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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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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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Joseph Maria Olbrich

Düsseldorf, Germany
born 1867, Opava

Joseph Maria Olbrich was an Austrian architect who was a co-founder of the Vienna Secession.

Olbrich was born in Opava, Austrian Silesia which today is part of the Czech Republic. Olbrich studied architecture at the Wiener Staatsgewerbeschule and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna where he won..

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Denise Scott Brown

Philadelphia, USA
born 1931, Nkana

Denise Scott Brown, (born Lakofski; born October 3rd, 1931) is an architect, planner, writer, educator, and principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Philadelphia. Denise Scott Brown and her husband and partner, Robert Venturi, are regarded among the most influential architects..

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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 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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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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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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