Architecture plays a big role in our everyday lives.We recognize some great works of architecture instantly. Here are the five greatest architests of modern times. Many found here at Complex
Gehry’s works are very distinct. His deconstructive forms attract tourists all around the world. He is known as ‘the most important architect of our age’ by Vanity Fair. He creates spaces that manipulate surfaces and forms. He uses unique materials in construction that will make you wonder how all these work together. His notable projects are The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Der Neue Zollhof in Dusseldorf, The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Marques de Riscal Vineyard Hotel in Elciego.
Frank Lloyd Wright
He thought of the exterior and interior spaces as one. He was always ahead of his time in building forms and construction methods. Surprisingly, he never went to a formal architecture school. He used organic and natural forms in his design. His notable projects include The Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Fallingwater Residence in Mill Run, and more.
Ieoh Ming Pei – I.M. Pei
He is a Chinese-born architect came to study architecture in the U.S. when he was a teenager. Later, he became one of the greatest architects of modern architecture. I.M. Pei’s works are noted for their unique set of geometric forms. He incorporates Chinese influences into his work. His best projects include Le Grand Louvre (The Pyramid) in Paris, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and Museum in Boston, The Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, The National Gallery or Art in Washington D.C., etc.
These iconic architects have left their marks in the world of modern architecture today. We get lots of inspiration from their works.