Saturday, December 15, 2007

Oscar Turns 100

Today is Brazilian architect Oscar Neimeyer's 100th birthday. This marker is extra-extraordinary as Neimeyer continues to practice architecture, something that might not come as a surprise to fellow architects but is nevertheless amazing. Projects include a new city in Algiers on the drawing board and a cultural center for Avila, Spain.

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Sao Paulo marks his birthday with a giant 100 hanging on the Copan building that he designed. Images from BBC NEWS
He plans to celebrate his birthday Saturday with a small party at his home for friends and family which includes his daughter Anna Maria Niemeyer, five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-granchildren. [link]
Be sure to listen to Neimeyer on BBC's Radio 4 for a piece with Jonathan Glancey.

(Thanks to seier+seier+seier for the head's up.)

3 comments:

  1. I've seen his work last year. Brasilia made a big impression on me.

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  2. He also has some projects currently underway, like the Torre Digital TV tower in Brasilia. Pretty amazing for 104...

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