Leon Krier

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Birthday
7, 1946
Birthplace
Luxembourg
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1946 (age 73)
Birthplace
Luxembourg

About

Neo-traditional architect and urban planner who criticized modernist theories and influenced the New Urbanism movement. One of his most recognized projects was the continuous development of Poundbury, the urban extension to Dorchester.

Before Fame

He only studied architecture for one year at the University of Stuttgart in Germany before dropping out to work in the London firm of James Stirling. He then taught for 20 years at the Architectural Association and the Royal College of Art, refusing to build partly out of his protest of Modernism.

Trivia

He blamed modernism for the formation of suburbs.

Family Life

His older brother became architect Rob Krier.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as photographer Edward Steichen.