Cathedral of Brasilia, Brazil in 2005
BRAZIL – CIRCA 2005: Cathedral of Brasilia, Brazil in 2005

Oscar Niemeyer (1907 – 1912) was a Brazilian architect and designer. He was born in Rio de Janeiro.

Education

He studied architecture at the National School of Fine Arts, Rio de Janeiro.

Biography

He worked in the office of architect Lucio Costa. He collaborated with Le Corbusier on the Ministry of Education building in Rio de Janeiro and on the United Nations building in New York.

He was a professor of architecture at the University of Brasilia. He won the 1947 competition for the Aeronautical Training Centre, later cancelled, and in 1947, was invited to participate in the building of the United Nations. Denied entry to the United States as a communist sympathiser, he was unable to accept the invitation as a guest professor at Yale University.  

Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer In His Copacabana Studio
BRAZIL – MARCH 14: Exclusive : Brazilian Architect Oscar Niemeyer In His Copacabana

Niemeyer is best known for his design of the major buildings of Brasilia. Estel produced his 1985 furniture series.

Modern art Museum in Niteroi This building By architect Oscar Niemayer
Modern art Museum in Niteroi This building By architect Oscar Niemayer is in every book About modern architecture. Niteroi is a Big town very close to Rio de Janeiro.

Recognition

He received the Medalla al Trabajo.

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

Alberto Rosselli (1921-76) Italian architect and industrial designer – Encyclopedia of Design

Alberto Rosselli (1921-76) Italian architect and industrial designer. He was born in Palermo. He was professionally active in Milan. 1938-39, he studied engineering. 1945-47, architecture. Politecnico di Milano. In 1950, Rosselli, Gio Ponti and Antonio Fornaroli established the architecture and design firm Studio PFR. They produced notable structures, including the 1956 Pirelli tower in Milan.

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