Famous Architects Who Created “Masterpieces” In The World

Famous architects

Architecture leaves behind buildings of stone, glass, and steel and makes them significant for the history that represents the growth of a place. They can live more than their life that’s why once Philip Johnson said: “All architects want to live beyond their death.” From their work they want to leave an impact that is being appreciated in the form of buildings they build.  

Architecture has always differentiated itself from other art forms because it plays a practical as well as an artistic role, giving shelter, of course, but also developing our daily experiences. 

In this article, we will let you know about the famous architects who have made their spot in this world, who have created masterpieces and whose work is still appreciated. 

Frank Lloyd Wright

A Wisconsin native, Wright remodeled 20th-century architects, and his midwestern training performed a significant role in developing his sensibility. 

In order to study architecture, Wright worked with several architects in Chicago. His earlier work showed Sullivan’s motto, “Form follows function”. Wright’s house in The Oak Park is regarded his first classic. He started his innovative style “Organic Architecture” from the same place by designing the Winslow House in River Forest. The highlights of this project that gained most of the recognition were its spacious interiors, emphasized horizontality and expansiveness. 

His most famous buildings are Falling Water features stacked rectangular balconies that look like floats over the natural waterfall incorporated into the house. Later in his profession, Wright would include curvilinear elements, a transformation that found its most celebrated expression in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 

There are over 1100 buildings on Wright’s account. His following quote sums up all of his practice in this area:

“I’d like to have free architecture. I’d like to have an architecture that belonged where you see it standing, and was a grace to the landscape instead of a disgrace.”

Frank Lloyd Wright Works,

Antoni Gaudí

Gaudí gave the life of his entire career to Barcelona, where he created all of his projects, the most popular of which is the 1883 cathedral known as La Sagrada Familia that is still under development today. 

His architectural technique was an elegant mix of Baroque, Gothic, Moorish, and Victorian elements. Antoni Gaudi’s work is recognized for its wide variety of forms, textures, and polychrome followed by his eloquent and liberated way of forming these elements together. Gaudi had this ability to adapt complicated geometries and architectural structures in such a way that the final surfaces of his buildings used to give this glance of a natural object entirely under the influence of laws enforced by mother nature.

Some of his famous works are Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà which was inspired by the multi-peaked mountain just outside of Barcelona called Montserrat). Gaudí’s work would go on to have a great influence on subsequent generations of modernists.

His famous quote which he follows in his work There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.

Antoni Gaudi Works

Philip Johnson

Johnson’s position as the founding director of MoMA’s Department of Architects had a huge influence on the field, making him a gatekeeper who served to develop architectural trends from 1935 onward. He was also a designer in his own right, though it’s fair to say that he was more of a refiner of other people’s ideas than he was an innovator. Nonetheless, his work gained iconic rank in a number of cases, most prominently in the residence he built for himself in 1949. He is best known for the design of his house, the Glass House, in New Canaan, CT. Johnson was a famous advocate of the International Style, and played a vital role in defining postmodernist architecture. The Glass House erases the barriers between inside and out, public and private. It is the expansive use of plate glass that undoubtedly encouraged much of the architect for today’s high-rise luxury developments. Johnson likewise drove the postmodern wave with his “Chippendale” building for AT&T, so-called for its broken-pediment crown resembling the top of a classic 18th-century high-boy.

Philip Johnson Buildings

Frank Gehry

Frank Owen Gehry is a Jewish architect born in Canada, currently living in the United States, based in Los Angeles. Frank Gehry made improvements in domestic architecture and used unpopular and average housing elements like chain link fencing, corrugated aluminum, and unfinished plywood as elements of focus and converted them into exuberant and colorful characters of houses. 

The Vitra furniture factory in Basel, Switzerland, and the Vitra Design Museum in Weil-am-Rhein, Germany were one of the best creations of him that gave him a prominent place among world-famous architects by the end of the mid-80s. The most unusual feature of his work was its witty and playful nature, something never done before. He added a new style named “Deconstructivism”, by converting simple and famous geometric shapes into fantastic forms touching upon extraordinary levels of complexity.

Some of his famous buildings are Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles; Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, France also his own private residence, have become world-famous attractions for the tourists. His works are cited among the most significant works of modern architecture in the 2010 World Architecture Survey, which led Vanity Fair to label him as “the most important architect of our age.”

Frank Gehry Buildings

Jeanne Gang

In a society controlled by men, Jean Gang stands out as one of the few female architects who has got major commissions. There are the two tallest buildings in the world outlined by a woman: The Acqua, an 82-story residential skyscraper in downtown Chicago, and the 93-story Vista Tower, also in Chicago. Both buildings along with Gang’s other work, such as her design for a dormitory at the University of Chicago highlight innovative facades that use syncopated designs of moving or unique shapes in lieu of the standard right-angled grid. 

Jeanne has built what some critics regard as today’s most compelling architecture to make her one of the most influential architects today, including the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park, the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, and Aqua Tower. 

Jeanne’s work has been shown at the International Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. A famous graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, she has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Rice, and Illinois Institute of Technology; where her studios have focused on cities, ecologies, and materials.

Jeanne Gang Buildings

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