Samiksha Jaiswal

1931 in architecture

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1931 in architecture

The year 1931 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • December 5 - The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow (1883) is dynamited.
  • The first of the Architects (Registration) Acts is passed in the United Kingdom.
  • The first of the historic districts in the United States is designated in Charleston, South Carolina, by the city government.
  • Buildings

  • January 23 - Viceroy's House, New Delhi, India, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, first occupied.
  • May 1 - The Empire State Building is completed in New York City as the tallest building in the world.
  • July 1 - The rebuilt Milano Centrale railway station opens in Italy.
  • July 19 - Sudbury Town station on the London Underground Piccadilly line opens as rebuilt by Charles Holden, the first of his iconic modern designs for the network.
  • Villa Savoye in Paris, designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, using reinforced concrete and demonstrating Le Corbusier's Five Points of Architecture, is completed.
  • Commerce Court North is completed in Toronto, Ontario and becomes the tallest building in the British Empire (1931-1962).
  • Royal Corinthian Yacht Club clubhouse, Burnham-on-Crouch, eastern England, designed by Joseph Emberton, is opened.
  • St Olaf House (Hay's Wharf head offices), Tooley Street, London Borough of Southwark, designed by H. S. Goodhart-Rendel.
  • India Tyres offices at Inchinnan, Scotland, designed by Thomas Wallis of Wallis, Gilbert and Partners, completed and opened.
  • Atlantis House and Robinson Crusoe House in Böttcherstraße, Bremen, designed by Bernhard Hoetger, complete the street's construction in the style of Brick Expressionism.
  • City Hall, Hilversum, North Holland, designed by Willem Marinus Dudok, is completed.
  • India Gate in New Delhi is completed.
  • Student Union at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, designed by Sven Markelius and Uno Åhrén.
  • Washington Singer Building on the Streatham Campus of the University of Exeter in England, designed by Vincent Harris.
  • New Synagogue, Žilina, Czechoslovakia, designed by Peter Behrens, is completed.
  • High and Over, Amersham, one of the first modernist houses in England, designed by Amyas Connell, is completed.
  • House for two brothers in Brno, designed by Otto Eisler, is completed.
  • Apartment Building at 342, Muntaner Street, Barcelona, designed by Josep Lluís Sert, is completed.
  • The Home Insurance Building in Chicago, Illinois is demolished.
  • Awards

  • Royal Gold Medal - Edwin Cooper.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Georges Dengler.
  • Births

  • April 23 - Roland Paoletti, British architect (died 2013)
  • May 3 - Aldo Rossi, Italian architect and designer (died 1997)
  • May 7 - Ricardo Legorreta, Mexican architect (died 2011)
  • July 17 - Edward Cullinan, English architect
  • July 23 - Arata Isozaki, Japanese architect
  • August 16 - Alessandro Mendini, Italian architect and designer
  • Deaths

  • March 7 - Theo van Doesburg, Dutch polymath, leader of De Stijl (born 1883)
  • July 17 - William Lethaby, English Arts and Crafts architect and designer (born 1857)
  • September 1 - Nahum Barnet, Melbourne-based Australian architect (born 1855)
  • September 20 - Max Littmann, German architect (born 1862)
  • December 3 - Frederick Walters, Scottish architect of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, notable for his Roman Catholic churches (born 1849)
  • References

    1931 in architecture Wikipedia

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