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Top of the Tots - http://www.freewebs.com/toppopper

A partir de uma ideia observada neste post do blogue Complement.Inversion.Etc entendemos que a arquitectura também eram digna de algo semelhante: um Top dos Topes. Escolhemos, então, uma quantidade de firmas e arquitectos avulso, sem critério ou tendência específica, e ordenámos os ditos em função do número de visitas à página que a Wikipédia dedica a cada um. Para a contabilidade foi utilizado o site WikiRank que fornece uma variedade de estatísticas relativas ao tráfego na Wikipedia.en; A modalidade escolhida para esta lista foi a soma das visitas dos últimos 90 dias, ou seja: entre o meados de Abril e Junho de 2009.
Um Top é circunstancial e, por isso, maleável às tendências do momento e, neste caso, como pretende apalpar a popularidade dos arquitectos, poderá ser distorcida por factores esporádicos que subvertem o indicador real de popularidade. Em relação aos arquitectos seleccionados referimos, a título de exemplo, a atribuição do Pritzker Prize ao Peter Zumthor em Maio, que originou uma enorme lomba no gráfico de visitas, ou o falecimento de Jan Kaplický, no começo do ano, que teve um efeito semelhante.
Uma elevada margem de erro poderá, também, ser acrescentada ao ranking pois reflecte, tão somente, as pesquisas na língua inglesa da Wikipédia, assim como a posição de muitos ser, ou quase só, fruto de atributos externos à arquitectura (Miguel Ângelo, Albert Speer, Buckminster Fuller, etc.). A juntar à festa temos os critérios editoriais latos da wikipédia ao permite facilmente a manipulação, a contendo, de conteúdos que se pretendem enciclopédicos. Neste caso, deparámo-nos com a ficha do Filipe Oliveira Dias (que foi adicionado aos demais apenas para exemplificar esta circunstância). Segundo o texto da wikipédia, e passamos a citar, "is among Portugal's most highly-acclaimed architects born in the 20th century", detentor do prémio "Home National Institute" e com um conjunto de edifícios "emblematics" (uauh!). Se existisse uma maneira de apagar o histórico de edições na wikipédia talvez nem nos reparávamos que o texto do Oliveira Dias precede e é um decalque evidente da resenha do Tomás Taveira (conclusão: um arranha o inglês, o outro nem por isso).
Quanto ao resto, algumas surpresas foram reveladas, mas essa análise já não cabe aqui. Ficamos, então, com tecto da Capela Sistina e a Casa da Cascata no topo, o Corbusier com pesadelos do Wright e o Raul Lino, que apesar de ter andado lá por fora não é por lá conhecido, na última posição da lista.
Segue-se a o ranking com links directos para a respectiva página da Wikipedia (abrem numa nova janela)

With an idea stolen from this post of the blog Complement.Inversion.Etc we just start digging the WikiRank in the quest for the most popular architect. And there you have it. Without any peculiar criterion for the selection of architects, or firms, or whatever but only names that had crossed our minds to be checked in the Wikirank to see the number of visits that each entry had along the past 90 days.
Caution must be taken when analyzing this rank because it only reflects the number of visits in the English Wikipedia. As said in the Wikirank FAQ, “sometimes topics suddenly become relevant, like when a celebrity dies, a news event takes off”, so, this rank could bee slightly disturber by abnormal circumstances, this could be noticed in the departed of Jan Kaplický (RIP), from the Future Systems, or the Pritzker Prize won by Peter Zumthor in the late May.
By the way, most of names below are well known by other activities rather than architecture itself.
Please, let us know if there's any architect that could overthrow the Michelangelo position or if there's other architect not mentioned here that's absence weakens the list.
With no more words, we'll leave you with 3 notes and the Top.

Notes:
1st - these samples are from middle April to middle June, 2009.
2nd - each name have a direct link to the wikipedia name's page (open in new window).
3rd - Michael Jackson (RIP) was viewed 5,477,332 times on the last June 26.

