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Walter Gropius

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
born 1883, Berlin

Walter Gropius (May 18th 1883 – July 5th 1969) is the inventor of the Bauhaus. Born in Berlin, Walter Gropius was the third child of Walter Adolph Gropius and Manon Auguste Pauline Scharnweber. Gropius married Alma Mahler (1879-1964), widow of Gustav Mahler. Walter and Alma's daughter, named..

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John Hejduk

New York, USA
born 1929, New York

John Hejduk was an American architect well known for his artwork, published writing and experience as an educator. Hejduk spent most of his life living and working in New York. Although not many of his designs were ever built, he has a body of published work that was preoccupied with obscure..

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Le Corbusier

Paris, France
born 1887, La Chaux de Fonds

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who chose to be known as Le Corbusier (October 6th, 1887 – August 27th, 1965), was a Swiss-French architect, designer, urbanist, writer and also painter, who is famous for being one of the pioneers of what now is called Modern architecture or the International..

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Herzog & de Meuron

Basel, Switzerland
est. 1978, Basel

Herzog & de Meuron Architekten is a Swiss architecture firm, founded and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland in 1978. The careers of founders and senior partners Jacques Herzog (born April 19th, 1950), and Pierre de Meuron (born May 8th, 1950), closely paralleled one another, with both attending..

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Shigeru Ban

Tokyo, Japan
born 1947, Tokyo

Shigeru Ban (坂茂, Ban Shigeru; born 1957 in Tokyo, Japan) is an accomplished Japanese and international architect, most famous for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard paper tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims. Shigeru Ban was the winner in 2005..

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Chicago, Illinois, USA
born 1886, Aachen

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German architect. He was commonly referred to and addressed by his surname, Mies. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, along with Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering..

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Ivan Vurnik

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1884, Radovljica

Ivan Vurnik was a Slovene architect that helped found the Ljubljana School of Architecture. He was born in an artisan's family in Radovljica. His father was a rather wealthy stonemason and Ivan was sent to school first to Kranj and then to Ljubljana. Vurnik graduated summa cum laude in 1912 from..

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Adolf Loos

Vienna, Austria
born 1870, Brno

Adolf Loos (10 December 1870 – 23 August 1933) was one of the most important and influential Austrian and Czechoslovakian architects of European Modern architecture.

In his essay "Ornament and Crime" he repudiated the florid style of the Vienna Secession, the Austrian version of Art Nouveau...

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