Special Sub-Topic: Which Architect Designed That? #2
|Which architect designed Bonnefanten Museum (Maastricht, The Netherlands)?|
Aldo Rossi. Italian Aldo Rossi designed and built the this museum between 1990 and 1994. It houses from paintings to archaeological artifacts. The museum has a distinct look with brick and blue metal facade.
|Which architect designed The Pagoda (London, Great Britain)?|
William Chambers. Chambers, an Englishman born in Sweden, had visited China, serving as a merchant. The Pagoda was built in 1761 at the Royal Botanical Gardens in London. The building is an interesting example of oriental architecture in Europe.
|Which architect designed the Center of Science and Industry (Columbus, Ohio)?|
Arata Isozaki. COSI was finished in 1999. It is a science center for the city of Columbus. Isozaki, a native of Japan, designed the building. It is a sleek modern building with a long thin body. The building is situated in front of the skyline of Columbus, next to the banks of the Scioto River. COSI was Isozaki's first building in the midwest.
|Which architect designed the Carson, Pirie, Scott Building (Chicago, Illinois)?|
Louis Sullivan. Frank Lloyd Wright apprenticed under Louis Sullivan. He coined the phrase "form follows function". His buildings had minimal decoration. The Carson, Pirie, Scott Building was from 1899 to 1904. Its Chicago windows and cast-iron detailing are Sullivan's trademark design.
|Which architect designed the Sagrada Familia (Barcelona, Spain)?|
Antoni Gaudi. Antonio Gaudi is from Catalonia. Gaudi mixed Gothic and Islamic styles to create the Sagrada Familia. It is home to Barcelona's Church of the Holy Family. It is made of concrete and stone. It started to be built in 1852, and ended building at Gaudi's death in 1926. The church has been left unfinished since Gaudi left no clear way to finsh the building.
|Which architect designed the Bank of China (Hong Kong, China)?|
I.M. Pei. I.M. Pei built this tower in 1990. It is 369 meters tall. It is constructed with many triangles. I.M. Pei seems to always favor triangles rather than squares in his work. The tower upset many practicers of Feng Shui in China, but the building is one of the most elegent in China.
|Which architect designed the Getty Center (Los Angeles, California)?|
Richard Meier. The Getty Center is a billion-dollar campus which houses J. Paul Getty's museum, grant program and institute. Meier's work is similar to Le Corbusier's. Meier's trademark is to paint the steel on his buildings white so that it blends in with the rest of the building.
|Which architect designed the Lloyds Building (London, England)?|
Richard Rogers. Between 1978-1986, Lloyds Building was built. It features the trademark of Rogers, putting service elements like vents and elevators, which are usually hidden, out for all to see.
|Which architect designed the Kimball Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas)?|
Louis Kahn. Finished in 1972, Louis Kahn's Kimball Art Museum is one of his masterpieces. Kahn used ovals, squares, circles and rectangles to design this beautiful building. He contrasted large vaults with narrow hallways.
|Which architect designed the Kaufmann Desert House (Palm Springs, California)?|
Richard Neutra. Neutra built this building in 1946. It's two stories and has a pool. The desert house has four wings that radiate from its core living room. Its plan draws comparisons to Frank Lloyd Wright's Wingspread House, which was built nine years before.
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