Niterói, Brazil (1996)

Niterói Con­tem­po­rary Art Mu­seum by Os­car Niemeyer

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You could al­most say Brazil is Os­car Niemeyer. The late ar­chi­tect planned its new cap­i­tal Brasília in 1960, and his Niterói Con­tem­po­rary Art Mu­seum (MAC), de­signed when the mae­stro was 89, is sim­i­larly Space Age, with a saucer-like struc­ture poised over Gua­n­abara Bay, a re­flect­ing pool, a curvy red con­crete out­door ramp wind­ing 98m, and (Niterói be­ing part of the Rio de Janeiro metropoli­tan area) a nearby beach. In­side what the lo­cals re­fer to as the UFO, all the fur­nish­ings are by Os­car’s daugh­ter Anna Maria. ul­turan­iteroi.com.br/mac­niteroi

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