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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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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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Le Corbusier

Paris, France
born 1887, La Chaux de Fonds

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who chose to be known as Le Corbusier (October 6th, 1887 – August 27th, 1965), was a Swiss-French architect, designer, urbanist, writer and also painter, who is famous for being one of the pioneers of what now is called Modern architecture or the International..

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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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Arne Jacobsen

Copenhagen, Denmark
born 1902, Copenhagen

Arne Emil Jacobsen (11 February 1902 – 24 March 1971) was a Danish architect and designer, exemplar of the 'Danish Modern' style.

In addition to his architectural work he created a number of highly original chairs and other furniture. Jacobsen was a student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine..

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Richard Neutra

Los Angeles, California, USA
born 1892, Vienna

Richard Joseph Neutra (April 8th, 1892 – April 16th, 1970) is considered one of modernism's eminent architects. Neutra was born and brought up in Vienna and studied under Adolf Loos at the Technical University of Vienna. He was influenced by Otto Wagner, and worked for a time in Germany in the..

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Berthold Lubetkin

London, United Kingdom
born 1901, Tbilisi

Berthold Romanovich Lubetkin (December 14, 1901 — October 23, 1990) was a Russian émigré architect who pioneered modernist design in Britain in the 1930s. Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Lubetkin studied in Moscow and Leningrad where he witnessed the Russian Revolution of 1917 and absorbed elements of..

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Chicago, Illinois, USA
born 1886, Aachen

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German architect. He was commonly referred to and addressed by his surname, Mies. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, along with Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering..

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Robert Mallet-Stevens

Paris, France
born 1886, Paris

Robert Mallet-Stevens (March 24th, 1886 - February 8th, 1945) was a French architect and designer. Along with Le Corbusier he is widely regarded as the most influential figure in French architecture in the period between the two World Wars.

Mallet-Stevens was born in Paris. His father and his..

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The Kimbell Art Museum’s original building, designed by Louis Kahn and opened to the public for the first time in 1972, has become a mecca of modern architecture. With the addition to the site of a second building, designed by Renzo Piano and scheduled to open in 2013, the Kimbell Art Foundation..

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Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA
by Frank Lloyd Wright

Fallingwater, also known as the Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. Residence, is a house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area.

The house was built partly over a waterfall in..

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Jardines del Pedregal

Mexico City, Mexico
by Luis Barragán

El Pedregal is an residential colonia in southern Mexico City defined by San Jerónimo Avenue and Ciudad Universitaria at the north, Insurgentes Avenue at the east and Periférico at south and west. The
5.1 km2 of lava fields was the biggest urban development in Mexico City during the 1940s. Luis..

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Kaufmann Desert House

Chino, Palm Springs
by Richard Neutra

The Kaufmann House, or Kaufmann Desert House, in Palm Springs, California, was designed by Richard Neutra in 1946. It was one of the last domestic projects conducted by the architect, but it is also arguably one of his most famous homes.

It is one of the most important examples of..

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Rose Seidler House

Wahroonga, Australia
by Harry Seidler

This house near Sydney, Australia was designed in the Modernist style by the Austrian-born Australian architect Harry Seidler for his parents in 1948. It is now a museum open one day per week. It is managed by the Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales as a museum that has been open to the..

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Villa Savoye

Poissy, France
by Le Corbusier, ...

The Villa Savoye is considered by many to be the seminal work of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier. Situated at Poissy, outside of Paris, and designed in collaboraration with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret and completed in 1929, it is one of the most recognizable and programmatic architectural..

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The Laubenganghäuser are one of the oldest buildings on Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin. They were constructed between 1949-1950 and were designed by architect Hans Scharoun and others in the Bauhaus tradition. They are loosely based on Hannes Meyer's design of the Laubenganghäuser in Dessau.

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Maison Louis Carre

Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, France
by Alvar Aalto

The Maison Louis Carré is one of the most important private houses designed by Alvar Aalto. In the same way as the Villa Mairea it is a residence that brings work and private life together. The house is located on a sloping, south-facing site of roughly three hectares. Lower down the slope there..

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Villa Müller

Prague, Czech Republic
by Adolf Loos

In the autumn of 1928 the civil engineer and building contractor Frantisek Müller, partner in the successful building firm Kapsa & Müller, commissioned Adolf Loos and his associate Karel Lhota to design the new house for the Müller family.
Known as an innovative landmark of..

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Frits Peutz

Herleen, Netherlands
born 1896, Groningen

Frits J. Peutz (April 7th, 1896 - October 24th, 1974) was a Dutch architect. Peutz was born in Uithuizen in Groningen in the north of the Netherlands. In 1910 he was sent to the Rolduc boarding school in Kerkrade in the province of Limburg for his higher education. In 1914 he graduated at the..

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Steiner House

Vienna, Austria
by Adolf Loos

Steiner's house was designed for the painter Lilly Steiner and her husband Hugo. It is located in a suburb of Vienna, where planning adjustments were strong enough to have a direct impact on the final design.
[h]Loos' design[/h]
It was the architect’s Adolf Loos’ goal to maximize the space at..

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