Oscar Niemeyer

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A few spectacular works from designer/architect Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, born December 15, 1907, is a Brazilian architect who is considered one of the most important names in international modern architecture. He was a pioneer in the exploration of the constructive possibilities of reinforced concrete.

His buildings are often characterized by being spacious and exposed, mixing volumes and empty space to create unconventional patterns and often propped up by pilotis. Both lauded and criticized for being a "sculptor of monuments", his most famous design, the plan for the city of Brasilia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.