Excerpted from: DesignBoom
image © camilla maia
oscar niemeyer was born on dec. 15, 1907, in rio de janeiro and, despite his advanced age,
continues to practice his profession. by continuing to explore the modernist aesthetic and
refusing to depart from formalism and purity, niemeyer has turned himself into an eccentric humanist.
he works from his office in rio and always cites his long-standing fear of flying that allows
him to politely decline every invite for traveling.
'curves make up the entire universe, the curved universe of einstein.' he adds.
niterói contemporary art museum, rio de janeiro, brazil 1991-96
'a central pillar, with the architecture floating free in space, like a flower' he said.
image © kalle anka
the niterói museum shows the most the extensive collection of contemporary brazilian art
see more contemporary images by gorka lejarcegi
museum oscar niemeyer (novo museu) in curitiba, brazil 2001-02
the museum by night