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

I. M. Pei  ( Ieoh Ming ) (Guangzhou, China, 1917 – 



Fumihiko Maki (Tokyo, Japan, 1928 –


Emilio Ambasz  (Argentina, 1943 – 


Rem Koolhaas

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. 


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