ARCHITECTS | »Interactive Oscar« :: Art by Tcha-Tcho to Celebrate Niemeyer’s 100th Birthday, 2007

To celebrate Niemeyer’s 100th birthday in 2007, estadã published a superb infographic special on the architect’s career.

I was especially taken with Tcha-Tcho’s three-dimensional renderings of 14 of Niemeyer’s works. They’re fun to play with and, stripped down to their essence, these models are a great way to appreciate the sinuous forms of Niemeyer’s art.

In particular, I like his rendering of the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi (Igreja de Sao Francisco de Asis), commonly referred to as Igreja da Pampulha) — it reminds me of a souvenir I picked up at the Church during my first visit to Brazil in ’95.

Bravo Eduardo Malpeli (Tcha-Tcho)!

estadã | Niemeyer, 100 years: In full creative activity, the architect Oscar Niemeyer turns 100 years old and 70 years of architecture. Know your work, listen to the interview and check out the photo essay by Cristiano Mascaro


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