Oscar Niemeyer = Awesome
Today, Oscar Niemeyer left us behind after 104 surreally entertaining years. He was a Sagittarius, which should come as a surprise to exactly no one. Objectively speaking, they are the most creative, intelligent and all around awesome sign. Really.
Niemeyer was a pioneer of modern architecture in his native Brazil, and globally when he lived in exile during the Brazilian dictatorship. And he was a bad ass.
Not only did he build the Cathedral in Brasilia basically in the shape of a teepee, among countless other space-agey design accomplishments, he also planned and designed the city of Brasilia.
Brasilia, for those of you who missed the giant, awe-inspiring memo, is designed to have the shape of a bird in flight / airplane.
This man, along with his pal urban planner Lucio Costa, designed and executed a city shaped like a fucking airplane. Who does that? Oscar Niemeyer.
YOLO after all. He certainly made the most of it.
212 notes, December 5, 2012