Ange-Jacques Gabriel also called Jacques-Ange Gabriel (born October 23, 1698, Paris—1782, Paris), is a French architect who built or enlarged many châteaus and buildings during the reign of Louis XV. Ange-Jacques Gabriel was one of the most important and productive French architects of the 18th century. Early Life He was the most eminent 18th-century member of a family architects descending from Jules Hardouin Mansart, first architect to King Louis XIV, with whom his grandfather, Jacques … [Read more...]
Architects do not make cities. They do not decide on building sites nor on what sort or height of buildings are to be erected there. Nor do they (usually) pay for the buildings. But architects and current architectural ideas do decide on the appearance of the building, the visual contribution it makes to the city around it, the design of the spaces within and often the materials and structure.
People who were not formally trained architects have designed and built many of the world's greatest buildings and most of its houses and work-places. But the centres of most modern cities have had their character built up by the designs of a few generations of architects, each reacting to the ideas of their time about what is fine and beautiful, and about what type of buildings express the fashionable tastes of the public, or at least of the clients, in that period.
The way our cities look today is the choice of clients and developers as regards the size of the buildings and their overall shape; but it is the choice of years of architects' designs as regards the quality, texture and detail of the buildings and of the streets.
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Pierre-François-Henri Labrouste (11 May 1801 – 24 June 1875) has been recognized as one of the most important architects of the 19th century in France. As one who combined rationalism, classical influences and light to form his own architectural language, it is not surprising that Henri's work has often been a source of controversy and debate. In 2013, through collaborative exhibitions at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, it is clear that Labrouste’s work and influence remain … [Read more...]
Francis Howard Greenway was born at Mangotsfield, Bristol in England on 20 November 1777. His father was an architect and a stonemason in the west of the country, England. Francis married Mary in 1804 and had three children. In1812 he was declared as a convict for making a fraudulent document. Early Life Francis schooling and graduation was completed from England. In the United Kingdom, he had designed many buildings. The Clifton Club in Bristol is Francis’s only design which is still … [Read more...]
Walter Burley Griffin was born on 24 November 1876 in Maywood, a place near Chicago in the United States of America. He was his father’s, George Walter Griffin and his wife, Estelle Melvina’s fourth eldest children. His father was an insurance agent. Walter was an American born designer, landscape architect and an architect of Canberra. Walter was known for designing Australia’s capital city Canberra. His architecture involves of designing L-Shaped planned floor, the carport and using of … [Read more...]
Ivan Fomin was a Russian architect of early Stalinist architecture phase who had proficiency in Neoclassical and Art Nouveau style. Gifted with an amazing creative approach towards designing, his skills got polished under the famous architect of Art Nouveau style, Fyodor Schechtel. Early Life Ivan Fomin was born on 3 rd February 1872 in Oryol. He went to high school in Riga and later went to Moscow University to pursue a degree in mathematics. He then went to St. Petersburg to study … [Read more...]