Remembering Oscar Niemeyer.

Screen shot 2012-12-10 at 11.50.08 AMOscar Niemeyer's Museum of Contemporary Art in Niterói, near Rio. Credit: Ricardo Moraes/Associated Press

“Here, then, is what I wanted to tell you of my architecture," said Oscar Niemeyer. "I created it with courage and idealism, but also with an awareness of the fact that what is important is life, friends and attempting to make this unjust world a better place in which to live.” Known for his sweeping curvaceous forms, the Brazilian architect truly did make this world a better place to live, for which we will be forever grateful. Mr. Niemeyer passed away on December 5, ten days before his 105th birthday.