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Architecture 101

written by: Eve
 
Architecture combines art and science in one. Take this quiz and learn more about architectural styles, architects and their breathtaking creations.

Question 1:


The Baroque period of architecture is characterized by vivid colours, luxurious materials and elaborate surface textures. Which of these buildings is an example of typical Baroque architecture?
The Royal Scottish Academy
Solitude Palace
Lincoln Memorial
St Peter’s Basilica

Question 2:


When a client complained that the roof in his building leaks, this famous architect who had designed the building replied: ‘That’s how you can tell it’s a roof’. Another work of his was the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Michael Graves
Frank Owen Gehry
Aldo Rossi
Frank Lloyd Wright

Question 3:


This annually awarded architecture prize is usually referred to as ‘The Nobel Prize for Architecture’.
Aga Khan Award
Thomas Jefferson Medal
Stirling Prize
Pritzker Architecture Prize

Question 4:


This architecture style is characterized by the use of materials such as stainless steel and aluminium. It aimed at nontraditional elegance that symbolizes wealth and sophistication. It originated in Europe in 1920s and formed its name in 1925 at the World’s Fair, held in Paris.
Art Deco
Rococo
Baroque
Archigram

Question 5:


Sharply pointed spires, stained glass and pointed arches are typical for this architecture style. It is mainly associated with cathedrals and other religious buildings.
Art Nouveau
Rococo
Neo-Grec
Gothic

Question 6:


This Spanish architect designed La Sagrada Familia, one of the most famous buildings in Barcelona.
Antonio Gaudi
Mario Botta
Carlo Scarpa
Alvar Aalto

Question 7:


There are seven tall buildings in Moscow, regarded as typical examples of Stalinist Architecture. What are these similarly designed buildings referred to?
‘Stalin’s Seven Brothers’
‘Stalin’s Seven Wonders’
‘Stalin’s Seven Giants’
‘Stalin’s Seven Sisters’

Question 8:


The groundbreaking design of this building was created by Danish architect, Jorn Utzon. It is located by the sea, and its roof resembles white sails.
Carnegie Hall
Sydney Opera House
Metropolitan Opera
La Scala

Question 9:


The construction of this famous building was completed on November 1st, 1800. It was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban, who was inspired by the Leinster House in Dublin.
The Chrysler Building
Federal Hall
The White House
Williams Tower

Question 10:


This architectural term, which refers to a free-standing bell-tower, comes from Italian and means 'a high bell tower'.
Campanile
Triforium
Mensole
Cellula

 


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