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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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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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Maxwell Fry

London, United Kingdom
born 1899, Liscard

Edwin Maxwell (Max) Fry (August 2nd 1899 – September 3rd 1987) was an English Modernist architect, born in Liscard, near Wallasey in Cheshire. He trained at the Liverpool Institute and the University of Liverpool School of Architecture where he gained his Diploma in 1923. The next year he joined..

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Tadao Ando

Osaka, Japan
born 1941, Minato-ku

Tadao Ando (born September 13, 1941, in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese architect and winner of the Pritzker Prize. He works primarily in exposed cast-in-place concrete and is renowned for an exemplary craftsmanship which invokes a Japanese sense of materiality and a spatial narrative through the..

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Leandro Valencia Locsin


born 1928, Makati City

Leandro V. Locsin was a Filipino architect, artist, and interior designer, known for his use of concrete, floating volume and simplistic design in his various projects. He was proclaimed a National Artist of the Philippines for Architecture in 1990 by the late former President Corazon C. Aquino. Add to a collection

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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Gottfried Böhm

Cologne, Germany
born 1920, Offenbach

Gottfried Böhm (born January 23rd, 1920)is a contemporary German architect and the only German Pritzker Prize laureate. He was born into a family of architects in Offenbach, Germany. His father, Dominikus Böhm, is renowned for having built several churches throughout Germany.

His academic..

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Oscar Niemeyer

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
born 1907, Rio de Janeiro

'In my opinion, architecture is invention. And under this prism is how I do my projects, always searching for beautiful, expressive, different and surprising solutions. The architect is a citizen just like any other, always open to serve any kind of program presented to him, be constantly aware..

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