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The Pilgrimage Church was designed by Pritzker prize winning, German architect Gottfried Böhm in 1963. It is located in Neviges, Germany and is famous for its use of concrete.
Initially, Böhm’s entry for the competition met with no luck. The jury warned against ‘an excess of..

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Bulgaria was founded in 681 AD, and in 1981 the country celebrated its 1300th anniversary with the creation of many new monuments and cultural centres built across the country. Undoubtedly the largest of these, was the Monument to the Founders of the Bulgarian State, at Shumen.

The capital of..

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Radiant City

Paris, France
by Le Corbusier

The Ville Radieuse was an unrealised project to house three million inhabitants designed by the French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier in 1922. The centerpiece of Corbusier's utopian, urban plan was a group of sixty-story cruciform skyscrapers built on steel frames and encased in curtain walls of..

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The Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria was installed in Sofia in 1981, to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the foundation of the First Bulgarian Kingdom in 681 AD. Designed by the sculptor Valentin Starchev, this unique monument was conceived to be part of a large scale urban ensemble, which..

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Byzantine Museum

Thessaloniki, Greece
by Kyriakos Krokos

This building is located in the Mediterranean city of Thessaloniki, Greece. From the sun-path diagrams below, it can be seen that this building receives a lot of sunlight throughout the year, this includes both the high, intense and hot summer sun and the less intense daylight during the winter. Add to a collection

Sony Center

Berlin, Germany
by Helmut Jahn

The Sony Center is a Sony-sponsored building complex located at the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany. It opened in 2000 and houses Sony's European headquarters.

The site was originally a bustling city centre in the early 20th century. Most of the buildings were destroyed or damaged during..

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An itinerary survey along the 45ºN, on the inventiveness of everyday life, new hybrid vernacular and communal space making in Europe.

For too long, we have been creating top-down fixed structures to read our planet, trying to describe the world as a whole. We may now recognise the urgency of..

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Woodland Cemetery

Stockholm, Sweden
by Gunnar Asplund, ...

The Woodland Cemetery in Enskede was built between 1919 and 1940 by Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz. On a ridge overgrown with pines they created a sacred landscape with several small chapels arranged to interact with the natural surroundings. It expresses on a large scale the design..

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