Top Of The Architeuthis:

1 Michelangelo was viewed 741,943 times
2 Frank Lloyd Wright was viewed 373,878 times
3 Le Corbusier was viewed 217,579 times
4 Antoni Gaudí was viewed 215,141 times
5 Frank Gehry was viewed 161,985 times
6 Albert Speer was viewed 160,138 times
7 Buckminster Fuller was viewed 115,431 times
8 Daedalus was viewed 96,572 times
9 Santiago Calatrava was viewed 68,293 times
10 Walter Gropius was viewed 63,617 times
11 Friedensreich Hundertwasser was viewed 63,267 times
12 Filippo Brunelleschi was viewed 60,237 times
13 Herzog & de Meuron was viewed 58,450 times
14 Baron Foster of Thames Bank was viewed 58,227 times
15 Gustave Eiffel was viewed 58,199 times
16 Vitruvius was viewed 58,190 times
17 Philip Johnson was viewed 53,689 times
18 Zaha Hadid was viewed 53,423 times
19 Peter Zumthor was viewed 53,162 times
20 Eero Saarinen was viewed 52,636 times

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21 Tadao Ando was viewed 51,511 times
22 Maya Lin was viewed 51,359 times
23 Alvar Aalto was viewed 50,007 times
24 Rem Koolhaas was viewed 47,654 times
25 Louis Kahn was viewed 46,698 times
26 Louis Sullivan was viewed 46,378 times
27 Charles Rennie Mackintosh was viewed 45,812 times
28 Andrea Palladio was viewed 45,458 times
29 I. M. Pei was viewed 44,695 times
30 Gian Lorenzo Bernini was viewed 43,237 times
31 Oscar Niemeyer was viewed 41,543 times
32 Robert Venturi was viewed 39,717 times
33 Renzo Piano was viewed 37,153 times
34 Leon Battista Alberti was viewed 30,946 times
35 Daniel Libeskind was viewed 30,829 times
36 Jørn Utzon was viewed 26,880 times
37 Richard Rogers was viewed 25,978 times
38 Jean Nouvel was viewed 25,474 times
39 Iannis Xenakis was viewed 24,996 times
40 Charles and Ray Eames was viewed 24,213 times
41 Michael Graves was viewed 22,346 times
42 Richard Meier was viewed 20,898 times
43 Marcel Breuer was viewed 20,187 times
44 Peter Eisenman was viewed 19,937 times
45 Toyo Ito was viewed 19,358 times
46 Victor Horta was viewed 19,343 times
47 Adolf Loos was viewed 19,274 times
48 Richard Neutra was viewed 18,823 times
49 Francesco Borromini was viewed 16,032 times
50 Kenzo Tange was viewed 15,779 times
51 Álvaro Siza Vieira was viewed 15,716 times
52 Aldo Rossi was viewed 15,049 times
53 Arne Jacobsen was viewed 14,485 times
54 Erich Mendelsohn was viewed 14,282 times
55 Peter Behrens was viewed 13,751 times
56 Slartibartfast was viewed 13,703 times
57 Luis Barragán was viewed 12,740 times
58 Thom Mayne was viewed 12,501 times
59 Otto Wagner was viewed 12,477 times
60 Rafael Moneo was viewed 11,951 times
61 Eugène Viollet-le-Duc was viewed 11,930 times
62 Archigram was viewed 11,751 times
63 Karl Friedrich Schinkel was viewed 10,382 times
64 Bernard Tschumi was viewed 10,005 times
65 James Stirling was viewed 9,737 times
66 Steven Holl was viewed 9,468 times
67 Joseph Paxton was viewed 9,237 times
68 Antonio Sant'Elia was viewed 8,640 times
69 Henry van de Velde was viewed 8,480 times
70 Mario Botta was viewed 7,739 times
71 Bruno Taut was viewed 7,630 times
72 John Soane was viewed 7,572 times
73 Frei Otto was viewed 7,443 times
74 John Hejduk was viewed 7,239 times
75 Peter Cook was viewed 7,212 times
76 André Le Nôtre was viewed 7,186 times
77 Ricardo Bofill was viewed 7,068 times
78 John Lautner was viewed 6,691 times
79 Will Alsop was viewed 6,451 times
80 Giles Gilbert Scott was viewed 6,187 times
81 Nadir Afonso was viewed 6,161 times
82 Enric Miralles was viewed 6,088 times
83 Paulo Mendes da Rocha was viewed 6,039 times
84 Arata Isozaki was viewed 5,665 times
85 Vladimir Shukhov was viewed 5,579 times
86 Lebbeus Woods was viewed 5,492 times
87 Hans Scharoun was viewed 5,044 times
88 Coop Himmelb(l)au was viewed 4,914 times
89 Christian de Portzamparc was viewed 4,855 times
90 Louis Le Vau was viewed 4,720 times
91 David Chipperfield was viewed 4,627 times
92 Kevin Roche was viewed 4,550 times
93 Jan Kaplický was viewed 4,270 times
94 Hans Poelzig was viewed 4,220 times
95 Aldo van Eyck was viewed 4,197 times
96 Jože Plečnik was viewed 3,919 times
97 Hans Hollein was viewed 3,719 times
98 Lina Bo Bardi was viewed 2,843 times
99 Eduardo Souto de Moura was viewed 2,705 times
100 Tomás Taveira was viewed 2,488 times
101 Oswald Mathias Ungers was viewed 2,319 times
102 Léon Krier was viewed 2,068 times
103 Hans Kollhoff was viewed 1,160 times
104 Robert Krier was viewed 1,054 times
105 Rudolph Schindler was viewed 1,037 times
106 Jan Santini Aichel was viewed 1,026 times
107 Nicola Sabbatini was viewed 957 times
108 Gruppo 7 was viewed 903 times
109 Fernando Távora was viewed 752 times
110 Nicolau Nasoni was viewed 613 times
111 Friedrich Ludwig Persius was viewed 494 times
112 Filipe Oliveira Dias was viewed 367 times
113 Raul Lino was viewed 297 times

