QUIZ: Can You Name These Starchitects by Their Distinguishing Features?

Posted On Fri, June 26, 2015 By

Posted On Fri, June 26, 2015 By In quizzes, Starchitecture

Is it his rounded spectacles that give him away? Or is it that perfectly touseled hair? And her? That mane totally says Zaha Hadid.

When it comes to architecture you may know your post-modern from your mid-century, but how familiar are you with the famed names that have shaped architecture’s most important movements? This fun quiz called The Distinguishing Features Game is quite the brain teaser and comes courtesy of “Archi-Graphic,” an upcoming book of more than 60 arch-centric infographics from author, architect and assistant professor at the Faye Jones School of Architecture, University of Arkansas, Frank Jacobus.

starchitecture distinguishing features game

Each of the images in the game were sketched out by Jacobus himself, and with the help of 20 of his students, they spent about a year turning the hand-drawings into digital files.

The book overall takes a very light-hearted and tongue-in-cheek look at the architecture profession, which can oftentimes take itself a little too seriously. Some of the other infografs featured in the publication include the kinds of architecture favored by dictators, the love affairs of architects, and of course the ‘starchitect’ factor (i.e. the number of Google hits a architect has versus the number of buildings they’ve actually built). Jacobus also doesn’t skip out on putting the profession in the hot seat, also taking on issues related to the lack of women in the industry as well as ethnic diversity.

Archi-Graphic won’t be officially released until October, but for now you can play The Distinguishing Features Game in our gallery below. (Answer key here)

[Via Fast Co.]


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