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  • 1. 

    Is the most famous for the eye catching tower he constructed in Paris for the       exposition universally of 1889 work of Eiffel tower.

    • A.

      Alexandre Gustav Eiffel

    • B.

      Alexander Gustav Eiffel

    • C.

      Alex Gustav Eiffel

    • D.

      Alex Gustavio Eiffel

    Correct Answer
    A. Alexandre Gustav Eiffel
  • 2. 

    One of the pioneers of the modern movement in American architecture. Work         auditorium building, U.S.

    • A.

      Daniel Burnham

    • B.

      Louis Henry Sullivan

    • C.

      William Le Baron Jenney

    • D.

      Alexander Gustav Eiffel

    Correct Answer
    B. Louis Henry Sullivan
    Explanation
    Louis Henry Sullivan is considered one of the pioneers of the modern movement in American architecture. He is known for his innovative designs and his contributions to the development of skyscrapers. Sullivan's most famous work is the Auditorium Building in Chicago, which is considered a masterpiece of modern architecture. His designs emphasized the use of ornamentation and the integration of form and function. Sullivan's influence can be seen in the work of many architects who followed him, making him a significant figure in the history of American architecture.

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  • 3. 

    Arch of the famous Twin Tower World Trade Center.

    • A.

      Yamasaki and Roth

    • B.

      I.M. Pei

    • C.

      Brunelleschi

    • D.

      William Le Baron Jenney

    Correct Answer
    A. Yamasaki and Roth
    Explanation
    Yamasaki and Roth are the architects who designed the famous Twin Tower World Trade Center.

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  • 4. 

    One of the most sublime painters and sculpture and one of the most influential        architect and draft man.

    • A.

      Michael Angelo

    • B.

      Palazzo Ducale

    • C.

      Richard Kipling

    • D.

      Brunelleschi

    Correct Answer
    B. Palazzo Ducale
    Explanation
    Palazzo Ducale is the correct answer because it is a famous architectural landmark in Venice, Italy. It was the residence of the Doge of Venice and the seat of the Venetian government. The building is known for its Gothic architecture and intricate details, making it a masterpiece of Renaissance art and design. The reference to "one of the most sublime painters and sculpture and one of the most influential architect and draft man" suggests that the answer is related to a renowned architectural work, which fits with Palazzo Ducale.

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  • 5. 

    The influential architect born in 1508 I Padua. He designed the Palazzo Chierecati,        Vicencia, Italy. Known as the grandest town residence.

    • A.

      Holland

    • B.

      Andrea di Pietro Della Gondola

    • C.

      Robert Adam

    • D.

      Peter Behrens

    Correct Answer
    B. Andrea di Pietro Della Gondola
    Explanation
    Andrea di Pietro Della Gondola is the correct answer because he was an influential architect born in 1508 in Padua. He is also known as Palladio and is famous for designing the Palazzo Chierecati in Vicenza, Italy, which is considered one of the grandest town residences.

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  • 6. 

    Scottish architect and designer who was prominent in the arts and crafts movement in        Great Britain.

    • A.

      Charles Mackintosh

    • B.

      Robert Adam

    • C.

      Peter Behrens

    • D.

      Mies Van de Rohe

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles Mackintosh
    Explanation
    Charles Mackintosh was a Scottish architect and designer who played a prominent role in the arts and crafts movement in Great Britain. He is known for his innovative and modernist approach to design, particularly in his use of geometric shapes and clean lines. Mackintosh's work had a significant influence on the development of modern architecture and design. His designs often incorporated elements of nature and symbolism, and he was known for his attention to detail and craftsmanship. Mackintosh's contributions to the arts and crafts movement made him a key figure in the history of design.

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  • 7. 

    Received the “Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinanagan “award for the city of manila, who        is the architect?

    • A.

      Philip Recto

    • B.

      Tomas Mapua

    • C.

      Juan Nakpil

    • D.

      Antonio Toledo

    Correct Answer
    B. Tomas Mapua
    Explanation
    Tomas Mapua is the architect who received the "Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinanagan" award for the city of Manila.

