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Friday, March 31, 2017
Gustav Metzger died
26/03/2017

Gustav Metzger died

The Economist

The inventor of auto-destructive art was 90. In a puffy bomber-jacket and a gas mask, Gustav Metzger started on his work of art on London’s South Bank in 1961...

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Kazuhiro Kojima (1958-2016)
07/02/2017

Kazuhiro Kojima (1958-2016)

At 57 years of age, the architect and professor Kazuhiro Kojima passed away in Tokyo. Born in Osaka in 1958, Kojima studied architecture in Kyoto and Tokyo. In 1986 he set up Coelacanth Architects, which in 2005, with Kazuko Akamatsu...

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Leonard Cohen, Epic and Enigmatic Songwriter
11/11/2016

Leonard Cohen, Epic and Enigmatic Songwriter

The New York Times

Leonard Cohen, the Canadian poet and novelist who abandoned a promising literary career to become one of the foremost songwriters of the contemporary era...

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Peter Blundell Jones obituary
16/09/2016

Peter Blundell Jones obituary

The Guardian

When the architectural historian Peter Blundell Jones, who has died aged 67 of cancer, was a student, one building that was much in favour was the prize...

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Marc Riboud (1923-2016)
01/09/2016

Marc Riboud (1923-2016)

The New York Times

Marc Riboud, the celebrated French photojournalist who captured moments of grace even in the most fraught situations around the world, died in Paris...

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Peter Blundell Jones (1949-2016)
24/08/2016

Peter Blundell Jones (1949-2016)

Architectural Review

Architect and writer Peter Blundell Jones, who died on Friday 19 August, was a truly important architectural historian...

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Romaldo Giurgola, Architect of Australia’s Parliament House, Dies at 95
17/05/2016

Romaldo Giurgola, Architect of Australia’s Parliament House, Dies at 95

The New York Times

Romaldo Giurgola, a leading member of the Philadelphia school of architects, which included Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi...

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Guillermo Cabeza dies
07/04/2016

Guillermo Cabeza dies

Francisco de Gracia

On 4 April, at too young an age, the architect Guillermo Cabeza left us with the legacy of a devotion to the teaching of a variety of subjects that in both quantity...

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Norman Foster Tribute to Zaha Hadid
01/04/2016

Norman Foster Tribute to Zaha Hadid

I am devastated by the news of the loss of Zaha Hadid and cannot comprehend the enormity of her passing away.  I became very close to her as a friend and colleague in parallel with my deep respect for her as an architect of immense...

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Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)
31/03/2016

Zaha Hadid (1950-2016)

Zaha Hadid died today of a heart attack in Miami, where she owned an apartment and would spend periods. Architecture and art mourn her loss. When the Iraqi-British architect received the Pritzker Prize in 2004...

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Claude Parent (1923-2016)
29/02/2016

Claude Parent (1923-2016)

Claude Parent died on February 27th in the evening, on the day following his 93rd birthday. He was born in 1923 and has consistently appeared as a maverick figure in the field of architecture...

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Diogo Seixas Lopes (1972-2016)
19/02/2016

Diogo Seixas Lopes (1972-2016)

Trienal de Lisboa

Diogo Seixas Lopes, architect and chief curator (w/ André Tavares) of  the 4th edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale, has died...

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Richard Sapper, Designer of Sleek Housewares, Dies at 83
07/01/2016

Richard Sapper, Designer of Sleek Housewares, Dies at 83

The New York Times

Richard Sapper dies at 83. The industrial designer whose sleek, precision-engineered prototypes spawned the Alessi espresso maker...

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Pancho Guedes (1925-2015)
10/12/2015

Pancho Guedes (1925-2015)

City Press

Portugal-born, South African-trained artist, sculptor and architect Amâncio d’Alpoim Miranda Guedes, or Pancho Guedes, died...

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John E. Zuccotti, Urbanist and Financier, Dies at 78
24/11/2015

John E. Zuccotti, Urbanist and Financier, Dies at 78

The New York Times

John E. Zuccotti, a street-smart urbanist who was an unsung hero of New York City’s fiscal crisis in the 1970s, died on Thursday in Brooklyn...

