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Christopher Wren

Christopher Wren

Christopher Wren was born on October 20, 1632, in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, England, and died on February 25, 1723, in London. His title was “Sir Christopher Wren.” He was a designer, astronomer, geometrician, and the greatest English architect of his time. Wren designed no less than 53 London churches, including St Paul’s Cathedral, as well..
Michael Graves

Michael Graves

Michael Graves was born on July 9, 1934, in Indianapolis, Indiana, and died on March 12, 2015, in Princeton, New Jersey. He was an American architect, designer, and one of the principal figures in the postmodernist movement. Graves earned a bachelor’s degree in 1958 from the College of Design at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio,..
Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen was born on August 20th, 1910, in Kirkkinummi, Finland to Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen and his second wife, Loja Gesellius, a textile designer, and sculptor, on his father’s 37th birthday. He was one of the leaders in a trend toward exploration and experimentation in American architectural design during the 1950s. The family immigrated..
I M Pei

I M Pei

Ieoh Ming Pei was a Chinese American architect born on April 26, 1917, in Canton, Guangzhou, China. He is most noted for his large, elegantly designed urban building and complexes. As a young boy, he was raised in Shanghai, China. At an early age, he drew inspiration from the garden villas at Suzhou, the traditional..
Hotel Architecture

Hotel Architecture

This article is the third and last in the series of “Restaurant, Bar and Hotel Architecture.” Here we will focus on hotel architecture and design. The hotel business is growing worldwide. Trends in the industry are changing with the passage of time. Hotels are the actual foundation of the tourism industry. Most destinations offer fabulous..
Bar Architecture

Bar Architecture

This is the second article in a series of “Restaurant, Bar, and Hotel Architecture.” Here we will focus on bar architecture. Aside from location, design is the most important thing to consider when opening a bar. Having the space for bartenders to work diligently while servers attend to table orders is imperative to being successful...