The ABC of Architects

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Wow this was a lot of work. Simple animation style but a lot of work.

This work is an alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building.
A lot of them have been left out with grief because we only need one for each letter and we done an effort to have differents nationalities. If you love architecture, for more stuff you can follow us in ombuarchitecture.tumblr.com

Concept and Animation: Andrea Stinga, Federico Gonzalez
Art Direction: Federico Gonzalez
Music: The Butterfly from Eugene C.Rose and George Ruble, (Creative Commons)
you can download it here: vimeo.com/musicstore/track/10358

And all of the architects:

Alvar AAlto _ Säynätsalo Town hall – Finland
Luis Barragán _ satellite towers – Mexico city
Santiago Calatrava _ Lyon – Satolas airport railway station – lyon France
Luís Domènech i Montaner _ Antoni Tàpies foundation – Barcelona
Eduardo Souto de Moura _ Paula Rego’s House of Stories _ Cascais _ portugal
Norman Foster_ London City Hall _ England
frank Gehry _ Guggenheim bilbao _ Spain
herzog & de meuron _ Beijing National Stadium _ CHina
Arata Isozaki _ Palau Sant Jordi _ barcelona
Philip Johnson _ The Glass House _ New Canaan _ United state
Louis Kahn _ National Parliament of Bangladesh _ Dhaka city
le corbusier _ Villa Savoye _ Poissy, Francia
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe _ barcelona pavilion _ Spain
oscar niemeyer _ National Congress of Brazil, Brasília
Joseph Maria Olbrich _ Secession building, vienna – Austria
César Pelli _ Petronas Twin Tower _ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Giacomo Quarenghi _ the Smolny Institute _ St. Petersburg, Russia.
Renzo Piano + Richard Rogers _ Pompidou Centre _ Paris, Francia
Álvaro Siza _ Ibere camargo foundation _ porto alegre _ Brazil
kenzo Tange _ Tokyo Olympic Stadium – Japan
Jørn Utzon _ Sydney Opera House _ Australia
William Van Alen _ Chrysler Building _ New York City
frank lloyd wright _ guggenheim new york _ United state
Iannis Xenakis _ Philips pavilion _ Expo ’58 in Brussels
Minoru Yamasaki _ World Trade Center
Zaha Hadid_The Pierres Vives building _ Montpellier, France

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Kim Holtermand: Monochronos

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Photographer Kim Høltermand has released yet another austere and beautiful series of images titled Monochronos. It must take a lot of study to discover and capture such architectual beauty. Excellent work as always.

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Zaha Hadid

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Legendary architect and designer Zaha Hadid who should need no introduction amongst the readers of this blog has launched an entirely new website with an extremely robust archive of an absolutely jaw-dropping body of work that few of us could ever even dream of achieving.

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Filip Dujardin

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Photographer Filip Dujardin has an obvious love for architecture and has learned to frame all of it’s subtle nuances within perfectly beautiful yet understated images.

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Six Architects

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This minimalist poster set created by designer Andrea Gallo has caused a stir around the creative blogosphere in recent days. Probably because it’s clean, smart, cool and easy to digest. The series features 6 of the designers favorite architects along with minimal stylized graphic interpretations of famous examples of their architecture.

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Kim Holtermand: Deserted City

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Kim Høltermand sent in a new set of images titled ‘Deserted City.’ As always it’s a hauntingly beautiful series of images that are about a careful balance between positive and negative space. We are gushing fans of Høltermand’s beautiful work.

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The Transcendent City

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The Transcendent City is a short film produced for a final year Masters in Architecture by Richard Hardy. Here is a bit of insight from Hardy on the film: “The concept of a future sustainable city is developed for a society that is currently not responding effectively to environmental dangers. “Transcendence” in this case referring to a point when artificial intelligence has reached or surpassed that of the human.”

You can see a few ‘making of’ bits in Hardy’s Flicker pages.

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Domestic Transformer

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“In Hong Kong, because of the space, apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 sq. ft. apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the ‘Domestic Transformer.’

