Rahul Sharma

1938 in architecture

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1938 in architecture

The year 1938 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • First woman elected to Royal Institute of British Architects, Josephine Miller.
  • Buildings opened

  • October 22 - Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, England, designed by Edward Maufe.
  • October 29 - City Hall, Norwich, England, designed by C. H. James and S. R. Pierce.
  • November 14 - Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Buildings completed

  • The Reich Chancellery in Berlin, designed by Albert Speer (rebuilt).
  • Great Mosque of Asmara in Italian Eritrea, designed by Guido Ferrazza.
  • Church of the Epiphany, Gipton, Leeds, England, designed by Nugent Cachemaille-Day.
  • Metro Theatre (Toronto), designed by Kaplan and Sprachman.
  • Finsbury Health Centre, London, designed by Berthold Lubetkin and the Tecton Group.
  • Metropolitan Water Board Laboratories, London, designed by Howard Robertson.
  • Palace of Fine and Decorative Arts, Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay, California, USA, designed by George W. Kelham and William Peyton Day.
  • Palace of Justice, Lima, Peru.
  • City Hall, Mar del Plata, Argentina, designed by Alejandro Bustillo.
  • Manchester Town Hall Extension, England, designed by Vincent Harris in 1927.
  • São Bento Palace, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands, designed by Henry van de Velde.
  • Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Finland, designed by Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti.
  • Charters House, Berkshire, England, designed by Adie, Button and Partners.
  • Middleton Park, Oxfordshire, England, the last great country house designed by Edwin Lutyens (with his son Robert).
  • Houses in Hampshire, Sussex and at Eton, Berkshire in England by Marcel Breuer and F. R. S. Yorke.
  • Gropius House, Lincoln, Massachusetts, designed by Walter Gropius with Marcel Breuer.
  • Josephine M. Hagerty House, Cohasset, Massachusetts, designed by Walter Gropius with Marcel Breuer.
  • Luma Tower, built as British Luma Co-Operative Electric Lamp factory, Glasgow, designed by Cornelius Armour.
  • Other

  • Construction work begins on
  • Mark Keppel High School in Alhambra, California, designed by Marston & Maybury.
  • Council House, Bristol, England, designed by Vincent Harris.
  • Publications

  • Lewis Mumford - The Culture of Cities
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Paul Philippe Cret
  • RIBA Royal Gold Medal - Ivar Tengbom
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture: Henry Bernard
  • Births

  • April 16 - Wolf Hilbertz, German-born futurist architect, inventor and marine scientist (died 2007)
  • May 12 - Terry Farrell, English architect, designed the KK100 and the SIS Building
  • July 10 - Paul Andreu, French airport architect
  • July 14 - Moshe Safdie, Israeli/Canadian architect, urban designer, educator, theorist and author
  • November 30 - Andrea Branzi, Italian architect and designer
  • December 30 - Susan Maxman, née Abel, American architect
  • Deaths

  • February 25 - W. D. Caröe, English-born ecclesiastical architect (born 1857)
  • October 30 - Charles Klauder, American architect (born 1872)
  • References

    1938 in architecture Wikipedia

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