Archivo de la categoría: Oscar Niemeyer

Spotlight: Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, or simply Oscar Niemeyer, was one of the greatest architects in Brazil‘s history, and one of the greats of the global modernist movement. After his death in 2012, Niemeyer left the world more than five hundred works scattered throughout the Americas, Africa and Europe.

Niemeyer attended the National School of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro in 1929, graduating in 1934. He began working with the influential Brazilian architect and urban planner Lúcio Costa also in 1932, a professional partnership that would last decades and result in some of the most important works in the history of modern architecture.

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‘Rio Rocking Chaise’ by Oscar Niemeyer for Espasso (US)

'Rio Rocking Chaise' by Oscar Niemeyer for Espasso

Originally designed in the 1970’s with daughter Anna Maria Niemeyer, celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s seminal work ‘Rio Rocking Chaise’ is being re-edited for the US market by Espasso.     Launched on May 14, 2014 during New York Design Week at Espasso’s Compasso exhibition, the event marks the first time the re-editions will be […]
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LEGO® Architecture Landmark Series: The United Nations Headquarters

LEGO® has officially announced the next addition to their architecture-inspired products: The United Nations Headquarters. 

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Night Photographs of Oscar Niemeyer’s Brasilia Win at the 2013 International Photography Awards

Night photographs of the Brazilian capital created by architectural photographer Andrew Prokos are among this year’s winners at the International Photography Awards competition. Entitled “Niemeyer’s Brasilia” the series of photographs capture the surreal architecture of Oscar Niemeyer, who shaped the… Sigue leyendo

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Koolhaas Revamps UN Building’s Modernist-Era Lounge

Dutch designers, Rem Koolhaas and Hella Jongerius, have revamped the delegates’ lounge in the United Nations building just in time for the 68th General Assembly this week. The “workshop of peace” lounge space, originally designed in 1952 by Wallace K. Harrison in collaboration with renowned modernists Le Corbusier and Oscar Neimeyer, now sports a range of pastel-colored sofas and lounge chairs, opting for minimal intervention in attempts to maximize the social space. Read more about the UN North Delegates lobby on Gizmodo.

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Koolhaas Revamps UN Building’s Modernist-Era Lounge

Dutch designers, Rem Koolhaas and Hella Jongerius, have revamped the delegates’ lounge in the United Nations building just in time for the 68th General Assembly this week. The “workshop of peace” lounge space, originally designed in 1952 by Wallace K. Harrison in collaboration with renowned modernists Le Corbusier and Oscar Neimeyer, now sports a range of pastel-colored sofas and lounge chairs, opting for minimal intervention in attempts to maximize the social space. Read more about the UN North Delegates lobby on Gizmodo.

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Koolhaas Revamps UN Building’s Modernist-Era Lounge

Dutch designers, Rem Koolhaas and Hella Jongerius, have revamped the delegates’ lounge in the United Nations building just in time for the 68th General Assembly this week. The “workshop of peace” lounge space, originally designed in 1952 by Wallace K. Harrison in collaboration with renowned modernists Le Corbusier and Oscar Neimeyer, now sports a range of pastel-colored sofas and lounge chairs, opting for minimal intervention in attempts to maximize the social space. Read more about the UN North Delegates lobby on Gizmodo.

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AD Classics: Niterói Contemporary Art Museum / Oscar Niemeyer

The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, also know as the MAC, was designed by the famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and completed in 1996. This iconic saucer-shaped structure, situated on a cliffside above Guanabara bay in the city of Niterói, brilliantly frames the… Sigue leyendo

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