This almost utopian monument to modernism is often criticized for its inhuman scale, as the complex seems to have been designed to be viewed from a distance and experienced mainly through photograph rather than in person. However, since Minecraftian architecture isn’t really meant to cater to individual inhabitants, it’s Brasília’s otherworldly scale that makes it a perfect candidate for Minecraft.
Minecraft buildings can only exist in the same sense: as decoration of the landscape or an embodiment of an idea (as monument, or sculpture). Their primary functions — be they parking lots or hospitals, or capitol buildings — are all stripped, leaving only the experience of looking at these structures from afar. Minecrafters can learn quite a bit from Brasilia’s existence as a photo-opportunity.