Famous Swiss Architects

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 1 Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: October 6, 1887
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Died: August 27, 1965

Le Corbusier was a Swiss-French designer, painter, architect, writer, and urban planner. He was one of the pioneers of modern architecture. During his illustrious career, which spanned 50 years, Le Corbusier designed buildings in India, Japan, Europe, and North and South America. He is also credited with revolutionizing urban planning.  

 2 Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor
Famous As: Swiss architect
Birthdate: April 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Basel

 3 Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Sophie Taeuber-Arp
Famous As: Former artist of concrete art and geometric abstraction of the 20th century
Birthdate: January 19, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Davos, Switzerland
Died: January 13, 1943

Swiss-French artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp initially studied textile design and later began creating multimedia art called Duo-Collages, along with her husband, German-French abstract artist Jean Arp. Apart from teaching at an art and craft school, the Dadaist had also used dance, painting, and sculpture to showcase her artistic talent.

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 4 Bernard Tschumi

Bernard Tschumi
Famous As: Architect, University teacher
Birthdate: January 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lausanne

Bernard Tschumi is an architect, educator, and writer. One of the most important proponents of deconstructivism, Tschumi is credited with designing prominent landmarks like Parc de la Villette, Rouen Concert Hall, and the new Acropolis Museum. He has also served as an educator, teaching at prestigious institutions like Columbia University, Princeton University, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies.

 5 Francesco Borromini

Francesco Borromini
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: September 25, 1599
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bissone
Died: August 2, 1667

 6 Pierre De Meuron

Pierre De Meuron
Birthdate: May 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

 7 Pierre Jeanneret

Pierre Jeanneret
Famous As: Swiss architect
Birthdate: March 22, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva
Died: December 4, 1967
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 8 Max Bill

Max Bill
Famous As: Architect, Painter, Sculptor, Graphic designer, Artist, University teacher
Birthdate: December 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winterthur
Died: December 9, 1994

Known for his advertisement designs and abstract art, Swiss graphic designer and artist Max Bill was initially trained as a silversmith. He later also taught art in Switzerland and Germany. He not only established the Ulm School of Design, but also designed its building and its academic programs.

 9 Carlo Maderno

Carlo Maderno
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1556 AD
Birthplace: Capolago
Died: January 30, 1629

 10 Luigi Colani

Luigi Colani
Famous As: Architect, Engineer, University teacher
Birthdate: August 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin

 11 Mario Botta

Mario Botta
Famous As: Swiss architect
Birthdate: April 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mendrisio

 12 Hannes Meyer

Hannes Meyer
Famous As: Swiss architect
Birthdate: November 18, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Basel
Died: July 19, 1954

 13 Adolphe Appia

Adolphe Appia
Famous As: Son of Red Cross co-founder Louis Appia, was a Swiss architect
Birthdate: September 1, 1862
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: February 29, 1928

 14 Robert Maillart

Robert Maillart
Famous As: Swiss civil engineer
Birthdate: February 6, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bern
Died: April 5, 1940

 15 William Lescaze

William Lescaze
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: March 27, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: February 9, 1969

 16 Domenico Trezzini

Domenico Trezzini
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: 1670 AD
Birthplace: Astano
Died: February 19, 1734