Peter Eisenman

Peter Eisenman is an architect and educator. He is known for his writing and speaking about deconstructive architecture as well as his housing and urban design projects, innovative facilities for educational institutions, and series of inventive private houses.

Peter Eisenman
Peter Eisenman

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About his life

Peter Eisenman (born 1932) is an American architect. He studied at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York (B.A., 1955), Columbia University, New York City(M.S., 1960), and the University of Cambridge (M.A., 1962; Ph.D., 1963). In 1967 he founded the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City, and from 1973 to 1982 he was editor of the institute’s publication, Oppositions, which was one of the foremost journals of architectural thought.


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Eisenman, Gloria Fiorentino and John Hejduk at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies
Eisenman, Gloria Fiorentino and John Hejduk at the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies

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What are Eisenman’s style main features ?

Whether built, written or drawn, the work of renowned architect, theorist and educator Peter Eisenman (born 11th August 1932) is characterized by Deconstructivism, with an interest in signs, symbols and the processes of making meaning always at the foreground. As such, Eisenman has been one of architecture’s foremost theorists of recent decades.

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City of Culture of Galicia, detail, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, 1999
City of Culture of Galicia ,detail, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, 1999
City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, 1999
City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, 1999
City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, 1999
City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, 1999

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What are his most famous creations?

  • Falk House (House II Eisenman), Hardwick, Vermont, 1969
  • House VI (Frank residence), Cornwall, Connecticut, Design: 1972.
  • Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1989
  • Nunotani building, Edogawa Tokyo Japan, 1991
  • Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio, 1993
  • Aronoff Center for Design and Art, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996
  • City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain, 1999
  • Il giardino dei passi perduti, Castelvecchio Museum, Verona, 2004
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin, 2005
  • University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona, 2006

info source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Eisenman

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin, 2005
Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin, 2005

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Columbus Convention Center Columbus, Ohio, 1993
Columbus Convention Center Columbus, Ohio, 1993

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