Trisha Shetty

1955 in architecture

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1955 in architecture

The year 1955 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.



  • June - Outrage, a special issue of Architectural Review condeming the areas around British cities that had been failed by urban planning, established the reputation of Ian Nairn as an architectural critic.
  • Buildings opened

  • June 25 - Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, France, designed by Le Corbusier, is dedicated.
  • August - Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Japan, designed by Kenzō Tange.
  • Buildings completed

  • February - Bavinger House in Norman, Oklahoma, United States, the best-known building designed by Bruce Goff.
  • Fundació Pilar y Joan Miró in Palma, Majorca, designed by Josep Lluís Sert.
  • Houses for self at 7 Gibraltar Hill and for E. W. Scorer, both in Lincoln, England, designed by Sam Scorer.
  • House for John Womersley at Farnley Tyas, Yorkshire, England, designed by Peter Womersley.
  • "Hermit's Castle", Achmelvich, Scotland, designed by David Scott.
  • Awards

  • AIA Gold Medal - Willem Marinus Dudok.
  • Royal Gold Medal - John Murry Easton.
  • Grand Prix de Rome, architecture - Ngô Viết Thụ.
  • Births

  • February 25 - Enric Miralles, Spanish Catalan architect (died 2000)
  • April 14 - Robert Couturier, French architect and interior designer, designer of Cuixmala
  • July 2 - Francine Houben, Dutch architect
  • date unknown
  • Miroslav Grčev, Macedonian architect and graphic designer
  • Alan Powers, British modern architecture and design historian
  • Deaths

  • November 29 - Rene Paul Chambellan, American architectural sculptor (born 1893)
  • date unknown
  • George Howe, American International Style architect and educator (born 1886)
  • Carl Rubin, Galician-born Israeli International Style architect (born 1899)
  • References

    1955 in architecture Wikipedia

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