Mid-Century Modern Oscar Niemeyer

22.11.09

Julian Weyer’s Tour of Mid-Century Modern Brazil

But I think Scandinavia is generally where most minds travel when they think of modern design — “Danish Modern” and IKEA are now mainstream concepts — and if not Scandinavia, then certainly Germany, Italy, or the America of Eames and Nelson. ...COPAN Building, São Paolo Architect: Oscar Niemeyer, 1951-57 Faculty af Architecture, São Paolo University Architect: Joao Battista Vilanova Artigas, 1962-69 The entire building is simply an airy, naturally ventilated shelter, with few lateral facades, topped by what from the outside appears a massive concrete slab.

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