Archive for the ‘Famous Architects’ Category

Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando is a noted Japanese architect known for working with exposed cast-in-place concrete as the material of choice for his buildings and structures. Ando is known for his exemplary designs that are closely associated with the aesthetics of international modernism in terms of simplicity and style and the creative use of natural light. Early LifeTadao Ando was born on September 13, 1941 in Osaka, Japan. He was the first half of twin boys. Ando grew up at a time when Japan was recovering from…

Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry is a notable and distinguished Pritzker Prize winning Canadian-American architect. He is known for his modern and uniquely innovative buildings that have become popular tourist attractions. His architectural creations and designs are quite artistic enough to be considered as large scale sculptures instead of just ordinary buildings. Personal LifeFrank Gehry was born as Ephraim Owen Goldberg on February 28, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario. As a child, Gehry was already considered as very cre…

Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris: Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier is a unique name for a popular French architect, urbanist, painter and designer. His full name is Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris, a man famous for being one of the early pioneers of modern architecture which is also known as the Bauhaus or the International Style. Le Corbusier would exert great influence in the development of the Bauhaus movement in architecture that led to a birth of modern high design that is evident in many of the buildings and architectural structures of today. …

Antoni Gaudi

Antoni Gaudi is a noted Spanish architect known for his uniquely original architectural designs. His designs belong to the Modernist style and were considered as one of the highly original architects during his time. Some of his significant works include the Sagrada Familia, the Casa Mila and the Casa Batllo. Early LifeGaudi was born on June 25, 1852 in the province of Tarragona in southern Catalonia, Spain. Although his actual birthplace is still in some dispute, official documents associated w…

I.M. Pei

I. M. Pei is a notable Chinese American architect who is considered as the last in the line of masters of high modernist architecture. His works primarily deal with the use of the abstract form as well as the use of stone, concrete, steel and glass. A Pritzker Prize awardee, I.M. Pei also considered as one of the most successful and notable architects to come out of Asia in the 20th Century. His works and designs can be found in many structures built all around the world. Early LifeI.M. Pei, whi…

Santiago Calatrava

Santiago Calatrava is a well-known award-winning Spanish architect, structural engineer and sculptor. Calatrava was known for his highly creative architectural structures that seem to merge both art and engineering design. Broad appeal to his creative architectural designs has led to making structures not only in Spain but also all over the world. Early EducationCalatrava was born on July 28, 1951 in Benimamet, a small town now part of Valencia, Spain. He learned the craft first at the age of ei…

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright's Masterpiece House

Fallingwater is a well known architectural masterpiece that is located in rural southwestern Pennsylvania. It is a house that was designed by well-known American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935. It was unique in that the home was built partly over a waterfall and features other architectural designs that were quite distinctive during its time. Fallingwater was a home that was initially owned by Edgar Kaufmann Sr. who was a successful businessman in Pittsburg. The Kaufmanns owned a property …