Famous architecture can be instantly recognized from anywhere in the world. You can see a photograph of a famous building, and get an instant sense of its larger context like its location’s culture, architect’s style, and timely era. In other words, famous architecture can become iconic. But, why does this happen? Why do some buildings get all the fame, while others sit quietly by, doing their respective “jobs”? And perhaps the more pertinent question becomes — Do you want your architecture to reach iconic heights, putting it in the realm of famous architecture, instantly recognized by people everywhere?
There are certain qualities that seem to follow suit when it comes to famous architecture. These qualities are authenticity, uniqueness and whether or not the building is innovative in any way. You see, authenticity shows that a building sits within its surrounding context well, while contributing toward it in its own right. Uniqueness lends itself toward [Read more…]