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1926 in architecture

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1926 in architecture

The year 1926 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • June 7 - While walking along the Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes in Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí is struck by a passing tram and knocked unconscious. Delays in receiving medical treatment contribute to his death in hospital a few days later. On June 12, after a funeral procession through the streets of Barcelona lined by thousands, he is buried in the crypt chapel of his unfinished church of Sagrada Família.
  • November 27 - In Williamsburg, Virginia, the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg begins.
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  • British General Post Office K2 red telephone box, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, is introduced, chiefly in the London area.
  • The Frankfurt kitchen is designed by Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky for Ernst May's social housing project New Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • The russian avant-garde magazine "SA" is published for the first time.
  • Buildings opened

  • May 13 - Hercilio Luz Bridge, Florianopolis, Brazil, designed by Robinson & Steinman
  • September 13 - Clapham South, Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway, Colliers Wood, South Wimbledon and Morden tube stations, London, designed by Charles Holden (also Balham, opened December 6)
  • Buildings completed

  • Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Satu Mare, Romania, designed by Ioan Liteanu
  • Mausoleum of Yugoslavian Soldiers in Olomouc, designed by Hubert Aust
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral of Harbin, China
  • Remodeling of Twin Peaks, 102 Bedford Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, by Clifford Reed Daily
  • Southwestern Bell Building, downtown St. Louis, Missouri, USA, designed by Mauran, Russell & Crowell with I.R. Timlin
  • Sourdough Inn, Fort Yukon, Alaska, USA
  • 900 Stewart Avenue (Ithaca, New York), USA
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Ragnar Ostberg.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Jean-Baptiste Hourlier.
  • Births

  • 21 January - Roger Taillibert, French architect
  • 22 April - James Stirling, British architect (died 1992)
  • 18 July - Carlo Aymonino, Italian architect and urban planner (died 2010)
  • Deaths

  • 10 June - Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, exponent of Catalan Modernism (born 1852)
  • 7 July - Fyodor Schechtel, Russian architect, graphic artist and stage designer (born 1859)
  • References

    1926 in architecture Wikipedia

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