Architecture & Infrastructure

Architecture & Infrastructure Trivia

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In which architectural style is the Palace at Versailles built?

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The building of the Brooklyn Bridge was completed in which year?

1883

The cathedral of which Cuban city is a fine example of the Baroque style?

Havana

The Cenotaph war memorial is found in which city?

London

What is a column in the figure of a human form known as?

Caryatid

Shinkansen is a high-speed rail network which links major cities in Japan. What is the other term for Shinkansen.

The Bullet

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Who designed Crystal Palace?

Paxton Click to see the answer

Architect Jorn Utzon was what nationality?

Danish

The architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born in which year?

1867

The University of Guadalajara trains U.S. students to be what?

Doctors

In which century was the Bauhaus art school founded?

20th

What shape are volute forms if they are used in decoration?

Spirals

Since Japan is frequently hit by earthquake, what structure did they build to withstand earthquakes?

earthquake resistant structures

In which country would you find the M25?

England

In which century was Leon Battista Alberti a well known architect?

15th

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Art Deco was a major influence on architecture in which century?

20th Click to see the answer

Which architect built the Fallingwater house?

Frank Lloyd Wright

What is stonework pattern within a window often referred to as?

Tracery

Gunnar Asplund, the Nordic Classicism architect, was born in which country?

Sweden

Where was Abraj Al Bait built?

Mecca

Glass decoration over a door is called what?

Fanlight

The New York's Chrysler Building was completed in which year?

1930

Who designed the Guggenheim Museum of Art?

Frank Lloyd Wright

Where does Japan rank on the list of countries by exports and list of countries by imports?

Fourth

The United States Capitol building is what color?

White

Which of these is regarded as the most expensive building ever made?

Abraj Al Bait

The Novgorod church built as a memorial to Ilya Muromets was in which street?

Elijah Street

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A Clerestory is a row of what?

Windows Click to see the answer

The Fallingwater house can be found in which U.S. state?

Pennsylvania

Which school of Architecture did Walter Gropius found?

Bauhaus

Crystal Palace was designed by who?

John Paxton

Which British Cathedral was designed by Thomas Archer?

Birmingham

The architrave is found in which part of a building?

Roof

Who designed the Sydney Opera House?

Utzon

The Purlin would be found where in a building?

Roof

Architect Robert Adam lived during which century?

18th

In which architectural style is the Glasgow School of Art built?

Art Nouveau

Who designed the Petronas Twin Towers?

Cesar Pelli

Which of these men is a French interior designer?

Philippe Starck

In what year was Wembley Stadium rebuilt?

2006

What are clay bricks which are sun-dried known as?

Adobe

In which architectural style is the Palace of Assembly in Chandigarh built?

Brutalism

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Which English Cathedral did Basil Spence design?

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What shape does Chevron moulding occur in?

Zig Zag

What was the first Mexican building inspired by pre-hispanic motifs?

Monument to Cuauhtemoc

In which Spanish city is the Alhambra Palace located?

Granada

What is the bar dividing a window vertically called?

Mullion

In which architectural style was Lincoln Cathedral built?

Gothic

Frank Gehry was born in which country?

Canada

The Space Needle, built for the 1962 World' s Fair, is a major landmark of which city?

Seattle

Crystal Palace in London was completed in which year?

1851

Who designed the Cenotaph in London?

Luytens

Napoleon declared himself Emperor of France while in which building in Paris?

Notre Dame

Which city was planned and developed by Oscar Nieymar and Lucio Costa?

Brasilia

Which two states donated land for the building of Washington, D.C.?

Virginia and Maryland

If an arch ends in a point, what is it known as?

Ogee

Which famous bridge, opened in 1890, was designed by Benjamin Baker and John Fowler?

Forth Bridge

Which of the following is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Concepcion, Bolivia?

Iglesia De La Concepcion

Marble was used to build which of these U.S. buildings?

Lincoln Memorial

During the reign of which King was the Regency style of architecture prominent?

George IV

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The projecting part at the top of a building is known as a what?

Cornice Click to see the answer

The building the Pentagon was completed in which year?

1943

Many examples of Gaudi's architecture can be seen in which city?

Barcelona

Who designed the Burj Khalifa?

Adrian Smith

The Guggenheim Museum of Art can be found in which city?

New York

The Shard in London is a what?

Skyscraper

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was what nationality?

American

The Madera style of architecture is mainly see in what kind of building?

Cathedrals

The Compania de Jesus, Panama suffered which catastrophe?

Fire

In which architectural style was Hagia Sophia built?

Byzantine

Motorways in France are called what?

Autoroutes

In what year was Norman Foster born?

1935

Where is the Emirates Palace situated?

Abu Dubai

The M25 is a what?

A Motorway

The ancient building the Parthenon is located in which country?

Greece

The architect Alvar Aalto was of what nationality?

