August 16, 2007


image courtesy of ©Mary Ann Sullivan
Professor Emerita of English and Art History, Bluffton University

it is time to play who's the architect?

St. Louis Abbey (or the Priory Chapel) completed in 1962, by architects Gyo Obata of HOK (Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum) Pier Luigi Nervi was the structural engineer.

close but no winners

7 comments:

César said...

Although it looks very much like him, it's not Felix Candela, is it?

Marcos Barinas Uribe said...

Pier Luigi Nervi. . .

:: Suzanne :: said...

no idea who the architect is, but stumbled across your blog and am really enjoying it.

remytherestless said...

saarinen?

Israel Mapp said...

Oscar Neimeyer?

Marcos Barinas Uribe said...

It is difficult to me to think of Pier Luigi Nervi as a structural engineer ( at least the way we think of them in this century ). Without his input in the use of hyperbolic structures ( innovative in 1962 ) this chapel wouldn't be possible. The original design by Gyo Obata was actually changed by the recomendations of Master Nervi.

So, what if we consider this sweepstake a tie?

It is Gyo Obata AND Pier Luigi Nervi

Anonymous said...

Architect Gyo Obata's design for a potential Cincinnati skyscraper as described in an Associated Press story (Dec. 27, 2007) with a photograph of an artist's rendering of the building looks very similar to the Chrysler Building in Manhattan, New York. A coincidence or a piece of derivative art?

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