Lilly Reich: Bauhaus' Design Powerhouse

Lilly Reich: Bauhaus' Design Powerhouse

Lilly Reich was an embroiderer and furniture designer. She is likely to be the mastermind behind the furnishings that we associate with Mies van der Rohe. Over the course of their 13 year collaboration they created masterworks such as the Barcelona Pavilion from the 1929 Barcelona World Exposition and the Villa Tugendhat in Brno.

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Revathi Kamath: Trailblazing Sustainability Architect

Revathi Kamath: Trailblazing Sustainability Architect

Revathi Kamath is a trailblazer for socially and ecologically sustainable architecture. Since the 1980’s Kamath has been working with local materials and craftspeople to create mindful ecological design. Architect of the tallest stainless steel structure in South Asia and known as the pioneer of elevating mud architecture to luxury use — Kamath is a symbol of versatility.

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Marion Mahony Griffin: Innovative Architectural Delineator

Marion Mahony Griffin: Innovative Architectural Delineator

Marion Mahony Griffin was largely unacknowledged for her most famous works while she was alive. Creator of striking watercolor renderings of Prairie School homes, Mahony Griffin is the true artist of work that you likely associate with Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk: Pioneer of New Urbanism

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk: Pioneer of New Urbanism

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk is the co-founder New Urbanism, an occasionally controversial planning ideology that prioritizes walkability, mixed-use, and the transformation of suburbs into small towns. Plater-Zyberk’s work has been showcased in Hollywood’s The Truman Show and has transformed over 600 locations in the United States alone.

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Hatshepsut: Foremost of Noblewomen

Hatshepsut: Foremost of Noblewomen

Hatshepsut, whose name means “foremost of noblewomen” was exactly such – as she is the first recorded woman in history who ruled as she did. Hatshepsut was the “first female king" of Egypt, who gained unprecedented power for a woman of her time, reigning roughly between 1473 and 1458 BC.

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Anne Tyng: Geometrical Strategist

Anne Tyng: Geometrical Strategist

Anne Tyng collaborated with Louis Kahn at his Philadelphia practice for 29 years, and was often overshadowed by his personality. Despite living in Kahn’s shadow, his architecture as we know it would not exist without Tyng’s mathematical mind.

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