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1932 in architecture

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1932 in architecture

The year 1932 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • International Style by Philip Johnson and Henry-Russell Hitchcock is published.
  • The International Exhibition of Modern Architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York spreads the International Style.
  • John Wiley & Sons publishes Architectural Graphic Standards by Charles George Ramsey (1884–1963) and Harold Reeve Sleeper, the first book to present the accepted architectural practices of the time in a clear and accessible graphic form.
  • Buildings opened

  • March 19 - Sydney Harbour Bridge, designed by John Bradfield (engineer), is opened in Sydney, Australia.
  • April 23 - New Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon, designed by Elisabeth Scott, is opened, becoming the first important work erected in the United Kingdom by a woman architect.
  • July 19 - Lambeth Bridge, London, designed by Geoffrey Groves.
  • August 1 - Thiepval Memorial, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, is inaugurated in the Somme (France).
  • September 19 - Arnos Grove tube station, London, designed by Charles Holden.
  • September 22 - Sheffield City Hall, Yorkshire, England, designed by Vincent Harris in 1920.
  • November 16 - Parliament Buildings (Northern Ireland), Belfast, designed by Sir Arnold Thornely.
  • November 25 - Saint Sophia Cathedral in Harbin, China.
  • November 27 - Bixby Creek Bridge at Big Sur, California, designed by C. H. Purcell and F. W. Panhorst.
  • Other new buildings

  • PSFS Building in Center City, Philadelphia, designed by George Howe and William Lescaze, first International Style skyscraper in the United States.
  • High Cross House, Dartington Hall, Devon, England, designed by William Lescaze.
  • Alameda Theatre (Alameda, California), United States, designed by Timothy L. Pflueger.
  • Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord in Prague, designed by Jože Plečnik.
  • The Daily Express Building, London, designed by Sir Owen Williams.
  • The Hoover Building on the Western Avenue in Perivale, West London, designed by Wallis, Gilbert and Partners in Art Deco style.
  • Maison de Verre, Paris, France, by Pierre Chareau, Bernard Bijvoet and Louis Dalbet.
  • Paimio Sanatorium in Finland, designed by Alvar Aalto.
  • Unilever House in the City of London, designed by James Lomax-Simpson of Unilever with Sir John Burnet and Thomas S. Tait of Sir John Burnet and Partners.
  • Immeuble Clarté apartment building in Geneva, designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret.
  • Narkomfin building (collective apartments) in Moscow, designed by Moisei Ginzburg with Ignaty Milinis in 1928.
  • Harnischmacher House in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Marcel Breuer.
  • Wohnbedarf furniture stores in Switzerland, designed by Marcel Breuer.
  • Douaumont ossuary, designed by Léon Azéma to house the bones of at least 130,000 unidentified soldiers of both sides who died in the Battle of Verdun.
  • Awards

  • Olympic gold medal - Gustave Saacké, Pierre Bailey and Pierre Montenot for Arena for bulls, Paris.
  • Olympic silver medal - John Russell Pope of the United States for Design for Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
  • Olympic bronze medal - Richard Konwiartz of Germany for Design for Schlesierkampfbahn, Breslau.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Hendrik Petrus Berlage.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Camille Montagné.
  • Births

  • July 6 - Herman Hertzberger, Dutch architect and academic
  • August 11 - Peter Eisenman, American architect
  • Anthony Hunt, English structural engineer
  • Deaths

  • April 17 - Sir Patrick Geddes, Scottish urban theorist (born 1854)
  • August 19 - E. S. Prior, English Arts and crafts movement architect and theorist (born 1852)
  • November - Abraham E. Lefcourt, American real estate developer (born 1876)
  • December 8 - Gertrude Jekyll, English garden designer (born 1843)
  • December 28 - Léon Jaussely, French architect and urban planner (born 1857)
  • References

    1932 in architecture Wikipedia

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