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  • 8. 

    In 1989 he received the prtzker prize commonly referred to as “The Noble of       Architecture” the loftiest recognition. It is a lifetime achievement award granted to       living architect whose body of work represents a superlative contribution to the field.

    • A.

      Minoru Yamasaki

    • B.

      Renzo Piano

    • C.

      Frank Gehry

    • D.

      Kenzo Tange

    Correct Answer
    C. Frank Gehry
    Explanation
    Frank Gehry received the Pritzker Prize in 1989, which is often called "The Nobel of Architecture." This prestigious award is given to a living architect who has made exceptional contributions to the field throughout their career. Gehry's body of work is considered to be of the highest caliber and has had a significant impact on the field of architecture.

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  • 9. 

    His first designs were drawings of fantastic architectural visions in steel and glass as       well as costume and poster design.

    • A.

      Norman Foster

    • B.

      Frank Gehry

    • C.

      Ieoh Ming Pei

    • D.

      Erich Mendelsohn

    Correct Answer
    D. Erich Mendelsohn
    Explanation
    Erich Mendelsohn is the correct answer because the statement mentions that his first designs were drawings of architectural visions in steel and glass, as well as costume and poster design. This aligns with Mendelsohn's style, as he was known for his expressionist architecture using modern materials like steel and glass. Additionally, he also worked in other design fields such as costume and poster design.

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  • 10. 

    Much of his works has been described as post modern, since he rejected the excessive       abstractionism of architects such as Le Corbusier and strove instead to incorporate the       valid elements of older style.

    • A.

      Kahn, Louis

    • B.

      Maxwell, Fry

    • C.

      Ieoh Ming Pei

    • D.

      Marcel Breuer

    Correct Answer
    A. Kahn, Louis
    Explanation
    Louis Kahn is the correct answer because the passage describes how his works have been described as post-modern, indicating that he rejected excessive abstractionism and incorporated valid elements of older styles. This aligns with Kahn's architectural approach, which blended modernist principles with historical references and a focus on materials and craftsmanship.

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  • 11. 

    Spanish architects, one of the most creative practitioners of his art in modern times.        His style is often described as a blend of neo-gothic and art nouveau, but is also has        surrealist and cubist elements.

    • A.

      Marcel Breuer

    • B.

      Antonio Gaudi

    • C.

      Adolf Loos

    • D.

      . Lucio Costa

    Correct Answer
    B. Antonio Gaudi
    Explanation
    Antonio Gaudi is the correct answer because the passage describes the architect as one of the most creative practitioners of his art in modern times, with a style that combines neo-gothic and art nouveau elements, as well as surrealist and cubist influences. This description matches Gaudi's unique architectural style, which is characterized by its imaginative and ornate designs, as seen in his most famous work, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

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  • 12. 

    One of the world’s 1st futurist and global thinkers. His 1927 decision to work always        and only for all humanity led him to address the largest global problems of poverty,        disease and homelessness.

    • A.

      Kenzo Tange

    • B.

      Daniel Burnham

    • C.

      Buckminster Fuller

    • D.

      Frank Gehry

    Correct Answer
    C. Buckminster Fuller
    Explanation
    Buckminster Fuller is known as one of the world's first futurists and global thinkers. In 1927, he made the decision to work exclusively for the betterment of all humanity. This led him to focus on addressing major global issues such as poverty, disease, and homelessness. Fuller's dedication to finding solutions for these problems sets him apart from the other options listed.

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  • 13. 

    In his practice he explores the use of indigenous materials infused with current       technological trends to bring a new dimension in designs.

    • A.

      Tomas Mapua

    • B.

      Leandro Locsin

    • C.

      Juan Nakpil

    • D.

      Francisco Manosa

    Correct Answer
    D. Francisco Manosa
    Explanation
    Francisco Manosa is the correct answer because the statement mentions that he explores the use of indigenous materials infused with current technological trends to bring a new dimension in designs. This suggests that Francisco Manosa is known for incorporating traditional materials with modern technology in his designs, which sets him apart from the other architects listed.

