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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
St Peter’s Basilica
The Royal Scottish Academy
Lincoln Memorial

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.
Frank Owen Gehry
Frank Lloyd Wright
Aldo Rossi
Michael Graves

Question 3:


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

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.
Baroque
Archigram
Art Deco
Rococo

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
Neo-Grec
Gothic
Art Nouveau

Question 6:


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

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 Giants’
‘Stalin’s Seven Wonders’
‘Stalin’s Seven Brothers’
‘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.
Metropolitan Opera
La Scala
Carnegie Hall
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.
The White House
Federal Hall
The Chrysler Building
Williams Tower

Question 10:


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

 


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