Emilio Ambasz

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Acros building with roof garden, Fukuoka, Japan.
Vertabrae Chair Emilio Ambasz Krueger
Vertabrae Chair Emilio Ambasz

Emilio Ambasz (born 13 June 1943, Resistencia, Chaco) is an Argentine architect and award-winning industrial designer. From 1970 to 1976 he was Curator of Design at the Museum of Modern Art, in New York. Ambasz was an early proponent of 'green' architecture.[1]

Ambasz's trademark style is a combination of buildings and gardens, which he describes as 'green over grey'.[1] He bucked the trends of the 1970s, hiding his buildings under grass or putting them on boats.[1]

The Emilio Ambasz Award for Green Architecture is awarded every year by the Architecture Israel Quarterly magazine.[2]


  1. ^ a b c LaBarre, Suzanne (September 13, 2009). "Green Over Gray". Metropolis Magazine. Archived from the original on 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  2. ^ 'Architecture Awards, Israel, 2010 : Buildings + Architects', e-architect.com. Retrieved 2012-12-01.

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