Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer was a Brazilian architect and a key figure in the development of modern architecture in Brazil. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest architects of the 20th century and was a pioneer of the modernist movement.

Niemeyer's work is characterized by a fluid, organic style that incorporates curves, sweeping lines, and exaggerated shapes into his designs. He was known for his use of reinforced concrete, and for his innovative approach to building design. Some of Niemeyer's most famous works include the United Nations headquarters in New York, the National Congress of Brazil in Brasília, and the Niterói Contemporary Art Museum. Niemeyer's work has had a lasting impact on the field of architecture.

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Oscar Niemeyer
  • Brasília: Life After Design

    Located 2000 kilometres from the Amazon and 18 hours from Rio, the city of Brasília - the capital of Brazil - is a mythical place: a concrete utopia born out of the desert. In 1956 at the rebirth of Brazilian democracy, visionary architect Oscar Niemeyer and urbanist Lúcio Costa invented an urba...

  • Oscar Niemeyer: Life is Breath

    Produced in Brazil to coincide with Oscar Niemeyer’s 100th birthday. Still working and speaking with an extraordinarily clarity and intellect that’s undiminished by age, Niemeyer recounts his long life and remarkably prolific output and philosophy. This included producing designs for Brasilia (bu...