Brazilian architect Affonso Eduardo Reidy was born
in France of a Brazilian-Italian mother, and an English father. Despite this circunstance his architecture is unmistakably Brazilian Modernist. His Rio de Janeiro Museum of Modern Art was intended to harmonize architecture with the natural landscape by stressing the horizontality of the building in contrast with the undulating line of the mountains. Inside the main
building the entire ground floor with the exception of
the entrance is completely free allowing an
uninterrupted view of the sea.