Jean Badovici (1893–1956)


Born in Romania, Badovici studied architecture in Paris after World War I. Through L’Architecture vivante, the journal he founded in 1923, he became an influential editor, critic, and supporter of international modern architecture in France in the 1920s and 1930s. He gained some notoriety from his collaboration with Eileen Gray on her seaside villa “E.1027” (1926–29) in the southern France. After World War II, Badovici served as assistant to the chief architect for the reconstruction of France.