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Architect of the Month (November): Oscar Niemeyer

18 December 2015

Our architect of the month is Oscar Niemeyer. He was a Brazilian architect who is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture.

Niemeyer was best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a planned city that became Brazil's capital in 1960, as well as his collaboration with other architects on the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. His exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of reinforced concrete was highly influential in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.