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Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer, RIP  
User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (15 December 1907 – 5 December 2012), known as Oscar Niemeyer, was a Brazilian architect who is considered one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. Niemeyer was best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a planned city which became Brazil's capital in 1960, as well as his collaboration with other architects on the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. His exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of reinforced concrete was highly infuential on the architecture of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

“ I am not attracted to straight angles or to the straight line, hard and inflexible, created by man. I am attracted to free-flowing, sensual curves. The curves that I find in the mountains of my country, in the sinuousness of its rivers, in the waves of the ocean, and on the body of the beloved woman. Curves make up the entire Universe, the curved Universe of Einstein.[4] ”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Niemeyer

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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10888 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

I remember Brasilia was quoted as a model of architecture for the future in the early 60's. A city that was built in a place where there was nothing.

Niemeyer was a pupil of Le Corbusier.

The man was a precursor. Many other architects have followed his ideas to do their own buildings worldwide.

He made it to 104.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20621265

He has now joined Le Corbusier in another world.

RIP



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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3844 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

An impressive man. RIP

User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

RIP, Mr. Niemmayer! Almost 105 years, what a proud age to leave this planet.

User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

A few of the projects by Mr Neimeyer...

http://i45.tinypic.com/11h53zm.jpg

http://i46.tinypic.com/pynw3.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/28rz6dz.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2mhwzo8.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/2dazxcm.jpg


User currently offlinecorinthians From United States of America, joined May 2008, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

This is a true shame and tragic loss. I was a big fan of his. And for some odd reason, I thought he'd live forever considering he was so old.

User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1222 times:

Quoting corinthians (Reply 5):
shame and tragic loss

Why is it a shame and tragic loss? Niemeyer died at age 104,due to health complications. Sounds natural to me. As opposed to a murder or some sort of illness.


User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3844 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

He was also one of two architecs involved in designing the UN building in New Yrok.

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3278 posts, RR: 45
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1206 times:

He makes great hot dogs.   

Seriously though, RIP.

Cheers,
Cameron


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