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Figures A Project in St. Petersburg 2010-2012 by Rob Krier

Figures A Project in St. Petersburg 2010-2012


Figures A Project in St. Petersburg 2010-2012 by Rob Krier

Among contemporary architectural theorists and practitioners Rob Krier is one of the most controversial and respected. Born in Luxembourg in 1938 he is known worldwide for his masterful architectural accomplishments through projects such as De Resident in The Hague (1993-2001), or the Cite Judiciaire in Luxembourg (1992-2008). Besides his actual profession Krier has for years also made a vocation of his love of art. In his contribution to the European Embankment project in St. Petersburg, Krier recently demonstrated the power of architecture and fine art to cross-fertilise. He designed the facade for a 132-metres long building on the Newa riverbank-one that looks across the water onto the rear facade of the Hermitage for which he modelled more than 50 figures in white clay, as well as around 65 linear metres of reliefs.

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Rob Krier is an architect and influential theorist for architecture and urban planning. Born and raised in Luxembourg, he moved to Vienna after having studied in Munich and worked for Oswald Mathias Ungers and Frei Otto. Today he resides in Berlin and Liguria. After teaching posts in Stuttgart and Lausanne, he was a professor of architecture at Vienna Technical University from 1976 to 1998 and, in 1986, held a guest professorship at Yale University in New Haven, Mass. Besides his work as an architect, Rob Krier creates sculptures and statuary arts primarily for public spaces.

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Publication date

1st September 2012


Rob Krier

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Edition Axel Menges


704 pages


Human figures depicted in art



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