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    Kevin Roche (1922 - 2019)Subscription

    Thinkpiece27 June, 2019

    From a humble first commission to build a piggery for his father in County Cork, the Irish-born American architect went on to work with Eero Saarinen and – with his partner John Dinkeloo – build his own monumental works across the States, culminating in the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1982

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    Reyner Banham (1922 -1988)Subscription

    Thinkpiece4 June, 2019

    The gas-fitter’s son from Norwich with sartorial flair and a way with words was on a mission to reanimate what he saw as a somewhat freeze-dried architectural Modernism with the fabled white heat of technology

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    Claude Parent (1923-2016)Subscription

    Thinkpiece19 April, 2019

    Radical, uncompromising, contrary: the father of fonction oblique (together with Paul Virilio) devised an architecture that was both praised for its dynamism and criticised for its appropriation of a wartime aesthetic

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    Ada Louise Huxtable (1921-2013)Subscription

    Thinkpiece13 March, 2019

    Ada Louise Huxtable made history as the first full-time architecture critic at a US newspaper when she joined the New York Times, and was later awarded the first Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1970

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    Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986)Subscription

    Thinkpiece21 February, 2019

    The architect of Pruitt-Igoe and the World Trade Center survived a life of racial discrimination and blame laid for the demise of the Modernist dream – but did not live to see the revisionist movement that asserts the underfunded Pruitt-Igoe’s fate was predetermined

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    Clorindo Testa (1923-2013)Subscription

    Thinkpiece21 January, 2019

    Architect to the National Library of the Argentine Republic and the Bank of London in Buenos Aires, the fanciful Clorindo Testa is a mainstay of modern Argentine architecture

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    Rem Koolhaas (1944–)Subscription

    Thinkpiece16 November, 2018

    Koolhaas’s heroic trajectory provides an impossible formula for success, combining unquestioned genius with a waning culture of willigness to embrace the figure of the starchitect

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    Jean Nouvel (1945-)Subscription

    Thinkpiece2 November, 2018

       

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    Lucien Kroll (1927-)Subscription

    Thinkpiece28 August, 2018

    The architecture of maverick Belgian architect Lucien Kroll may be expressive, quirky and prolific but remains largely invisible and inscrutable

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    Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999)Subscription

    Thinkpiece16 July, 2018

    Inspired by Art Deco, the machine aesthetic, organicism, biomorphism, Art Brut and industrial prefabrication, French architect and furniture designer Charlotte Perriand deeply believed that good design should be fundamentally transformative and accessible to all 

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