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Louis Kahn

Philadephia, Pennsylvania,
born 1901, Kuressaare

Louis Isadore Kahn born as Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky (February 20, 1901 or 1902 – March 17, 1974) was a world-renowned architect of Estonian origin based in Philadelphia, United States.
[h]Training and influences[/h]
He trained in a rigorous Beaux-Arts tradition, with its emphasis on drawing, at..

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Anne Tyng

California, USA
born 1920, Lushan

Anne Griswold Tyng (July 14, 1920 – December 27, 2011) was an architect, theorist and academic. She is best known for having collaborated with Louis Kahn at his practice in Philadelphia. She served as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania for 27 years, following 29 years of collaboration..

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Architecture for Refugees

Zürich, Switzerland
est. 2015

Architecture for Refugees provides an informational platform, educational resources, projects and collaborations which link refugees, refugee settlements and camps with architects, urban planners and designers, NGOs, government and UN agencies, refugee host communities and social and grassroots..

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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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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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