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Rino Levi, Competition Project for Brazillia, (1956-1957)

“Forty years after Sant’Elia, a gigantic machine for living has been worked out in realizable detail. The house of the future is the “city within a house”.

Above is a model of a “Superblock” meant to house 16,000 people in four levels of 4,000 residents each. These “Superblocks” are arranged in three densely populated zones(48,000 residents each) that surround the government and business center. Under Levi’s plan, a whole city of 300,000 inhabitants would consist of only 18 residential buildings in addition to shopping centers, public buildings, etc.