Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012), who designed some of the 20th Century’s most famous modernist buildings, has died just before his 105th birthday. He rose to international fame as the architect of the main government buildings in the futuristic Brazilian capital, Brasilia, inaugurated in 1960.
I am a big fan. There was not no architect like him before, his work is still very avant-garde and he will be missed.
“When you have a large space to conquer, the curve is the natural solution”
“Right angles don’t attract me. Nor straight, hard and inflexible lines created by man,” he wrote in his 1998 memoir “The Curves of Time.” “What attracts me are free and sensual curves. The curves we find in mountains, in the waves of the sea, in the body of the woman we love.”
A beautiful coffee table book from Niemeyer's works that I recommend. Photographer Matthieu Salvaing has traveled the world for the past ten years, drawing inspiration from design, fashion, and architecture. Salvaing's exploration of Brazil and his friendship with Oscar Niemeyer have been catalysts for his work