Another Modernity



The two basic ingredients that made the substance of Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture, absorbed when he was still a young graduate at the age of 29, have clear origins: Le Corbusier and Lucio Costa. On the one hand, the influence of the five points of the French-Swiss master; on the other, the adaptation of the Luso-Brazilian construction elements of the Rio master. Such is the definition of the works of the Brazilian school, characteristic of the production of a generation of architects such as Affonso Eduardo Reidy and the Roberto brothers. The recipe contains the essential ingredient: formal research based on the aesthetic freedom of reinforced concrete, which expresses the personality of Niemeyer, that is, lively, expansive and brotherly... [+]

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