Marcel Breuer Architect, 20th C Buildings, Photo, New York, US Design Studio Projects, Info

Marcel Breuer Architect : Architecture

20th Century Architect, Modern Architecture in the United States of America

post updated Apr 7, 2021

Marcel Breuer – Key Projects

Featured Marcel Breuer Buildings

Whitney Museum, 945 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side, New York, USA
Date built: 1966
This building contains a contemporary art collection of around 12,000 paintings: Whitney Museum

Maison de L’UNESCO / UNESCO Building, Paris VIIe, France
Date built: 1958
Design with Pier Luigi Nervi
UN Building Paris by Marcel Breuer Architect
picture © Rebecca Breun

Australian Embassy Building, Paris, France
Date built: 1978
Architects: Harry Seidler, with Marcel Breuer and Pier Luigi Nervi
Australian Embassy Paris building design by Marcel Breuer Architect
picture © Rebecca Breun
Australian Embassy Building Paris

The UNESCO Building Paris is by two of the most famous architects in the history of Modern Architecture
Paris Architecture

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Another Nervi Building
Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome, Italy
Date built: 1958
Palazzetto dello Sport Roma
photograph © Adrian Welch

Marcel Breuer Buildings

Key Architecture Designs by this Modern architect, alphabetical:

Breuer House I, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA
Date built: 1939

Breuer House II, New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
Date built: 1948

Chamberlain Cottage, Wayland, Massachusetts, USA
Date built: 1940

Cleveland Museum extension, Ohio, USA
Date built: 1971

Frank House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Date built: 1939

Geller House, Lawrence, Long Island, New York, USA
Date built: 1945

J. Ford House, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA

Robinson House, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA

Ski Town Flaine, Flaine, France

St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA

Starkey House, Duluth, Minnesota, USA

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Location: New York City, NY, USA

New York Architect Practice Information

Marcel worked with concrete in a modern and elegant way. His works were more pure than brutal and highly creative in terms of form

American Architects

Marcel Lajos Breuer was born in 1902 in Pecs, Hungary


Bauhaus, Weimar, Germany
Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany

Career – Positions

Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany
Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

He went to London in 1935 and collaborated briefly with architect Walter Gropius. He worked on an Exhibition Pavilion in Bristol and with F.R.S. Yorke (later of Yorke Rosenberg & Marshall – YRM Architects) on a Civic Centre of the Future for London.

Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer quickly moved to America where Gropius set up TAC – The Architects’ Collaborative, joined by the brilliant engineer George Patten. Marcel taught with Gropius at Harvard. He ran an architect studio in New York. Most of his work was in the United States of America but with some building projects in Europe, notably France.

Paul Koralek worked with Marcel in New York: he later formed the architecture practice Ahrends Burton and Koralek in 1961.

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