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1949 in architecture

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1949 in architecture

The year 1949 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • January 26 - Fire breaks out in the golden hall of Horyu-ji Buddhist temple, Japan, causing severe damage to the building, mainly its first floor, and murals. As a result of the restoration (completed in 1954), it is estimated that about 15%-20% of the original seventh century Kondo materials is left in the current building; the charred timbers were carefully removed to a separate fireproof warehouse for future research.
  • George Pace is appointed surveyor to the Church of England Diocese of Sheffield and establishes a private practice in York.
  • Buildings opened

  • December 16 - The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, designed by Gerard Moerdijk.
  • Buildings completed

  • Ford House in Illinois designed by Bruce Goff.
  • Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut designed by Philip Johnson.
  • Eames House in Los Angeles, California, designed by Charles Eames.
  • Promontory Apartments in Chicago, Illinois, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
  • Googies coffee shop, West Hollywood, California, designed by John Lautner.
  • Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal - Frederick Law Olmsted.
  • AIA Gold Medal - Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Howard Robertson.
  • Births

  • January 4 - Peter Blundell Jones British architectural historian (died 2016)
  • June 14 - Bořek Šípek, Czech neo-baroque architect and designer (died 2016)
  • August 26 - Dan Cruickshank British architectural historian
  • December 9 - Tom Kite, American professional golfer and golf course architect
  • Demetri Porphyrios, Greek New Classical architect
  • Deaths

  • March 1 - Gordon Kaufmann, English-born American architect known for his work on the Hoover Dam (born 1888)
  • April 17 - R. Harold Zook, American architect working in Chicago (born 1889)
  • May 1 - Josep Maria Jujol, Catalan architect (born 1879)
  • September 27 - David Adler, American architect (born 1882)
  • References

    1949 in architecture Wikipedia

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