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Oscar Niemeyer in Israel part two

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , on January 12, 2011 by eliinbar

 The Israel governmentl decided on 16 January 1994, that

Terminal 3 inauguration date, will set to the year 2000.

Finally, Terminal 3 was opened on 2 November 2004


Moshe Safdie  Architect 

 Terminal 3 =  Ben Gurion  International Airport 

 Israel  1998-2004



Oscar Niemeyer Architect

 National Congress of Brazil  the Plaza of the three  Powers 

1958  Brasilia  

The semi-sphere on the left is the seat of the Senate, and the semi-sphere on the right is the seat of the Chamber of the Deputies. Between them are two vertical office towers. The Congress also occupies other surrounding office buildings, someofthem interconnected by a tunnel 

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Oscar Niemeyer in Israel Part one

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , on January 11, 2011 by eliinbar

Oscar Niemeyer, was invited by Abba Hushi, the mayor of Haifa, Israel, to plan the campus of the University of Haifa, He Stayed in Israel From 1959 to 1964.

Among the projects designed by Niemeyer during his stay in Israel are the

University of Haifa (it was finally the architect Shlomo Gilad who Performed it).

A plan to “kikar Amedina” Square in Tel Aviv ,who the architects Abba Elhanani and Israel lotan Performed it

Nordia  Project where The  Project of the “Dizengoff Center” in Tel Aviv Was built .

The “city of Negev”- designed at the heart of the Negev.

“Panorama” Project at the Carmel Haifa  (where are today the Panorama towers).

and several private homes that were not  built.


Oscar Niemeyer Architect

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Brasilia

designed at the fifties


Arye Elhanani Architect

Great Tel Aviv Synagogue Israel

renovation 1969

 In 1969, in order to revive the old structure of the synagogue and to suit the spirit of the time, there was a massive  renovations, architect Arye Elhanani added to the building ” Oscar Niemeyer’s arcs” to have the character of the modernist Style.

Eliinbar’s sketches 2011


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Oscar Niemeyer “Conscious Inspiration” 2

Posted in public buildings with tags , , on January 10, 2011 by eliinbar

The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum (Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói — MAC) is situated in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is one of the city’s main landmarks. It was completed in 1996.

Designed by Oscar Niemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, who had worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects, the MAC-Niterói is 16 meters high; its cupola has a diameter of 50 metres with three floors. The museum projects itself over Boa Viagem (“Bon Voyage,” “Good Journey”), the 817-square metre reflecting pool that surrounds the cylindrical base “like a flower,” in the words of Niemeyer. 

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The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum niterói

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ,It was completed in 1996


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Oscar Niemeyer “Conscious Inspiration” 1

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , on January 9, 2011 by eliinbar

Architects throughout the world were invited in 1960 to design a Cathedral for Liverpool. Sir Frederick Gibberd’s design was chosen, and building began in October 1962. Less than five years later 1967, the Cathedral was completed.

Sir Frederick Gibberd Architect

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool

England 1960 – 1967


Oscar Niemeyer Architect

 Cathedral of Brasília  

Brazil,established 1958, inaugurated in 1960 Completed:   May, 1970


Oscar Niemeyer’s Cathedral of Brasília is often compared to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Both are circular with high spires that extend from the top. However, the sixteen spires on Niemeyer’s cathedral are flowing boomerang shapes, suggesting hands with curved fingers reaching toward heaven .

The exterior of the cathedral resembles the circular plan and ribbed structure of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, but the latter is clad in solid material, while the Cathedral of Brasília allows light in and out for almost the full height of the ribs

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Le Corbusier & Oscar Niemeyer – The Power of the Open Hand

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , on January 7, 2011 by eliinbar

Open hand in Chandigarh, India is one of the most significant monuments of the city.

 The credit for laying down its plan goes to Le Corbusier.

 Chandigarh open hand monument has been designed in the form of a giant hand made from metal sheets that rotates like a weathercock, indicating the direction of wind.. The significance of open hand is that it conveys the social message of peace and unity that is “open to give & open to receive.” Open hand is the city’s official emblem,

 it was designed in the 1950s by Le Corbusier.

Le Corbusier “Open Hand” Chandigarh



The Memorial of Latin America was inaugurated in March 1989.

 It is a complex space of 85,000 square meters designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

 Situated in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, it is a place where Latin culture is celebrated.

Oscar Niemeyer Memorial of Latin American Complex

Oscar Niemeyer – “Conscious Inspiration” ?….

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , on January 5, 2011 by eliinbar

Oscar Niemeyer talks about learning architecture and “inspiration”:

And how is this campaign happening?
I’ve talked with teachers, academics, journalists, young architects—anyone who crosses my way and wants to “talk about architecture.” Pay attention, kids, you can’t graduate and just dedicate your life to being a good architect. That is bullshit. You need to find an original way to think and to be informed about everything daily. Read, read, read, and read.

(You’ve been working intensely all these years; what inspires you? This thing called inspiration is not important to me at all. The other day as I was drawing a project, when I sat in front of the desk I already knew what I was going to do. I thought about it for many days, about each possibility, each solution, about the fact that I wanted to do something different. Architecture, to me, is invention. Go to Brasília—you may or may not enjoy my projects, but I dare you to find something similar

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Casino & Casino Park Hotel. Funchal, Madeira

These project started in 1966 and was built in the 1970′s. Oscar Niemeyer worked from Paris and formed a partnership with Portuguese architect Viana de Lima.


 A memorial to President of the United States John Kennedy

built in the Jerusalem mountains

 according to the design of  architect  David Resnick  in 1966


Oscar Niemeyer says “You need to find an original way to think and to be informed about everything daily“. 

I agree with him….

Today it is all here…. in the WEB…. Availability of the “architecture information” …. as i show in my posts,   probably affects the planning processes and thinking of the modern architectects.

Conscious Inspiration” is a method that will give the new generation of architects   the tools to cope with the abundance of information, and Create quality and creative architecture….as Oscar Niemeyer says “invention Architecture



Oscar Niemeyer “Joyous inspiration curves” part two

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , on January 4, 2011 by eliinbar

See also the previous post….

and the post  “Buildings with three-dimensional floor“-

Oscar Niemeyer Architect

 University of Constantine auditorium

Algeria 1968


SANAA Architects

Rolex Learning Center

Lausanne, Switzerland 2004-2010


from eliinbar’s  sketchbook 2011 

Note the symilarity in the shape of the ceilings and The change in the foors….