Blog Pick :: The ABC of Architects


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By Rand Lemley, BArch Candidate

Federico Gonzalez, a Columbian graphic designer now based in Barcelona, has put together a playful video where architects are front and center. In "The ABC of Architects," buildings dance along to a jaunty soundtrack of flute and strings while each letter passes with an architect to go with it.

I found it interesting to see which architects Gonzalez found for the letters Q and X -- Giacomo Quarenghi and Iannis Xenakis, respectively -- and to see which buildings represented some of the big guns like Frank Gehry, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Herzog & de Meuron. 

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Watch the video and see if your favorites made it into the alphabet. And if they did, do you think a different building is a better representation?