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Sive [Szivessy], André

Joseph Abram

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T079062

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(b Szeged, Nov 22, 1899; d Morainvilliers, Seine-et-Oise, Sept 22, 1958).

French architect of Hungarian birth. He emigrated to France at the age of 20. He enrolled at the Atelier du Palais de Bois in 1924 and studied architecture under Auguste Perret with fellow students Ernö Goldfinger, Paul Nelson, Berthold Lubetkin, Pierre Auguste Forestier and others. His first works were furniture and interiors for flats in Paris, which he designed with Ernö Goldfinger. In 1927, with Goldfinger and Forestier he entered the international competition for the San Salvador law courts. Their design included a beautiful classical colonnade in reinforced concrete, evidence of Perret’s influence. In 1930 Sive worked with Forestier, on the Cité de Clairvivre, a small town created wholly for people with damaged lungs. Collaboration between the two architects continued throughout the 1930s and after World War II. Together they realized a variety of projects including the ambitious Villa Blondeau (1937) in the Bois de Boulogne in Algiers and the 600-bed Laveran Military Hospital (...

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