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Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta has been considered an important architect, musician, writer, photographer and intermedia artist in the beginning of the third millennium - according to statements written by personalities like John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Merce Cunningham, René Berger, Daniel Charles, Dove Bradshaw, Phill Niblock or William Anastasi among others. With several international prizes, more than fifty published books, many electronic books and thirty audio compact discs, his works are included in some of the most important art collections and world-wide recognized institutions like the Whitney Museum of New York, the ARS AEVI Contemporary Art Museum, the Biennale of Venice, the Computer Art Museum of Seattle, the Kunsthaus of Zurich, the Durini Contemporary Art Collection, the Bibliotèque Nationale of Paris and the MART - Modern Art Museum of Rovereto and Trento among others. His works are also included in the Universalis Encyclopedia (Britannica) since 1991, in the Sloninsky Baker's Music Dictionary (Berkeley), the Charles Hall's Chronology of the Western Classical Music, as well as in the All Music Guide - The Expert's Guide to the Best Cds. Legendary musicians like John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi, John Tilbury, Christian Wolff, Maurizio Barbetti, Audrey Riley and the Manhattan Quartet among others have performed his compositions. He collaborated with John Cage, as commissioned composer for Merce Cunningham, from 1985 until his disappearance in 1992. He remained composer for Merce Cunningham along more than twenty years, until Merce Cunningham's death in 2009. He is also founder and director of the Arts, Sciences and Technology Foundation - Observatory, in Trancoso, Portugal ( He is co-founder and director of the HOLOTOPIA Academy, in the Amalfi Coast, Italy ( Emanuel Pimenta lives in Locarno, Switzerland - but he is also based in New York and Lisbon. His website is


Orbital Olympic Village

Authored by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta

UIRA is the architectural design for na orbital Olympic Villlage, the first of the world, created by the Brazilian architect Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta. In 2011 Pimenta launched the architectural design of Kairos - for a building orbiting planet Earth, considered the first design of architecture for a building in outer space. Yet in 2011, Emanuel Pimenta created and directed the first course of space architecture in Brazil, and the second in the world, at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo. In early 1980s, Emanuel Pimenta coined the concept of virtual architecture, and starting in 1980 he designed the first virtual planet of the world - Woiksed - anticipating Second Life in more than twenty years. The book UIRA contains the first studies of the project, about sixty illustrations and an introduction written by the architect Bruno Padovano, from the University of São Paulo.

Publication Date:
1478227494 / 9781478227496
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Architecture / Individual Architects & Firms / General

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