Buildings and architecture: 10 questions

  1. Which architect links the following buildings; The Pompidou Centre in Paris, Lloyds of London, and Century Tower, Tokyo?
  2. Which architect was imprisoned for protesting against the banning of the Catalan language shortly before his death in 1926?
  3. Which American architect designed the property Falling Water for his clients the Kaufman family in 1964?
  4. What is the common nickname of the building located at 30 St Mary Axe, London?
  5. What famous building stone was used to build St Paul’s Cathedral, The Cenotaph and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine?
  6. As of November 2018, what are the tallest twin skyscrapers in the world?
  7. Which Moscow landmark was supposedly designed to resemble a bonfire rising into the sky?
  8. Which famous building, designed by Jorn Utzon and completed in 1973 after over a decade in construction, was built on the site of an old municipal tram shed?
  9. Which building in Rome, thought to have been completed in the 2nd century AD, is covered by what is still the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world?
  10. In which European capital would you find the building known as the Dancing House or the Fred and Ginger House, designed by Frank Gehry.

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  1. Which architect links the following buildings; The Pompidou Centre in Paris, Lloyds of London, and Century Tower, Tokyo?
    A: Richard Rogers
  2. Which architect was imprisoned for protesting against the banning of the Catalan language shortly before his death in 1926?
    A: Antoni Gaudi
  3. Which American architect designed the property Falling Water for his clients the Kaufman family in 1964?
    A: Frank Lloyd Wright
  4. What is the common nickname of the building located at 30 St Mary Axe, London?
    A: Gherkin
  5. What famous building stone was used to build St Paul’s Cathedral, The Cenotaph and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine?
    A: Portland Stone
  6. As of November 2018, what are the tallest twin skyscrapers in the world?
    A: Petronas Towers
  7. Which Moscow landmark was supposedly designed to resemble a bonfire rising into the sky?
    A: St. Basil’s Cathedral (lovely photo essay about the building can be found here)
  8. Which famous building, designed by Jorn Utzon and completed in 1973 after over a decade in construction, was built on the site of an old municipal tram shed?
    A: Sydney Opera House
  9. Which building in Rome, thought to have been completed in the 2nd century AD, is covered by what is still the largest unreinforced concrete dome in the world?
    A: Pantheon
  10. In which European capital would you find the building known as the Dancing House or the Fred and Ginger House, designed by Frank Gehry.
    A: Prague

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