Comments

  • By Augusto Rodrigues, on July 08, 2009, at 06:10 PM
    Apesar de não ser um admirador do trabalho do arquitecto Filipe O. Dias, parece-me de mau tom a crítica jocosa e mal fundamentada implícita neste texto. Ainda por cima tratando-se dum colega de profissão e conterrâneo. Não encontro o vosso gabinete na Wikipedia, mesmo a de língua portuguesa. Quando lá estiverem logo se verá qual é a posição do Zapgun no ranking... Com telhados de vidro não devemos atirar pedras para o ar.
    Saudações Cordeais,
    Augusto do PORTO
  • By ZapGun, on July 09, 2009, at 05:13 PM
    Caro Augusto do PORTO,
    A começar pelo fim: Os telhados de vidro do ZG são dimensionados para precaver, também, o granizo de granulometria volumosa (vidro duplo constituído por um exterior temperado tipo Securit, de 6 mm de espessura, uma caixa-de-ar de 8 mm e um vidro laminado, interior, formado por 2 chapas de vidro tipo Planilux de 4 mm cada, com película interior de butirol de polivinilo, não nos parece mal).
    Agora a sério: segundo reza o histórico do nosso website, foi em Janeiro de 2006 que os nossos conteúdos internáuticos passaram a utilizar um software de programação do tipo Wiki (propriamente dito: o Pmwiki - que é gratuito, fácil de manejar e que, embora é ligeiramente diferente, é basicamente igual ao MadiaWiki utilizado na Wikipédia). Como poderá deduzir, seria para a ZapGun muito fácil criar uma entrada bem estruturada, com imagens e assim, na Wikipédia. O eventual interesse enciclopédico da ZapGun não compete à ZapGun em pessoa. Se por ventura algum dia por lá aparecer alguma definição enciclopédica de ZapGun não será, certamente, oriunda deste teclado.
    Tudo o resto nos passa ao lado porque o nosso confronto com o conterrâneo e colega Filipe apenas se verifica quando entramos, como espectadores, no Helena, e a experiência, se não for salva pelo espectáculo, não é agradável.
    Saudações Cardeais,
    ZG

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