Learn the ABC's of Architecture

Here's a cute little animation video that'll teach you the ABC's of architecture. Like, literally. Its an alphabetical list of the most important architects along with their most famous buildings. Can you guess who was under W?


Here's the full list:

Alvar AAlto - Säynätsalo Town hall - Finland
Luis Barragán - Satellite Towers - Mexico City
Santiago Calatrava - 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, Connecticut
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 States
Lannis Xenakis - Philips Pavilion - Expo '58 in Brussels
Minoru Yamasaki - World Trade Center - NYC
Zaha Hadid - The Pierres Vives building - Montpellier, France

[Vimeo, Ombu Architecture]


Seneca the Younger(er)

Frank Lloyd Wright was an undisciplined visionary who ignored most engineering principles, and as a result his buildings leak to the point they are uninhabitable or fall apart early in their life cycle. I love and admire Fallingwater as a piece of artwork, but I wouldn't live there on a dare. And the Johnson Wax headquarters building....I feel sorry for the poor people who had to work there.