The ABC of Architects


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SEETIES From Alvar Aalto to Zaha Hadid. This one-and-a-half-minute video by Andrea Stinga and Federico Gonzalez is an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building. A lot of them have been left out with grief because they only needed one for each letter and they did an effort to have different nationalities. “The ABC of Architects” is going to be in an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Federico Gonzales, a Graphic Designer and Visual Artist from Colombia but based in Barcelona, mainly focused on animation and motion graphics. Site: | Vimeo: fedelpeye | Tumblr:

– If you love architecture, you can follow Ombú: – a place for lovers of architecture, both for those who made ​​it their profession, and those who get excited with their presence – by two argentine architects, Maria Eugenia Amarilla (based in Buenos Aires, Argentina) and Andrea Stinga (based in Barcelona, Spain).

Here is the alphabetical list:

Alvar Aalto: Säynätsalo Town Hall, Finland
Luis Barragán: Satellite Towers, Mexico city
Santiago Calatrava: Lyon-Satolas Airport Railway Station, 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, USA
Louis Kahn: National Parliament of Bangladesh, Dhaka City
Le Corbusier: Villa Savoye, Poissy, France
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
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 City
Iannis Xenakis: Philips Pavilion, Expo ’58 in Brussels
Minoru Yamasaki: World Trade Center, New York City
Zaha Hadid: The Pierres Vives Building, Montpellier, France


Concept and Animation: Andrea Stinga, Federico Gonzalez | Art Direction: Federico Gonzalez
Music: The Butterfly from Eugene C.Rose and George Ruble

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