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Purple Hotel

Lincolnwood, Illinois, USA
by John Macsai

The Purple Hotel, also known as the Hyatt House Hotel, was a hotel located at 4500 West Touhy Avenue in Lincolnwood, Illinois. Built in 1960, the hotel was Hyatt's first Midwest hotel and became known for its purple brick exterior. The source of its unusual purple exterior is disputed: an owner..

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The Solar Pergola has been developed in the context of a European Union Project, EUPRES. Martínez Lapeña - Torres Arquitectos design the building while Phönix SonnenStrom AG was responsible for supporting the design phase, advising on the tendering and ensuing technical evaluation processes, as..

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The architectural design of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue. The dramatic cover colorful mosaic designed by artist Toni Comella.

The market within the housing development is part of the package of rehabilitation being undertaken by the Institute for Market in Barcelona, under the Town..

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The library, as a door and chill-out space for reading, retirement home, as a façade of public space, and the interior of the block as playground for children with spatial and relationship richness for a socially dynamic urban project. A varied program to revitalize an urban area, which retrieves..

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The project uses prefabricated elements to locate rich and diverse spaces and reading areas along the 65meter-long vaulted structure. Originally built in 1874, the building is a Roman-like construction with 12meter-high brickwork vaults. Since 1999, the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona has..

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Made through a European Competition for the construction of the new Encants Market in Barcelona, the new Encants market is installed as a device to mediate between the reform of the Plaza de las Glorias and the axis of Meridiana, an area popularly known as Les Glories de Bosquet. The proposal..

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Mur Island

Graz, Austria
by Vito Acconci

The Mur Island in Graz is actually not an island at all, but an artificial floating platform in the middle of the Mur river. This landmark of Graz was designed by New York City artist Vito Acconci on the occasion of Graz becoming the 2003 European Capital of Culture.

The building is in the..

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Acconci sees buildings cloaking our bodies the way skin clothes our flesh. Many of his works try to do away with distinctions between body and building, clothing and functional object. The prototype is constructed in fiberglass, foam, fabric and has a computer with touch screen, audio-speakers;..

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