May 19, 2017

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      Oscar Niemeyer was the pioneer of modern architecture. Learn some unusual facts about this unique person:

99 years old – and in love

      * Some days before his 99 th birthday, he married his longtime secretary, Vera Lucia Cabreira, at his apartment;

Free-flowing forms

      * New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia was so impressed with Niemeyer’s architecture that he declared him an honorary citizen of New York;

“- Do you still work?!”

      * At 103 Oscar Niemeyer still worked every day. ”I need to keep busy, keep in touch with friends, maintain my rhythm of life.”

Eternal optimism

      * “Life is more important than architecture. What matters is (…) to be simple, to create a world equal to everyone, to look at people with optimism.”

Wanna know more about Niemeyer? Access the originals https://architizer.com/blog/a-life-in-architecture-oscar-niemeyer-1907-2012/ and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Niemeyer to expand your Brazilian history culture.       

 

 

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