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Complete List and Short Bios of Architects
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Tadao Ando - Pritzker Prize Winner and presently one of the world's most acclaimed architects. Self-taught, ex-boxer known for his beautiful concrete architecture. Recently exposed for his Modern Art Museum Fort Worth in USA and Giorgio Armani's exhibition-theatre in Milan.

Sverre Fehn - Pritzker Prize winning, internationally renowned Norwegian architect known to confront traditionalism in Norwegian architecture. Presently working on an addition to his Glacier-museum in Norway.

Kristian Gullichsen - One of Finland's most highly acclaimed architects working in the spirit of Alvar Aalto. His new Finnish Embassy in Stockholm has recently brought him attention.

Kisho Kurokawa - Recognized for his science-fiction like capsule-high-rise buildings from the early 1970's. Distinguished author of several books on modern Japanese architecture. His new sports arena "the Eye" caught attention during the Football World Championships in Japan 2002.

Toyo Ito - Japanese Architect whose buildings often are the result of ideas concerning how man has changed due to modern technology. Primarily known for his transparent buildings with computer controlled elements, among those his most recent work - Sendai Mediatheque.

Juhani Pallasmaa - Distinguished Finnish architect and author of several books on architectural theory and Japanese influences in Scandinavian architecture. Presently responsible for the design of the reconstruction of the area around the Central Station in Helsinki.

Kazuo Shinohara - Modernist pioneer and the eldest among the Japanese architects. Unique for his background in both mathematics and traditional Japanese architecture. Characteristic for his experiments with scale and form.

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