“Form does not follow function. Form does not just occur. It is a key decision made by mankind,” wrote Hans Hollein (1934–2014) in his 1963 essay “Architektur.” His oft-cited manifesto “Alles ist Architektur” (Everything is Architecture) from 1967 defined the consequential attitude that has characterized his multi-discipline work for five decades. Star architect, the only Austrian to have won the Pritzker Prize to date, designer, artist, curator, exhibition organizer, theorist, teacher, author, media visionary, cultural anthropologist: Hollein has given a new essence to architecture and lent a new dimension to the attribute “universal artist.
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