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World Architect Studios from the Past
Major Architecture Offices from the 20th Century and beyond
post updated 26 Apr 2021
Famous Architects – Historic
We’ve selected who we feel are the key architects from the past. We aim to include celebrated historical architects from various centuries. There is an emphasis on the 20th Century designers information.
Louis Kahn I William Kininmonth
William Playfair I Jean Prouvé
Architects : geographical / alphabetical / historical
World Architect Portraits – Photos of key designers
The Prouvé family © VG Bildkunst, Bonn
Key examples of Historic Architecture: we aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.
Historic Architecture : A-I
image © Adrian Welch
Historic Buildings : J-Z
photo © Isabelle Lomholt
More information on one of the key architectural studios listed above:
Mies van der Rohe Architect
Mies van der Rohe
This Modern architect originally based in Germany, but he spent most of his career in the United States. He is a celebrated International Style architect with an international reputation.
He was the winner of the RIBA Gold Medal in 1959. Key buildings by the architect include the Barcelona Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain; Farnsworth House, Plano, USA ; Lake Shore Apartments, Chicago, Illinois, USA ; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany ; Seagram Building, New York, USA ; Crown Hall + IIT Masterplan, Chicago, Illinois, USA ; Chicago Federal Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA; and the IBM Building, Chicago, USA.
Le Corbusier Architect
Former architect studio based in Paris, France – a world-famous Modernist architect. He is often referred to siply as ‘Corb.
His architect studio was located at 35 rue de Sèvres, from 1922. He worked with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret.
His architectural work formed an outstanding contribution to the Modern Movement. He helped develop a new architectural language that made a break with the past.
Comments / photos for the Historic Architecture Studios page welcome