Finnish

Architect Norman Foster was born in which year?

1935

The lowest beam below the roof is called the what?

Architrave

The name of which of these Moscow buildings means 'citadel'?

The Kremlin

The famous Wainwright Building is situated in which city?

St. Louis

In which city would you find the Cenotaph war memorial?

London

Taxis in Russia cannot be what?

Stopped on the street

In which city would you find the Lloyd's Building?

London

The Church and Convent of St. Francis in Quito was the first Latin American building to display which artistic elements?

Mannerist

Which of the following is the tallest U.S. building?

Willis Tower

A bell tower not attached to the church is known by what name?

Campanile

The space between two arches with moulding on has what name?

Spandrel

What is the name for a type of shelter built out of snow, originally built by the Inuit?

Igloo

In which country would you find the Alhambra de Granada building?

Spain

The famous 'Lake Palace' in India, once a summer residence for royalty and now a luxury hotel, was the setting  for which action film? 

Octopussy

In which architectural style was Salisbury Cathedral built?

Gothic

The Royal Pavilion in Brighton was constructed for which King of England?

George IV

Where is Wynn Resort situated?

Las Vegas

What does an acanthus, a decorative implement, resemble?

Leaf

By what term is a grotesquely carved spout for water known?

Gargoyle

The crowning feature of a column is known as a what?

Capital

The marshrutka is a public transport similar to what?

Taxis

There are how many Petronas Towers?

Two

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What was the nationality of Architect Alvar Aalto?

Finnish Click to see the answer

Salisbury Cathedral is an example of what architectural style?

Gothic

Which of these is the newst architecture style?

Art Deco

The Millennium Dome was built by which architect?

Richard Rogers

What is the name of the crowning feature of a column?

Capital

How is an arch known if it ends in a point?

Ogee

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How many stories high is the Empire State building?

102 Click to see the answer

The Taj Mahal was constructed with which material?

White Marble

The Metro public transport system is in which Colombian city?

Medellin

What is the number one telecommunications provider in Mexico?

Telcel

Of the Greek Orders of Architecture which is the oldest?

Doric

In what year did Paxton complete Crystal Palace?

1851

A grotesquely carved spout for water is known by what term?

Gargoyle

In which city is Battersea Power Station a landmark?

London

The Autosnelweg system is found where in the world?

Netherlands

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Which English architect designed the Eden Project in Cornwall?

Grimshaw Click to see the answer

Marechal Rondon Airport is the main one for which city?

Cuiaba

The Alhambra can be found in which Spanish location?

Granada

Which of these architectual styles is the newest?

Post-Modern

Basil Spence designed which English Cathedral?

Coventry

Which Architect designed and build Blenheim palace?

Vanbrugh

In what century was Art-Deco a major influence in architecture?

20th

The Baroque style originated in which country?

Italy

What nationality is the interior designer Karim Rashid?

Egyptian

What is the number one mobile provider in the Caribbean?

Digicel

The Cenotaph war memorial in London was designed by who?

Edwin Lutyens

Which architectual style is the newest?

Neoclassical

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Where in a building would you find the Purlin?

Roof Click to see the answer

Which architect designed the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA?

Gehry

In what year was Frank Lloyd Wright born?

1867

Which of the following architectual styles is the oldest?

Gothic

Which architect invented the Geodesic Dome?

Fuller

For which King was Brighton Pavilion constructed?

George IV

Complete the name of the well known interior designer. Sophie…

Robinson

What is the name for the lowest beam below the roof?

Architrave

Which Architect produced The Greater London Plan in 1944?

Abercrombie

The Autostrada system is found where in the world?

Italy

Walter Gropis was the founder of which school of Architecture?

Bauhaus

What is the name of the Glass Decoration over a door?

Fanlight

How is a projecting part at the top of a building known?

Cornice

Will Alsop famously built which building in Peckham?

Library

The Pompidou center was built in which architectural style?

Postmodern

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Blenheim Palace was designed and built by which architect?

John Vanbrugh Click to see the answer

What nationality was the architect Frank Lloyd Wright?

American

The Finlandia Concert Hall was designed by which architect?

Alvar Aalto

Jorn Utzon's most famous work was which building?

Sydney Opera House

If Volute forms are used in decoration they are what shape?

Spirals

Which is the oldest of the Greek Orders of Architecture?

Doric

In which country was Zaha Hadid born?

Iraq

Which of the following is the oldest architecture style?

Tudor

The Geodesic Dome was popularised by which architect?

Buckminster Fuller

What is the name for a Bell Tower not attached to the church?

Campanile

William of Sens designed and built which Cathedral?

Canterbury

A column in the figure of a human form is known as a…..?

Caryatid

High volume roads in which country are known as Rodovia?

Brazil

What nationality was the Architect Joern Utzon?

