Niemeyer Architecture in Brasilia

In today’s Photography 101 course we have to capture the beauty and complexity of architecture.

I couldn’t but share these photos made in Brasilia, the capital city of Brazil.  The first is the National Congress and the second is the city Cathedral; both designed by the iconic architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Oscar Niemeyer  is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. His exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of reinforced concrete was highly influential in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

He was best known for his design of civic buildings in Brasilia – a planned city that became Brazil’s capital in 1960 – as well as for his collaboration with other architects on the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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National Congress of Brasil in the capital city of Brasilia. Architect: Oscar Niemeyer.
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National Congress of Brasil in the capital city of Brasilia. Architect: Oscar Niemeyer.

 

Brasilia National Cathedral - Brasilia, Brasil.
Cathedral of Brasilia, Brasil. Architect: Oscar Niemeyer

 

 

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Interior of Cathedral of Brasilia, Brasil Architect: Oscar Niemeyer

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Niemeyer Architecture in Brasilia

  1. Stunning photos — and architecture: I’ve never seen like that or on such a large scale. The first two photos almost had a look of a modern Stonehenge (although I’m not completely sure what I mean by that comparison): cleanly defined shapes against an endless sky.

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