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Leon Krier Architecture
Contemporary Architect + New Urbanism Theorist, Europe
Léon Krier – Key Projects
Featured Buildings by Leon Krier, Architect and Urban Planner:
Poundbury Village Masterplan, Dorchester, Dorset, southwest England, UK
Date built: 1993-
For Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall Estate
Poundbury : controversial development in that Prince Charles had gone head-to-head with contemporary architecture in the eighties. This was apparently the first key architectural intervention by the Prince of Wales and to this day most important fruition of his traditionalist beliefs.
Suburban cul-de-sacs are eschewed in favour of traditional streets. In many ways the spaces and the way buildings relate to the street are pretty successful and its good for the status quo to be challenged.
There are other British projects that have challenged issues surrounding street/building edge, for example the Donnybrook Quarter in east London by Peter Barber Architects. The neoclassical styling of Poundbury seems regressive to many but seems popular amongst those who live there.
Novoli Masterplan – former Fiat site, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, southern Europe
Date built: 1993-
Design with Gabetti & Isola
Seaside – house in resort village, Florida, USA
More architecture projects by this Luxembourg Architecture Practice online soon
Location: Luxembourg, western Europe
Leon Krier – Luxembourg Architect Practice Information
Leon is an architect & urban planner from Luxembourg.
Major influence on Prince Charles & Poundbury village streetscape
He was born in 1946 in Luxembourg City.
Leon Krier now (at the time of writing, 12 Feb 2010) lives in the south of France.
Key architectural award: Richard Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture – 2003.
New Urbanism – Link
Andres Duany principal of Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company – DPZ:
Moray Estates plan to build a new community – called Castle Stuart – near Tornagrain in the Highlands, Scotland : New Urbanism
Rob Krier: IBA Housing, Berlin, Germany
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