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Architects, R.I.P.

While architects come and go, their edifices live on. Seeking immortality on a smaller scale, the grave markers of some noted designers provide a bit of insight into how these creative forces sought to be remembered. If this subject fascinates you, we recommend Their Final Place: A Guide to the Graves of Notable American Architects by Henry Kuehn.

 

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Alvar Aalto

Hietaniemi Cemetary

Helsinki, Finland

 

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Le Corbusier

Cimetiére de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

Cote d’Azur, France

 

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Bruce Goff

Graceland Cemetery

Chicago, Illinois

 

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Paul Rand

Temple Beth El Memorial Park

Norwalk, Connecticut

 

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Paul Rudolph

Yale Art and Architecture Building *

New Haven, Connecticut

* In 1998, a portion of the architect’s cremated remains were introduced into the duct-work of the building as part of “The Ventilator Project” by artist Mark Bain.

 

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Carlo Scarpa

Brion-Vega Cimitero

Veneto, Italy

 

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Louis Sullivan

Graceland Cemetery

Chicago, Illinois

 

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Graceland Cemetery

Chicago, Illinois

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