Communist Party Headquarters

Paris, France (1972)

Built during Niemeyer’s exile from Brazil for no charge—that’s a committed member of the Party, for you—this standout structure in a Paris filled with stylish grandeur makes powerful statements with modest touches, such as the wavy glass facade, domed cupola and textured concrete walls. Photo by Lauren Manning.  Photo 8 of 10 in Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer