What better way to get commentary than to ask people to list their favorites on ANY given topic? For instance, every time The Dallas Morning News lists the best architectural projects in its Year End Review, the comments are never-ending.
Sooooooo, with that being said, who are your favorite architects? How about favorite buildings? Books (or authors)? Music? Movies?
My lists are in no particular order, and seem to change depending upon my mood.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
- Tadao Ando
- Juha Leiviskä
- Glenn Murcutt
- Richard Neutra
- Keck and Keck (George Fred and William)
- Julius Shulman – Okay he is not an architect, but he is arguably the most important Architectural Photographer
- German Pavilion in Barcelona (Mies)
- Lovell House (Neutra’s “Health” House)
- Thorncrown Chapel (E. Fay Jones)
- Church on the Water (Ando)
- Männistö Church and Parish Center (Leiviskä)
- Myyrmaki Church (Juha Leiviska and Pekka Kivisalo)
For laughs…Musical Artists
- The Beatles
- Miles Davis
- Jimmie Hendrix
- Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Dizzy Gillespie & John Coltrane
I could go on and on with these and other lists, but please add your own. Let the comments begin!
Thorncrown Photo: Michael Wells