Danish

Which of the following was Joern Utzon's most famous work?

Sydney Opera House

Which of these architectual styles is the oldest?

Ancient Roman

Which of these men is an interior designer?

Daniel Hopwood

How many rooms are there in the White House?

132

Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport was designed by who?

Richard Rogers

The 'Falling Water' retreat was built by which architect?

Wright

Where is the Mercury City Tower situated?

Moscow

Who designed Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport?

Rogers

Motorways in Germany are called what?

Autobahn

Where can the International Commerce center be found?

Hong Kong

Which of these is the oldest architecture style?

Georgian

Which John was the Architect behind Brighton Pavilion?

Nash

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What is the cozy interior temperature in the world famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi Sweden?

-5¬į C to -8¬įC Click to see the answer

A Stupa is the architectural construction acting a Burial Mound in which religion?

Buddhism

The BR-116 run in which direction?

North-South

Approximately what percentage of the Brazilian public has internet access?

45-50

Where is Makkah Clock Royal Tower Hotel, one of the tallest buildings in the world, situated?

Saudi Arabia

What is the Dominican Republic's second most popular mobile network?

Orange

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The Glasgow School of Art is an example of what architectural style?

Art Nouveau Click to see the answer

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is an example of which style of architecture?

Byzantine

The house for William Thomas Beckford at Fonthill Abbey was built by who?

James Wyatt

What is the name for the space between two arches with moulding on?

Spandrel

With a capacity for 220,000 spectators, in which capital city is Strahov, the largest stadium in the world?

Prague

The victory goddess Victoria and her chariot on the top of the Brandenburger Gate in Berlin spent the years between 1806 and 1814 in which capital city?

Paris

In which era was the first Spanish highway network established?

1780s

The controversial architectural book <i>Super City</i> was written by who?

Will Alsop

Which of the following is the name of a Roman Order of Architecture?

Tuscan

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The Regency style of Architecture was prominent in the reign of which King?

George IV Click to see the answer

Benjamin Baker and John Fowler designed which famous bridge opened in 1890?

Forth Rail

The Gothic Chartes Cathedral in France has famous stained glass windows which produce which unique color? 

Chartes Blue

Oscar Nieymar designed the majority of the buildings in which Costa designed town?

Brasilia

Which famous castle was the inspiration for the Disney theme park castle?

Neuschwanstein Castle

Which goddess of victory is riding a chariot on the Brandenberger Gate in Berlin?

Victoria

The Greater London Plan was produced by which architect in 1944?

Patrick Abercrombie

During a WWII air raid the firemen in Freiburg im Breisgau used what to put out the fire in the historic Kaufhaus after they ran out of water?

Wine

In which style of architecture is the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul built?

Byzantine

The Potala Palace was once the winter residence for which man? 

The Dalai Lama

Which European city does the architectural garden Park Guell overlook?

Barcelona

Will Alsop won the 2000 Stirling Prize for his work on which building in Peckham?

Library

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What style of architecture was St Paul's Cathedral in London built?

Baroque Click to see the answer

Who is the architect behind the as-yet-still unfinished Church of the Holy Family?

Gaudi

The SP-306 in Sao Paulo is also called what?

Rodovia Luiz de Queiroz

When did the construction of the  Pyramids of Giseh first begin?  

Circa 2500 BC

Who designed the Peckham Library, which won the 2000 Stirling Prize?

Will Alsop

Which Roman author wrote the famous work 'Ten Books on Architecture'?

Vitruvius

Who built the house at Fonthill Abbey for William Thomas Beckford?

James Wyatt

A carved grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof is commonly known as a what?

Gargoyle

The SP-330 also has what name?

Rodovia Anhang√ľera

What were the sleeping boxes used by plantation workers on their travels?

Chattel Houses

In which architectual style is the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral built?

Baroque

Who won the 2000 Stirling Prize for the design of Peckham Library?

Alsop

With 1,000 plus rooms, what is the largest inhabited castle in the world?

Windsor Castle

Fine examples of can be found where in Per√ļ?

Cusco

The Houses Of Parliament in London is an example of which style of architecture?

Neo Gothic

The Chrysler Building in New York City is an example of which style of architecture?

Art Deco

The Eden Project in Cornwall was designed by which English architect?

Nicholas Grimshaw

The Palace at Versailles is an example of what architectural style?

Baroque

The Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona is an example of which style of architecture?

Art Nouveau

The Bridge of Sighs in Venice connected  the Doge's Palace with what?

A state prison and place of execution

Which of these architects is responsible for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton?

John Nash

The crown of the Empire State building was originally built for which purpose?

Airship dock

Which architect was responsible for the Finlandia Concert Hall?

Aalto

Complete the name of the well known town planner and architect. Oscar…

… Niemeyer

Which architect designed the famous pyramids outside the Louvre in Paris?

Pei

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