5006 South Elberon Street
Tampa, Florida 33611
header artwork: Charles-Edouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier) 1886-1965
URBANoRDER/tampa flickr photo site:
sketch at right: Casa das Canoas (Canoes House) 1954, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)
Influences and inspirations
Le Corbusier... was one of the best and most preeminent architects of all time. He poineered modern architecture designing some of the most significant and extraordinary buildings ever built.
Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was a student and colleague of Corbu's and created the "tropical modern" style that became prevasive throughout South America and the tropical world in the 1950s and 1960s.
Burle Marx.. was a Brazilian landscape architect that designed the beautiful Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro and worked with Neimeyer on the design of Brasilia creating impressive urban/tropical/civic outdoor spaces and gardens.