Edith Girard

Paris, France, 1949 · 2014

Residential Building and Dunois Theatre
Paris, France

With its complex composition and an accessible terrace, the building was intended to be a homage to the architecture of Le Corbusier, while at the same time evoking a revisited Haussmanian tradition, owing to the rotunda on the corner of the triangle.

Francine Houben

Sittard, Netherlands, 1955

House with a Studio
Kralingse Plaslaan, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Houben created this house to serve as her own residence in Rotterdam, using the surrounding landscape as an influence for its design.

Patricia Leboucq

Paris, France, 1957

Residential Building
Paris, France

That building is typical of the urban construction of apartment buildings in Paris at the end of the twentieth century- As a whole this project attests to the common language for residential buildings in the last decade of the twentieth century, found in many projects: modest and somewhat banal modernity that complies with the constraints of Parisian town planning.

Zaha Hadid

Baghdad, Iraq, 1950 · Miami, USA, 2016

Vitra Fire Station
Vita Capus, Weil am Rhein, Germany

The Vitra Fire Station is Zaha Hadid’s first building and reflects her theoretical studies on Deconstructivism, aiming to manifest the idea of motion in time.

Amanda Levete

Bridgend, South Wales, United Kingdom, 1955

Docklands Floating Bridge
London, United Kingdom

A piece of innovation in architecture that brings together the most modern and financial oriented part of the city with the industrial area hosting nineteenth century buildings. A bridge from the future that links the past and the present.

Fiona Raby

Singapore, Singapore, 1963

Faraday Chair
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

This work reflects the conceptual design of Dunne & Raby. The plastic chair is in fact a translucent tank, and orange acrylic box, a space a person can retreat to in order to be protected from the electrical and magnetic fields existing in modern life.

Laura Carducci

Geneva, Switzerland, 1960

Nursery School Jean de la Fontaine
Mitry – Mory, Seine-et- Marne, France

The school by Carducci is typical of the architectural vocabulary of the modernist tradition inspired by Le Corbusier.

Judith Rataitz

Vienna, Austria, 1960

Cold Dish Table Set: Cutting Board and Brunch Containers
Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana

A variable, versatile table concept consisting of brunch container, block with plates and breakfast container all stacked in a space preserving unit is made from porcelain and partly from walnut wood.

Catherine Furet

Mulhouse, France, 1954

Residential Buildings
Paris, France

This housing scheme witnesses the transformation of the collective housing in the 1980s, with the search for modest solutions of urban insertion Overall it gives the impression of being an architectural paradox: a large complex on a human scale.

Irena Bajerska

Cisównica, Poland, 1943

Rooftop of the University Library
Warsaw, Poland

The Warsaw University Library new building by architects Marek Budzyński and Zbigniew Badowski was opened on December 15th, 1999 and includes a botanical garden, located on the roof, designed by Irena Bajerska. Opened to the general public, it is one of the largest roof gardens in Europe that is also an urban park.

Benedetta Tagliabue

Milan, Italy, 1963

Hamburg School of Music
Hamburg, Germany

This work represents the idea of ʽbalance between fragmented and revolutionary aesthetics and the respect for the tradition of the placeʼ that is frequently pursued by Tagliabue in her career.

Odile Decq

Laval, France, 1955

Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art – MACRO
Rome, Italy

Rome’s Museum of Contemporary Art allows visitors to observe the city and the urban surrounding context from a new viewpoint. Through an innovative renovation of the former Peroni beer brewery (1864), the architecture aims to provide an experience of discovery for the visitors.

Patricia Urquiola

Oviedo, Spain, 1961

Fjord Chair
Produced by Moroso, Udine, Italy
Museum of Modern Art, New York City

This chair was one of the first projects for the Italian furniture brand Moroso and one of the first works from Studio Urquiola; it was also a tribute to modern Scandinavian design.

Catarina Raposo

Lisbon, Portugal, 1974

Volcano Pavilion and Water Gardens
St. Vincent, Madeira, Portugal

Intended as an extension of the Volcanism Museum, the park was conceived simultaneously as the Museum’s open space and a viewpoint to the ocean. It offers both a learning experience, which complements the museum programme, and a site for landscape fruition for the city dwellers.

Mary Reynolds

South of Ireland, 1974

Brigit’s Garden
Rosscahill, Ireland

Magic, mythology and Celtic culture are the three premises to be found in Brigit’s garden. This is an emblematic place that has been able to combine the essence of life and death through nature, biodiversity and Irish tradition.