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Thomas S. Marvel, Architect of the Tropical, Dies at 80
11/11/2015

Thomas S. Marvel, Architect of the Tropical, Dies at 80

The New York Times

Thomas S. Marvel, an architect whose regional style of modernism left an imprint on dozens of public buildings, churches and houses across the Caribbean...

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Hilla Becher (1934-2015)
15/10/2015

Hilla Becher (1934-2015)

Time

Hilla Becher, along with her husband Bernd, influenced countless photographers and artists. Known for their typologic series on water towers, which they captured with a...

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Carl E. Schorske, 100, Dies
06/10/2015

Carl E. Schorske, 100, Dies

The New York Times

Leading US historian who won the Pulitzer prize in 1981 for his book Fin-de-siècle Vienna: Politics and Culture...

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James Gowan obituary
25/06/2015

James Gowan obituary

The Guardian

Architect in seven-year partnership with James Stirling that included the first postmodern building in Britain...

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Françoise-Hélène Jourda est morte
04/06/2015

Françoise-Hélène Jourda est morte

Le Monde

L’architecte Françoise-Hélène Jourda, une des premières à militer en France pour la prise en compte de l’écologie dans la construction, est décédée à Paris...

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Jacob Jensen, Designer in Danish Modern Style, Dies at 89
22/05/2015

Jacob Jensen, Designer in Danish Modern Style, Dies at 89

The New York Times

Jacob Jensen, an industrial designer whose sleek minimalism exemplified the style known as Danish modern, most notably with the...

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Jon Jerde, Architect of Merging Visions, Dies at 75
27/03/2015

Jon Jerde, Architect of Merging Visions, Dies at 75

The New York Times
Jon Jerde, an architect whose designs seized on the human yen to shop, merging the mall and downtown, commercial and public space, and faux environments...
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Michael Graves (1934-2015)
13/03/2015

Michael Graves (1934-2015)

The New York Times

Michael Graves, one of the most prominent and prolific American architects of the latter 20th century, who designed more than 350 buildings around the world but...

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Pritzker Prize for Frei Otto Is Announced After His Death
12/03/2015

Pritzker Prize for Frei Otto Is Announced After His Death

The New York Times

In an announcement abruptly moved up after his death, the German architect Frei Otto on Tuesday was named the winner of the Pritzker Prize in recognition of his airy tentlike...

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Architect Frei Otto named Pritzker prize winner one day after his death
11/03/2015

Architect Frei Otto named Pritzker prize winner one day after his death

The Guardian

German architect who designed the tented roof of Munich’s Olympic Stadium learned of award shortly before he died at age 89...

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Michel Corajoud (1937-2014)
06/11/2014

Michel Corajoud (1937-2014)

The French landscape architect Michel Corajoud has died at the age of 77. Born in Annecy, Corajoud from the start of his career firmly believed in the need to understand the city before acting on urban spaces...

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René Burri, Photographer of Picasso and Che Guevara, Dead at 81
21/10/2014

René Burri, Photographer of Picasso and Che Guevara, Dead at 81

Time

Magnum photographer René Burri has died aged 81. Burri — who began working with Magnum as an associate in 1955 before becoming a full member in 1959...

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Sir Peter Hall, a champion of cities, died on July 30th, aged 82
08/08/2014

Sir Peter Hall, a champion of cities, died on July 30th, aged 82

The Economist

ONE of Peter Hall’s earliest memories was being lifted above a wall by his father so that he could see a London Underground train come rattling out of a tunnel. In 193...

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Harun Farocki, Filmmaker of Modern Life, Dies at 70
05/08/2014

Harun Farocki, Filmmaker of Modern Life, Dies at 70

The New York Times

Harun Farocki, an avant-garde German filmmaker and video artist whose work examined the ways images are used to inform, instruct, persuade and propagandize...

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Massimo Vignelli (1931-2014)
02/06/2014

Massimo Vignelli (1931-2014)

The Guardian

The greatest achievement of the designer Massimo Vignelli, who has died aged 83, was to give America a modern look. With its citrus fruit-salad of colour...

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