Famous Architects who have become the Symbols of the 21st Century

Famous Architects who have become the Symbols of the 21st Century

Think about cutting edge – what first comes to your mind? You probably would say something like  “boundary-pushing”, “ risk-taking” or “innovative”. It the following article we are going to tell you about top five cutting-edge architects of the XXI century.

Frank Gehry

The most innovative and original works of F. Gehry cannot be compared to a piece of art of any other architect. His works are deconstructive and legendary. it is not a surprise that a lot of tourists from across the globe come to see his wonderful buildings. The most remarkable constructions encompass Gehry include the Marqués de Riscal Vineyard Hotel and the Guggenheim Museum in Spain and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the U.S.

Frank Lloyd Wright

For some connoisseurs of art, Frank Lloyd Wright is the most genial. Probably it is because of the way he interpreted exterior and interior spaces. He treated them as one and surpass the norms in construction method and forms of buildings. An interesting fact is that he has never gone to architecture school. His most famous works are Arizona State University Auditorium, the Guggenheim Museum and Fallingwater Residence in Mill Run.

Leoh Ming Pei

The outstanding architect was born in China. When Leoh Ming Pei was a teenager, he moved to the USA for study. Thus, he paved the way to his fame. The works are notable for rare spacing of geometric forms. He incorporated Chinese motifs as well. The most impressive buildings include the National Gallery of Art and the Bank of China Tower.

Zaha Hadid

This architect is the first woman who won the Pritzker Architecture Prize. Her works with artistic, daring, futuristic and unconventional nature brought her the Nobel Peace Prize. Her most outstanding works are the Opera House in Guangzhou, Phaeno Science Center and the Bridge Pavilion in Zaragoza.

Philip Johnson

The establisher of the Department of Architecture and Design in New York City, the creator of the Crystal Cathedral P. Johnson is an architect who applies looks forward when it comes to his architecture style. Seagram Building in New York City and the Philip-Johnson-House in Berlin belong to his most famous constructions.

All these architects gave us incredible works which will continue to amaze and inspire succeeding generations.


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