Architecture doesn’t really have the best reputation when it comes to art forms. It’s just making a house – it’s a cube with a triangular roof on top of it. Not exactly rocket science. Thankfully, some architects manage to actually do something unique that changes the world – or at least the world of architecture – forever. Let’s see who they are!
If you don’t know who he is – he’s the guy that designed the Barcelona cathedral. You might have heard of it – it’s called La Sagrada Familia. It’s actually still under construction today, despite officially being built in 1883. Gaudi’s unique design had a mix of different styles like Baroque, Gothic or Victorian.
Most known for designing the Parisian Centre Pompidou, Rogers had the idea of designing a house inside out. The heating and plumbing (and escalator) are all on the outside of the building. It was a style called High Tech and Structural Expressionism.
One of the very few leading ladies in architecture, Zaha is known for using lots of curves and round, swooping lines. Her only completed project is a luxury condo in New York City, but she’s had projects all around the world.