SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
Happy birthday Oscar

Brasilian architect Oscar Niemeyer turns 101 today. The oldest living architect, Niemeyer is well known for his modernist concrete architecture and his involvement in the design of Brasilia, the new capital of Brazil. Niemeyer won the Pritzker Prize in 1988 and has continued his involvement in architecture passed his 100th birthday last year.

One of Niemeyer’s first works following graduation from university was the Ministry of Health and Education in Rio de Janeiro on which he collaborated with Le Corbusier until 1938. Further notable works include the Pampulha architectural complex including a casino, restaurant and the Temple of St. Francis of Assisi, in Belo Horizonte and the Caracas Museum in Venezuela.

IN BRIEF
Monday 15 December 2008
WAN Civic Buildings Award winners revealed in Amsterdam
Fri 12 Sep 2014
Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long and Michael Kokora promoted to partner at OMA
Wed 10 Sep 2014
Groundbreaking held for Johnson Fain-designed residential towers in Jakarta
Wed 10 Sep 2014
Snohetta's SFMOMA tops out today
Wed 10 Sep 2014
Frank Gehry announces strategic alliance with Trimble
Tue 09 Sep 2014
Gehry out at Ground Zero Arts Center
Tue 09 Sep 2014
Work halted at Atlantic Yards site in NY
Fri 05 Sep 2014
Parsons Brinckerhoff sold to WSP for £820m
Thu 04 Sep 2014