Doing It Justice: Brasilia Justice Ministry by Oscar Niemeyer-
Designed in 1962, the justice ministry was one of many buildings Niemeyer designed, for the then new capital of Brazil, Brasilia. The building is surrounded by a moat and water cascades from large concrete gutters suspended from the columns that form the facade of the building. Huge concrete louvres to the sides of the building, shield the internal glass walled ministry form the sun. Roberto Burle Marx, Niemeyer’s long time collaborator designed the water gardens.