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  • 14. 

    Afterwards became deeply involved in the design and building of French railways              and bridges. He worked on structures such as bridge across the Garonne River, train       stations at Toulouse and again in France.

    • A.

      Gustave Eiffel

    • B.

      Norman Foster

    • C.

      Ieoh Ming Pei

    • D.

      Alvar Aalto

    Correct Answer
    A. Gustave Eiffel
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Gustave Eiffel because the passage mentions that the person became deeply involved in the design and building of French railways and bridges. Gustave Eiffel is well-known for his involvement in the construction of the Eiffel Tower, which is a famous landmark in France and a testament to his expertise in bridge and structural engineering. Therefore, based on the information provided, Gustave Eiffel is the most suitable answer.

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  • 15. 

    He has actively promoted the use of native architectural forms and indigenous        nationals such as bamboo and thatch, in the creation of a distinctively Filipino        architecture.

    • A.

      Philip Recto

    • B.

      Francisco Manosa

    • C.

      Juan Nakpil

    • D.

      Antonio Toledo

    Correct Answer
    B. Francisco Manosa
    Explanation
    Francisco Manosa is the correct answer because he is known for actively promoting the use of native architectural forms and indigenous materials such as bamboo and thatch in Filipino architecture.

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  • 16. 

    French-born, Brazilian architect and urban planner.

    • A.

      Daniel Burnham

    • B.

      Lucio Costa

    • C.

      Oscar Niemeyer

    • D.

      Eliel Saarinen

    Correct Answer
    B. Lucio Costa
    Explanation
    Lucio Costa is the correct answer because he was a French-born Brazilian architect and urban planner. He is known for his significant contributions to the design of Brasília, the capital city of Brazil. Costa's modernist approach and his collaboration with Oscar Niemeyer resulted in the creation of a unique and innovative urban plan for Brasília, which has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. His work reflects his understanding of architecture and urban planning, making him a notable figure in the field.

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  • 17. 

    This famous axiom “Each one sees whatever he wishes to see” belongs to,

    • A.

      Daniel Burnham

    • B.

      Peter Behrens

    • C.

      Oscar Niemeyer

    • D.

      Lucio Costa

    Correct Answer
    D. Lucio Costa
    Explanation
    Lucio Costa is the correct answer because this famous axiom reflects his belief that perception is subjective and influenced by individual desires and biases. It suggests that people tend to see what they want to see, rather than objective reality. This aligns with Costa's philosophy of architecture, which emphasized the importance of individual interpretation and experience in the built environment. Costa was a Brazilian architect and urban planner known for his design of Brasília, the capital city of Brazil.

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  • 18. 

    This philosophy “When change needs, asks a stranger” belongs to,

    • A.

      Peter Behrens

    • B.

      Marcel Breuer

    • C.

      Oscar Niemeyer

    • D.

      Robert Adams

    Correct Answer
    A. Peter Behrens
    Explanation
    The philosophy "When change needs, asks a stranger" belongs to Peter Behrens.

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  • 19. 

    He was the architect in his time that receives his license as award at his 60’s or at the        age of 60 yrs. old.

    • A.

      Louis Sullivan

    • B.

      Buckminster Fuller

    • C.

      Antonio Gaudi

    • D.

      Paul Rudolf

    Correct Answer
    B. Buckminster Fuller
    Explanation
    Buckminster Fuller is the correct answer because he was an architect who received his license as an award at the age of 60. This distinguishes him from the other options, Louis Sullivan, Antonio Gaudi, and Paul Rudolf, who did not receive their licenses at the age of 60.

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  • 20. 

    An important Scottish architect who was particularly known for his interiors based on        classical decoration.

    • A.

      Mackintosh Charles

    • B.

      . Marcel Breuer

    • C.

      . Robert Adam

    • D.

