Oscar Niemeyer Works in Rio de Janeiro

By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The architectural community lost one of its greatest luminaries December 5th with the death of Oscar Niemeyer, whose famous building designs are known the world over. Eschewing conventional straight edges and block structures in favor of flowing curves, Niemeyer’s work combined Brazilian flair with modernist architecture.

Born in Rio de Janeiro on December 15, 1907, Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho started his career in the Cidade Maravilhosa. Although . . .

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