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I remember you Oscar Niemeyer.
The Last Modernist...
E.D.T., May 12, 2016
Oscar Niemeyer/Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil_Mathieu Salvaing-Assouline
Oscar Niemeyer/Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil_Mathieu Salvaing-Assouline
 
"As an architect," he states, "my concern in Brasilia was to find a structural solution that would characterize the city's architecture. So I did my very best in the structures, trying to make them different with their columns narrow, so narrow that the palaces would seem to barely touch the ground. And I set them apart from the facades, creating an empty space through which, as I bent over my work table, I could see myself walking, imagining their forms and the different resulting points of view they would provoke. Internationally, he collaborated with Le Corbusier again on the design for the United Nations Headquarters (1947-53) in New York, contributing significantly to the siting and final design of the buildings. His own residence (1953) in Rio de Janeiro has become a landmark. In the 1950s, he designed an Aeronautical Research Center near Sao Paulo. In Europe, he undertook an office building for Renault and the Communist Party Headquarters (1965) both in Paris, a cultural centre for Le Havre (1972), and in Italy, the Mondadori Editorial Office (1968) in Milan and the FATA Office Building (1979) in Turin. In Algiers, he designed the Zoological Gardens, the University of Constantine, and the Foreign Office.

Oscar Niemeyer/Rio Chair by Oscar Niemeyer
Oscar Niemeyer/Rio Chair by Oscar Niemeyer
 
Oscar Niemeyer/Le Memorial de l'Amérique latine, 1991_Mathieu Salvaing-Assouline
Oscar Niemeyer/Le Memorial de l'Amérique latine, 1991_Mathieu Salvaing-Assouline
 
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