Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida de Niemeyer Soares, an architect from Rio de Janeiro, lived incredible 104 years. He was certainly the most recognized brazilian architect of all times, and one of the most important of the world. Recognized by his projects in concrete and for his attraction for curved shapes, Niemeyer got most of his inspiration from the feminine beauty.

"It is not the straight angle that attracts me, nor the straight line, inflexible, hard, created by man. What attracts me is the sensual and free curve, the curves I find in the mountains of my country, in the course of rivers, in the waves, in the body of the favorite woman. The whole universe is made of curves, the curved universe of Einstein."

Oscar Niemeyer
Croqui do Congresso Nacional

Maybe it was him that most inspired me to get a degree in architecture. He was and always will be an amazing source of inspiration and study inside colleges, in structure and project classes, in the history and also in the politics of Brazil. Talvez tenha sido ele quem mais me inspirou a me formar em arquietura. Foi, e sempre será, fonte de inspiração e estudo nas faculdades, nas aulas de projeto ou estruturas, na história e também na política do Brasil. Oscar Niemeyer created the main architectural projects in our country, the National Congress, Brasilia Cathedral, MAC from Niterói and the Pampulha church. Niemeyer will be missed.

"We have to dream, otherwise things won't happen."

Oscar Niemeyer
São Francisco de Assis Church- Pampulha

Oscar Niemeyer
Museu de Arte Contemporânea - Niterói

Oscar Niemeyer
Museu de Arte Contemporânea - Niterói

Oscar Niemeyer
National Congress - Brasília

Oscar Niemeyer
Cathedral - Brasília

Oscar Niemeyer
Cathedral - Brasília

Oscar Niemeyer
Museu Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer
Serpentine Gallery

Oscar Niemeyer
Edifício Copan

Oscar Niemeyer
Memorla da América Latina

Oscar Niemeyer
Escada do Itamarati

"The most important isn't architecture, but life, friends and this unfair world we must change."

Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer

"I don't believe in an ideal architecture, I believe only in good and bad architecture. I like Le Corbusier as I like Mies, Picasso, Matisse, Machado and Eça.

Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Niemeyer

1907 - 2012

"Life is a blow."

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