Tag: Oscar Niemeyer

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following more than a year of renovations, the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói (MAC Niterói) reopened in Rio de Janeiro's neighboring city of Niterói on Thursday, June 16th...
By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Reports on building issues during the World Cup and speculation of delayed preparation for the 2016 Olympics has made infrastructure a focal topic in current Brazilian news. With such high-profile...
By William Jones and Claire Rivé, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Biblioteca Parque Estadual do Rio (BPE, Library State Park of Rio), which reopened on March 29th after four years of renovation does its part for doing...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio's mayor, Eduardo Paes, recently called for renovation works on a building designed by the late Oscar Niemeyer to be halted amidst strong protests from the architectural community. The...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – From municipal elections to the mensalão, from dams to deforestation, for the slowing economy and the booming middle class, 2012 was big for Brazil. The year began with devastating building...
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...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL - Completed in 1996, the Oscar Niemeyer designed Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, or MAC) overlooking the Guanabara Bay in the neighborhood of Boa Viagem, serves...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One week ago today, December 14th, the Curmudgeon wished “many happy returns” to Dilma Roussef, President-elect of the Federative Republic of Brazil, who turned 63. She desperately needs well-wishers, for she...
By Oliver Bazely, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Driving along Avenida das Américas in Barra da Tijuca, it is hard not to notice two lone, circular towers among the square apartment blocks and sprawling shopping malls. Located just opposite...



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