Museu Oscar Niemeyer
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Architect Oscar Niemeyer
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Location Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Date 2002   timeline
Building Type art museum
 Construction System reinforced concrete, tile mosaic, glass curtain wall
Climate warm temperate
Context urban
Style Expressionist Modern
Notes "Eye Museum" is a popular English nickname for the landmark building in Curitiba. O Nuvo Museu, Oscar Niemeyer Museum. Museo Oscar Niemeyer. A strange, beautiful, powerful, lyrical composition. Curving ramps connect across pool to sculptural eye and to long low layered box. Referred to as the "Eye Museum" because of its signature form.






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"Public Architecture of Curitiba", by Kevin Matthews. ArchitectureWeek No. 351, 2007.0926, pC1-1.

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