Architecture is present in the history of mankind from the beginning and it is impossible to speak of social evolution without mentioning architectural works. For this reason, many architectural projects are considered as true works of art and even move the tourist market, in which many people want to appreciate large buildings. We have created here a list with the most famous architects in the world , so that you can learn a little more about their work, get inspired and even visit their works?
Among famous architects, Oscar Niemeyer
We could not start this list without mentioning a silver in the house who is also one of the most famous architects in the world , the very Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer . The difference in Niemeyer's story begins when he was an intern at Lúcio Costa, another great architect. But have you ever heard of that saying where the apprentice surpassed his master? That's what happened here.
Oscar Niemeyer learned so well from Lúcio Costa, who developed his own style and became known around the world for his work full of curves and made with reinforced concrete . In Brazil we can find constructions signed by him in Belo Horizonte (in the photo, the Church of São Francisco de Assis), Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and São Paulo.
Let's go back a few centuries to talk about another artist who also enters the room of the world's most famous architects , the Italian Fillippo Brunelleschi , who lived in the Renaissance.
He was responsible for exploring three-dimensionality and conical perspective in his works and among his most famous works are the Cathedral of Santa María del Fiore (photo), the Portico of the Innocent Hospital, the Pizzi Palace and the Pazzi Chapel.
How to talk about architecture without talking about Gaudí ? He was a Catalan architect who became famous for his irreverent style in his works. Gaudí was so far ahead of his time that he once cited that the straight line was an invention of man, because nature does not present any monotonously uniform object. He was very inspired by the organic forms of nature to create, but he also drew from the source of Gothic architecture and Arabic art.
Gaudí's most famous work was the Catedral da Sagrada Família (photo), which is located in Barcelona, and even having worked on this project for 40 years, Gaudí died without seeing the church in preparation.
Norman Foster joined the list of the most famous architects in the world , because he managed to create works that are still considered extremely modern.
Among the list of British creations are airports, buildings and even space stations. The 30 St. Marie Ax building, popularly known as The Gherkin (The Cucumber) is proof that Norman Foster's creativity has no limits.
Frank Gehry is one of those who impress with their work. The Canadian passionate about different structures and daring formats is one of the famous architects on our list and also a strong representative of contemporary architecture.
Among the projects he has signed are the Louis Vuitton Foundation and the new Facebook headquarters. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (photo) is also signed by Frank, and is worth a visit if you're planning a trip to New York.
Analyzing a bit the history and work of this small list of famous architects , we can conclude that architecture is also a branch of art, isn't it? And now that you have a few options for places to visit and learn more about architecture, what will be your next destination?