egon fj. winkens
richard j. neutra
egon fj. winkens architect
18.10.1928 to 18.6.1982 RIP
30 Year Rememberance 18.6.2012
It was 30 years ago today that the founder of Winkens Architecture
Egon fj Winkens was born in Aachen Germany in 1928.
Fulfilling his dream he became an Architect and set
up his own practice in 1954. In 1959 not content
with achievements around the greater Bonn area
he (with his family) moved to
Los Angeles California U.S.A. to try
an other life style.
Egon met up with an influence of his life,
Richard J. Neutra architect.
After a few of years in Neutra's employment Egon
became a partner in the mid 1960's for a few years.
Mainly due to family reasons the Winkens moved back to
Germany in 1968. Where Egon again set up his
own practice, employing up to a dozen people.
Building numerous one-off houses, estates, Office and
In 1979 Wexford Ireland became the home of the Winkens.
Unfortunately Egon passed away unexpectedly on a visit
to Germany in 1982. He was cremated and his ashes was
scatter at sea in Co. Wexford.
house dr. gaspard L.A. Calif. 1966
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