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Carlo Scarpa

Venice, Italy
born 1906, Venice

Carlo Scarpa (June 2nd, 1906 - November 28th, 1978) was an Italian architect and designer heavily influenced by the history of Venetian culture, materials and landscape. in 1926 obtained his diploma of Professor in Architectural Drawing at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Venice. He then began..

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Pier Luigi Nervi

Rome, Italy
born 1891, Sondrio

Pier Luigi Nervi (June 21st, 1891 - January 9th, 1979) was an Italian engineer and architect. He studied at the University of Bologna and qualified in 1913. Dr. Nervi taught as a professor of engineering at Rome University from 1946-61. He is renowned for his brilliance as a structural engineer..

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Egon Eiermann

Karlsruhe, Germany
born 1904, Neuendorf

Egon Eiermann (September 29th, 1904 - July 20th, 1970) studied architecture under Hans Poelzig at the Technischen Hochschule in Berlin-Charlottenburg between 1923 and 1927. In Hamburg was employed as an architect in the office of Karstadt AG in 1928/29 and in Berlin at BEWAG (Berliner..

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Kunsthaus Bregenz

Bregenz, Austria
by Peter Zumthor

The Kunsthaus Bregenz (KUB) was designed by Peter Zumthor and stands like a box of light on the shores of Lake Constance. It features a glass and concrete construction which has received multiple distinctions for its construction method. It is an example of architectural minimalism.
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The Palace of Concerts and Sports (Koncertų ir sporto rūmai), built in 1971 in the southernmost part of "Žirmūnai" in the middle of the former cemetery, is an example of Soviet Brutalist architecture, remarkable for its vessel–like exterior. The Palace, once one of the architectonic icons of..

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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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The Johnson Museum is an art museum located on the northwest corner of the Arts Quad on the main campus of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Its collection includes two windows from Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House, and more than 35,000 other works in the permanent collection. It..

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The Brazilian Museum of Sculpture, designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, sits on a 75,000-square foot triangular site on a main thoroughfare in São Paulo, Brazil. Instead of creating a free-standing building, the museum and the landscape are treated as a whole. Large concrete slabs create partly..

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Salk Institute

San Diego, USA
by Louis I Kahn

The campus was designed by Louis Kahn. Salk had sought to make a beautiful campus in order to draw the best researchers in the world. The entire 27 acre site was deemed eligible by the California Historical Resources Commission in 2006 for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Mercedes-Benz Museum

Stuttgart, Germany
by Caroline Bos, ...

The Mercedes-Benz Museum was designed by the Dutch architects, UNStudio, which is headed up by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos. The project was completed in 2006.

The Museum synthesizes geometry into the structural and programmatic organizations of space resulting in a new landmark building..

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Denys Lasdun

London, United Kingdom
born 1914, London

Sir Denys Louis Lasdun (September 8th 1914 - January 11th 2001) was a British architect. He studied at the Archiectural Association in London. Although its principal, EAA Rowse, was a lifelong influence - along with Maxwell Fry and Berthold Lubetkin - Lasdun left the AA early, without a diploma,..

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White U (House)

Tokyo, Japan
by Toyo Ito

White U was designed for the Toyo Ito's older sister, who had just lost her husband to cancer.

The widow requested a house for her and her young daughters where they could enjoy the close contact with the soil and plants that their former home had lacked, but also have privacy and encourage..

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Oita Art Plaza

Oita, Kyushu, Japan
by Arata Isozaki

After the Oita Medical Center competed in 1960 and now demolished the Art Plaza which was conceived and functioned as a library until 1996, is the second large commission that the architect Arata Isozaki received from his hometown Oita.

Isozaki Arata’s architectural display room is located in..

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MAXXI Museum

Rome, Italy
by Zaha Hadid

The MAXXI Museum is contemporary art and architecture museum built in Rome and designed by Zaha Hadid. The project was initiated by the Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage in 1998 with a purpose to promote contemporary Italian culture. The museum is intended as a place to exhibit art alongside..

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Baruchim Ha Ba'im. Also known as the Synagogue for the Arts, the Civic Center Synagogue is a spiritual, cultural, and communal center of traditional Judaism, located in downtown Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood.

The unabashedly modernist Civic Center Synagogue was designed by William N. Breger..

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Aarno Ruusuvuori

Helsinki, Finland
born 1925, Kuopio

Aarno Emil Ruusuvuori (January 14th 1925– February 22nd 1992) was a Finnish architect, professor and director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture. He studied at Helsinki University of Technology, completing his studies in 1951. Ruusuvuori worked in several architectural offices from 1947 to..

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City of Chandigarh

Chandigarh, India
by Maxwell Fry, ...

Chandigarh, the dream city of India's first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. Picturesquely located at the foothills of Shivaliks, it is known as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in the twentieth..

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Royal National Theatre

City of London, United Kingdom
by Denys Lasdun

British government created the South Bank Board to build a National Theatre to the east of Waterloo Bridge in London. The original scheme was to incorporate an opera house and was called the National Theatre Opera House Project (NTOP). Denys Lasdun was chosen by a jury comprising actor Sir..

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Haus Jones

Bad Camberg-Oberselters, Germany
by reinhardt_jung

Haus Jones designed by reinhardt_jung and completed in 2008 is an extension to an existing simple private house originally built in the 1960s in a small town in Germany. It is conceived as a communicating living space for an extended family spanning four generations, the client, her husband and..

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NEU 31

Vienna, Austria

The concept of the overlapping spatial structure, open to the outsideas well as inside, with symbiotically conjoined resitential and office accomodation units is not merely a lip service here, it runs throughout
all parts of the building - the spatial solution appeared that beneficial to the..

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