Oscar Niemeyer Architecture

Oscar Niemeyer - Brazilian architect - Chicquero Design - Brasilia Palace of the Dawn 10
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Oscar Niemeyer, the greatest Brazilian architect who helped to shape the 20th century and mankind’s vision of the future, died on Wednesday aged 104, ten days before his 105th birthday. The celebrated Brazilian architect whose flowing designs infused Modernism with a new sensuality and captured the imaginations of generations of architects around the world.
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His curvaceous, lyrical, hedonistic forms helped shape a distinct national architecture and a modern identity for Brazil that broke with its colonial and baroque past. Yet his influence extended far beyond his country. Even his lesser works were a counterpoint to reductive notions of Modernist architecture as blandly functional.

Niemeyer, who began his career in the 1930s, was known for a distinctive style marked by sweeping curves, which he once famously said were inspired by Brazilian women.

“When you have a large space to conquer, the curve is the natural solution,” he said. “I once wrote a poem about the curve. The curve I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean and on the body of the beloved woman.”

The lifelong communist won the Pritzker Prize, his profession’s top honor, in 1988.
Brazil lost one of its geniuses, rest in peace Oscar Niemeyer!
Thank You!

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18 comments

  1. Reblogged this on retail fix and commented:
    Oscar was 104…talk about a longtime influence…No need to state how many others have followed his lead. Truly a unique vision..” everything old is new again” and Niemeyer long ago set the standard for modernism. Thanks Chicquero

  2. thefirstcasualty

    Reblogged this on Fall Victim To Fashion and commented:
    Having worked at an architecture firm for 4 years (and having an architect for a boyfriend) has helped me appreciate the beauty in building design. Oscar Niemeyer has some amazing works throughout the globe and having only just passed away at the ripe ol’ age of 104 (!!), has left the world with many an interesting piece.

    TFC x

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