Since 1998, Google has been manipulating their iconic logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists, creating what they call Google Doodles. Since the very first doodle (used to indicate founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s attendance at Burning Man that year), Google has produced over 2000 fun, colorful drawings to inform their users about the important milestones that fell on that date.
Of these doodles, numerous have featured the works or lives of some of history’s most prominent architects. Check out a sampling of some of our favorites, after the break!
March 27, 2012 - Mies van der Rohe's 126th Birthday
August 4, 2011 - Roberto Burle Marx's 102nd Birthday
December 15, 2011 - Friedensreich Hundertwasser's 83rd Birthday
March 9, 2013 - Luis Barragan's 111th Birthday
January 27, 2014 - Eugène Viollet-le-Duc's 200th Birthday
April 3, 2013 - Henry van de Velde's 150th Birthday
October 20, 2014 - Christopher Wren's 382nd Birthday
April 18, 2012 - Jan Kaplický's 75th Birthday
April 21, 2012 - Brasilia's Anniversary
July 12, 2011 - 450th Anniversary of St. Basil's Cathedral
September 4, 2010 - 25th Anniversary of Buckyball
October 20, 2008 - 35th Anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Opera House
May 17, 2008 - 125th Birthday of Walter Gropius
June 8, 2005 - Frank Lloyd Wright's 138th Birthday
June 25, 2013 - Antoni Gaudí's 161st Birthday
August 6, 2014 - Anna Castelli Ferrieri's 94th Birthday
January 19, 2016 - Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s 127th Birthday
May 4, 2016 - Jane Jacobs’ 100th birthday
May 20, 2013 - Exposición Universal de Barcelona's 125th anniversary
May 27, 2012 - 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge
January 9, 2013 - 150th Anniversary of the Tube
November 17, 2009 - Isamu Noguchi's 105th Birthday
January 15, 2014 - The 255th anniversary of the British Museum
September 4, 2013 - Kenzo Tange's 100th Birthday
August 5, 2015 - 101st Anniversary of the First Electric Traffic Signal System
March 31, 2015 - 126th Anniversary of the public opening of the Eiffel Tower
May 31, 2016 - Zaha Hadid’s First Female Pritzker Prize
You can find even more architecture-related doodles, here.
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