From ‘Mister’ to ‘Lord’, Sir Norman Foster has achieved everything a man can dream of. Like many others, he too faced numerous rejections, but his idea of always planning for a sustainable living helped him reach heights. While there is not enough space to list his artworks, the Zayed National Museum and the restored Reichstag are few among many.
Industrialization and modernization are what influenced Mackintosh. His ideas were all based on simplicity and being natural and thus he believed in using textiles and light to his advantage. He also focused on detailing and furnishing of his buildings, which was designed by him as well and can be seen in his works like the Queen’s Cross Church and The Lighthouse.
“Organic” is one word that describes Mr. Right. His works and designs have centered his notion of being harmonic and in tune with its surroundings. Overcoming various obstacles in his personal and professional life, Wright became remembered for the honorary recognitions for his lifetime works like the Beth Sholom synagogue, Fallingwater, The Gammage auditorium and a plethora of many more.
Standing for determination and hope, John Roebling is well known for his works on the Brooklyn Bridge. He never let the words of others doubt his capabilities and stands today to be the man who gave up his life for turning what he truly believed in, into a reality.
Kevin Roche, the man who believed that mirrors are paintings, never let go of a single chance to make this reflect in his work. Designing over 200 projects, he was inducted into Irish America’s Hall of Fame in 2012. He has given America and various other countries magnificent structures like the Convention Centre Dublin, The Pyramids and the Headquarters of Santander Central Hispano.
From architecture to films to designing furniture, Charles Eames and his wife Ray Eames have done it all. They have been honored by the US Postal Service which released postage stamps in their name and are also the most influential architects of the 20th century. They focused on the details and ultimately created well-known designs like the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wired chairs and the Max De Pree House.
From business to architecture, George is known for his works of Gothic Restoration. He believed that all artists must have a connection with their works and hence is known for painting murals on the walls of his buildings. Though a lot of his works did not see the light of day, he left behind The Royal Courts of Justice, the Bristol Cathedral and many more.
An architectural pioneer, nature left an immense imprint on James’ long career. He created over a hundred homes and was inspired by folk art and mysticism. His works have a classic appeal to them which cannot be seen in works of many others. He firmly believed in his methods and hence his works have a sense of consistency. His first and most well-known work stands to be the Whare-Ra, his first concrete design which became an inspiration to his future designs.