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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?
Solitude Palace
Lincoln Memorial
The Royal Scottish Academy
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.
Aldo Rossi
Frank Owen Gehry
Frank Lloyd Wright
Michael Graves

Question 3:


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

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.
Rococo
Gothic
Art Nouveau
Neo-Grec

Question 6:


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

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 Wonders’
‘Stalin’s Seven Sisters’
‘Stalin’s Seven Brothers’
‘Stalin’s Seven Giants’

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
La Scala
Metropolitan Opera
Sydney Opera House

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.
Federal Hall
The White House
Williams Tower
The Chrysler Building

Question 10:


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

 


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