The World’s 25 Sexiest People (Architects Edition!)

13888770-silhouette-of-lying-sexy-womanAfter an exhaustive worldwide voting process, months of compiling the data, endless quantifying, countless debates, and at least one lawsuit (still pending!), we here at Knowingly Undersold are prepared to share our first World’s Sexiest People (Architects Edition) list! These 25 individuals from around the globe epitomize the raw sensuality and animal magnetism largely identified with rock stars and screen idols, but these folks spent their halcyon days figuring on the best placement for your west staircase, and how many bathrooms could be crammed into a metropolitan art museum. These are the cream of the crop! Get your office pools ready, because here we go!

In no particular order:

Wiel Arets

Wiel Arets

Born: Netherlands, 1955

Sexiest work: Euroborg Stadium, Groningen

Interests: Obtuse angles, licorice whips

Mia Hägg

Mia Hägg

Born: Sweden, 1970

Lives: In that sexiest city of all, Paris

Interests: Baguettes, Lime-a-Ritas

Shigeru Ban

Shigeru Ban

Born: Japan, 1957

Awarded: Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture (our sexiest president)

Interests: Pre-fab housing, Keanu Reeves movies

Lise Anne Couture

Lise Anne Couture

Born: Canada, 1959

Education: Yale, attending at the same time as the great American actor, David Duchovny

Interests: Luxury, turtlenecks

James Wines

James Wines

Born: Illinois, 1932

Most Erotic Work: Ross’s Landing Park and Plaza, Chattanooga, TN

Interests: Ecology, Captain Planet

Dominique Gauzin-Müller

Dominique Gauzin-Müller

Born: France, 1960

Publication: Her book Behnisch & Partner 50 Jahre Architektur was named one of the “50 most beautiful (sexiest) books of Germany”

Interests: Trees, parallelograms

Dimitris Potiropoulos

Dimitris Potiropoulos

Born: Greece, 1953

Hottest work: Town Hall and Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Gerakas, Athens

Interests: Mustache care, invisibility

Nabil Gholam

Nabil Gholam

Born: Lebanon, 1962

Biggest thing: Platinum Tower, Beirut

Interests: Pencil erasers, dew

Sarah Nettleton

Sarah Nettleton

Born: Connecticut, 1950

Education: Tulane University (Go Green Wave!)

Interests: Opera, snow

Jun'ya Ishigami

Jun’ya Ishigami

Born: Japan, 1974

Influence: Born in Kanagawa, home of The Great Wave

Interests: Tides, protractors

Anne Fougeron

Anne Fougeron

Born: Netherlands, 1955

Lives: In that sexiest city on the west coast (excluding Seattle), San Francisco

Interests: Fog, fog

Frei Otto

Frei Otto

Born: Germany, 1925

Biggest thing: Olympic Stadium (roof), Munich

Interests: Shingles, edelweiss

Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel

Born: France, 1945

Sexiest work: Torre Agbar, Barcelona (seriously hot, look it up)

Interests: Other hot architects (allegedly lives with Mia Hägg, above)

Benedetta Tagliabue

Benedetta Tagliabue

Born: Italy, 1963

Hottest book repository: Public Library at Palafolls, Barcelona

Interests: T-squares, Peeps

Hammad Husain

Hammad Husain

Born: Pakistan, 1970

Hot Coalition of the Willing fact: Designed Pervez Musharraf’s farmhouse

Interests: Freedom, walnuts

Sheila Sri Prakash

Sheila Sri Prakash

Born: India, 1955

Academia: Was a Visiting Scholar at Ball State, alma mater of David Letterman

Interests: Trailblazing, Portland basketball

Marshall Strabala

Marshall Strabala

Born: Seattle, 1961

Leotard connection: Designed the Houston Ballet Center for Dance

Interests: Redundant building names, file folders

Galia Solomonoff

Galia Solomonoff

Born: Argentina, mid-to-late 1960’s

Ritz Cracker connection: Designed Dia: Beacon art studio, occupying a former Nabisco plant

Interests: Commerce, comestibles

Gert Wingardh

Gert Wingårdh

Born: Sweden, 1951

Roiling with Eroticism work: The Piano pavillion, Lahtis

Interests: Unpronounceable Swedish letters, köttbullar

Selma Harrington

Selma Harrington

Born: Bosnia, 1955

Hot and Dangerous living: Born in Sarajevo, has lived in Zimbabwe and Dublin

Interests: Respiration, indoor scarves

Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano

Born: Italy, 1937

Hottest thing ever: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

Interests: Bratwurst, genies

Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman

Born: Israel, 1976

Sexiest Hebrew: Shalom Life named her #1 on their list of “the 50 most talented, intelligent, funny, and gorgeous Jewish women in the world”

Interests: Hair products, 65# card stock paper

Barton Myers

Barton Myers

Born: Virginia, 1934

Venkman connection: Designed Ivan Reitman Production Offices, Los Angeles

Interests: All things Canada, chewing gum

Amanda Levete

Amanda Levete

Born: Wales, 1955

Sexiest Architecture anecdote ever: Was expelled from school at the age of 16 for sunbathing naked.

Interests: Flouting conventional society, flan

Raymond Moriyama

Raymond Moriyama

Born: Canada, 1929

Greatest contribution to world arousal: Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto

Interests: Maple syrup, righteous indignation

That sums up it! Whew! I think I need a cold shower! That’s a huge pile of non-stop sensuality and steaminess! You’re welcome, world. We do the hard work so you can sit back and bask in the glow of the titillating pencil maestros.

Next week, our 25 Sexiest People – Molecular Biologist Edition!

Molecular biologist Elaine Fuchs

Your time is soon, molecular biologist Elaine Fuchs

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6 responses to “The World’s 25 Sexiest People (Architects Edition!)

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  2. Derek

    I am sorry to see that you have not included Phil Coffey in this list – talented artist, humanitarian and quite the looker too.

  3. Zaheer Iqbal

    Proud to be the student of Hammad Husain
    a Great TEACHER
    Luv u Sir

  4. Gemini rose

    Hammad Hussain ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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