I will always remember the time one of the members of the Los Angeles ModCom presented a 3D slideshow of photos he took of Oscar Niemeyer's designs for Brasilia. I was blown away by his swooping futuristic designs.
[UPDATE: The moronic news bureau capriciously shut off streaming for the video I originally posted, so here's a better video from our pals at Motherboard.)
Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, who designed some of the 20th Century's most famous modernist buildings, has died just before his 105th birthday.
He rose to international fame as the architect of the main government buildings in the futuristic Brazilian capital, Brasilia, inaugurated in 1960.
He also worked with Swiss-born modernist architect Le Corbusier on the UN building in New York.
He continued to work on new projects until earlier this year.
BBC: Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, dies at 104 (Thanks, Antinous!)
For more than 50 years, Justo Gallego has spent his days building his own beautiful cathedral outside of Madrid, all by himself. “When I started to build this cathedral, the word on the street was that I was crazy,” Gallego says.
Peter Chadwick — he runs the @brutalhouse stream of loving photos of imposing brutalist monuments — has teamed up with Phaedon to publish a coffee-table book of the biggest, most uncompromising hulking monsters of the bygone age of concrete futurism: This Brutal World.
Contemporist gathered up some of the most innovative sculptured ceilings from around the world, like the Colombian Ice Cream Shop Von Glacet above. Below: New York’s Innuendo Restaurant.
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