February 4, 2013

ABC of Architecture

Come on, have a bit of fun and test your architectural knowledge. Click “Play” above to enjoy a graphically beautiful film short, describing an alphabetical list of ‘the most important architects with their best known building’.

Created by the folks at Ombu Architecture, it is a concise but not complete list, understandably limited by the quantity of letters in the alphabet. “A lot of them have been left out with grief because we only need one for each letter and we done an effort to have differents nationalities.” It’s a tough assignment, but I think they did well!

Here is the alphabetical list.

Alvar AAlto _ Säynätsalo Town hall – Finland
Luis Barragán _ satellite towers – Mexico city
Santiago Calatrava _ Lyon – Satolas airport railway station – lyon France
Luís Domènech i Montaner _ Antoni Tàpies foundation – Barcelona
Eduardo Souto de Moura _ Paula Rego’s House of Stories _ Cascais _ portugal
Norman Foster_ London City Hall _ England
frank Gehry _ Guggenheim bilbao _ Spain
herzog & de meuron _ Beijing National Stadium _ CHina
Arata Isozaki _ Palau Sant Jordi _ barcelona
Philip Johnson _ The Glass House _ New Canaan _ United state
Louis Kahn _ National Parliament of Bangladesh _ Dhaka city
le corbusier _ Villa Savoye _ Poissy, Francia
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe _ barcelona pavilion _ Spain
oscar niemeyer _ National Congress of Brazil, Brasília
Joseph Maria Olbrich _ Secession building, vienna – Austria
César Pelli _ Petronas Twin Tower _ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Giacomo Quarenghi _ the Smolny Institute _ St. Petersburg, Russia.
Renzo Piano + Richard Rogers _ Pompidou Centre _ Paris, Francia
Álvaro Siza _ Ibere camargo foundation _ porto alegre _ Brazil
kenzo Tange _ Tokyo Olympic Stadium – Japan
Jørn Utzon _ Sydney Opera House _ Australia
William Van Alen _ Chrysler Building _ New York City
frank lloyd wright _ guggenheim new york _ United state
Iannis Xenakis _ Philips pavilion _ Expo ’58 in Brussels
Minoru Yamasaki _ World Trade Center
Zaha Hadid_The Pierres Vives building _ Montpellier, France

Film and excerpts sourced at ombuarchitecture.tumblr.com

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