Andrea Palladio (Padua, Italy, 1508 – 1580)
Antonio Sant’Elia (Lombardy, Italy, 1888 – 1916)
Buckminster Fuller (Massachusetts, USA 1895 – 1983)
Carlo Scarpa (Venice, Italy 1906 – 1978)
I. M. Pei ( Ieoh Ming ) (Guangzhou, China, 1917 –
Fumihiko Maki (Tokyo, Japan, 1928 –
Emilio Ambasz (Argentina, 1943 –
Rem Koolhaas (Netherlands, 1944 –
Jacques Herzog (Switzerland, 1950 –
Pierre de Meuron (Switzerland, 1950 –
A vision can be political, religious, environmental, social, or technological in nature. By extension, a visionary can also be a person with a clear, distinctive, and specific (in some details) vision of the future, usually connected with advances in technology or social/political arrangements.
Visionaries simply imagine what does not yet exist but might some day, as some forms of visioning (or gazing) provide a glimpse into the possible future. Therefore, visioning can mean seeing in a Utopian way what does not yet exist on earth—but might exist in another realm—such as the ideal or perfect realm as imagined or thought.