Brazil’s master of architecture: Oscar Niemeyer

Museu Oscar Niemeyer

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói — MAC)

Congresso Nacional

Palácio do Planalto - Brasilia

In Memoriam Oscar Niemeyer

You’re bound to be captivated by at least one building designed by Oscar Niemeyer when exploring Brazilian cityscapes. With an international career that spanned nearly 80 years, Niemeyer (1907-2012) paved the way for Brazil’s urban modernization as South America’s  innovative, prolific architect. His 600-projects list includes distinctive monuments that express what the jury of the Pritzker Architecture Prize stated as “the distillation of colors, light and sensual imagery of his native land.”

See more of Niemeyer’s projects in photos: Architecture by Oscar Niemeyer gallery | Oscar Niemeyer group

Photos from fotografia de arquitetura, MichaelMostert, Roberto Peradotto, david.bank, and fallrod.