In Praise of Oscar Niemeyer: The Boy from Brasilia

by Daedalus Howell on December 6, 2012

in COMEDY, FILM, IN PRAISE OF..., OBITUARIES, VIDEO

Oscar Niemeyer, the internationally-renown architect and father of modern architecture, died today at the age of 104. Among his accomplishments was the design of the futuristic “planned” city of Brasilia, which not only became the capital of Brazil but, with its abstract, non-linear forms, has inspired sci-fi cityscapes ever since. As a salute to Niemeyer’s particular genius, below is a short film that borrows extensively from many of his triumphs in reinforced concrete.

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