Beautifully crafted and uniquely constructed buildings never fail to mesmerise the viewer. It is hard to not praise the skillset of the architect when a person gets a detailed glance of astonishing skyscrapers or artsy low-lying houses.
The people behind these masterpieces are naturally gifted and keen observers of their surroundings, and their passion has ultimately engraved their names in history.
Here are some architects who have done marvels in their field:
- Frank Gehry
1989 Pritzker prize winner architect Frank Gehry is undoubtedly the most celebrated architect of modern time. This Canada born architect is a graduate from Harvard School of Design and also attended the University of Southern California for a brief stint.
The whimsical buildings at Gehry’s credit include:
- The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain
- The Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris
- Walt Disney concert hall Los Angeles, California
- The Chiat/day complex, California (better known as the binoculars building)
- Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Frank Lloyd Wright
It is said that “Frank Lloyd changed the way we build and the way we live” which is undoubtedly true.
This Wisconsin born American architect designed around 1100 marvellous buildings in his life and laid the foundation for “simple yet sophisticated” architecture.
Frank was against the fancy constructions, and most of his work is marked as organic. The term organic architecture was introduced by Lloyd Wright as his prime concern was to design buildings which enhance the natural beauty.
A few marvellous buildings to his credit are:
- The Falling Water Home, Pennsylvania
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
- The Unity Temple Illinois
- The Rookery, Chicago
- Santiago Calatrava
Calatrava is a Spanish architect who is admired for his contribution in stadiums, towers, bridges, railway stations and apartment complexes around the globe.
Most of Calatrava’s work is tech-based, which emphasises on linking the contemporary architecture with new technological advancements.
The masterpieces Santiago Calatrava has crafted include:
- O’HARE Global Terminal, Chicago
- World Trade Centre Transportation Hub, New York
- London Peninsula Palace, London
- Spire Tower, Chicago
- Oscar Niemeyer
Coming from Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Oscar Niemeyer is often termed as the founder of modern architecture.
Oscar has greatly served his homeland, and most of Brazil’s imperial buildings are designed by him.
The buildings which make Oscar Niemeyer one of the most renowned architects are:
- Museum of Modern Art in Caracas – Venezuela
- Supreme court, Brazil
- International Permanent Exhibition Centre of Lebanon – Lebanon
- Museum of Contemporary Art – MAC – Brazil
- Norman Foster
This 83 years old award-winning architect hails down from Great Britain. Emphasising on high-tech constructions, Foster is one of the greatest architects of this century.
Some of his prime constructions are:
- Hearst Tower, NY
- City Hall, London
- Wembley Stadium, London
- Millennium Bridge, London