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1918 in architecture

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1918 in architecture

The year 1918 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • November 3 – A Baroque Marian column (built 1650) in Prague, the Czech Republic, is destroyed by nationalists.
  • December 3 - The Novembergruppe is formed in Germany, and shortly afterwards merges with the Arbeitsrat für Kunst.
  • Buildings

  • Hallidie Building is built in San Francisco. Designed by Willis Polk. Credited as the first glass curtain wall building.
  • D. L. James House is built in Carmel Highlands, California. Designed by Greene and Greene in an Arts and Crafts style.
  • Police Headquarters are built in Copenhagen, Denmark. Designed by Hack Kampmann in a Neoclassical style.
  • Our Lady of the Victories Basilica in Melbourne, Australia is completed.
  • Newman College in Melbourne, Australia designed by Walter Burley Griffin, is completed.
  • The Chapel of St. James, of the Archbishop Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago, designed by Zachary Taylor Davis, in the French Gothic style, is completed.
  • Stockholm Library, designed by Erik Gunnar Asplund is built in Stockholm, Sweden in a Mannerist early modern style.
  • The Woodland Chapel is built in Stockholm, Sweden. Designed by Erik Gunnar Asplund.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Ernest Newton.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: not held.
  • Births

  • March 16 - Aldo van Eyck, Dutch architect (died 1999)
  • April 10 - Jørn Utzon, Danish architect best known for Sydney Opera House (died 2008)
  • July 3 - Benjamin C. Thompson, US architect (died 2002)
  • October 23 - Paul Rudolph, US architect and academic (died 1997)
  • Deaths

  • April 11 - Otto Wagner, Austrian architect and urban planner (born 1841)
  • May 25 - William Pitt, Australian architect, public servant and politician (born 1855)
  • References

    1918 in architecture Wikipedia

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