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(Hugo) Alvar (Henrik) Aalto

(1898–1976)

 

Finnish architect and designer who, amongst his major work listed below, invented bent plywood furniture in 1932.

 

Works

Convalescent Home, Paimio, near Turku (1929–30).

Finlandia Concert Hall, Helsinki and Nordic Centre, Reykjavik (1971).

The Hall of Residence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Town Hall, Saynatsab (1950–2).

 

Sir Patrick Abercrombie

(1879–1957)

 

English architect and pioneer of town planning in Britain, brother of the poet Lascelles Abercrombie.

 

Works

Replanning of London (County of London Plan, 1943, and Greater London Plan, 1944).

 

Robert Adam

(1728–92)

 

Born in Kirkcaldy, Scottish architect and interior designer, and leader of the British Neo-Classical revival.

 

Works

Adelphi, London (1769–71, demolished 1936) - worked with brother James Adam.

Charlotte Square (1791).

Culzean Castle, Ayrshire (1772–92).

General Register House (1774).

Interiors of Harewood House, Luton Hoo, Syon House and Osterley Park.

University of Edinburgh, Old College (1789–94).

 

William Adam

(1689–1748)

 

Scottish, born Maryburgh.

 

Works

Hopetoun House, near Edinburgh (1721).

 

Leon Battista Alberti

(1404-72)

 

Italian, born Genoa.

 

Works

Facade of the Palazzo Recellai, Florence (1460).

San Andrea, Mantua (1470).

 

Anthemias of Tralles

(Dates Unknown)

 

Greek, born Tralles, Lydia.

 

Works

Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (now Istanbul) (532-7).

 

Thomas Archer

(1668–1743)

 

Born in Tamworth, Thomas Archer's was the third member of the great triumvirate of English Baroque architects, along with Vanbrugh and Hawksmoo. His work was chiefly in ecclesiastical architecture.

 

Works

Birmingham Cathedral (1709-15).

The Church of St Paul's, Deptford (1712-30).

The Church of St John's, Westminster (1714-28).

North elevation at Chatsworth with its pilastered bow front (best-known remaining work).

 

Arnolfo di Cambio

(1232-1302)

 

Italian, born Colle di Val d'Elsa, Tuscany.

 

Works

Florence Cathedral (1299-1310).

 

Erik Gunnar Asplund

(1885-1940)

 

Swedish, born Stockholm.

 

Works

Law Courts, Gothenburg (1934-7).

Stockholm City Library (1924-7).

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