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Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (born December 15, 1907) is a Brazilian architect specializing in international modern architecture. In the 1940s, '50s and '60s...

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  • Megacities offer toxic mix of modern apocalypse

      News Source: Japan Times | 16 days ago
    The Mexican Nobel laureate Octavio Paz once wrote that the non-Western world was condemned to be modern. This uncompromising verdict headlines the Mexican pavilion at the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture. The Dutch architect and thinker Rem
  • Radical geometry: South America's surprising art

      News Source: Guardian Unlimited | 1 month ago
    Courtesy of Projeto Helio Oiticica In 1943, the Uruguayan artist Joaquin Torres Garcia turned the world upside down. His America Invertida , or Inverted Map of South America , is a simple ink-on-paper drawing that puts Caracas at the bottom and the
  • LACMA redesign avoids tar pits, creates challenges

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 1 month ago
    Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who represents the Miracle Mile area where the museum is located, said the new design offers a "tremendous vision" for the Museum Row section of Wilshire Boulevard. "It retains the historic beauty of the La
  • Latin spirit: Brazil's cachaca trail

      News Source: Guardian Unlimited | 1 month ago
    Lime is not the only fruit varieties of caipirinha in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters/Corbis Sao Paulo The barman's white shirtsleeves are bunched up at his elbows, showing his tattoos. This is the sort of place where staff are
  • Getting to know Dilma over dinner

      News Source: BBC | 1 month ago
    Stories She loves British television costume dramas and longs for the ordinariness of a "normal" life...Dilma Rousseff is also very defensive and passionate about how Brazil has organised and prepared for the 2014 Fifa World Cup. Invited, with a
  • Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

      News Source: io9 | 4 months ago
    A legendary figure of modern architecture, Oscar Niemeyer (19072-2012) lived through the 20th century, designed more than hundred buildings, and planned and designed the federal capital of Brasilia, Brazil with Lucio Costa...The Brazilian Pavilion at
  • Building a case for birds

      News Source: Japan Times | 1 year ago
    Many people would consider Stonehenge in southwest England or the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt which both date from around 4,600 years ago among the crowning glories of human achievement. In Japan, Kyoto's 14th-century Rokuon-ji (Temple of the
  • LACMA's future unfurls in Peter Zumthor's design

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 1 year ago
    Imagine you are heading east on Wilshire Boulevard, in a car or on foot. As you approach Wilshire and Fairfax Avenue, you see the rounded, gilded corner of the former May Co. building and Renzo Piano 's travertine-wrapped Broad Contemporary Art


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