Top 10 Architects

Here is a list of my Top 10 Favourite Architects that i have researched. I would like to go around to these places and see the architectures for real.

  1. Future Systems
  2. Kenzo Tanger
  3. Jorn Ultzon
  4. Zvi Hecker
  5. Moshe Safdie
  6. Alvaro Siza
  7. Frank O. Gehry
  8. Terry Farrel
  9. I.M. Pei
  10. Hans Hollein


1.              Future Systems

Futue Systems is a company runned by two people who are Kaplicky who is seventy- nine years old and Ammanda Leveta, who is fifty- five. Future Systems established a powerfull breand before they started building. There Lord’s Media Stand won the Stirling Prize in 1999.



This is the “Lord’s Media Stand, London, 1999. This design looks very weird and smooth, almost looks like a hand held bar code scanner, but the design of it is very futuristic.


Here is the “Selfridges Birmingham” ,2003.I like how Future Systems Make all their architectures very curvey, it almost looks like it is made up of metal marbles.


This is anoter design the Future Systems are designing it is called “Maserati Museum”. I like how it curves into the ground.



2.                Kenzo Tange

Kenzo Tange was born in Osaka, in 1913. He was brought up in Imabari, Shaikoku Islands. Kenzo Tange began studies in 1942 in Tokyo University. He established his own practice in 1961, but remained a committed teacher both in Japan and as a visiiting professor, across the world. He has helped mould the nxt generation of Japanese Architects.

The “Fuji Television Building”, Tokyo, 1996. This looks like a game. The circle ball looks like it is going to go ether up or down along the building. 



Here is the “Olympic Gymnastic”, Tokyo, 1964. This Architecture looks like one of those charity boxes where you would put the coin in and then you would watch it swirl around until it goes through the hole at the bottom.



This is the “BMW Italia Spa Milano” 1999.  I always like driving past show rooms for cars but this show room looks like the best show room i have seen so far, very nice.

3.              Jorn Utzon

Jorn ltzon was born in 1918, in Copenhagen. Jorn Utzon always works like an artist or inventor. Jorn Utzon studied at the royal Danish Academy and went to Stockholm during the second World War, returning to set up office and living of graphic and furniture designs while entering architectsural competitions. Finally at the age of eighty- four he finally won the Pritzker Prize in 2003.

The “Sydney Opera House ” 1978, was the project that made Jorn Utzon famouse, he won the project because it was the best idea that anyone come up with.I like how the glass on the entrence is so huge, very effective and shell- like. This image is recognisable worldwide.



“Bagsvae church”, Copenhagen. 1973. This church looks very modern, the ceiling is totally fifferent to any normal church because it looks smooth like a cloud.



“Can Lis”, Majorca. 1973. This looks like a frame with a picture of the sea in it. I like how it is made from concrete bricks and how there is natural light coming into the building.




4.                  Zvi Hecker

Zvi Hecker was born in Poland, in 1931. Zvi Hecker survived the Holocaust. He describes architecture as an act of magic. After a year of architecture school in Poland he joined Diaspora Jeuis moving to Israel in 1050, were he completed his studies in architectue, engineer and paintings.

“Heinz Galinski School”, Berlin. 1995.I absolutely love how this is designed so that it looks like it is swirling around, then it looks like it is going into a black hole.



“Heinz Galinski School”, Berlin, 1995. This is what the school looks like from ground level, it looks like it is made up of shapes.



“Spiral Apartment House, Ramat Gan 1989. This looks like a fun house, a very awsome design. I would like to go into the building just to see how big and spacious it is inside.




5.                  Moshe Safdie

Moshe Safdie was born in Haifa in 1938. Moshe Safdie moved t Canada aged fifteen. Moshe Safdie trained at McGill University, montreal, and spent two years in the offices of Louis Kahn Before setting up practice in Canada in 1964. He won the project that was to make his name- the “Habit” housing complex for the 1967 Montreal Expo.



“Habitat” housing complex, Montreal Expo, 1967. This looks so weird, like it is made up of little squares and then struck together. I like how there are gaps between some of the squares so you can see through it.



“Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem,1989. This looks as if you could step into it. I like the light colour concrete/ bricks they used to design this college.



“Khalsa Heritage Momorial Complex, Anandput, Ongoing. Once this design is finished it should look really iconic with all the curved roofs.




6.                   Alvaro Siza

Alvaro Siza was born in Portugal, in 1933. Alvaro Siza is one of the world’s most greatest architects. He won the Pritzke Prize in 1992. One of Alvaro Siza quote is “I am not in favour of submitting to the context. The very idea fills me with a type of horror. Alvaro Siza  like Aalto is called an architect without theory.



“Santa Maria Church and Parish Centre”, Marco De Canavezes, 1996. I like the simplicity of this architecture. It is very smooth and flat looking.



“Swimming Pool, Lecada Palmeria” 1966. This must have bee a hard design to make of the sea right next to the swimming pool.

“Boa Nova Restaurant”, Leca Da Palmeira, 1963. This looks as if this has always been by the sea front on the rocks. It fits in well with its surroundings.




7.                        Frank O. Gehry

Frank O. Gehry was born in 1929, he is a Canadian. Frank O. Gehry moved to California int the 1950s. He attended the University of South Califorrnia. In 1972 he made a house for his friend Ron Davis. He was busy producing forgettable corporate work and shopping centres until he built “Chez Gehry” in 1978. Critics are driven loopy trying to catorize his work.



“Guggeheim Museum Bilbao,1997. I like the way this is moulded so that it looks very different to other architects designs.



DG Bank, Berlin 2001. This design is very cool because it looks like a building inside another building.


“Gehry House”, Santa Monica, 1978. I like how this is made up from natural resources.




8.                         Terry Farrel

Terry Farrel was born in Newcastle, in 1938. Terry Farrel studied architctuure and city planning at Durham and Pennsylvania. Terry Farrel has one of the most peculiar of architectuied careers. As co- founder of Farrell Grimshaw Partners in 1965, he was a darling of the UK 1960’s-1970’s Revolution. When Farrel Grimshaw partners painfully split, Terry Farrel was reborn as the friendly face of UK Postmodernism.



TV AM, London, 1982. I like the way this building looks like it has steps on the roof then a slide going down it.



“Enbankment Place”, London, 1990. This building looks as though it is a big feature in London, so people would use the area as a local meeting place.



“Kowloon Ferry Terminal”, Hong Kong, 1996. Here is a digital design which will be shown to clients before it is actually made. This whole display looks very interesting and effective.




9.                         I.M.Pei

I.M.Pei was born in 1917 in Westernized Shanghai. He was a son of a successfull banking family. He set out to study architecture at the university of Pennsylvania but quickly switched to MIT, where he flourished. He moved to Harvard, where he was taught by Walter Gropius. The appointment of I.M.Pei to redesign the Louvre in Paris was one of architure’s big shocks.

“Bank Of China”, Hong Kong, 1989. This looks as if it is folded up to make a building part of the design gives it the illusion that it has sunk inwards in places.



“Extension to the Louvre”, Paris, 1989. This looks an eye catching design and fits in well with its surroundings.



“East Wing of the National Gallery”,Washington, DC, 1978. This Architecture still looks modern in today world, very classic good use of shapes in the building.

10.                      Hans Hollien

Hans Hollein was born in Vienna , in 1934. Hans Hollein seens to be that rare thing- an architect to whom Post- Modernism is every sence comes utterly naturally. He trained in Vienna and Chicago and Berkeley, eschewing the Ivy league for the toughness of the Midwest and luxury and landscape of the West Coast. Hans Hollein won the Pritzker Prize, in 1985. One of Hans Hollein’s quotes is “Everything is Architecture.”

“Haas House”, Vienna, 1990. I like how the windows on this structure looks huge against a normal size human.



“Retti Candle store”, 1965. This looks like the entrence to the Retti Candle Store, which looks very futuristic space age.



“Schullin Jewellery Store”, Vienna, 1972. This looks very modern. It looks like larva flowing from the centre of the earth which is bubbling over. Very good design on a side of the building.


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