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1953 in architecture

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1953 in architecture

The year 1953 in architecture involved some significant events.



  • Gordon Ryder and Peter Yates form an architectural practice based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England.
  • Buildings

  • Main building of Moscow State University, designed by Lev Rudnev, completed.
  • St Crispin's School, Wokingham, Berkshire, England, designed by the U.K. Ministry of Education.
  • YMCA Indian Student Hostel, Fitzrovia, London, designed by Ralph Tubbs.
  • Housing at Chandigarh, Punjab (India), designed by Le Corbusier in collaboration with Pierre Jeanneret, Jane Drew, Maxwell Fry, B. V. Doshi and others.
  • Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede, England, designed by Edward Maufe, dedicated October 17.
  • New building for Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, the first major commission for Louis Kahn, opened November.
  • Lijnbaan pedestrianised shopping street in Rotterdam, designed by Jo van den Broek and Jacob B. Bakema.
  • Awards

  • American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal - Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • AIA Gold Medal - William Adams Delano.
  • Royal Gold Medal - Le Corbusier.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Olivier-ClĂ©ment Cacoub.
  • Publications

  • Ivan Chtcheglov (as Gilles Ivain) - Formulaire pour un urbanisme nouveau.
  • John Summerson - Architecture in Britain, 1530-1830.
  • Births

  • November 7 - Peter Janesch, Hungarian architect
  • December 18 - David Chipperfield, English architect
  • Sheila O'Donnell, Irish architect
  • Deaths

  • May 31 - Vladimir Tatlin (born 1885)
  • August 17 - Banister Fletcher (born 1866)
  • September 15 - Erich Mendelsohn (born 1887)
  • References

    1953 in architecture Wikipedia

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