Three of The World’s Best Architects in History

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain: the Park Guell of Antoni Gaudi at sunset

Architecture; the art or practice of designing and constructing buildings.

Taking a trip through time through architecture and the most emblematic buildings of modern history, a journey around the world where you will find pieces by some of the best architects of all time.

Antoni Gaudí, Spain, 1852-1926

Antoni Gaudi, or better knowns as Gaudi, is undoubtedly one of the most famous architects of the 20th century. This prolific architect is the greatest exponent of modernism, a movement characterized by its colour, sinuous curves and organic-inspired motifs.

They say that Gaudi’s culminating work is the “Sagrada Familia“, although all his work is just as spectacular. Always full of colour, textures, shapes, you will not find any straight lines in his works. He left you with two of his most representative works, the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain, 1882-Unfinished and the Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain, 1877.

La Sagrada Familia – Antoni Gaudi Architecture in Barcelona, Spain

Frank Owen Gehry, Canada, 1929

Frank Gehry said that architecture is an art, in the sense that once a building is finished, it must be a work of art, as if it were a sculpture. This brilliant Canadian architect has been recognised for his innovative materials and peculiar irregular, volumetric, unbalanced and expressive shapes, with a bright and original result. Among his most outstanding works, we can mention Frank Gehry House (California), Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao Spain), Hotel Marqués de Riscal (El Ciego, Spain), Dancing House (Prague Czech Republic), DG Bank Building (Berlin Germany).

Frank Gehry’s iconic buildings

William Morris, UK, 1834-1896

Willian Morris was a very influential English architect within the art world and the founder of the Arts and Crafts movement that totally rejected industrial production in the decorative arts and architecture.

Willian was betting on the return to craftsmanship as in the Middle Ages, where the designer had the artist’s status. Although Willian was a multidisciplinary artist, he designed furniture throughout his life. He was a painter, poet, writer, political activist, painter; he designed the Red House, United Kingdom, 1859.

Tour behind the scenes at Red House, home of designer William Morris, with the National Trust

Which one of these architects has inspired you to build your house?

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