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Carlo Scarpa

Venice, Italy
born 1906, Venice

Carlo Scarpa (June 2nd, 1906 - November 28th, 1978) was an Italian architect and designer heavily influenced by the history of Venetian culture, materials and landscape. in 1926 obtained his diploma of Professor in Architectural Drawing at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Venice. He then began..

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Marcel Breuer

New York, USA
born 1902, Pecs

Marcel Lajos Breuer, known as Lajkó (May 21, 1902 – July 1, 1981) studied and taught at the Bauhaus in the 1920s, stressing the combination of art and technology, and eventually became the head of the school's cabinet-making shop. He later practiced in Berlin, designing houses and commercial..

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Richard Rogers

London, United Kingdom
born 1933, Florence

Richard George Rogers, Baron Rogers of Riverside (born July 23rd, 1933) is a British architect noted for his modernist and functionalist designs. Rogers is best known for his work on the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd's building and Millennium Dome both in London and the European Court of..

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Alvar Aalto

Helsinki, Finland
born 1898, Kuortone

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (February 3rd, 1898 — May 11th, 1976) was a Finnish architect and designer, sometimes called the "Father of Modernism" in the Scandinavian countries. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles and glassware. Alvar Aalto was born in Kuortane, Finland. His father,..

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Bruno Taut

Berlin, Germany
born 1880, Kaliningrad

Bruno Julius Florian Taut (4 May 1880, Königsberg, Germany - 24 December 1938, Istanbul), was a prolific German architect, urban planner and author active in the Weimar period. Taut is best known for his theoretical work, speculative writings and a handful of exhibition buildings. Taut's..

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Andrea Palladio

Vicenza, Italy
born 1508, Padua

Andrea Palladio (30 November 1508 – 19 August 1580) was an Italian Renaissance architect active in the Republic of Venice. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture, primarily by Vitruvius, is widely considered the most influential individual in the history of Western architecture. All..

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Richard Meier

New York, USA
born 1934, Newark, New Jersey

Richard Meier (born October 12, 1934) in Newark, New Jersey is an American architect known for his rationalist designs and the use of the colour white.
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Richard Meier earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University in 1957, worked for Skidmore, Owings..

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Josef Pleskot

Prague, Czech Republic
born 1952, Písek

Josef Pleskot (born 3 December 1952 in Písek) is a Czech architect. He is known mainly as the designer of the pedestrian tunnel in the Deer Moat at the Prague Castle, and administrative building of the ČSOB in Prague. In 2009, he was voted the most significant Czech architect of the 1989-2009..

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