Architect Will Alsop dies aged 70

British architect Will Alsop, “one of architecture’s biggest characters and talents”, has died at the age of 70 after a short illness. Alsop, the founder of architecture firm All Design, died in hospital yesterday, Saturday 12 May 2018. The architect was known for his colourful, expressive and playful designs. Among his best-known buildings is the

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Burning Man founder Larry Harvey dies aged 70

Larry Harvey, the man who founded Burning Man festival, has passed away after suffering a stroke. Harvey, 70, died in San Francisco on Saturday 28 April, after failing to recover from a “massive stroke” earlier this month. “Burning Man culture has lost a great leader and an inspiring mind,” said festival CEO Marian Goodell, who revealed

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Australian architect Cameron Lyon passes away

Cameron Lyon, a director of influential Australian firm Lyons and a pioneer of “people-friendly courthouses”, has died. Lyon passed away on 13 January 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. He leaves behind a legacy of projects that include the Perth County Court, the Parramatta Trial Court in Sydney and the Broadmeadows Children’s Court. The dean and staff of the University of Melbourne

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Architect Neave Brown dies

Acclaimed architect Neave Brown, a “pioneer of quality public housing” for London, has died following a battle with cancer on 9 January 2018. Brown was named the 2018 laureate of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, receiving his accolade in an unusually early ceremony at the end of last year due to ill health. He was hailed by

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American architect and atrium aficionado John C Portman Jr dies aged 93

Atlanta-based architect and developer John C Portman Jr, renowned for his buildings designed around vast atria, has died aged 93. Portman’s architecture firm made the announcement the day after his death on 29 December 2017, which was followed by a string of tributes from the international architecture community. Thank you John C Portman for bringing

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Architecture historian Gavin Stamp dies aged 69

The architecture industry has been paying tribute to historian, writer and broadcaster Gavin Stamp, who has died following a battle with prostate cancer. Stamp was a leading voice for British architecture, the author of several important architectural history books, and the presenter of television series including Pevsner’s Cities and Gavin Stamp’s Orient Express. He passed away on

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American modernist architect Albert C Ledner dies aged 93

Albert C Ledner, an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright who helped proliferate modern architecture across the US, has died in New Hampshire aged 93. Ledner, who died last Monday, 13 November 2017, was best known for his trio of meeting halls and facilities for the National Maritime Union. They include a building in Manhattan’s Chelsea

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Architect and London Eye planner David Marks dies

Marks Barfield Architects co-founder David Marks has died aged 64, following a long illness. Marks, who alongside wife and partner Julia Barfield was the developer and architect of the London Eye, passed away on 6 October 2017. He leaves behind a legacy of projects that also includes the Treetop Walkway at Kew Gardens and the i360 observation

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“Subversive, shocking and truly unique” artist and architect Vito Acconci dies

Vito Acconci, whose provocative works range from an artificial island to a performance that involved masturbation, has died aged 77. The Brooklyn-based artist and architect passed away on 27 April 2017. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed. Art Agency Partners, which worked closely with Acconci and his studio, has paid tribute to him as

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Vancouver architect Bing Thom dies aged 75

Architect Bing Thom, designer of several major buildings in Vancouver, has died aged 75 following a brain aneurysm. The Hong Kong-born architect, who had been based in Canada ever since emigrating there as a child, suffered the aneurysm earlier this week during a visit to his birthplace, and passed away in the company of his wife, Bonnie. More

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Modernist architect Michael Manser dies aged 87

British architect Michael Manser, a pioneering Modernist and founder of the Manser Medal, has died aged 87. Manser, whose acclaimed architectural projects range from a glass and steel house to a curved airport terminal, was widely known for launching the RIBA Manser Medal, an annual prize given to UK’s best new house. He passed away following a stroke earlier this week – More

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Daniel Libeskind leads tributes to Zaha Hadid

Breaking news: architect Daniel Libeskind has led tributes to Zaha Hadid on Twitter after news broke today of her death at the age of 65. “Devastated by the loss of a great architect and colleague today,” said Libeskind. “Her spirit will live on in her work and studio. Our hearts go out.” Richard Rogers told More

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Zaha Hadid dies following a heart attack

British architect Zaha Hadid has died aged 65, following a sudden heart attack. Zaha Hadid, the designer of buildings including the London Olympic Aquatic Centre and the MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts, suffered a heart attack earlier today while being treated for bronchitis at a Miami hospital. A statement released by her office said: “It is with great sadness More

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“Radical and audacious” French architect Claude Parent dies aged 93

Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeksind, Jean Nouvel and Wolf D Prix are among the architects paying tribute Claude Parent, creator of Oblique Architecture, who has died aged 93. Described by Nouvel as the “Piranesi of this century”, Parent passed away on 27 February 2016, the day after his 93rd birthday, in his hometown of Neuilly-sur-Seine. With a More

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Lisbon Architecture Triennale curator Diogo Seixas Lopes dies aged 43

This year’s Lisbon Architecture Triennale chief curator Diogo Seixas Lopes, who has been described as one of the most important thinkers on Portuguese architecture, has died. Diogo Seixas Lopes, 43, died on Thursday – eight months before the fourth edition of the architecture event he was curating alongside Portuguese architecture critic and editor André Tavares. According to More

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Scottish architect Gareth Hoskins dies aged 48

Scottish architect Gareth Hoskins, who was responsible for the redesign of Edinburgh’s National Museum Scotland, has died following a short illness. Described by colleagues as “exceptional, visionary and gifted”, the Hoskins Architects founder was responsible for the design of the Mareel Cinema and Music Venue in Shetland, and also drew up controversial plans to convert Edinburgh’s old Royal High School building into a More

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Indian architect Charles Correa dies aged 84

Breaking news: Charles Correa – described as “India’s greatest architect” – has died following a short illness. The founder of Mumbai-based Charles Correa Associates, whose work includes the Mahatma Gandhi memorial in Ahmedabad and the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Portugal, died on 16 June in the Indian city. He was 84. Architect David […]

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Tributes flood in for “extraordinary” designer Moira Gemmill after fatal cycling accident

British architects and designers are today paying tribute to Moira Gemmill, a major figure in the London architecture and design scene, who has died at the age of 55 after a fatal cycling accident. Gemmill, who has been described as “visionary” and “highly respected” by former colleagues, was best known for holding the position of director of design at […]

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Michael Graves dies aged 80

Architect and designer Michael Graves has died at his home in Princeton, New Jersey at the age of 80, his office has announced. “It is with deep sadness that Michael Graves Architecture & Design (MG&AD) announces the firm’s founding principal, Michael Graves, passed away today, suddenly and peaceful, of natural causes,” the firm announced on its […]

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Hadid and Foster lead tributes to “great architect, inventor and gentleman” Frei Otto

Zaha Hadid has paid tribute to “inspirational and enlightening” late German architect Frei Otto, while Norman Foster said Otto’s “extraordinary structures altered the nature of architectural form in the 20th century”. Foster added that Otto’s “environmentalism, intelligence and foresight have established the defining architectural mentality for the 21st [Century].” “We first met in Germany early in […]

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Barcelona Olympics architect David Mackay dies aged 80

News: MBM Arquitectes co-founder David Mackay, one of the architects behind Barcelona’s 1992 Olympic Village, has passed away at the age of 80. The British-Irish architect is best known for projects completed in his adopted home city of Barcelona, including the recently completed design museum, but also worked on regeneration proposals across England, from London’s […]

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