Casa das Canoas.
Rio de Janeiro.
The Casa das Canoas in Rio de Janeiro was designed by Oscar Niemeyer in 1951. it was used as his family house until 1965, year in which he had to abandon Brazil due to the military dictatorship. Using tropical eroticism as a construction language Niemeyer deconstructed the language of functionalist modern architecture: the curved flat roof supported by light steel columns and the transparent glass walls make the house disappear within the tropical jungle.
To visit the house make appointment:
Oscar Niemeyer Casa das Canoas
Estrada das Canoas, 2.310- São Conrado
Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brasil
Tel/Fax- 55 21 3322 3581
Images of 2009 visit to the Oscar Niemeyer's Canoas house here