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The Jeannerets

«While the name Le Corbusier is well known for the man’s utopian and innovative ideas and achievements, he was actually born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret. The surname is one that he shared with his cousin and frequent collaborator Pierre Jeanneret, whose furniture is proving particularly noteworthy today, not unlike the work of […]

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Chandigarh

«The city-from-scratch concept has something particularly fascinating about it—especially for an architect! Often history has shaped the construction of cities around access to water, creating plans where the city rules over the laws of geometry. The 20th century saw the creation of two major cities: Brasilia in Brazil, initiated by […]

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Ettore Sottsass: a giant of design

«Any art form has its share of extraordinary talents. In design, one of the twentieth century’s greatest talents was Ettore Sottsass, whose work was imbued with originality, poetry and imagination… The renowned artist transitioned from architecture into the world of design, where he left a major imprint on the work […]

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Kengo Kuma knocks on wood

«The great Japanese architect Kengo Kuma creates buildings the whole world over. What I find most intriguing about his work is his approach to a traditional material that is readily available for use everywhere… wood. Right on the heels of the concrete generation, these poetic creations are the work of […]

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Piano

«Paris is, for me, a fascinating city. I am always curious to see in this city, with its architecture so fiercely protected, how large-scale projects can be born. If Renzo Piano had already co-signed the Pompidou Centre, with his latest achievements, he somewhat puts Paris in the time of skyscrapers.» […]

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Design of the year

«As an architect, I’ve always considered the creations of my peers as ways of challenging my own work. I can identify with many of them who have pursued the renovation of ancient monuments. All these new buildings erected by great architects contribute to a forward-looking heritage that I find truly intriguing.» […]