Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Quiz Time: Guess the Building

It occurs to me that it might be interesting to try a little quiz on you that I gave the students in the lecture I gave in May. Here's the deal: if you wanna play, just for funsies, post your answers as a comment. I'll hold off on posting all the comments for a day or so in order to give all my peeps some time before "pencils down." Whatchu do is write the letter of the following pictures for your guess of the answer. Bear in mind that some of these questions have more than one answer. So, have a look and give it a shot. And yes, I know that I have some architects in the my readership. You can play, too, my peoples.

The questions:
  1. Which of these do you think is a church?
  2. Which do you think is a government building?
  3. Which do you think is a train station?
  4. Which is a residence?
  5. Which is a business or office building?
  6. Which of these do you think was built before the Civil War (which was 1861-1865, for those that got a D in History)?

Building A:

Building B:

Building C:
Building D:


Building E:


Building F:

Good luck, and may Philip Johnson be with you!

5 comments:

faded said...

Building A is a residence. I do not know who designed it.

Building B is Kings Cross train station. It wsa designed by Lewis Cubitt.

Building C is the Johnson Wax headquarters designed by Frnak Lloyed Wright

Building D is in Boston. It is located on Coply Plaza near the Copley Plaza Hotel. I cannot remeber the name of the building. I remeber the building after staying at the Copley Plaza Hotel. This buuilding is close to the I.M.Pie's John Handcock Tower that had its' windows blow out.

Building E. I do not have a clue.
It looks like a government building.

Building F is Notre Dame du Haut designed by Le Corbusier.

Building B was built before the Civil War in 1852.

St. Blogwen said...

Okay . . . It's been ages, but I'll play, and I won't cheat and get out my Architecture History books, either.

1. F-- Corb's chapel at Ronchamp, right? Ditto D. That's H. H. Richardson's Trinity Church in Boston.
2. E-- Maybe. Can't recall ever seeing this one.
3. B-- Whose competition entry is that? Nice rendering.
4. A-- Unless it's been converted to something else? (LOL!)
5. C-- And it feels very much like Mr. Wright's work, but I can't put my finger on which one. Or something inspired by him?
6. My gut feeling tells me, none of them.

And re: the late Mr. Johnson: Those who live in glass houses shouldn't stow thrones!

Wilderness Gina said...

Ok stab in de dark.
A is a house (prob victorian tho not HIGH vic)
Bldg B is a giant state-the-art(for the time) train station
Bldg C is Office Space
Bldg D is Pre Civil War (cause it's all by it's lonesome- the only bldg with style)
Bldg E is a State Haus (Colorado mebee?)
Bldg F is some dumb asses idea of a church.
How'd I do?

LP said...

1. D and F are churches - Trinity Church, Boston and Notre Dame du Haut in Ronchamp, FR

2. E - Massachusetts State House, Boston

3. B - (i don't know where, but it is some kind of neo-roman/italianate thang)

4. A (i don't know where, but it is Victorian, maybe Southern, too)

5. C The Johnson Wax Building by FLLW in Racine, WI

6. E (another difficult one - MA State house.)

Xtine said...

1. Which of these do you think is a church?
D


2. Which do you think is a government building?
E


3. Which do you think is a train station?
B


4. Which is a residence?
F


5. Which is a business or office building?
C


6. Which of these do you think was built before the Civil War (which was 1861-1865, for those that got a D in History)?
A



By the way...maybe change the file names before you add them to Blogger? I answered my questions before looking at that, but I was curious as to whether or not you left the answers out in the open :-P