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Thomas Deckker Architect: Standard House Types, Brasília
Standard House Types, Brasília
2020
Thomas Deckker Architect: 3 Tower House Projects
3 Tower House Projects
2018-20
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 Penthouse Project
Superquadra Penthouse Project
Brasília, Brazil
1993 - 2001
Thomas Deckker: Clínica de Câncer, Brasília
Clínica de Câncer, Brasília
SHLS, Brasília, Brazil
1995
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 Penthouse Project
View from the superquadra roofs, Brasilia
photograph © Thomas Deckker 1987
Superquadra Penthouse Project Index
Site
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.
penthouse model
Superquadra, Brasília
photograph © Thomas Deckker 1987