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Mon 13.7.

Remembering Jan Kaplický – Architect of the future

Posted by NoéMie Schwaller on 13.07.2009 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Automotive Museum by Future Systems, Jan Kaplický

Maserati Museum by Future Systems, Jan Kaplický 2009

Jan Kaplický, who died earlier this year, was the Czech architect responsible for some of the most remarkable buildings that Britain has ever seen. Lord’s cricket ground holds the press box he built with his former partner, Amanda Levete – it was their first major project and won the Stirling Prize.

Automotiv Museum

Maserati Automotive Museum, Modena, Italy

Kaplický also designed the Selfridges department store in Birmingham, 2003 and yet even more remarkable are the buildings that Kaplický designed, which the world will never see – to say nothing of his stream of ideas for solar powered vehicles, electric cars, jewellery, bikinis and double-decker buses.

Media Center at Lord's

Media Center at Lord's

Now the Design Museum London pays tribute to this astonishing architect showing a wide range of his architectural archetypes of buildings never to be established.

 

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