Wednesday, August 5, 2009

RIP Charles Gwathmey, Modernist Architect

Charles Gwathmey parents house completed in 1966 while he was in his twenties. At that time these houses were considered one of the most influential building of the modern era.

Architect Charles Gwathmey

The addition to the Guggenheim Museum

Charles Gwathmey, part of a generation of architects who put their own aesthetic stamp on the "high Modernist" style, died on August 3. He was known both for residential work -- he built houses for Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jerry Seinfeld -- and sometimes controversial public buildings. To me he represented one of my main inspirations and motivation to study Architecture and become an Architect.


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