Master Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer passes away at 104

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Many of his designs began with a quick sketch that embodied his love of the curve — from Einstein’s universe, to the sinewy white beach that he gazed at nearly every day, to the voluptuous women he so loved to watch walking along that beach.

These women, he often said, were his inspiration.

“Curves are the essence of my work because they are the essence of Brazil, pure and simple,” Niemeyer told the Washington Post in 2002. “I am a Brazilian before I am an architect. I cannot separate the two.”

A passionate man, he lived in protest of the right angle “and buildings designed with the ruler and the square.

Inspirational talk and work by Erik Johansson

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Full time photographer and retoucher from Sweden, Erik Johansson.Amazing work!

“I use photography as a way of collecting material to realize the ideas in my mind “

His website: http://erikjohanssonphoto.com/about/

TED conference in London on how something can look real but at the same time be impossible. http://youtu.be/mc0vhSseGk4

My latest visualization project…

My last 3D visualization project. Very proud to say that is a really nice project designed by my father Francisco Marull for a hometown company (Maderera Pampeana) in Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina.

Mi último proyecto de visualización 3D. Muy orgulloso de decir que es un muy lindo proyecto diseñado por mi padre Francisco Marull para una empresa (Maderera Pampeana) en mi pueblo natal Santa Rosa, La pampa, Argentina.

V4 house Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan + Renata Furlanetto

Amazing contemporary house by Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan and beautiful photos by Nelson Kon.

Architects: Studio mk27 – Marcio Kogan + Renata Furlanetto
Location: são paulo . sp . brazil
Architect In Charge: Diana Radomysler, Fabiana Cyon, Fernando Falcon, Oswaldo Pessano
Project Manager: Nelson Batista
Design Team: Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Chalabi, Eduardo Glycerio, Eduardo Gurian, Elisa Friedmann, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Luciana Antunes, Marcio Tanaka, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski
Co Architect : Renata Furlanetto
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1291.0 sqm
Interior Design: Diana Radomysler, Renata Furlanetto
Landscape Architect: Isabel Duprat

Photographs: Nelson Kon

 

 

Great interview by Charlie Rose with architect Philip Johnson

/www.charlierose.com/view/interview/6090

Philip Johnson was a museum director, writer, and, most notably, an architect known for his unconventional designs.The Philip Johnson Glass House was completed in 1949. Inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House (Plano, IL, 1951), its exterior walls are of glass with no interior walls, a radical departure from houses of the time.  The Glass House or Johnson house, built in New Canaan, Connecticut, was designed by Philip Johnson as his own residence and is a masterpiece in the use of glass. Philip Johnson used his house as a viewing platform to look out at the landscape.

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