1926 in architecture
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The year 1926 in architecture involved some significant architectural events and new buildings.
- June 7 - While walking along the Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes in Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí is struck by a passing tram and knocked unconscious. Delays in receiving medical treatment contribute to his death in hospital a few days later. On June 12, after a funeral procession through the streets of Barcelona lined by thousands, he is buried in the crypt chapel of his unfinished church of Sagrada Família.
- November 27 - In Williamsburg, Virginia, the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg begins.
- British General Post Office K2 red telephone box, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, is introduced, chiefly in the London area.
- The Frankfurt kitchen is designed by Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky for Ernst May's social housing project New Frankfurt in Frankfurt, Germany.
- The russian avant-garde magazine "SA" is published for the first time.
- May 13 - Hercilio Luz Bridge, Florianopolis, Brazil, designed by Robinson & Steinman
- September 13 - Clapham South, Tooting Bec, Tooting Broadway, Colliers Wood, South Wimbledon and Morden tube stations, London, designed by Charles Holden (also Balham, opened December 6)
- Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Satu Mare, Romania, designed by Ioan Liteanu
- Mausoleum of Yugoslavian Soldiers in Olomouc, designed by Hubert Aust
- Sacred Heart Cathedral of Harbin, China
- Remodeling of Twin Peaks, 102 Bedford Street, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, by Clifford Reed Daily
- Southwestern Bell Building, downtown St. Louis, Missouri, USA, designed by Mauran, Russell & Crowell with I.R. Timlin
- Sourdough Inn, Fort Yukon, Alaska, USA
- 900 Stewart Avenue (Ithaca, New York), USA
- 21 January - Roger Taillibert, French architect
- 22 April - James Stirling, British architect (died 1992)
- 18 July - Carlo Aymonino, Italian architect and urban planner (died 2010)
- 10 June - Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, exponent of Catalan Modernism (born 1852)
- 7 July - Fyodor Schechtel, Russian architect, graphic artist and stage designer (born 1859)
- Férrin, Ana María (2001). Gaudí, de piedra y fuego (in Spanish). Barcelona: Jaraquemada. p. 415. ISBN 978-84-932015-0-0.
- Johannessen, Neil (1994). Telephone Boxes. Princes Risborough: Shire Publications. ISBN 0-7478-0250-5.
- Melching, Karen (2006). "Frankfurt Kitchen: patina follows function". Conservation Journal (53).
- Quebec to take over Games' contracts.
- Roger Taillibert publie ses mémoires (French).