5 Most celebrated architects of the world.
The first Monday of every October is celebrated as World Architecture Day to pay tribute to the industry and the marvelous contributions the A&D industry has given to the world. It’s high time we accept the fact that architects have the ability to change the world to an extent with their designs being aware of the rising climate and cultural concerns and more. On this world architecture day let’s quickly have a look at the celebrated pioneers in the field of architecture, the architects of all ages.
Frank Lloyd Wright
This American architect, designer, writer, and educator has designed more than 1000 creative structures over a period of 70 years. Frank Lloyd Wright mastered and believed in a philosophical concept called organic architecture where the focus was on designing in harmony with humanity and the environment. He stood out in the field as the architect in him was never afraid to use new building materials for the betterment and expected output of his project. Frank Lloyd is also considered as the father of American modernism for various obvious and good reasons.
Fallingwater, Unity temple, Hollyhock house, County of Marin are few among his larger number of celebrated works.
Frank Gehry is one of the most acclaimed architects of the 20th century and is known for his use of bold, postmodern shapes and unusual fabrications.
Gehry’s style is considered deconstructivist which is a movement in postmodern architecture where elements of the design appear to be chaotic or disjointed.
Gehry was inspired by some junk art that deals with raw construction materials and questions the concept of beauty.
This Canadian-born American architect residing in Los Angeles has created several world-famous attractive structures including his private residence.
Frank Owen Gehry originally Ephraim Owen Goldberg studied architecture at the University of California and city planning at Harvard University.
After working in several architectural firms, he established his own firm, Frank. O Gehry and associates in the year 1962.
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Vitra Design Museum, Ray and Maria Stata Center are some of his noted works.
Charles Edouard Jeanneret also known as Le Corbusier, was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, and writer and is still considered a pioneer in modern architecture. His designs were always noted for the efficient combination of functionalism and sculptural expressionism.
With his wide knowledge and remarkable experience in the field, Le Corbusier developed an eternally valid theory of color named Architectural Polychromy.
Architectural polychromy can be further explained as a coherent architectural color system where a standardized color palette of two collections was made for professional color design purposes with a package of no room for mistake.
He also belonged to the first generation of the international school of architecture.
National Museum of Western art, Capitol Complex, Weissenhof-Siedlung House, La Tourette Convent are some of his famous works.
Zaha Hadid was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004, the Stirling award ( UK’s most prestigious architectural award) in 2010 and 2011. She was also awarded the Royal Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects in February 2016.
British Iraqi architect, artist, and designer was recognized as a major figure in architecture of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Her style of architecture was characterized by curving facades, sharp angles, and using materials such as concrete and steel marking the innovative and futuristic side of the industry. Heydar Aliyev Centre, London Aquatics centre, Guangzhou Opera House, Glassgow riverside museum of transport are some of her famous works.
The world celebrated British architect and designer Norman Riber Foster is recognized as a key figure in British Modernist Architecture. He is closely associated with the development of high-tech architecture and the early adoption of energy-efficient construction techniques.
Foster Associates (Norman Foster’s architectural firm) is the largest in the United Kingdom and has offices across the nation. Norman Foster Foundation was created to promote interdisciplinary thinking and research to help new generations of architects, designers, and urbanists to anticipate the future. This foundation was opened in June 2017 based in Madrid functions globally.
The only child of Robert and Lilian Foster is a “The Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award” winner, along with various other awards and recognitions.
The Pritzker prize-winning architect is worldwide famous for his brilliant works and also has authored several books.
Queen Elizabeth II Great Court, Beijing Capital International Airport, Hearst Tower, Millau Viaduct, etc falls under the category of his remarkable works.
B. V. Doshi
Balkrishna VithalDas Doshi is considered to be an important figure in the growth of Indian Architecture. He is mainly known for pioneering in low-cost housing and is also a Pritzker Prize winner for the year 2018. He was also the first Indian to receive this prestigious award. This Urban planner was also an educator for the past 70 years and his contributions to the country have always helped and shaped the structure for the betterment of the course.
Aranya low-cost housing, Kamala House, Life Insurance corporation house,
Amdavad Ni Gufa, Sangath, School of Architecture CEPT, etc are some of his famous works.
“Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.” – Le Corbusier