The ABC’s of Architects: 26 Design Icons in 90 Seconds.

If you love architecture, and design as much as I do, you’ll get a kick out of this animated short by architect Andrea Stinga and graphic designer Federico Gonzalez. They’ve identified 26 famous architects (from A to Z), and graphically showcased their best-known buildings from around the world. The video moves quickly, so make sure you pay close attention to each amazing architect. The music is “Butterfly” by Eugene C. Rose and George Ruble. 

And, just in case you miss one or two of the architects and their iconic buildings, here's the full ABC's:

  • Alvar AAlto _ Säynätsalo Town hall – Finland
  • Luis Barragán _ satellite towers – Mexico city
  • Santiago Calatrava _ Lyon – Satolas airport railway station – lyon France
  • Luís Domènech i Montaner _ Antoni Tàpies foundation – Barcelona
  • Eduardo Souto de Moura _ Paula Rego’s House of Stories _ Cascais _ portugal
  • Norman Foster_ London City Hall _ England
  • frank Gehry _ Guggenheim bilbao _ Spain
  • herzog & de meuron _ Beijing National Stadium _ CHina
  • Arata Isozaki _ Palau Sant Jordi _ barcelona
  • Philip Johnson _ The Glass House _ New Canaan _ United state
  • Louis Kahn _ National Parliament of Bangladesh _ Dhaka city
  • le corbusier _ Villa Savoye _ Poissy, Francia
  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe _ barcelona pavilion _ Spain
  • oscar niemeyer _ National Congress of Brazil, Brasília
  • Joseph Maria Olbrich _ Secession building, vienna – Austria
  • César Pelli _ Petronas Twin Tower _ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Giacomo Quarenghi _ the Smolny Institute _ St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Renzo Piano + Richard Rogers _ Pompidou Centre _ Paris, Francia
  • Álvaro Siza _ Ibere camargo foundation _ porto alegre _ Brazil
  • kenzo Tange _ Tokyo Olympic Stadium – Japan
  • Jørn Utzon _ Sydney Opera House _ Australia
  • William Van Alen _ Chrysler Building _ New York City
  • frank lloyd wright _ guggenheim new york _ United state
  • Iannis Xenakis _ Philips pavilion _ Expo ’58 in Brussels
  • Minoru Yamasaki _ World Trade Center
  • Zaha Hadid_The Pierres Vives building _ Montpellier, France

 

 

 

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