Leon Krier Architecture, New Urbanist Practice, Building, Studio, Project, England, News

Leon Krier Architecture

Contemporary Architect + New Urbanism Theorist, Europe

Léon Krier – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Leon Krier, Architect and Urban Planner:

Poundbury Village Masterplan, Dorchester, Dorset, southwest England, UK
Date built: 1993-
For Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall Estate
Poundbury : controversial development in that Prince Charles had gone head-to-head with contemporary architecture in the eighties. This was apparently the first key architectural intervention by the Prince of Wales and to this day most important fruition of his traditionalist beliefs.

Portrait of Leon Krier Architect in Poundbury, England, UK, taken in 2016:
Leon Krier Architect in Poundbury, England
photo : Rggv, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Suburban cul-de-sacs are eschewed in favour of traditional streets. In many ways the spaces and the way buildings relate to the street are pretty successful and its good for the status quo to be challenged.

There are other British projects that have challenged issues surrounding street/building edge, for example the Donnybrook Quarter in east London by Peter Barber Architects. The neoclassical styling of Poundbury seems regressive to many but seems popular amongst those who live there.

Krier House in Seaside, Florida, United States of America, taken 8 January 2018:
Krier House in Seaside, Florida, USA
photograph : Dr. Laurie & Joseph Braga., CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Novoli Masterplan – former Fiat site, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, southern Europe
Date built: 1993-
Design with Gabetti & Isola

Seaside – house in resort village, Florida, USA

More architecture projects by this Luxembourg Architecture Practice online soon

Location: Luxembourg, western Europe

Leon Krier – Luxembourg Architect Practice Information

Leon is an architect & urban planner from Luxembourg.

Major influence on Prince Charles & Poundbury village streetscape

He was born in 1946 in Luxembourg City.

Leon Krier now (at the time of writing, 12 Feb 2010) lives in the south of France.

Key architectural award: Richard Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture – 2003.

London Architects

Krier & Kohl Architekten

New Urbanism – Link
Andres Duany principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company – DPZ:
Moray Estates plan to build a new community – called Castle Stuart – near Tornagrain in the Highlands, Scotland : New Urbanism

Rob Krier: IBA Housing, Berlin, Germany

Architectural Design

Luxembourg Buildings

Architecture Studios

Comments / photos for the Leon Krier Architecture page welcome