Viljo Gabriel Revell

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Revell, Viljo Gabriel


Born Jan. 25, 1910, in Vaasa; died in November 1964 in Helsinki. Finnish architect.

In 1936, Revell graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in Helsinki. In 1952 he built a complex consisting of a hotel and offices in Helsinki. This project exemplified Finnish rationalism of the 1950’s. A leading rationalist architect, Revell was concerned with precise structural design that revealed the function and fundamental construction of a building. His most important work was the City Hall in Toronto (1965), in which orthodox rationalism was abandoned and curvilinear and rectilinear elements were boldly combined to form a plastically rich composition.


Viljo Revell (album). New York, 1964.
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