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Aarne Adrian Ervi

Aarne Adrian Ervi  

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 (1910–77) Finnish architect, who cleverly combined the use of modern materials and methods of construction with a concern for creating a natural relationship between buildings and their ...
Arnold Bidlake Mitchell

Arnold Bidlake Mitchell  

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(1864–1944).Gifted English Arts-and-Crafts architect. He began practice in 1886, specializing in parish-halls, houses, and schools. His best works include St Felix School, Southwold, Suffolk (1902), ...
Arthur Randall Wells

Arthur Randall Wells  

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(1877–1942).English Arts-and-Crafts architect. As Clerk of Works for Lethaby's Church of All Saints, Brockhampton, Herefordshire (1902), he absorbed much of the elder man's style, as is clear from ...
Arturo Soria y Mata

Arturo Soria y Mata  

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(1844–1920).Spanish inventor, civil servant, and town-planner. He devised the linear city-plan along a ‘spine’ devoted to tracked transport (he ran one of Madrid's tramways), and in 1894 inaugurated ...
Brazil

Brazil  

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Destined by size to be the leading country of South America, Brazil is only just starting to realize its potentialBrazil's huge landmass occupies almost half the continent of South America. ...
Bruno Taut

Bruno Taut  

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(1880–1938).German architect. He worked with Theodor Fischer (1904–8), then practised with Franz Hoffmann (d.1950), designing several works before gaining critical attention with his Steel Industry ...
Canberra

Canberra  

The nation's capital, embodies the conviction of its founders that the centre of government should also be a model city, reflecting the ideals of the new nation. But its location ...
Clarence S. Stein

Clarence S. Stein  

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(188–1975).American architect and planner. He founded the Regional Planning Association to promote solutions to urban overcrowding and applied Ebenezer Howard's Garden City ideas to two important ...
Colonial

Colonial  

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Applied to styles of architecture derived from those of the motherland in a colony. American Colonial is a modification of the English Georgian or Queen Anne styles, of particular interest because ...
Courtenay Melville Crickmer

Courtenay Melville Crickmer  

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(1879–1971).London-born architect. In 1907 he began work at Letchworth Garden City, Herts., then being developed by Parker & Unwin, where he designed groups of houses, single houses, schools, and ...
Ebenezer Howard

Ebenezer Howard  

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(1850–1928).Howard, born in London, made a modest living as a shorthand writer and his importance was as a pioneer of the garden city movement. He believed that unrestricted private ...
Ernest Willmott

Ernest Willmott  

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Until 1907)(1871–1916).English architect. He worked with Herbert Baker in South Africa, notably on the Government Offices at Bloemfontein and Pretoria. He returned to England and established his own ...
Ernst May

Ernst May  

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 (1886–1970) German architect and urban designer.He is best known for his housing and city planning in Frankfurt am Main (1925–30), where he built 15,000 units of housing, located in ...
Frederick G. Todd

Frederick G. Todd  

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(1876–1948).American landscape-architect. He commenced his career under Olmsted, and later established himself in Canada, where he designed the system of public parks and garden-suburbs around ...
Friedrich Wilhelm Schumacher

Friedrich Wilhelm Schumacher  

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(1869–1947).German architect. He directed the German Arts-and-Crafts exhibition in Dresden (1906) and was a founding-member of the Deutscher Werkbund (1907). He advised on the Garden City at ...
Georges Benoît-Lévy

Georges Benoît-Lévy  

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(1880–1971).French theorist, founder of the Association Française des Cités-Jardins (1903), based on Ebenezer Howard's ideas in England for Garden Cities. It achieved a few pleasant garden suburbs, ...
green belt

green belt  

An area of undeveloped land encircling a town, restricting development in the semi-rural areas beyond the built-up zone. The amount of new building is restricted although by no means completely ...
Güell, Park

Güell, Park  

Barcelona, Spain, is a public park designed by Antoni Gaudí. It has its origins with Gaudí's patron the industrialist Don Eusebi Güell I Bacigalupi. Güell had studied the English garden ...
Heinrich Tessenow

Heinrich Tessenow  

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(1876–1950).German architect. A prominent member of the German Arts-and-Crafts movement, he was also influenced by the work of Schinkel and Thiersch. He published Der Wohnhausbau (The Dwelling ...
Henry Roberts

Henry Roberts  

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(1803–76).British architect, born in Philadelphia, PA. He worked in Fowler's and R. Smirke's office before setting up his London practice in 1830, and in 1832 won the competition to design the new ...

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