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What architect designed Falling Water house in Pennsylvania?



Who designed the Gateway Arch in St. Louis?



Who designed the Sydney Opera House to look like a sailing ship’s sails?

ANS: Jørn Utzon

Identify the Architect

R Buckminster Fuller




Designer of

  • Florence Cathedral dome designer Filippo Brunelleschi
  • St. Peter’s of Rome dome designer Michaelangelo
  • US Capital and Boston State House Charles Bulfinch
  • Vietnam War Memorial Maya Lin
  • West tower of Westminster Abbey Christopher Wren
  • Glass Pyramid at the Louvre I. M. Pei
  • Sydney Opera House Jørn Utzon
  • Geodesic dome R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Central Park in New York City Charles Law Olmsted
  • Guggenheim Museum, New York Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain Frank Gehry
  • Layout for Washington, D.C Pierre L’Enfant
  • White House James Hoban
  • Barcelona Chair Mies Van Der Rohe
  • Tulip Chair Eero Saarinen
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral, 1669 Christopher Wren
  • Bauhaus building (Germany) Walter Gropius
  • Taj Mahal Shah Jahan
  • World Trade Center arch Minoru Yamasaki
  • TWA terminal at JFK airport Eero Saarinen
  • Woolworth Building in New York City Cass Gilbert
  • United Nations Building in New York City Le Corbusier
  • Presidential palace in Brasilia Oscar Niemeyer
  • Imperial Hotel in Japan Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Experience Music Project, Seattle Frank Gehry
  • New Reich Chancellery Albert Speer
  • Gateway Arch in St. Louis Eero Saarinen
  • One World Trade Center David Childs
  • High-pitched roof that bears his name François Mansard


Other Facts

  • Types of columns Ionic, Doric, Corinthian
  • Rectangular column set in walls Pilaster
  • “Flying” support Buttress
  • Covered, arched walkway at a monastery Cloister
  • Covered walk supported by columns Portico
  • Central stone of an arch Keystone
  • Horizontal beam supported at only one end Cantilever
  • Hagia Sofia architecture style Byzantine
  • Architectural style of Notre Dame Cathedral Gothic
  • Gothic exterior beastly figures Gargoyles
  • Cottage with low, sloping roofs Bungalow
  • “Less is more” style Mies van der Rohe
  • Mid-nineteenth century English style Victorian
  • Architectural style popular between 1875-1914 Art Nouveau
  • Architectural style popular in the 1920’s and 30’s Art Deco (Chrysler Building)
  • Swiss architect who designed houses on stilts La Corbusier
  • He influenced Frank Lloyd Wright Louis Henry Sullivan
  • Name of Frank Lloyd Wright’s PA home Falling Water
  • Riverboat, bridge and Mississippi River jetty designer James Eads


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