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Top Ten Architects in the World

Daniel ​Libeskind​
Daniel ​Libeskind​

Daniel Libeskind is one of the most diverse and multifaceted figures in the world of contemporary creativity.

source: inexhibit.com
Richard Meier​
Richard Meier​

As well as the billion-dollar Getty Center, his firm, Richard Meier and Partners Architects, has built high-profile projects around the world, including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and the Jubilee Church in Rome.

Steven Holl​
Steven Holl​

Steven Holl Architects is an internationally recognized, innovative architecture and urban design firm based in New York. The firm specializes in educational and cultural projects.

Charles ​Correa​
Charles ​Correa​

Charles Mark Correa (1 September 1930 – 16 June 2015) was an Indian master architect, urban planner and activist. Credited for the creation of modern architecture in post-Independent India, he was celebrated for his sensitivity to the needs of the urban poor and for his use of traditional methods and materials.

Toyo Ito​
Toyo Ito​

Toyo Ito, Japanese Itō Toyo-o, (born June 1, 1941, Seoul, Korea [now in South Korea]), Japanese architect who is known for his innovative designs and for taking a fresh approach to each of his projects.

Moisei ​Ginzburg​
Moisei ​Ginzburg​

Moisei Ginzburg – that’s him in front of the middle lady in white – he wrote the manifesto of Constructivist architecture in 1924. He did study architecture in Italy where he met The Futurists. He did generally agree with their stance – apart from their total rejection of history.

Manfredo ​Tafuri​
Manfredo ​Tafuri​

Manfredo Tafuri (Rome, 4 November 1935 – Venice, 23 February 1994), an Italian architect, historian, theoretician, critic and academic, was arguably the world's most important architectural historian of the second half of the 20th century.[1] He is noted for his pointed critiques of the partisan "operative criticism" of previous architectural ...

Toshiko Mori​
Toshiko Mori​

Toshiko Mori has been named to Architectural Digest's 2014 AD100 list, which honors the world's top talents in architecture and design. “Since 1990 Architectural Digest has been naming the world’s preeminent architects and designers to a select group known as the AD100.

source: tmarch.com
Farshid ​Moussavi​
Farshid ​Moussavi​

Farshid Moussavi as one of “Five top women in world architecture” CNN. Farshid Moussavi as one of “Five top women in world architecture ...

Raj Rewal​
Raj Rewal​

Raj Rewal Associates is based in Delhi and has been in practice for the last 35 years. The architectural firm has been acclaimed for its housing projects and urban design and public buildings.

source: rajrewal.in
Antony ​Gormley​
Antony ​Gormley​

In fact the world immediately beyond Gormley’s automatic steel gate, a landscape of cranes and construction, where the same mechanical noises echo around the streets, is an exemplar of exactly what he is talking about.

source: ft.com
Nadir Afonso​
Nadir Afonso​

Formally trained in architecture, which he practiced early in his career with Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer, Nadir Afonso later studied painting in Paris and became one of the pioneers of Kinetic art, working alongside Victor Vasarely, Fernand Léger, Auguste Herbin, and André Bloc.

Donald Judd​
Donald Judd​

Donald Judd (June 3, 1928 – February 12, 1994) was an American artist associated with minimalism (a term he nonetheless stridently disavowed). In his work, Judd sought autonomy and clarity for the constructed object and the space created by it, ultimately achieving a rigorously democratic presentation without compositional hierarchy.

Abdel-Wahed ​El-Wakil​
Abdel-Wahed ​El-Wakil​

In 1988, El-Wakil was accorded the title of Professor by the International Academy of Architecture and the International Union of Architects. In 1989, El-Wakil acquired a second Aga Khan Award for the design of the Corniche Mosque in Jeddah.