Antoni Gaudí, Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry are just some of the world famous architects. In fact, they stunned the world. Gaudi spent his entire career building his projects in Barcelona, the most famous being the La Sagrada Familia. Wright made his most famous design, Fallingwater, which was influenced by his Midwestern upbringing. Gehry, the most famous in the world right now, designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
These are just some of the architects that you should know about when planning to have a beautifully, luxurious place to be proud of.
“Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare. In every case they are unique, poetic, products of the heart.” — Arthur Erickson
Here are some of the most famous architectural designs in the whole world:
Beijing National Stadium
Known as the “Bird’s Nest,” the stadium was built for the Summer Olympics Games in 2008. Chinese and international architects and artists made the idea possible. It has a gross volume of three million cubic meters and is known as the world’s largest enclosed space. The stadium has two independent structures: the red concrete seating bowl and the outer frame that is made of steel around it at a distance of 50 ft.
The most famous and preserved temple of ancient Greece in Athens had a great influence on architecture and arts. It was dedicated to Athena Parthenos and built way back 5th century BC. Today, the ornaments and sculptures in there are considered as the finest example of Classic Greek art.
Saint Peter’s Basilica
Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano, better known as Saint Peter’s Basilica, is the most famous Catholic church in Vatican, Rome. It was designed by Michaelangelo, Donato Bramante, Arlo Moderno, and Gianlorenzo Bernini. It is the most revered building of Renaissance architecture. The façade is 376 feet wide and 150 feet high.
The most mysterious temple and the largest religious complex in the world was built by Khmer King Suryavarman in the 12th century. It was intended to be the state temple and mausoleum in Cambodia. Once Hinduist traditions were abandoned, it was dedicated to the Buddhist deity Vishnu.
The Burj Al Arab in Dubai wa built on an artificial island, 280 meters away from the coast. It is known to be one of the most luxurious and 4th the tallest building in the world. It’s shape emulated the shape of a ship’s sail.
Eiffel tower was constructed in 1889 in Paris France and known as one of the famous structures of the world. The name of the tower was from the engineer Gustave Eiffel and was built as the entrance arch for world expo on the same year. It is an 81-storey building that attracts millions of tourists every year.
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House is the most famous opera houses in the world. It was designed by a Danish architect Jorn Utzon and opened in 1973 with large theatrical productions. The Sydney Opera House was inspired by nature, the functions, colors, and its forms. Utzon looked at nature to guide his design. According to the architect, the final design was inspired by peeling an Orange, and the shells of 14 separate roofs form a sphere.
Kauffman Residence or better known as Fallingwater is one of the best-designed structure in the world. Frank Lloyd Wright designed it in 1935 near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Modern and above a natural waterfall, the fusion of the artificial and the natural elements worked perfectly. It was named as the best all time work in American architecture.
Empire State Building
This is one of the sites to visit when in New York. The city is best known because of its 103-storey pioneering skyscraper. The high structure was designed by William F. Lamb and is 381 meters tall. The constuction of he sructure was completed in1931. Lamb became one of the first skyline creators in New York.
The construction of the most elaborate church in history took place for more than a century. It was designed by one of the greatest minds of Architecture, Antonio Gaudi. The structure represents the fusion of gothic influence and the singular art nouveau ideas. The construction started in 1882 and lasted for decades. The completion of the cathedral is expected to be in 2026, the centennial anniversary of Gaudi’s death.