These night shots by New York photographer Andrew Prokos capture some of the buildings designed by late Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasília (+ slideshow).
Andrew Prokos topped the Night Photography category at this year's International Photography Awards with the series, which documents buildings such as the National Congress of Brazil and the Cathedral of Brasília after dark.
"I became fascinated by Oscar Niemeyer’s buildings as works of art in themselves, and the fact that Niemeyer had unprecedented influence over the architecture of the capital during his long lifetime," said Prokos.
Niemeyer, who passed away last year, completed a series of civic and government buildings in the Brazilian capital over the course of his career, following the appointment of Juscelino Kubitschek as president in 1956.
As well as the congress building and cathedral, Niemeyer also designed the Palácio do Planalto - the official workplace of the president - as well as the National Museum of the Republic and Itamaraty Palace.
"I found the city fascinating from a visual perspective," Prokos told Dezeen. "At its best the Niemeyer architecture is elegant and inspired; at the other end of the spectrum there are structures that are straight out of the Soviet era."
- Small House by Unemori Architects
- Chiswick House Gardens cafe by Caruso St… John Architects
- Laddered metal fins angle from the facad…e of Cambridgeshire laboratory by Abell Nepp
- CEBRA's children's home forms a cluster …of archetypal house silhouettes
- Jagged brick artwork by Boris Tellegen e…xtends over Haarlem housing by Heren 5 Architects
- Meandering concrete roof shelters walkwa…ys at Erginoğlu & Çalışlar's renovated beach club
- Water-Treatment Plant by AWP
- House in Ōiso with walls covered in roo…fing material by atelier HAKO architects
- Selected projects by Álvaro Siza photog…raphed by Duccio Malagamba
Sign up for a daily roundup
of all our stories