Oscar Niemeyer, a towering figure of modern architecture who designed much of Brazil's futuristic capital, Brasilia, has died at the age of 104. Niemeyer who worked until near the end of his life on Wednesday and still had 20 works in progress, was also the last vestige of an entire generation of Brazilian communists.Friday, 7 December, 2012, 5:33am
Our Design & Living issue has a Nordic twist, as we step inside some very cool Swedish homes and discover why Helsinki is a paradise for lovers of design. We talk with Brit Matthew Hilton, look back on the life and times of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, and showcase some funky new products for the home. Out June 47 May 2010 - 12:00am
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is the face of a collection targeted at the young set
If you wish to grab the headlines, get a supermodel. That is what Ebel did on the first day of BaselWorld, when it unveiled Gisele Bundchen as the face of its new collection, Brasilia.
This was followed by a Brazil-themed cocktail party with dancers in Mardi Gras costumes.4 May 2006 - 12:00am
IT could be a scene from a sci-fi movie, a city built in the shape of a plane, surrounded by a vast, empty savannah, where the streets have no names, only numbers, and residents are housed in super-blocks, all identical, each with its own school and filling station.2 Jul 1994 - 12:00am