Patriarch of modern architecture Oscar Niemeyer dies

Oscar Niemeyer Credit: REUTERS/Jamil Bittar

The Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has died aged 104, according to Brazil's Globo television.

Niemeyer was a patriarch of modern architecture who designed the main buildings of Brazil's futuristic capital Brasilia and left a worldwide legacy of design.

He left his stylistic imprint around the world with distinctive and often curvy space-age style.

His glass and white-concrete buildings include the United Nations Secretariat in New York, the Communist Party headquarters in Paris and Brasilia's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

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