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Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

American inventor of the Geodesic Dome and the principle


of Synergetics, who influenced High Tech leaders,
especially Norman Foster
MORE WITH LESS a philosophy concerned with the
efficient use of materials and technology for energy and
cost-efficient designs, for the benefit of humanity.

Eero Saarinen (1910-1961)


Finnish architect
noted for his highly expressionist work reflected in the
sculptural forms of his buildings using reinforced concrete
studied architecture and sculpture
influenced by Mies van der Rohe and Antonio Gaudi

Buck Fuller, DYMAXION HOUSE,


Wichita, Kansas, 1946

Buck Fuller,
U.S. PAVILION - 1967 Exposition,
Montreal, Canada

Eero Saarinen, M.I.T. AUDITORIUM,


Massachussets, 1962

Eero Saarinen,
T.W.A. TERMINAL, J.F.K. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT,
New York, 1962

Eero Saarinen, DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT,


Washington, 1962

Philip Johnson (1906-

controversial architect who worked in the modern


and, later, in the postmodern style
together with Henry Russell-Hitchcock, curated an
exhibition entitled Modern Architecture: An International
Exhibition from which the International Style came from
for his masters thesis, built the Glass House
whose concept was borrowed from van der Rohes
Farnsworth House
worked with Mies van der Rohe and together they
designed the Seagram Building
designed the AT& T Headquarters, considered as the
first postmodern skyscraper
The only cardinal sin in building is boredom.
- JOHNSON

Philip Johnson,
(above) THE GLASS HOUSE,
Connecticut, 1949
(left) THE SEAGRAM BUILDING,
New York, 1958
(with Mies van der Rohe)

Philip Johnson,
AT&T HEADQUARTERS,
New York, 1979

Michael Graves (1934-

one of the New York Five or The Five Whites, together with
Richard Meier, Peter Eisenman, Charles Gwathmey and
John Hejduk, known for their white, modernist designs
in the mid-70s, abandoned modernism and became a
famous figure in the postmodern camp
successfully brought the postmodern style from the
academe to the public through the design of the
controversial Portland Building in 1983.
diverted architecture from modernist abstraction to
restore literacy to readers and users of the building
I believe that people make natural associations with form,
color, and the composition of elements while decoration
and detailing help communicate a buildings purpose.
-GRAVES

Michael Graves,
HANSELMANN HOUSE,
Indiana, 1967

Michael Graves,
SNYDERMAN HOUSE,
Indiana, 1972

Michael Graves,
PLOCEK HOUSE, 1982

Michael Graves,
PORTLAND BUILDING,
Oregon, 1983

Michael Graves,
WORLD TRADE EXCHANGE BLDG.,
Binondo, Manila

Arquitectonica
Miami-based firm composed of Bernardo Fort- Brescia
and Laurinda Spears
works are influenced by both Modernism and
Postmodernism
pursued the style of an unconventional modernism,
both abstract and romantic, playful as well as dramatic
and forceful

Arquitectonica,
THE PINK HOUSE,
Miami, Florida

Arquitectonica,
ATLANTIS CONDOMINIUM,

Miami, 1982

Arquitectonica,
ATLANTIS CONDOMINIUM,

Miami, 1982

Arquitectonica,
BANCO DE CREDITO,

Peru, 1988

Arquitectonica,
PACIFIC PLAZA TOWERS,

Fort Bonifacio Global City,


Philippines