If there’s anything famous architects tried to teach us over the years is to never underestimate the power of design. Iconic names such as Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid or Antoni Gaudi became famous for their intuitive thinking, out-of-the-box approach and stunning projects but the legacies they entrust us with is far greater than that. It’s perhaps their words of wisdom that inspire us the most.
Born on the 28th of February 1929, Canadian architect Frank Gehry has become world famous for the numerous buildings that he designed and that became tourist attractions. The list of projects also includes the architect’s private residence along with others such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Guggenheim Museum or the Dancing House.
Born on June 8th 1867, he died in 1959 at the age of 91 and during this period he became an architect, interior designer, writer and educator. Frank Lloyd Wright designed more than 1,000 buildings and his philosophy was that there should be harmony between humans and their natural environment, a concept he called organic architecture. One of his most iconic works was a project called Fallingwater, a house he designed in 1935 and which was partly built over a waterfall.
Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaugi lived between 1852 and 1926, period during which he became known as a practitioner of Catalan Modernism. His distinctive style can best be observed in the case of famous works such as the Sagrada Familia, a large Roman Catholic Church located in Barcelona which, although incomplete, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another important project was Casa Mila, the last civil work of the architect, which is a modernist building with a bold undulating facade that made it highly controversial at the time.