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Iftheresanythingfamousarchitectstriedtoteachusovertheyearsisto
neverunderestimatethepowerofdesign.IconicnamessuchasFrank
Gehry,ZahaHadidorAntoniGaudibecamefamousfortheirintuitive
thinking,outoftheboxapproachandstunningprojectsbutthelegacies
theyentrustuswithisfargreaterthanthat.Itsperhapstheirwordsof
wisdomthatinspireusthemost.

FrankGehry.
Idontknowwhypeoplehirearchitectsandthentellthem
whattodo.

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WaltDisneyConcertHall

Bornonthe28thofFebruary1929,CanadianarchitectFrankGehryhas
becomeworldfamousforthenumerousbuildingsthathedesignedand
thatbecametouristattractions.Thelistofprojectsalsoincludesthe
architectsprivateresidencealongwithotherssuchastheWaltDisney
ConcertHall,theGuggenheimMuseumortheDancingHouse.

FrankLloydWright.
Adoctorcanburyhismistakesbutanarchitectcanonly

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advisehisclientstoplantvines.

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Fallingwater

BornonJune8th1867,hediedin1959attheageof91andduringthis
periodhebecameanarchitect,interiordesigner,writerand

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educator.FrankLloydWrightdesignedmorethan1,000buildingsandhis
philosophywasthatthereshouldbeharmonybetweenhumansandtheir
naturalenvironment,aconcepthecalledorganicarchitecture.Oneofhis
mosticonicworkswasaprojectcalledFallingwater,ahousehedesigned
in1935andwhichwaspartlybuiltoverawaterfall.

AntoniGaudi.
Thestraightlinebelongstoman,thecurvedlinebelongsto
God.

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CasaMil

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TheBaslicaiTempleExpiatoridelaSagradaFamlia

SpanishCatalanarchitectAntoniGaugilivedbetween1852and1926,
periodduringwhichhebecameknownasapractitionerofCatalan
Modernism.Hisdistinctivestylecanbestbeobservedinthecaseof
famousworkssuchastheSagradaFamilia,alargeRomanCatholic
ChurchlocatedinBarcelonawhich,althoughincomplete,becamea
UNESCOWorldHeritageSite.AnotherimportantprojectwasCasaMila,
thelastcivilworkofthearchitect,whichisamodernistbuildingwitha
boldundulatingfacadethatmadeithighlycontroversialatthetime.

PhilipJohnson.
Architectureistheartofhowtowastespace.

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CrystalCathedral

Knownforhispostmodernwork,PhilipJohnsonwasanAmerican
architectthatlivedbetween1906and2005.HefoundedtheDepartment
ofArchitectureandDesignattheMuseumofModernArtinNewYork.
Thearchitectbecamefamousfordesigningbuildingsthatwereentirely
cladinglass.OneexampleistheCrystalCathedral,achurchlocatedin
OrangeCounty,Californiawhichisthelargestglassbuildingintheworld
andhousesoneofthelargestmusicalinstrumentsintheworld,theHazel
WrightMemorialorgan.

RenzoPiano.
Architectureisaverydangerousjob.Ifawritermakesabad
book,eh,peopledontreadit.Butifyoumakebad
architecture,youimposeuglinessonaplaceforahundred
years.

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TheNewYorkTimesBuilding

TheShard

BorninSeptember1937,theItalianarchitectfirstbecameknownforhis
collaborationswithotherarchitectsandslowlymadehisnamefamousfor
hisownstyleandprojects.SomeofhismostrecentprojectsincludeThe
Shard,a87storeyskyscraperinLondon,currentlythetallestbuildingin
theUE.HealsodesignedtheNewYorkTimesbuildingwhichsitsin
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Manhattanandispromotedasagreenstructuredueitsnumerous

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sustainablefeaturesandenergyefficiency.

CesarPelli.
Iseemybuildingsaspiecesofcities,andinmydesignsItry
tomakethemintoresponsibleandcontributingcitizens.

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PetronasTowers,KualaLumpur
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Famousfordesigningsomeoftheworldstallestbuildings,CesarPelliis
anArgentineAmericanarchitectbornonOctober12,1926.Hedesigned
thePetronasTowers,theiconictwinskyscrapersinMalaysiawhichwere
thetallestbuildingsintheworldfrom1998till2004.theyfeaturea
diamondfacetedfacadeandtheyeachhaveapinnaclestanding73.5
metersontop.

ZahaHadid.
Thereare360degrees,sowhysticktoone?

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HeydarAliyevCenter

SheisanIraqiBritisharchitectbornin1950,famousforherneofuturistic
designsthatevokethechaosofmodernlife.Thebuildingsshedesigned
arecharacterizedbycurvingforms,elongatedstructuresandmultiple
perspectivepoints.AdefiningprojectistheHeydarAliyevCenterin
Azerbaijan,abuildingwhichplaysanimportantroleintheredevelopment
ofthecityitsin.Itsfluidformmergeswiththelandscapeandthetwo
formaharmoniousduo.

LeohMingPei.
Ibelievethatarchitectureisapragmaticart.Tobecomeartit
mustbebuiltonafoundationofnecessity.

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JohnF.KennedyPresidentialLibraryandMuseum

PyramideduLouvre

Oftencalledthemasterofmodernarchitecture,I.M.PeiisaChinese

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bornAmericanarchitectbornin1917.Heestablishedhisowndesignfirm
in1955andretiredin1990butcontinuestoworkasaconsultant.Hes
famousfordesigningtheLouvrePyramidwhichservesasthemain
entrancetothemuseum.Healsodesignedotherfamousstructuressuch
astheJohnF.KennedyPresidentialLibraryandMuseuminBoston.The
buildingservesastheofficialrepositoryfororiginalpapersand
correspondenceoftheKennedyAdministration.

RemKoolhaas.
Abuildinghasatleasttwolivestheoneimaginedbyits
makerandthelifeitlivesafterwardandtheyareneverthe
same.

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CasadaMusica

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SeattleCentralLibrary

BorninNovember1944,RemKoolhaasisaDutcharchitect,urbanist
andprofessoratHarvardUniversityfamousforanumberoffuturistic
designssuchasCasadaMusicainPortugalthatbecameaniconas
soonasitwascompletedortheSeattleCentralLibrary,an11storyglass
andsteelbuildingconceivedasacelebrationofbooks,despitethearrival
ofthedigitalage.

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DanielLibeskind.
Architectureisnotbasedonconcreteandsteelandthe
elementsofthesoil.Itsbasedonwonder.

18.36.54House

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HeisaPolishAmericanarchitect,artistandprofessorbornin1946
knownfordesigningaseriesofmuseumsallovertheworldbutalsofor
hisfuturisticandrevolutionaryresidences,suchasthe18.36.54House,a
structurewithanunconventionalshapeandaspectacularinterior.The
houseisdefinedbyangledwallsandanoverallopenandsophisticated
look.

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