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How to Pronounce the Names of 22 Notable Architects

09:30 - 17 April, 2017
How to Pronounce the Names of 22 Notable Architects

There’s no doubt that one of the best things about architecture is its universality. Wherever you come from, whatever you do, however you speak, architecture has somehow touched your life. However, when one unexpectedly has to pronounce a foreign architect’s name... things can get a little tricky. This is especially the case when mispronunciation could end up making you look less knowledgeable than you really are. (If you're really unlucky, it could end up making you look stupid in front of your children and the whole world.)

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 22 architects with names that are a little difficult to pronounce, and paired them with a recording in which their names are said impeccably. Listen and repeat as many times as it takes to get it right, and you’ll be prepared for any intellectual architectural conversation that comes your way. 

A Virtual Look Into Mies van der Rohe's Core House

09:30 - 17 November, 2016

Architecture depends on its time. It is the crystallization of its inner structure, the slow unfolding of its form. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

In 1951, Mies van der Rohe designed the Core House, a participative design structure which could be completed by its inhabitants.

This flexible model challenged certain architectural concepts, explored new industrial technologies, and proposed a modular system to improve the quality and affordability of housing.

Lima de Freitas School Renovation / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos

01:00 - 23 May, 2014
Lima de Freitas School Renovation / Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos, © Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos
© Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos

© Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos © Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos © Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos © Nuno Gaspar / RCJV Arquitectos + 25

  • Architects

    Ricardo Carvalho + Joana Vilhena Arquitectos
  • Location

    Setúbal, Portugal
  • Category

  • Architecture

    Ricardo Carvalho e Joana Vilhena
  • Project Team

    Joana Vilhena, Ricardo Carvalho, Angela Marquito, José Maria Rhodes Sérgio, José Roque, Francisco Costa, Nuno Gaspar e Sebastião Taquenho
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photography

Center for High Yield - Rowing Pocinho / Alvaro Fernandes Andrade

01:00 - 28 January, 2014
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects

  • Location

    Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Portugal
  • Category

  • Architectural Coordination

    spacialAR-TE - Arqto. Alvaro Andrade Fernandes
  • Process Manager

    mpt, Lda. - Eng. Paula Teles
  • Architectural Colaborators

    Aqta. Ana Rute Costa, Arqto.André Bevilacqua, Arqto. Marcelo Altieri e Arqta. Daniela Teixeira ,Arqto. Daniel Geada, Arqto. Luís Romero, Arqto. Nilton Marques e Arqta. Paula Cicuto
  • Area

    8000.0 m2
  • Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 132