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Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for a Penthouse, London
Some Nice Ideas for a Penthouse
2015
Thomas Deckker Architect: Project for Private Houses and a Tenement, Dundee
Some Nice Ideas for Dundee
2013
Thomas Deckker Architect: Offices for a Brazilian Company, London
Offices for a Brazilian Company
London
2011-12
Thomas Deckker Architect: Duval Renovation, Brasília
Duval Apartment Renovation
Brasília, Brazil
2009-10
Thomas Deckker Architect: landscape urbanism, Abu Dhabi
Some Nice Ideas for Abu Dhabi
2010
Thomas Deckker Architect: 2 Development Studies, London
2 Development Studies
London
2004
Thomas Deckker: Magalhães House
Magalhães House
QL18, Brasília, Brazil
1997 - 2001
Thomas Deckker: Moore House Project
Moore House Project
Algarve, Portugal
1994-95
Thomas Deckker: Superquadra Penthouses
Superquadra Penthouses
Brasília, Brazil
1993 - 2001
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Superquadras
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Thomas Deckker: Magalhães Project
Magalhães Project
QI26, Brasília, Brazil
1993-95
Thomas Deckker: Thompson House
Thompson House Project
Cambridge, England
1992
Thomas Deckker: Camara Municipal Competition Entry 1989
3 Competition Entries for Brazil
1989-90
Thomas Deckker Architect: 'Brasília' Table
'Brasília' Table
1990
Thomas Deckker: Soares Apartment Renovation
Soares Apartment Renovation
Brasília, Brazil
1987
Thomas Deckker: Moore House
Moore House
Gerrards Cross, England
1984-87
Thomas Deckker: Superquadra Penthouses
View from the superquadra roofs, Brasilia
photograph © Thomas Deckker 1987
Superquadra Penthouses
Brasília is the city which comes closest to realising the dream of Modern urbanism.  What struck me most was the extraordinary amount of left-over space that had been created as consequence of the design of the city. Some spaces could hardly be avoided - such as the huge landscape spaces within the city itself, which resisted the urbanity of the city. Others needed to be sniffed out, such as roofs of the superquadras - the groups of apartment blocks, which were a by-product of the reductivism of Modernism. The roofs formed uniform platforms six storeys above ground level, usually articulated in each block by three two-storey lift towers.