Chang constructed a nice little ‘hideaway’ for himself. Wink wink.

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Tronic: Relaunch

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Design and creative think tank, Tronic has relaunched their website with several new projects.

Here is what they have to say of themselves:
“Tronic was founded by Jesse Seppi and Vivian Rosenthal, graduates of Columbia University’s School of Architecture. Our work moves between – and marks a convergence of – animation, architecture, and experiential and interactive design. Our goal is to explore the overlapping conditions of these fields through creativity and technology.”

I wondered about the background in architecture because to be absolutely frank, I was totally blown away by their installation designs. Every project is breathtaking in it’s result. But then again, that is only one subsection of a truly amazing body of work. Tronic is so much more than the regular design or ad firm. I can only imagine how far they will go in the future and how hard they will push the future.

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The Third and the Seventh

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The Third and the Seventh‘ is a full-CG animated piece that aims to illustrate the art of architecture from a photographic point of view. After watching the beautiful short film above you can watch a compositing breakdown created by the film’s very talented director/producer/animator Alex Roman.


|Modelling – Texturing – Illumination – Rendering| Alex Roman

|Postproduction & Editing| Alex Roman

Sequenced, Orchestrated & Mixed by Alex Roman (Sonar & EWQLSO Gold Pro XP)
Sound Design by Alex Roman
Based on original scores by:
Michael Laurence Edward Nyman. (The Departure)
Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns. (Le Carnaval des animaux)

Directed by Alex Roman

Produced with 3dsmax, Vray, AfterEffects and Premiere.

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Nick Ervinck

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Artist Nick Ervinck has posted some recent imagery from the Fantastic Illusions exhibit at the MOCA in Shanghai, China. Nick has been busy this year and his work is getting even more amazing. He has a real talent to realize some highly unusual sculpture at a grand scale and I would imagine seeing it in person is an experience.

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Anish Kapoor

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Anish Kapoor has a vision. His architectural work is extraordinary. Sublime even.

“Anish Kapoor was born in Bombay in 1954 and has lived in London since the early 70’s when he studied at Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art Design.

Over the past twenty years he has exhibited extensively in London and all over the world. His solo shows have included venues such as Kunsthalle Basel, Tate Gallery and Hayward Gallery in London, Reina Sofia in Madrid, CAPC in Bordeaux and most recently Haus der Kunst in Munich. He has also participated internationally in many group shows including the Whitechapel Art Gallery, The Royal Academy and Serpentine Gallery in London, Documenta IX in Kassel, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Jeu de Paume and Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

Anish Kapoor was awarded the ‘Premio Duemila’ at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the Turner Prize Award in 1991 and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the London Institute in 1997 and a CBE in 2003. He is represented by the Lisson Gallery, London, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York and Galleria Continua and Galleria Massimo Minini, Italy.”

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Guy Sargent

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Photographer Guy Sargent makes the real look surreal, both landscapes and architecture are transformed into something serene and other-worldly.

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Kim Holtermand: Updates

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Kim Høltermand has launched a new website. His work did the rounds last year and for good reason. His photos are absolutely breath-taking.

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Remy Lidereau

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Some of photographer Remy Lidereau’s images look more like paintings than pictures. You have to do a double take. What is unmistakable though is how beautifully composed his images are. All of them are gorgeous.

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Christoph Morlinghaus

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Photographer Christoph Morlinghaus’s pictures of churches have been making their way through the design and art blogs all last week, and it is easy to see why. I have always been fascinated by church architecture as one of my earliest memories from studying architecture in college was that the dream project as an architect was a church. Its always been a breeding ground for the architects artistic interpretation of spirituality in physical form.

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Tree House Hotel

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Tree House

Did you hear the one about the invisible tree house hotel? An incredible concept by Tham & Videgard Hansson Arkitekter that disrupts nature in the most minimal fashion possible. This tree house/hotel room is lined with mirrored glass and almost vanishes at a glance from the outside, while granting the guest a 360 degree view from the inside. Wow.

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Absolutely hauntingly beautiful architectural photography from Kim Høltermand.

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