All Architects

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Yona Friedman

Paris, France
born 1923, Budapest

Yona Friedman is a Hungarian-born French architect, urban planner and designer. He was influential in the late 1950s and early 1960s, best known for his theory of mobile architecture. Friedman has been through the Second World War escaping the Nazi roundups and lived for about a decade in the..

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Oskar Kaufmann

Berlin, Germany
born 1873, Santana

Oskar Kaufmann (February 2, 1873 - September 8, 1956) was an Hungarian-Jewish architect. He was an expert of construction and design and played an active part in Berlin since 1900. Among his most well-known works are the Krolloper in Berlin, the Volksbühne or "People's Theatre" and the..

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Kenzo Tange

Tokyo, Japan
born 1913, Imabari

Kenzo Tange (September 4, 1913 – March 22, 2005) was a Japanese architect, and winner of the 1987 Pritzker Prize for architecture. He was one of the significant architects of the 20th century, combining traditional Japanese styles with modernism, and designed major buildings on five continents. Add to a collection

Ernő Goldfinger

London, United Kingdom
born 1902, Budapest

Ernő Goldfinger (November 11, 1902 – November 15, 1987) was born in Budapest and studied architecture in Paris. After moving to London in 1934, he won praise for austere, yet sensitive projects, notably his Hampstead home, and drew controversy for ambitious schemes at Elephant and Castle and..

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Norma Sklarek

California, USA
born 1926, New York

Norma Sklarek, a pioneer in the field of architecture, was the first licensed African-American female architect and the first black female fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1962. After a year at Barnard College she enrolled at Columbia University's School of Architecture, an..

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Eileen Gray

Paris, France
born 1878, Enniscorthy

Eileen Gray, born Kathleen Eileen Moray, was an Irish furniture designer, architect and a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture. She was the first women recognized for her work in industrial design.

Gray was born as the last of five children. She spent her childhood among the family..

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Jane Drew

London, United Kingdom
born 1911, Croydon

Dame Jane Drew (March 24th 1911 – July 27th 1996) was an English modernist architect and town planner who worked both in the United Kingdom as well as Africa and India. She received her qualifications at the AA School in London.

Shortly after her studies she became involved in the Modern..

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Marion Mahony Griffin

Chicago, USA
born 1871, Chicago

Marion Mahony Griffin, was not only one of the first licensed female architects in the world, but was the first employee of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Born in 1871, she studied architecture at MIT. After graduating in 1894 she began working for her cousin, who happened to share a building with..

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