      Mies van de Rohe

    Correct Answer
    C. . Robert Adam
    Explanation
    Robert Adam is the correct answer because he was a renowned Scottish architect known for his interiors that were inspired by classical decoration. He was a prominent figure in the Neoclassical movement and his designs often incorporated elements such as columns, arches, and ornate detailing. Adam's work had a significant influence on architecture and interior design during the 18th century and his style is still admired and referenced today.

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  • 21. 

    To whom does this philosophy belongs to, “Where the architects task is to restore a correct order of values… it is still the architects duty to attempt to humanize age of machines. But this should not be done without regard for form”

    • A.

      Peter Behrens

    • B.

      Oscar Niemeyer

    • C.

      Marcel Breuer

    • D.

      Alvar Aalto

    Correct Answer
    D. Alvar Aalto
  • 22. 

    His insistence on the importance of design and formal expression in our lives, and his       adept handling of materials, light and space, explained why he is one of the great        architects of the 20th century.

    • A.

      Alvar Aalto

    • B.

      Robert Adam

    • C.

      Richard Meier

    • D.

      Renzo Piano

    Correct Answer
    A. Alvar Aalto
    Explanation
    The given statement highlights the importance of design and formal expression in our lives, as well as the skillful handling of materials, light, and space. This explanation suggests that the architect mentioned must be someone who is known for their expertise in these areas. Among the options provided, Alvar Aalto is a renowned architect of the 20th century who is known for his emphasis on design and his ability to create harmonious spaces using natural materials and light. Therefore, the correct answer is Alvar Aalto.

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  • 23. 

    He was called “Masters master” where his students are architects like Gropius, Breuer          and Van de Rohe.

    • A.

      Eric Mendelsohn

    • B.

      Peter Behrens

    • C.

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • D.

      Vitruvius

    Correct Answer
    B. Peter Behrens
    Explanation
    Peter Behrens was called the "Masters master" because he was a highly influential figure in the field of architecture and taught many notable architects, including Gropius, Breuer, and Van de Rohe. He was known for his innovative and modernist approach to design, which had a significant impact on the development of architecture in the early 20th century. His teachings and mentorship played a crucial role in shaping the careers of his students, earning him the title of the "Masters master."

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  • 24. 

    A German architect who uses more representational styles which has been called       “Scrapped Classicism”

    • A.

      Robert Adam

    • B.

      Daniel Burnham

    • C.

      Peter Behrens

    • D.

      Alvar Aalto

    Correct Answer
    C. Peter Behrens
    Explanation
    Peter Behrens is a German architect known for his use of more representational styles, which have been referred to as "Scrapped Classicism." This suggests that Behrens incorporates elements of classicism in his architectural designs, but with a more modern and innovative approach.

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  • 25. 

    Architect of the “Reliance Building” in Chicago.

    • A.

      Eero Saarinen

    • B.

      Oscar Niemeyer

    • C.

      Eliel Saarinen

    • D.

      Daniel Burnham

    Correct Answer
    D. Daniel Burnham
    Explanation
    Daniel Burnham is the correct answer because he was the architect of the "Reliance Building" in Chicago. Burnham was a prominent American architect and urban planner who played a significant role in the development of the city of Chicago. The Reliance Building, completed in 1895, is one of his notable works and is considered a masterpiece of early skyscraper design. Burnham's innovative use of steel and glass in the building's construction helped pave the way for modern architecture.

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  • 26. 

    This famous dictum, “I am neither a capitalist nor a socialist, I am not a religious or        an atheist” belongs to.

    • A.

      Lucio Costa

    • B.

      Buckminster Fuller

    • C.

      Pier Luigi Nervi

    • D.

      Oscar Niemeyer

    Correct Answer
    A. Lucio Costa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lucio Costa. The given dictum states that the person does not identify as a capitalist or a socialist, nor as religious or atheist. Lucio Costa was a Brazilian architect and urban planner who is best known for his role in designing the city of Brasília, the capital of Brazil. This dictum reflects Costa's belief in not aligning himself with any specific ideology or religious belief.

