Affonso Eduardo Reidy
|Affonso Eduardo Reidy|
26 October 1909|
|Died||10 August 1964
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Buildings||Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, 1954-1960 (destroyed by fire, 1978; reconstructed by Henrique Mindlin).|
Pedregulho Housing Development, Rio de Janeiro. 1947-1955
Affonso Eduardo Reidy (Paris, October 26, 1909 - Rio de Janeiro, August 10, 1964) was a Brazilian architect. He was the son of an English father and a Brazilian mother. Reidy entered the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes in Rio de Janeiro at age 17. He apprenticed with the French urban planner Alfred Agache (1875-1959) during his studies. Reidy graduated and became an architect in 1930. Lúcio Costa appointed him as a teaching assistant to the architect Gregori Warchavchik (1896-1972) at the the Escola Nacional de Belas Artes in the same year.
Projects by Affonso Reidy include:
- Pedregulho Housing Complex — Benfica neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.
- Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro — landscape design by Roberto Burle Marx.
- Carmen Miranda Museum - located in the Parque Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes (Flamengo Park)
- Ministry of Education and Health Building (Gustavo Capanema Palace, Rio de Janeiro) — with Lucio Costa, Oscar Niemeyer, Jorge Moreira, Ernani Vasconcelos. and Carlos Leao.
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