the ABC of architects animation by federico gonzalez and andrea stinga the ABC of architects animation by federico gonzalez and andrea stinga
jan 09, 2013

the ABC of architects animation by federico gonzalez and andrea stinga




if you are not architecturally educated, this short animation serves as a crash course into some of the most important architects and their
signature structures, and if you are, prepare yourself for a nostalgic stroll down memory lane. animated to mimic the feel of a 1930’s reel
projector video you would expect to see in an architecture 101 class (except with color) accompanied by matching whimsical instrumental music,
the ‘ABC of architects’ by colombian graphic designer and visual artist federico gonzalez and andrea stinga presents an entertaining animated
info-graphic slideshow highlighting one important architect for each letter of the alphabet and their most notable project.



‘the ABC of architects’
video © federico gonzalez and andrea stinga



bright colors and 2D effects are vignetted like an old film, complete with fake film scratches and noise
image © federico gonzalez and andrea stinga



each slide illustrates a letter, the architect, his building, and his nationality, along with the graphic of the structure
image © federico gonzalez and andrea stinga



the list covers everyone from the classics to the contemporaries
image © federico gonzalez and andrea stinga



swift visual transitions between buildings add a highly artistic quality
image © federico gonzalez and andrea stinga



below is the complete list of the architects and projects covered, for your quick perusing:


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


  • how’d they fuck that up and put corbu as a german?

    Nate says:
  • nevermind, thats for mies!

    Nate says:

    Covers/Versiones By Luis Urculo.
    With the colaboration of Cris Blanco.
    Presented at IV Encuentro de Arquitectura & Performance curated by Ariadna Cantis.

    Covers is an investigation about architecture as a consumption object or souvenir and its relation with the domestic non-specialized language of everyday things.
    The work is a reconstruction and review of iconic monumental pieces of architecture whose image is built by objects to change the perception of this universal masterworks.
    The concept is based on the music covers where the original is manipulated, re-represented, revisited to create something new.
    The list of originals covered on this work are the following: John Hancock Center (Skidmore, Owings & Merril), Guggenheim Museum New York (Frank Lloyd Wright), National Congress of Brazil (Oscar Niemeyer) Sears Tower (Skidmore, Owings & Merril), New Museum (SANAA), Marina City Towers (Bletrand Goldberg), Fallingwater House (Frank Lloyd Wright), Villa in the Forest (SANAA), Farnsworth House (Mies Van der Rohe), Wozocos (MVRDV).

    Director: Luis Urculo
    Photo direction: Andrés Garzas
    Filmmaking: Mauricio Freyre
    Cast: Nuria Úrculo, Cris Blanco, Maria Fernández
    Special Thanks: Gorka Postigo, Taty Cámara, Luis Diaz Mauriño, Marina Esteban.

    minimalmobile says:
  • Que buen material!!!! Y que bueno saber de Andrea por este medio! 🙂

    CHS says:

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