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egon fj. winkens architect

egon fj. winkens - founder

18.10.1928 to 18.6.1982 RIP


35 Year Rememberance  18.6.2017

It was 35 years ago today that the founder of Winkens Architecture
Egon Fj. Winkens died unexpectedly of a heart attack.
That day shocked our family and it took many years to recover.
From a junior architect in employment (by my father)
I was principle architect self (un) employed. 1982 was not a boom time.
The values that my father installed in me in the short time
we worked together stood me we well over the last 35 years.
May he rest in peace, he is not forgotten and gives me strength every day.


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
Government buildings.

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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Egon and Magda had two sons Falko and Zeno both born
in Bonn, Germany.
From infancy influenced by his Father's architecture
throughout his life Zeno too became an architect.

Zeno was forced to become self-employed in 1982 by
the sudden death of his father (aged 53).

Winkens Architecture is now in
existence in Ireland since 1979.
All Pictures here are Winkens family pictures.
egon winkens 1959 winkens family 1959 winkens family 1959
egon working 1966 visiting american indians zeno falko at kaufman house
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