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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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Florian Yuriev

Kiev, Ukraine
born 1929, Siberia

Florian Yuriev is Ukrainian artist, architect, composer and critic. He was born in Siberia in 1929. Yuriev graduated from the Irkutsk College of Arts, Kiev Art Institute and graduate at the Moscow Printing Institute (art history) in 1974. From 1956-1976 he worked as chief architect of the..

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Postnik Yakovlev

Moscow, Russia
born Pskov

Postnik Yakovlev is most famous as one of the architects and builders of Saint Basil's Cathedral on Red Square in Moscow (built between 1555 and 1560, the other architect is Barma). Originally from Pskov, it is thought that he was nicknamed "Barma" - the mumbler", although it might be that his..

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Erich Mendelsohn

Berlin, Germany
born 1887, Allenstein

Erich Mendelsohn (March 21, 1887 – September 15, 1953) was a German architect, known for his expressionist architecture in the 1920s, as well as for developing a dynamic functionalism in his projects for department stores and cinemas. Born in Allenstein (Olsztyn), East Prussia, Mendelsohn was the..

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Zlatko Ugljen

Bosnia and Herzegovina
born 1929, Mostar

Zlatko Ugljen is a Bosnian architect. He was born in Mostar in 1929 and he has designed a number of architectural achievements. His works include economic buildings, private housing, religious buildings and cultural institutions. Particularly interesting are his Hotels: "Ruža" in Mostar,..

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Rem Koolhaas

Rotterdam, Netherlands
born 1944, Rotterdam

Rem Koolhaas (born Remment Lucas Koolhaas, November 17th, 1944) is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist and urbanist. Koolhaas was born in Amsterdam. Before becoming an architect, he studied scriptwriting at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy. He then worked as a journalist for the..

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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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Hannes Meyer

Berlin, Germany
born 1889, Basel

Hans Emil Meyer called Hannes Meyer (November 18th, 1889 – July 19th, 1954) was a Swiss architect and urbanist and the second director of the Bauhaus in Dessau from 1928 to 1930. Meyer was appointed head of the Bauhaus architecture department when it was established in April 1927. Meyer, a..

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