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Renowned architect Raphael Vignolly dies in New York at 78

Uruguayan-born architect Rafael Vignoli, who designed unique and iconic buildings around the world, has died. he was 78 years old.

Viñoly, the company is based in new york City died of an aneurysm in a city hospital on Thursday. Romain Vignolly said his father passed away unexpectedly.

“He has a unique and timeless design flair that has appeared in some of the world’s most famous and iconic buildings, such as the Tokyo International Forum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Montevideo’s Carrasco Airport, and London’s 20 Fenchurch Street. leaving behind a legacy. London‘ said Romain Vignolly in a statement.

The London building has been nicknamed the ‘Walkie-Walkie’ due to its unique curved shape that resembles a two-way radio receiver.

Vignolly was born on June 1, 1944 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Early in his career he founded the Estudio de Arquitectura, which has become one of the largest design his studios in Latin America.

He settled in New York City in 1979 and founded Rafael Viñoly Architects four years later.

1993 Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Member of the Japan Institute of Architects.he was selected as an international fellow Royal Institute of British Architects in 2006.

he was survived by his wife, Dianahis son Roman, sons-in-law Nicholas and Lucas, and brother Daniel. Renowned architect Raphael Vignolly dies in New York at 78

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