The concept about building and construction began millions of years ago. Since then, different styles and designs have emerged.
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Seems that architects are showcasing their unique taste for design through their works. From simple houses to towering skyscrapers, many architects have already proven they are the best the world has gotten. So, let’s meet some of the world’s most brilliant architects below.
1. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
3: At The Idle Man we are big fans of architecture and decided to spend the afternoon compiling a list of the best architects in the world. From the best British architects to the best American architects, these are the ones who we think have created some of the best buildings and projects in the world.
You might not be one to invest your time in it, but you cannot deny that architecture pretty much does envelop a lot of your life. You’re probably sat in a building right now that has been developed and imagined by an architect and you probably passed plenty of obscure looking buildings on your way to work this morning. Well we are quite big fans and love seeing what new designs are popping up around the world, from skyscrapers to innovative new homes. Below we have compiled a list of the best architects who have come up trumps with the coolest architecture designs.
Nicknamed ‘Queen of the Curve’, Zaha Hadid (1950-2017) is undoubtedly one of the most famous female architects the world has known. She is thanked for her pioneering vision which helped to transform architecture in the 21st Century. She received the highest honours from civic, academic and professional institutions across the globe.
Frank Gehry has grown from his West Coast of America origins and has become the most famous architects in the world right now. He is considered one of the world’s best architects and is most known for his epic design that became a tourist hotspot – the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Gehry is also extremely well known in America for his work on Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Hall and is renowned for his work with metal – something which was applied to both of these buildings. Gehry is also the man behind the Dancing House in Prague and Le Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, both of which have become iconic buildings in their respective cities.
Born in Canada, the award-winning architect attended the University of Southern California and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He truly began his career in Los Angeles, working for Victor Gruen Associates and Pereira and Luckman, and from there he really excelled. After a brief stint in Paris, Gehry returned to Los Angeles and set up his own business. It is through this that he has come up with designs for some of the world’s most amazing buildings, landing himself the title of one of the world’s best architects.
Sir Norman Foster is one of the best architects to come out of Britain and has gained more than 470 awards for his work. Foster is a graduate of the Manchester University School of Architecture, as well as Yale University’s Masters in Architecture program. In 1967, he established Foster + Partners, which is the firm he has worked with ever since. Some of Foster’s most well-known works include the Beijing Airport, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, along with the Smithsonian Institute in Washington.
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Foster’s architecture has a certain high-tech element to it, which can be seen through his work on the Gherkin in London (30 St. Mary Axe) and the Hearst Tower in New York. He is undoubtedly the United Kingdom’s leading architect of the moment and is prolific across the world.
Walter Gropius was one of the founding fathers of Modernism and one of the most acclaimed architects of the 20th Century. He is the mind behind Bauhaus, the German “School of Building” that embraced elements of art and architecture, and worked alongside the likes of Le Corbusier.
His buildings were bare and Gropius wanted them to be geometric, modern and bright. ‘I want to create the purely organic building, boldly emanating its inner laws, free of untruths or ornamentation,’ he explained. Gropius’ notable buildings include the Fagus Factory, Gropius House, the MetLife building and the US Embassy in Athens.
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