Austrian artist, architect, designer, theoretician and Pritzker Prize laureate Hans Hollein has passed away twenty five days after he celebrated his eightieth birthday. Hollein, particularly known for his museum design, including Vienna’s Haas House (1990) and Frankfurt's Museum of Modern Art, was once described by Richard Meier as an architect whose "groundbreaking ideas” have “had a major impact on the thinking of designers and architects."
See a selection of Hollein's work, from architecture to furniture, jewelry to glasses, to a high-rise in China, after the break...
Hollein's death comes just as a new exhibition celebreating his "extensive oeuvre," Hans Hollein: Everything is architecture, opened at the Abteiberg Museum; another exhibition at the Vienna MAK is set to open on June 25th.
Wojciech Czaja, of Austria's Der Standard, quoted (translated) Hollein as saying:
"I never considered myself as part of the avant-garde. I just tried, in my own way, to look to the future."
See more of Hollein’s work on ArchDaily here.
References: Der Standard