that so effectively defined the urban realm of Brazil's new capital.