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Erik van der Weijde
Roma Publications
Artists' Books
16 × 22 × 2 cm

Book with photographs by Erik van der Weijde of large residential blocks in Brasilia, named ‘Superquadras’. Each block, as a repeating element in Lucio Costa’s master plan for Brazil’s new capital, was built within a distinct configuration, with an average of eleven residential buildings raised on pilotis, with a height limit of six floors. Besides 30 of these residential blocks in Brasilia, Van der Weijde also visited a residential complex in Rio de Janeiro, designed by Costa in 1948, which is considered to be a forerunner of the Superquadras .


  1. Superquadra

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