The ABC of Architects.

Looking for the skinny on architectural history? Well, Frederico Gonzalez and Andrea Stinga of Ombú Architecture have condensed the literal ABCs of modern and contemporary architects into a delightful animated clip. See buildings by celebrated architects from Alvar Aalto to Zaha Hadid bobble and dance to a whimsical tune fit for an early twentieth-century slapstick routine. It’s a minute and a half of your internet-surfing time you won’t regret.

Here is the alphabetical 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, US
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, US
Iannis Xenakis | Philips Pavilion Expo ’58 – Brussels
Minoru Yamasaki | World Trade Center
Zaha Hadid | The Pierres Vives Building – Montpellier, France

Image: Ombù Architecture
Image: Ombú Architecture

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