Seminal Brazilian architect designed Brazil’s capital city

Osacar Niemeyer by PA Photos

Seminal architect Oscar Niemeyer has died age-104.

The Brazilian architect was a highly influential figure in both his home country and the rest of the world.

Considered by many to have been one of the key figures in the development of modern architectural styles he is perhaps most well known for his role in designing Brasilia, Brazil’s capital city built in the 1950s and 1960s.

From 1966 into the 1980s, while Brazil was ruled by a dictatorship, he lived in Paris, designing buildings across the globe including projects in Italy, France and Lebanon.

In the later stages of his career he also designed the Serpentine Gallery in London, his lone British building.

He was reported to have been battling kidney and stomach problems over the last month.