1931 in architecture
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The year 1931 in architecture involved some significant events.
- December 5 - The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow (1883) is dynamited.
- The first of the Architects (Registration) Acts is passed in the United Kingdom.
- The first of the historic districts in the United States is designated in Charleston, South Carolina, by the city government.
- January 23 - Viceroy's House, New Delhi, India, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, first occupied.
- May 1 - The Empire State Building is completed in New York City as the tallest building in the world.
- July 1 - The rebuilt Milano Centrale railway station opens in Italy.
- July 19 - Sudbury Town station on the London Underground Piccadilly line opens as rebuilt by Charles Holden, the first of his iconic modern designs for the network.
- Villa Savoye in Paris, designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, using reinforced concrete and demonstrating Le Corbusier's Five Points of Architecture, is completed.
- Commerce Court North is completed in Toronto, Ontario and becomes the tallest building in the British Empire (1931-1962).
- Royal Corinthian Yacht Club clubhouse, Burnham-on-Crouch, eastern England, designed by Joseph Emberton, is opened.
- St Olaf House (Hay's Wharf head offices), Tooley Street, London Borough of Southwark, designed by H. S. Goodhart-Rendel.
- India Tyres offices at Inchinnan, Scotland, designed by Thomas Wallis of Wallis, Gilbert and Partners, completed and opened.
- Atlantis House and Robinson Crusoe House in Böttcherstraße, Bremen, designed by Bernhard Hoetger, complete the street's construction in the style of Brick Expressionism.
- City Hall, Hilversum, North Holland, designed by Willem Marinus Dudok, is completed.
- India Gate in New Delhi is completed.
- Student Union at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, designed by Sven Markelius and Uno Åhrén.
- Washington Singer Building on the Streatham Campus of the University of Exeter in England, designed by Vincent Harris.
- New Synagogue, Žilina, Czechoslovakia, designed by Peter Behrens, is completed.
- High and Over, Amersham, one of the first modernist houses in England, designed by Amyas Connell, is completed.
- House for two brothers in Brno, designed by Otto Eisler, is completed.
- Apartment Building at 342, Muntaner Street, Barcelona, designed by Josep Lluís Sert, is completed.
- The Home Insurance Building in Chicago, Illinois is demolished.
- April 23 - Roland Paoletti, British architect (died 2013)
- May 3 - Aldo Rossi, Italian architect and designer (died 1997)
- May 7 - Ricardo Legorreta, Mexican architect (died 2011)
- July 17 - Edward Cullinan, English architect
- July 23 - Arata Isozaki, Japanese architect
- August 16 - Alessandro Mendini, Italian architect and designer
- March 7 - Theo van Doesburg, Dutch polymath, leader of De Stijl (born 1883)
- July 17 - William Lethaby, English Arts and Crafts architect and designer (born 1857)
- September 1 - Nahum Barnet, Melbourne-based Australian architect (born 1855)
- September 20 - Max Littmann, German architect (born 1862)
- December 3 - Frederick Walters, Scottish architect of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, notable for his Roman Catholic churches (born 1849)
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