1949 in architecture
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The year 1949 in architecture involved some significant events.
- January 26 - Fire breaks out in the golden hall of Horyu-ji Buddhist temple, Japan, causing severe damage to the building, mainly its first floor, and murals. As a result of the restoration (completed in 1954), it is estimated that about 15%-20% of the original seventh century Kondo materials is left in the current building; the charred timbers were carefully removed to a separate fireproof warehouse for future research.
- George Pace is appointed surveyor to the Church of England Diocese of Sheffield and establishes a private practice in York.
- Ford House in Illinois designed by Bruce Goff.
- Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut designed by Philip Johnson.
- Eames House in Los Angeles, California, designed by Charles Eames.
- Promontory Apartments in Chicago, Illinois, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
- American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal - Frederick Law Olmsted.
- AIA Gold Medal - Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Royal Gold Medal - Howard Robertson.
- June 14 - Bořek Šípek, Czech neo-baroque architect and designer (died 2016)
- August 26 - Dan Cruickshank British architectural historian
- December 9 - Tom Kite, American professional golfer and golf course architect
- Demetri Porphyrios, Greek New Classical architect
- March 1 - Gordon Kaufmann, English-born American architect known for his work on the Hoover Dam (born 1888)
- April 17 - R. Harold Zook, American architect working in Chicago (born 1889)
- May 1 - Josep Maria Jujol, Catalan architect (born 1879)
- September 27 - David Adler, American architect (born 1882)
- Nils Marstein, Knut Einar Larsen (2000). Conservation of Historic Timber Structures: an ecological approach. Elsevier. p. 21. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
- Niels Gutschow, Siegfried RCT Enders (1998). Hozon: architectural and urban conservation in Japan. Edition Axel Menges. p. 48. Retrieved 2007-04-03.