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

 

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