Oscar Niemeyer’s renowned work in the city if Brasilia was and continues to be revolutionary in the world of architecture. Structures like the Cathedral of Brasilia and the National Congress of Brasilia will go down in history as his masterworks, but Niemeyer’s residential work does not always receive the same commendations. Here are a few spectacular, if less known, residential works by Oscar Niemeyer.
Casa de Canoas
The Casa de Canoas in Rio de Janeiro is the home that Niemeyer built for himself in 1951. He lived there with his family until 1965.
Photos courtesy of Design Rulz.
Palácio da Alvorada
The official residence Brazil’s president, Palácio da Alvorada, was completed in 1958. The 7,000 m2 house sits near the shore of Lake Paranoá in Brasilia.
Photos courtesy of Arts and Architecture Blogspot.
Casa Sebastião Camargo
This house in Brasília was designed for famed Brazilian contractor Sebastião Camargo in 1985.
Photos courtesy of Casa Vogue.
The only residential work by Niemeyer in the United States, this 4,600 sq ft house is located in Santa Monica. Since Niemeyer was banned from the USA at the time for his connections to the Communist Party, the home was designed completely through letters and telephone calls; it was completed in 1964.
Photos courtesy of Stylejuicer.
Edificio Niemeyer is an high-rise apartment building in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The structure was completed in 1960; it is still used for residential purposes today.
Photos courtesy of Panoramio.