Famous Architects Deaths, Architectural Career Ends, Unusual Facts
Key Building Designers from the past – Architecture Information
Unusual Deaths of Architects
photo © Adrian Welch
Antoni Gaudi fell under a tram in Barcelona, Spain, on 9 Jun 1926.
photo © David Lawson
Carlo Scarpa died after falling down a flight of concrete stairs in 1978, in Sendai, Japan. He is buried standing up.
building image © Rebecca Breun
Le Corbusier went for a swim in the Mediterranean Sea at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, against his doctor’s orders, on August 27, 1965. His body was found by bathers and it is assumed he died of a heart attack.
Aldo Rossi died in a car accident in 1997 in Milan.
George Meikle Kemp
George Meikle Kemp, architect of Edinburgh’s Scott Monument, fell into a canal in the fog before his masterpiece was finished.
Selection of Current Architecture
Chelsea Barracks, London : Winning Architects Team News
image from developers
World Cup Stadiums – South Africa 2010
image : Boogertman Urban Edge and Partners / Populous
The Shard, London : exclusive photos
photo © Nick Weall
Albert Street Artwork, Brisbane : Urban Art Projects
photo © Apeture Photography
Architecture Walking Tours
photograph © Chris Romer-Lee
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