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1917 in architecture

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1917 in architecture

The year 1917 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.

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Events

  • The journal De Stijl is first published by Theo van Doesburg.
  • Buildings

  • The Het Schip housing scheme designed by Michel de Klerk in Amsterdam is started.
  • The Lister County Courthouse (Listers härads tingshus) designed by Erik Gunnar Asplund in a Mannerist style in Solvesborg, Sweden is started.
  • Buildings completed

  • Edificio Correos, San José, Costa Rica
  • Livermore House, San Francisco, California, USA, designed by Julia Morgan.
  • Awards

  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Henri Paul Nenot.
  • Births

  • March 2 - Laurie Baker, British-born Indian architect, known for his initiatives in cost-effective energy-efficient architecture (died 2007)
  • April 26 - I. M. Pei, Chinese American architect often called a master of modern architecture.
  • September 14 - Ettore Sottsass, Italian architect and designer (died 2007)
  • December 8 - Nisse Strinning, Swedish architect and designer (died 2006)
  • December 10 - Eladio Dieste, Uruguayan engineer and architect (died 2000)
  • Deaths

  • January 19 - E. R. Robson, English school architect (born 1836)
  • February 8 - Thomas Arboe, Danish railway station architect (born 1837)
  • July 2 - Gerald Horsley, English architect (born 1862)
  • September 23 - Robert Swain Peabody, Boston architect (born 1845)
  • November 23 - William Ralph Emerson, American architect (born 1833)
  • December 30 - Gustaf Nyström, Finnish architect (born 1856)
  • References

    1917 in architecture Wikipedia


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