Admit it! You admire architectural wonders, but you are not quite sure which famous architect contributed to their beauty. Of course, throughout history, there were plenty of master architects, who amazed us with their ingenuity and approach. And we do love architecture, which is why we took the time to discover the best architects of all time. Let’s see up next who were those fantastic individuals who contributed to the world as we know it today.
Indeed, we all know Michelangelo’s paintings and sculptures. But due to fortunate circumstances, we got the chance to receive some of his talents in the form of architecture. Back in 1523, the Pope commissioned Michelangelo to create a library on top of a convent. And as a result, Michelangelo was asked to contribute to the creation of the famous dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Antoni Gaudi is a Spanish architect who had a unique architectural approach, few other artists managed to imitate. Gaudi genuinely believed that God guides his work, which is why the result was a one of a kind style inspired by both neo-Gothic and avant-garde currents. The Cathedral of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is one of the most appraised creations of Antoni Gaudi.
Ieoh Ming Pei
Ieoh Ming Pei has some interesting architectural designs, many associate with Le Corbusier. He was elected to design and create the famous terminal at the John F. Kennedy International airport, but we do believe that one of the most popular creations known everywhere on the globe remains the glass pyramids in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum.
Brunelleschi was an architect and sculptor from Firenze, and it is believed to be the father of Renaissance architecture. One of the most notable works of his remains the Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, a cathedral that has the largest brick dome in the world. Experts say this is one of the best and well-preserved masterpieces of European architecture of all time.
Antonio da Sangallo, the Elder
Even though he is not as popular as fellow Italian architects, Antonio da Sangallo the Elder had an important contribution to the evolution of the Italian Renaissance. He had a significant contribution as an architect of fortifications. And we can say with certainty that without his work, Italy wouldn’t have today some of the best castles. As an example, San Biagio, Montepulciano, is his most famous work. Also, he was the architect behind the beautiful Old Fortress of Livorno.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Some say that Frank Lloyd Wright is one of the most important architects of the modern era. He had a significant role in American architecture, being known for its unique Prairie-style designs. His Robie House stands our as one of the most important organic architecture approaches of Wright’s, but there are plenty of structures throughout the U.S. that speak for his creativity and originality. He contributed greatly to the design of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, which features a rising spiral walkway rather than individual floors.