For Architects Of All Ages: “The ABC Of Architects”
January 9, 2013
Children grow up knowing the names of famous sports players, pop singers, and cartoon characters. But what about notable architects? Where’s the respect? Architecture is rarely part of formal education (within and without scholastic settings), but things could be helped if the names of Le Corbusier, Arata Isozaki, or, yes, Frank Lloyd Wright were introduced to younglings in their early years. “The ABC of Architects” seems ideally suited for such a purpose, functioning as an introduction for budding students of architecture. The abecedary operates visually through a clever animation in which each canonical project flows seamlessly to the next. The horizontal planes of (M) Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion morph effortlessly into the space-age forms of (N) Niemeyer’s National Congress of Brazil. Watch the video after the break.