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The amazing world of a Brazilian architect

Last updated on: December 25, 2012 14:38 IST

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Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer played a key role in the development of modern architecture.

Niemeyer, who passed away last week, was best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasilia, a planned city which became Brazil's capital in 1960.

Take a look at some of the amazing buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer...


Image: A security walks next to the Planalto Palace designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia.
Photographs: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters.

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A man stands near the National Congress building, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Photographs: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters.

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Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer speaks at his office during an interview in Rio de Janeiro.

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Photographs: Bruno Domingos/Reuters.

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Tourists visit the Niemeyer Center, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Aviles, Spain.

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Photographs: Eloy Alonso/Reuters.

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A man walks near the National Congress building, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in the Ministries Esplanade in Brasilia.

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Photographs: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters.

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A view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Niteroi near Rio de Janeiro.

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Photographs: Clarissa Cavalheiro/Reuters.

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Itamaraty Palace designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, is seen in Brasilia. 

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Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters.

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Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer poses after receiving Russia's friendship medal at his office in Rio de Janeiro.

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Photographs: Bruno Domingos/Reuters.

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An image is projected on the towers of the National Congress during Culture Week in Brasilia.

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Photographs: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters.

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A man walks past next to Capanema building designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Rio de Janeiro.

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Photographs: Sergio Moraes/Reuters.

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People view an art installation being projected on the Niemeyer Center dome in Aviles, Spain.

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Photographs: Eloy Alonso/Reuters.
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A view of Brazil's National Congress designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia.

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Photographs: Jamil Bittar/Reuters.

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Statues of angels hang in Brasilia's Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Brasilia.

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Photographs: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters.

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A view of Oscar Niemeyer's Museum, which was designed by Niemeyer, in Curitiba, Brazil.

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Photographs: Cesar Ferrari/Reuters.

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Tourists visit the Niemeyer Center, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Aviles.

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Photographs: Eloy Alonso/Reuters.

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Christmas decorations are seen at the Brasilia Cathedral, designed by Niemeyer, in Brasilia.

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Photographs: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters.

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Tourists take pictures in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Brasilia.

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Photographs: Jamil Bittar/Reuters.
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Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer looks at Copacabana beach from his office after an interview with Reuters in Rio de Janeiro.

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Photographs: Sergio Moraes/Reuters.

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The sun is seen from the monument The Pantheon of the Fatherland and Freedom (Panteao da Patria e da Liberdade Tancredo Neves), designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, in Brasilia.

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Photographs: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters.

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A view of the Contemporary Art Museum (MAC) designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer in Niteroi city near Rio de Janeiro.

Niemeyer designed the MAC, a giant replica of a flying saucer resting on a cement pedestal, in the 1990s.


 


Photographs: Sergio Moraes/Reuters.

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