THE PIN–UP QUOTE: PAULO MENDES DA ROCHA
Well, you know, time has its fractures — it’s always been like that. History tends to happen in a non-continuous way, and so it has been with all these historical events that have happened in Brazil. In a sense, Brazil doesn’t exist, and neither does any other nation state. It’s just an ideological construct. For me, architecture is less the expression of state power; it is a human desire, tied to the mind of the human race.