Great Architects

by johndavies007 | created - 9 months ago | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

In progress. Not on imdb: Mimar Sinan, Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, Filippo Brunelleschi, Wang Shu, Luis Barragan

Great & favourite buildings:

Taj Mahal Milan cathedral Registan Square, Samarkand Samarra Minaret, Iraq Niteroi Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro Great Mosque of Djenné, Mali St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow Machu Picchu, Peru Giants of Tula, Mexico Meenakshi temples, Madurai, India Great Pyramid of Gisa and Sphinx, Egypt Nasir Al Molk mosque, Shiraz, Iran Sacré Coeur, Paris Burj-al-Arab, Dubai Castell Coch, Wales Sydney Opera House Old Sana'a, Yemen Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia Alexandria Library, Egypt Ryoanji Temple Garden, Kyoto Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Blue Mosque. Istanbul Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, USA Petra treasury, Jordan Palace of the Winds, Jaipur, India The Great Wall of China Bagan temples, Myanmar Himeji Castle, Japan Mezquita, Cordoba, Spain Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany Paimio Sanatorium, Finland Selimiye Mosque, Edirne, Turkey Giant Buddha of Leshan, China Borobodur, Java Sendai Mediatheque, Japan Goreme, Turkey Abu Simbel, Egypt Moai, Easter island Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet Duomo di Orvieto, Italy City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia Lalibela rock churches, Ethiopia Angkor Wat, Cambodia Grand Canal, Venice Tana Toraja, Sulawesi Udaipur Lake Palace, India Pompidou Centre, Paris Gherkin Building, London Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro Palacio de Pena, Sintra, Portugal Birds Nest stadium, Beijing Chartres cathedral, France St David's cathedral, Wales Guggenheim museum, Bilbao, Spain Waldspirale, Darmstadt, Germany Summer Palace, Beijing TWA Terminal, USA Duomo, Florence Portmeirion, Wales Parthenon, Athens Oriental Station, Lisbon, Portugal Tower Bridge, London Millau viaduct, France Chesme church, St Petersburg

1. Alvar Aalto

Self | Alvar Aalto

Alvar Aalto, one of Finland's most famous people who reshaped architecture and furniture of public buildings on the basis of functionality and organic relationship between man, nature and buildings, is now called the "Father of Modernism" in Scandinavian countries.

He was born Hugo Alvar Henrik ...

2. Santiago Calatrava

Self | Die Reisen des Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava was born on July 28, 1951 in Valencia, Spain.

3. Norman Foster

Self | How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster?

Norman Foster was born on June 1, 1935 in Manchester, England. He is married to Elena Ochoa. They have one child. He was previously married to Sabiha Rumani Malik and Wendy Cheesman.

4. Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí was born on June 25, 1852 in Reus, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain as Antoni Gaudí i Cornet. He died on June 10, 1926 in Barcelona, Catalonia.

5. Frank Gehry

Producer | Miles Ahead

Frank Gehry was born on February 28, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Ephraim Goldberg. He has been married to Berta Isabel Aguilera since 1975. They have two children. He was previously married to Anita Snyder.

6. Walter Gropius

Self | Das Profil

Walter Gropius was born on May 18, 1883 in Berlin, Germany. He was married to Ilse Frank and Alma Mahler-Werfel. He died on July 5, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

7. Zaha Hadid

Art_department | Pet Shop Boys: Montage - The Nightlife Tour

Zaha Hadid was born on October 31, 1950 in Baghdad, Iraq as Zaha Mohammad Hadid. She is known for her work on Pet Shop Boys: Montage - The Nightlife Tour (2001), The Competition (2013) and Deconstructivist Architects (1990). She died on March 31, 2016 in Miami, Florida, USA.

9. Philip Johnson

Self | Andy Warhol

Philip Johnson was born on July 8, 1906 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Philip Cortelyou Johnson. He is known for his work on Andy Warhol (1972), Painters Painting (1973) and Beyond Utopia: Changing Attitudes in American Architecture (1984). He died on January 25, 2005 in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA.

10. Le Corbusier

Writer | Le Corbusier, l'architecte du bonheur

Le Corbusier was born on October 6, 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland as Charles Edouard Jeanneret. He was a writer, known for Le Corbusier, l'architecte du bonheur (1957), La chapelle de Romchamp (1964) and England Home & Beauty (1976). He was married to Yvonne Gallis. He died on August ...

11. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born on March 27, 1886 in Aachen, Germany as Maria Ludwig Michael Mies. He was married to Adele Auguste Bruhn. He died on August 17, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

12. Oscar Niemeyer

Art_department | Tricheurs

Oscar Niemeyer was born on December 15, 1907 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho. He is known for his work on Tricheurs (1984), Pedro Mico (1985) and Conterrâneos Velhos de Guerra (1991). He was married to Vera Lúcia Cabreira and Annita ...

13. Renzo Piano

Writer | Renzo Piano, an Architect for Santander

Renzo Piano was born on September 14, 1937 in Genoa, Liguria, Italy. He is a writer, known for Renzo Piano, an Architect for Santander (2018), Berlin Babylon (2001) and Arena (1975).

15. Kenzo Tange

Self | Japan: 3 Generations of Avant-Garde Architects

Kenzo Tange was born on September 4, 1913 in Osaka, Japan. He died on March 22, 2005 in Tokyo, Japan.

16. Frank Lloyd Wright


Frank Lloyd Wright was one of America's most famous architects who introduced his concept of "Organic architecture" and designed such landmarks as the Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum of Art.

He was born Frank Lincoln Wright on June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA, into a family of...

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