Michael Graves, known for his modern and whimsical postmodern structures, died at the age of 80.
He designed hundreds of buildings for corporations, governments, foundations and universities. One of his most notable designs is the 200,000 square foot NCAA Headquarters and Hall of Champions. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, it is used as an office building, museum and exhibition center. Joe Robbins/Getty Images
He has been praised for making buildings functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. This post office in Celebration, Florida mixes in with other pre-1940s architecture in the small town. Preston C. Mack/Getty Images
For many Americans, Graves might be best known as the designer of household items. One of his best known designs was the Alessi stainless steel teakettle with a red bird at the tip that sang when water had boiled. File/AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer
After Graves became paralyzed in 2003, he started designing more user-friendly health care products. This bathtub handle to help the handicapped and the elderly. File/AP Photo/Mel Evans