Denys Lasdun

Architect

1914 – 2001

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Who was Denys Lasdun?

Sir Denys Louis Lasdun, CH was an eminent English architect. Probably his best known work is the Royal National Theatre, on London's South Bank of the Thames, which is a Grade II* listed building and one of the most notable examples of Brutalist design in the United Kingdom.

Lasdun studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and was a junior in the practice of Wells Coates. Like other Modernist architects, including Sir Basil Spence and Peter and Alison Smithson, Lasdun was much influenced by Le Corbusier and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, but there was a gentler, more classical influence, too, from the likes of Nicholas Hawksmoor.

Lasdun's son is the author James Lasdun.

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Born
Sep 8, 1914
London
Children
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Architectural Association School of Architecture
Died
Jan 11, 2001

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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