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Robert C Broward, US architect and a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, 89. http://jacksonville.com/news/metro/2015-06-28/story/architect-robert-c-broward-1926-2015-one-our-regional-treasures

 

Famous buildings include the Jacksonville Art Museum and the Klein/Kelly residence. He was most proud of his design of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville.

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Was just doing some research and looked into I.M Pei the Chinese-American Architect.Judging by the size of his wiki page and other links on the net he is easily notable enough to feature on DL.He turns 99 next April.Probably a good call to put him on next year`s list.

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Dutch architect Leo de Bever died today as t the age of 85. He was, together with Louis Kalff, responsible for the Design of the Evoluon in Eindhoven. A true masterpiece resembling a flying saucer. I visited this building and the room inside is enormous!

 

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This was build in 1966!!

 

Sadly the exposition is no longer there and I'm glad I saw it in full glory. It looks very dated but back then it was state of the art. Here's a movie by Bert Haanstra ordered by the BBC as a trade test colour movie.

 

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Whitehouse, I just cannot tell you how much I loved your post above. Not only is it a spectacular building, the film is just a peach to watch. Thank you so much.

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Was thinking what Y-Dub said. Well done.

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This thread is for construction also. John L Tishman, who supervised construction of the John Hancock Center in Chicago in the 1960s and the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan in the 1970s, has died aged 90. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/07/nyregion/john-l-tishman-builder-who-shaped-american-skylines-dies-at-90.html?_r=0

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Initially, I thought that this year, death would strike France especially hard, but to be honest, it's the UK that is getting hit the worst. There's a big UK celebrity dying every day, sometimes even two. I actually had the idea to pick Zaha Hadid for a while, mostly because I was looking for obitable arcitects (another neglected target group, in my opinion, especially those that have won the Pritzker Prize). Also, I somehow mentally merged Zaha and Gigi Hadid into one big obitable super-celebrity.

Zaha Hadid was one of the most reknowned arcitects of the world, pretty much an A-list celebrity like Pierre Boulez in the world of high culture. Though as I recall, towards the end of her career her star had faded a bit because of repetitive works, or something like that.

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I can name notable living architects I'm familiar with on one hand, but Zaha Hadid was on my radar, mostly due to her Olympic works. She designed the Aquatics centre for London 2012 (the one that looked like a giant pringle) and there's been a lot of controversy over her design for the Tokyo 2020 stadium but that's about all I know her for.

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I can name notable living architects I'm familiar with on one hand, but Zaha Hadid was on my radar, mostly due to her Olympic works. She designed the Aquatics centre for London 2012 (the one that looked like a giant pringle) and there's been a lot of controversy over her design for the Tokyo 2020 stadium but that's about all I know her for.

 

She was also very robust on the issue of abuse of workers at Qatar 2022 stadia. It is not happening!

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Teodoro Gonzalez de Leon, Mexico's greatest architect, is dead at 90.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/world/2016/09/16/mexican-architect-teodoro-gonzalez-de-leon-dies-at-90.html

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Not properly an architect, but Italian designer Giancarlo Iliprandi died yesterday aged 91.

http://www.corriere.it/cultura/16_settembre_16/morto-giancarlo-iliprandi-design-arte-9fa42cca-7bf7-11e6-a2aa-53284309e943.shtml

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Indian arcitect MN Sharma is dead at 93:

 

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/mn-sharma-first-chief-architect-of-chandigarh-dies-at-93/

 

He worked with Le Corbusier and was India's first architect for a while. He was ill for a long time, and though I could imagine he'll still get a Telegraph obit, I put him in Hare's Deadpool instead.

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Death Notice of Inette Austin-Smith, aged 93. http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/210137/austin-smith

 

Founder member of the firm Austin Smith: Lord (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin-Smith:Lord) who were subsequently responsible for such venues as Manchester Arena and the redevelopment of Leeds City Museum.

 

Brief biography: http://www.towerteaching.co.uk/media/other/32644/Biography.pdf

 

Possibly was one of the oldest living female architects in the UK.

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