Antonin Raymond

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Antonin Raymond
Architect
1888-1976

Raymond Architects
website: www.raymondsekkei.co.jp


He was born in Kladno,Bohemia and immigrated to the U.S. in 1910. He assisted Frank Lloyd Wright in building the Imperial Hotel, Tokyo (1916). Remaining in Japan, he and his partner, Ladislav Rado, built numerous structures, mostly for Americans. One of the few Modernist architects working in Japan at the time, he influenced such Japanese architects as Yoshimura Junzo and Maekawa Kunio. Among his works were the Reader's Digest Building, Tokyo (1951; since destroyed), and the Nagoya International School (opened 1967), a circular structure serving a flexible, progressive educational program.



Ehrismann Residence 1925-1926 Yokohama Kanagawa,Japan
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The Raymonds' in their Tokyo home & Raymonds' Bucks County home
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by another29 | 2002-09-30 03:21 | □Architect

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