Museu Oscar Niemeyer: Curitiba, Brazil

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The official name honors its Brazilian architect (now 95
years old), but it’s more commonly called the Museum of the Eye after its
latest addition. Finished in 2002, the glass-encased Annex (“The Eye”) is
perched atop a 60-foot-wide yellow pillar and accessed by a long curving ramp. The
constantly changing reflection of the sky in the glass exterior and the
reflecting pool below makes each viewing feel unique. A curving tunnel running
beneath the reflecting pool connects the Annex to the original 1967 Niemeyer
building.

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Museu Oscar Niemeyer: Curitiba, Brazil

The official name honors its Brazilian architect (now 95
years old), but it’s more commonly called the Museum of the Eye after its
latest addition. Finished in 2002, the glass-encased Annex (“The Eye”) is
perched atop a 60-foot-wide yellow pillar and accessed by a long curving ramp. The
constantly changing reflection of the sky in the glass exterior and the
reflecting pool below makes each viewing feel unique. A curving tunnel running
beneath the reflecting pool connects the Annex to the original 1967 Niemeyer
building.

Renato Urbanick Jr [1] [1] http://www.flickr.com/people/urbanickjr/

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