oscar niemeyer: 101 year old brazilian architect back at work
oscar niemeyer: 101 year old brazilian architect back at work oscar niemeyer: 101 year old brazilian architect back at work
nov 23, 2009

oscar niemeyer: 101 year old brazilian architect back at work

oscar niemeyer image © morten andersen

the famous 101-year-old brazilian architect is supposedly back at work, following surgery for gallstones and an intestinal tumor in late september. 

niemeyer was recovering in hospital from september 23rd to october 17th, and while there o globo has quoted him as saying that being hospitalized is ‘a very lonely thing. I needed to keep busy, keep in touch with friends, maintain my rhythm of life.’  he is currently working on a collection of buildings outside of rio de janeiro, in the city of niteroi.

on december 15th, he will celebrate his 102nd birthday. congratulations on more than 50 years of architectural achievements.

oscar niemeyer image © morten andersen

palácio da alvorada one of his earlier projects, this was the first building to be inaugurated in brasilia in 1958, two years before the official inauguration of the city itself image courtesy of nilton suenaga

  • It isn’t El Globo, it is O Globo! Great article and mention anyway.

    Best regards from São Paulo Brazil,

    Alexandre Machado

    alexandreaugusto.com says:
  • I love you Oscar!

    Pim says:
  • … e pra que serve dizer onde é o tumor, e que teve cirurgia…o cara é a prova de que esse tipo de assunto nao interessa…camon designbom…letsdesignonly

    fabiola says:
  • Senor Niemeyer, to You all my respect and simpathy!

    DAVID says:
  • Best.

    Pardon says:
  • Wow! Niemeyer is above all. Strength and intelligence, yeah!!!
    Best wishes from [url=http://www.ciclus.com] Ciclus [/url]

    Patu Antunes says:
  • Como Brasileira e carioca, agradeço por ter postado uma alusao ao grande mestre da arquitetura mundial.
    Como ele nao existe.
    Grandes obras para toda a humanidade.
    Salve Oscar Niemeyer.
    Ele é coisa nossa!!!!!!

    Ester says:
  • waoo god bless you oscar!!! a big hug from D.R…..

    lidyce says:
  • Parabéns Oscar Niemeyer, todos somos testemunhas de seu grande trabalho e sua dedicação com o Brasil e com a Arquitetura.

    Denise says:
  • Oscar Niemeyer will always be an inspiration…for more generations, yet to come. God bless.

    nsenda lukumwena says:
  • que gusto!!!
    felicidades Oscar

    juan guerrero says:
  • Hello, dear friends from Designboom!! Never thought of leaving a comment here. Don’t know why… But couldn’t resist to stop by to congratulate you guys on covering our national treasure, the great Brazilian master: Oscar Niemeyer. Long live the Master!!
    Patricia Naves

    Patricia Naves says:

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