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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..Add to a collection
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..Add to a collection
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..Add to a collection
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.
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..Add to a collection
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..Add to a collection
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..Add to a collection
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..Add to a collection
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..Add to a collection
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..Add to a collection
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..Add to a collection
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..
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..Add to a collection
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..Add to a collection
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..Add to a collection
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..
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..Add to a collection
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..Add to a collection
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.
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.