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Favorite Architect or Building
I just took a class last spring on architecture and Just wanted to discuss.

Who are your favorite architects and what are your favorite buildings.

My personal favorites are probably.. Gehry.. Frank Lloyd Wright.. IM Pei.. Santiago Calatrava.. and Gaudi


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Frank Gehry

Guggenheim museum in Bilboa Spain


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Frank Lloyd Wright

Falling Water


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Robie House


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IM Pei

Louvre Entrance


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Bank of China


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shigeru ban hands down! i've already posted him on numerous other threads because my love for him runs so deep

he uses materials such as paper to create inexpensive, durable and ultimately innovatively beautiful structures.

paper loghouses in kobe, 1995
housing for displaced people of kobe after earthquake.




paper church (made from carboard tubing)
as a result of the earthquake, the takatori church
in kobe burned down. the paper church has been
constructed in only 5 weeks by 160 church volunteers.








http://www.designboom.com/history/ban_paper.html

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Santiago Calatrava

City of Arts Planetarium in Valencia


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Japanese pavilion at EXPO 2000 in Hannover
75 metre long barrel structure made of giant cardboard tubes and covered in waterproof paper.




he also designed one of my favorite houses ever. the curtain wall house.



http://www.time.com/time/innovators...rofile_ban.html

* he was also on the shortlist to redesign the world trade center

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Gaudi

Sagrada Familia


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Casa Mila


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paper log house



each house's foundation was made of sand - filled beer cases



the units occupied 16 mq each and had an 'acceptable'
appearance. the beer cases were rented from the
manufacturer and were also used to form steps during
the construction process.
even in these circumstances of great need,
ban's ever-present sense of humor was evident in
his description of his choice of 'kirin' beer crates over
those of a rival company, because their yellow color
harmonized better with the brown of the paper tubes

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Japanese pavilion at EXPO 2000 in Hannover
75 metre long barrel structure made of giant cardboard tubes and covered in waterproof paper
wow .. thats amazing

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the most impressive structure ever built has to go to the Kailasa Temple in India.

it was constructed in the 8th or 9th century. and it is the largest monolithic structure in the world, carved top-down from a single rock. It covers twice the area of the Parthenon in Athens and is 1.5 times high, and it entailed removing 200,000 tonnes of rock. It is believed to have taken 7,000 labourers reputedly using1" chisels over the course of 150years to complete the project.












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http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/Sout...lora/Ellora.htm

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i've alwapys been fond of philip johnsons glasshouse- a modest weekend 'cabin' i would kill to live in

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My dad....
he recently renovated much of The Hampshire House in Manhattan.

Frank Lloyd Wright is a close secon, haha

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My favorite architect is Pat Healy. My favorite building is by Mr. Healy, the Estadio Olimpico in Santiago, Chile.

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one of my favorite architects is harry seidler.....
here is a thread i started about harry and his work not too long ago.....


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