A legendary figure of modern architecture, Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012) lived through the 20th century, designed more than hundred buildings, and planned and designed the federal capital of Brasília, Brazil with Lúcio Costa. His legacy lives on in these gamechanging buildings.

The Brazilian Pavilion at the New York World's Fair of 1939, designed with Lúcio Costa

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Penn State Special Collections and Analogia)

The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, completed in 1943, but it was not consecrated until 1959, because the Archbishop proclaimed the church "unfit for religious purposes."

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via thefuturistics and Lucas)

Casa das Canoas, Niemeyer's personal home in Canoas, Rio de Janeiro, designed in 1951

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Wikiarquitectura and designrulz)

Casa Edmundo Cavanelas, Pedro do Rio, Brazil, 1954

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via The Modern House Blog, Casavogue and 44arquitetura)

The Ibirapuera Park, São Paulo, Brazil, opened in 1954, with buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer and his team

The Planetarium:

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

The Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo (Ciccillo Matarazzo Pavilion), venue of the São Paulo Biennial since 1957:

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

The Oca auditorium:

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

The Auditório Ibirapuera:

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Oca/Wikimedia Commons, Ibirapuera Park/Wikimedia Commons and Renato Sepúlveda)

Edifício Copan, A 38-story residential building in São Paulo, Brazil, constructed between 1957 and 1966

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Miliauskas Arquitetura, Arthur Castro and Edifício Copan/Wikimedia Commons)

National Congress Building, Brasília, Brazil, constructed between 1957 and 1964

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Wikimedia Commons and Eraldo Peres/AP)

The Palácio da Alvorada, the official residence of the President of Brazil, Brasília, Brazil, built between 1957 and 1958

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Wikimedia Commons)

Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Federal Court), Brasília,Brazil, 1958

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Márcio Cabral de Moura, Christoph Diewald and Paulo Ellery)

Igrejinha Nossa Senhora de Fátima (Church of Our Lady of Fatima), Brasília, Brazil, 1958-1960

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Anna Armstrong)

The truncated pyramid-like Cláudio Santoro National Theater, Brasília, Brazil, 1960-1966

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Wikimedia Commons, Edward Stojakovic and Helio Dias)

Palácio da Justiça, Braslíia, 1962

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Sheep"R"Us, Shelley Bernstein)

French Communist Party (PCF) Headquarters, Paris, France, 1965

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via MIMOA, vigggo and T P)

Itamaraty Palace, the headquarters of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, Brasília, Brazil, completed in 1970

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via A C Moraes, Nathan Bishop)

The Cathedral of Brasília, Brazil, a hyperboloid structure with 16 concrete columns, also known as the Catedral Metropolitana Nossa Senhora Aparecida (Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady Aparecida), completed and inaugurated in 1970.

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Wikimedia Commons, Márcio Cabral de Moura, Eric and mifl68)

Palácio do Jaburu (Palace of the Jabiru), the official residence of the Vice-President of Brazil, constructed between 1973 and 1977

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Palácio do Planalto)

Mondadori Editorial Headquarters, Milan, Italy, constructed between 1970 and 1974

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via The Hour Lounge and Concept Book)

The volcano-like Cultural Center of Le Havre, France, 1982-1985

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Pietro Izzo, Expectmohr 12 and Franck 44)

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1996

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Gary Dee, Phx de, Nicolas Nova, doc 1.0 and howvinn)

Sede da Procuradoria Geral da República Brasileira (Attorney General's Office), Brasília, Brazil, 1995-2002

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Guilherme Kardel and Gabriel Tavares)

Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil, 2002

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Leonardo Shinagawa, Ana Paula Hirama, Radamés Manosso)

National Library of Brasília, Brasília, Brazil, 2006

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Wikimedia Commons)

National Museum of the Republic, Brasília, Brazil, 2006

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Paulo Santa Rosa, Leandro Neumann Cluffo, Jesse The Traveler and Camila F. 12)

The Brasilia Digital TV Tower, Brasília, Brazil, constructed between 2009 and 2012

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via Matheusgf78)

Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (The Superior Electoral Court Building), 2011

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via André Bonacin and BOL)

Oscar Niemeyer International Cultural Center, Aviles, Spain, 2011

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

Oscar Niemeyer Was One of the Most Futuristic Architects of All Time

(via J. Rober Glez, Jesus Vicario, Cristina Barroso, Pablo Fernández, Fernando Hernández and Nuno Dantas)