Oscar Niemeyer 1907-2012

digital image of Congresso Nacional in Brasilia
Oscar Niemeyer, Congresso Nacional, Brasília, Brazil, 1958-1960 © William Muschenheim Source: AAEL Digital Images

One of the greatest Modernist architects, Oscar Niemeyer, has died at the age of 104. The Brazilian is best known for designing numerous buildings - the cathedral, museums, theater, apartment blocks, government and office buildings - in the planned capital city of Brasília. Other works include the Church of São Francisco de Assis in Minas Gerais, Brazil; an apartment building in Berlin; the campus of the University of Haifa in Israel; the United Nations complex in New York (with Le Corbusier); numerous private houses; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Niterói, Brazil. For more information, see the New York Times obituary and a profile of the architect in 1995, his entry in archINFORM, and the architect's website.

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Congresso Nacional, Brasília, Brazil, 1958-1960
Ramp of Planalto Palace in foreground
© Robert A. Peterson
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Apartment house, Hansaviertel, Berlin, Germany, 1956-1957
© Edward Olencki
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