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Happy Birthday Oscar

Happy Birthday Oscar
Oscar Niemeyer in front of the Palazzo Mondadori. Photo via Mondadori.com
Oscar Niemeyer in front of the Palazzo Mondadori. Photo via Mondadori.com

Today would have been Oscar Niemeyer's 105th birthday. The Pritzker-Prize winning, Brazilian master died last Thursday, December 6th, due to complications from a previous kidney condition.

Take a moment to look back on all our Niemeyer coverage, and remember the man who truly saw architecture as a higher calling. As Neimeyer once said: "The architect’s role is to fight for a better world, where he can produce an architecture that serves everyone and not just a group of privileged people.”

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Cite: Vanessa Quirk. "Happy Birthday Oscar" 15 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/307705/happy-birthday-oscar/> ISSN 0719-8884