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  • 27. 

    Architect who leads the development of the ‘Quezon Memorial Circle” in Quezon City.

    • A.

      Juan Nakpil

    • B.

      Froilan Hong

    • C.

      Federico Ilustre

    • D.

      Philip Recto

    Correct Answer
    C. Federico Ilustre
    Explanation
    Federico Ilustre designed the Quezon Memorial Shrine, a 66-meter (217 ft) monument comprising three interconnected pylons. Situated at the heart of the Quezon Memorial Circle, a prominent park in Quezon City, it stands as a significant landmark in the area.

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  • 28. 

    Eiffel tower I  Paris stands.

    • A.

      982 ft.

    • B.

      983 ft.

    • C.

      984 ft.

    • D.

      985 ft.

    Correct Answer
    C. 984 ft.
    Explanation
    The Eiffel Tower in Paris stands at a height of 984 ft.

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  • 29. 

    . “Starting with holes” belongs to architect

    • A.

      Mies van de Rohe

    • B.

      Oscar Niemeyer

    • C.

      Renzo Piano

    • D.

      Buckminster Fuller

    Correct Answer
    D. Buckminster Fuller
    Explanation
    Buckminster Fuller is the correct answer because he was an architect known for his innovative designs and use of technology. He popularized the concept of geodesic domes, which are structures made up of interconnected triangles that are both strong and lightweight. This concept of starting with holes, or voids, in the structure and then filling them in with material is a key aspect of Fuller's design philosophy. He believed in maximizing efficiency and sustainability in architecture, and his designs often incorporated principles of nature and science.

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  • 30. 

    “A house is a machine to live in” philosophy belongs to

    • A.

      Le Corbusier

    • B.

      Peter Behrens

    • C.

      Frank Lloyd Wright

    • D.

      Louis Sullivan

    Correct Answer
    A. Le Corbusier
    Explanation
    Le Corbusier is the correct answer because he is known for his philosophy that a house is a machine to live in. He believed in functionalism and the idea that architecture should prioritize efficiency and practicality. Le Corbusier's designs often incorporated modern materials and technology to create buildings that were not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional for the occupants. His belief in the house as a machine to live in had a significant influence on modern architecture.

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  • 31. 

    He paid great attention to the detailing of the structure, which he attributed to his        father’s teachings about craftsmanship.

    • A.

      Robert Adams

    • B.

      Mies van de Rohe

    • C.

      Antonio Gaudi

    • D.

      Frank Gehry

    Correct Answer
    B. Mies van de Rohe
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mies van de Rohe. Mies van de Rohe was known for his attention to detail and his emphasis on craftsmanship in his architectural designs. This aligns with the statement that the individual paid great attention to the detailing of the structure, which he attributed to his father's teachings about craftsmanship.

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  • 32. 

    One of his stylish choice which are circles and squares were used in his design         solutions.

    • A.

      Buckminster Fuller

    • B.

      Oscar Niemeyer

    • C.

      Richard Meier

    • D.

      Pier Luigi Nervi

    Correct Answer
    C. Richard Meier
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that "circles and squares were used in his design solutions." Among the given options, Richard Meier is known for incorporating geometric shapes, including circles and squares, in his architectural designs. Therefore, Richard Meier is the correct answer.

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  • 33. 

    His contributions where the advocacy of the idea of planning rooms by volume.

    • A.

      Oscar Niemeyer

    • B.

      Lucio Costa

    • C.

      Marcel Breuer

    • D.

      Adolf Loos

    Correct Answer
    A. Oscar Niemeyer
    Explanation
    Oscar Niemeyer is the correct answer because he was known for advocating the idea of planning rooms by volume. This means that he believed in designing spaces based on their overall size and shape, rather than focusing solely on individual elements or details. Niemeyer's approach to architecture was characterized by his use of curves and organic forms, and he believed that the volume of a space should be the primary consideration in its design. His contributions to modern architecture, particularly his work on the design of Brasília, reflect his belief in planning rooms by volume.

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