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Toyo Ito

Tokyo, Japan
born 1941, Seoul

Toyo Ito (伊東豊雄, Itō Toyo'o; born 1941) is considered "one of the world's most innovative and influential architects" (Designboom). Ito is known for creating extreme conceptual architecture, in which he seeks to melt the physical and virtual worlds. He is a leading exponent of architecture that..

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Frank Gehry

Los Angeles, USA
born 1929, Toronto

Frank O. Gehry (b. February 28th, 1929) is an American architect whose structures are often characterized by unconventional or distorted shapes that have a sculptural, fragmented, or collagelike quality. In designing public buildings, he tends to cluster small units within a larger space rather..

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Herzog & de Meuron

Basel, Switzerland
est. 1978, Basel

Herzog & de Meuron Architekten is a Swiss architecture firm, founded and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland in 1978. The careers of founders and senior partners Jacques Herzog (born April 19th, 1950), and Pierre de Meuron (born May 8th, 1950), closely paralleled one another, with both attending..

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Jørn Utzon

Copenhagen, Denmark
born 1918, Copenhagen

Jørn Oberg Utzon (April 9th, 1918 – November 29th, 2008), born in Copenhagen was a Danish architect most notable for designing the Sydney Opera House in Australia, which has become the icon and symbol of a continent. For his achievements Utzon was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2003.

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Peter Zumthor

Haldenstein, Switzerland
born 1943, Basel

Peter Zumthor (born April 26th, 1943 in Basel) is a Swiss architect and Pritzker Prize winner. Zumthor has practiced in the out-of-the-way mountain village of Haldenstein, Switzerland, since 1979. He is not well known to the public, but he is something of a cult figure among architects. He has a..

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Jean Nouvel

Paris, France
born 1945, Fumel

Jean Nouvel (born August 12th, 1945) is a French architect. Nouvel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a founding member of Mars 1976 and Syndicat de l'Architecture. He has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions over the course of his career, including the Aga Khan Award..

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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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Hans Hollein

Vienna, Austria
born 1934, Vienna

Hans Hollein (born in Vienna, March 30th, 1934) is an Austrian architect and designer. Hollein studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under Clemens Holzmeister, at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1963 to 1964 and in 1966 he..

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Renzo Piano

Genoa, Italy
born 1937, Genoa

Renzo Piano (born 14 September 1937) is a world renowned Italian architect and recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Piano was born in Genova, Italy, in 1937. His interest for architecture came from his father who was a builder. He was educated and subsequently taught at the Politecnico..

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Norman Foster

London, United Kingdom
born 1935, Stockport

Norman Robert Foster, Lord Foster of Thames Bank (born 1 June 1935), is an eminent British architect. He was born and brought up in the Reddish area of Stockport, England. Already at school he took an interest in architecture, particularly in the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der..

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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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Zaha Hadid

London, United Kingdom
born 1950, Baghdad

Zaha Hadid was an Iraqui British architect (31 October 1950 - 31 March 2016). She received a degree in mathematics from the American University of Beirut before moving to study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.

After graduating she worked with her former..

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Alvaro Siza

Porto, Portugal
born 1933, Matosinhos

Portuguese architect Alvaro Joaquim Melo Siza Viera (born June 25th, 1933 in Matosinhos near Porto) is one of the best-known Portuguese architects of the 20th century. Alvaro Siza is an alumnus of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Porto (now the Faup - Faculdade de Arquitectura da..

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Shigeru Ban

Tokyo, Japan
born 1947, Tokyo

Shigeru Ban (坂茂, Ban Shigeru; born 1957 in Tokyo, Japan) is an accomplished Japanese and international architect, most famous for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard paper tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims. Shigeru Ban was the winner in 2005..

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Aldo Rossi

Milan, Italy
born 1931, Milan

Aldo Rossi (May 3, 1931 – September 4, 1997) was an Italian architect and designer who accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in three distinct areas: theory, drawing, and architecture. Rossi was born in Milan, Italy. He graduated in architecture in 1959 from the..

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Glenn Murcutt

Sydney, Australia
born 1936, London

Glenn Murcutt (born 25 July 1936 in London) is a British born Australian architect and founding president of the Australian Architecture Association. He won the Alvar Aalto Medal in 1992, and the Pritzker Prize in 2002.

Murcutt was born in London to Australian parents. He grew up in the Morobe..

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Robert Venturi

Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA
born 1925, Philadelphia

Robert Charles Venturi, Jr. (born June 25th, 1925) in Philadelphia) is an award-winning American architect and founding principal of the firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. Robert Venturi and his wife and partner, Denise Scott Brown, are regarded among the most influential architects of the..

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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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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

Sverre Fehn

Oslo, Norway
born 1924, Kongsberg

Sverre Fehn (August 14th, 1924 – February 23rd, 2009) was a Norwegian architect born in Kongsberg. He received his architectural education shortly after World War II in Oslo. In 1952/53, while traveling in Morocco, he discovered primitive architecture, which deeply influenced his later work.
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