Gunilla Svensson

Lund, Sweden, 1956

Apartment building Kv Skötaren
Lund, Sweden

The basic concept of this project is simplicity and attention to detail achieved with modular units and prefabricated elements. This work shows Svensson’s commitment to connecting architecture and its location through an accurate use of materials and natural light.

Blanca Lleó

Madrid, Spain, 1959

97 Houses for Young People
Barcelona, Spain

This project consists of 97 flats to be rented by young people. It was developed in moulds in order to improve time and material savings, using concrete for the structure and exterior panels, thus designing a sustainable system without debris.

Manuelle Gautrand

Marseille, France, 1961

Citroën’s Showroom
Paris, France

The architect chose to treat the project as a transparent showcase allowing the centrally-situated monumental sculpture to be visible from the road. The façade is based on the double chevron, the firm’s symbol, surmounting the entrance porch and then repeated higher up.

Inês Lobo

Lisbon, Portugal, 1966

Francisco Rodrigues Lobo High School
Leiria, Portugal

From the existing building, Inês Lobo’s project three vertical volumes rose, connecting them in an almost monastic way, in defence of clarity and the placidity of the experience that is inhabiting a space.

Sheila O’Donnell

Dublin, Ireland, 1953

Lyric Theatre
Belfast, Ireland

It is one of the buildings that addresses the specific functional needs of a theatre and it was adapted to the particular plot where a previous building was located. The singular style and the quality of the building translated into a nomination to the RIBA Stirling Awards.

Christine Conix

Lier, Belgium, 1955

Belgian EU Pavilion
Expo 2010, Shanghai

She chose to structure the pavilion around the conceptual image of a huge brain cell, using transparent textile, which evokes the artistic wealth of Belgium and Europe as well as the central position of Belgium at the heart of Europe.

Eva Jiřičná

Zlín, Czechoslovakia, 1939

Zlín Culture and Congress Centre
Zlín, Czech Republic

The multi-purpose Centre in Zlín is epitome of Eva Jiřična’s innovative work using glass and steel in both, architectural and interior design.

Liana Nella-Potiropoulou

Athens, Greece, 1959

Kindergarten of the German School of Athens
Maroussi, Athens, Greece

It is a building that evokes surprise, inviting for a youthful imagery, for hiding, seeking and wandering, where children can play in a well-controlled environment which nurtures the mental and emotional reflexes of the child.

Kostantia Manthou

Thessaloniki, Greece, 1983

Royal Ceramica Pavilion
Cersaie, Bologna, Italy

The overlaying of geometric forms and motifs provided by not only the walls but also by the “floating” blocks of marble create an almost maze-like path and the lighting becomes an important contribution element to this intriguing, yet sober environment.

Helga Snel
Jeanne Dekkers

Koog aan de Zaan, Netherlands, 1966
Venlo, Netherlands, 1953

Care and well being centre Tamarix
Developed for the Philadelphia Care Foundation
Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

The care and well-being centre consists of social care homes and rental apartments. They are added to an existing neighbourhood in the town of Heerhugowaard, a town which since the late 1960s grew into a commuters’ town and today keeps on expanding with environmental-friendly building and living areas.

Ilse Crawford

London, United Kingdom, 1962

Sinnerlig Collection
Produced by IKEA, Sweden

This collection, which includes furniture, lighting and tabletop combines all the aspects of the IKEA system: development of a production process, use of sustainable materials, design and logistics which guarantee a nice design that is affordable for the general public and meets daily needs.

Marlies van Dullemen

Den Haag, Netherlands, 1959

Produced by Novuqare, Rosmalen, Netherlands
Designed by npk design, Leiden, Netherlands
Designed for Livassured in Vught, founded by UMC Utrecht, Kempenhaeghe, SEIN, Netherlands
Designed by npk design, Leiden, Netherlands

Both projects are developed in a collaborative team of designers working with npk design. npk is an internationally operating design bureau which has designed a wide variety of projects for transportation, leisure, health & care, professional equipment, sports, signage and more.

Carme Pinós

Barcelona, Spain, 1954

Gardunya Square Project
Barcelona, Spain

This project is introduced by the author as a landscape. A project for a place; it combines architecture and urbanism in the centre of Barcelona and can be regarded as one of the best examples of the work of Carme Pinós and Spanish architecture.