Sashaying Rio de Janeiro may attract more tourists, but São Paulo, draped in ambivalent light and frequent drizzle, is Brazils center of cultural production. That energy emanates, in no small way, from resident architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, whose signature buildings are located within a few square miles of one another. His work, which includes the Guaimbê apartment building, was recognized with 2006's Pritzker Architecture Prize.
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