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Ayub National Hospital

Dhaka, Bangladesh
by Louis I Kahn

When designing the National Assembly Building of Bangladesh, Kahn also designed the National Hospital. A Medical College was also included but the requirement changed into an examination room and staff hostel and was completed in 1969.

At the time Kahn also designed the Indian Institute of..

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Azadi Tower

Tehran, Iran
by Hossein Amanat

Commissioned to celebrate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire, the Azadi Tower has been a site of celebration, unrest, and revolution. In 1966, the Shah (King), eager to display the wealth generated from oil exploration, and to distance himself from past political turmoil, held a..

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B018

Beirut, Lebanon
by Bernard Khoury

In the early 1998s, the B018 moved to the "Quarantaine", on a site that was better known for its macabre aura. The "Quarantaine" is located at the proximity of the port of Beirut. During the French protectorate, it was a place of quarantine for arriving crews. In the recent war it became the..

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BAAS Office

Barcelona, Spain
by BAAS Arquitectura

The space is on the ground floor of an apartment block where one of the last coal bunkers in Barcelona was located.
The inside height, approximately 2.5 meters under street level, allowed the construction of a metal and wood mezzanine at access level, taking advantage of the natural slope of the..

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Babel

Hildesheim, Germany
by ON/OFF

An installation presents how to bee connected within a heterogeneous society. It was executed in a festival taking place at the Marienfriedhof Cemetery in Hildesheim. They created a spacial framework for this research lab of understanding and common action. Other than spreading the activities..

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The bold idea to revive a former pedestrian underpass which was lined by abandoned shops and once connected Babenberger Straße and Burggarten was rewarded by a venturesome client who was seeking an extraordinary place for a new club. From street level, only four descending glass staircases are..

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The Babylon is a cinema in the Mitte neighborhood of Berlin and part of a listed building complex at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz opposite to the Volksbühne. The building was erected 1928/29 according to plans of architect Hans Poelzig and is regarded as typical of its construction period, Neue..

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The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Landscape Design proposal was conceived as a site-specific reaction to the disappearance and destruction of almost all traces of the massacres of more than 100.000 Jews and other victims of the Nazi occupation in Kiev in 1941-43. After the 1990 and as a reaction..

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Originally constructed between 1958 and 1961, Felix Candela and Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe designed the corporate office building, bottling plant and ageing cellars of Bacardi & Co.
[h]Structure[/h]
The original cover of the bottler was composed of three vaults hypars, adjacent edges of 4 cm..

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The proposed Bacardi Rum Company Headquarters was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1957. The new office headquarters was to be built in Santiago, Cuba, however with the 1959 Cuban revolution, the building was never realised.

Elements from the Bacardi HQ's design have been re-used for..

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Bachstelze

Eberschwang, Austria
by Baumraum

Eberschwang is a small community in Austria’s Innkreis, between the cities of Salzburg and Linz. The clients wanted to have the treehouse built beside a small stream on the southern edge of their property. It was also important to the family that, from the treehouse, one could see the main house..

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Backpack House

Leipzig, Köln, Essen
by Stefan Eberstadt

The Backpack House designed by Stefan Eberstadt, is mobile parasite on residential buildings.

Perched between art and architecture, form and function, the Backpack House is a walk-in sculpture with its own spatial quality. A hovering illuminated space that looks like a cross between temporary..

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This is a swimming pool constructed on the site of a former train station in Berlin, Kreuzberg.

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The building opens out onto a newly-built square and has a courtyard-style entrance. The new health center, together with future council buildings, will shape a new urban space. The consulting area is a black prism covered with ceramic lattice which is supported from the ground floor. A single,..

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Bahn Tower

Berlin, Germany
by Helmut Jahn

In an attractive urban context on Potsdamer Platz, a modern architectural ensemble has been created in a characteristic triangular arrangement.

The Bahn Tower is the new headquarters of Deutsche Bahn AG, with the Sony-Center behind and one of the entrances to the new subterranean regional..

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Bailey House

Los Angeles, USA
by Pierre Koenig

The Bailey House or Case Study House #21 was registered as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #669, with the endorsement of then owner Michael LaFetra, the Los Angeles Conservancy and Pierre and Gloria Koenig.
[h]The Case Study House Program[/h]
In January 1945 John Entenza, the editor..

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Bakema Tower

Berlin, Germany
by Jaap Bakema, ...

The Berlin house was only realized after 1959, but the layout and the model view were showed in the catalog of the Interbau of 1957. The complex offers a split-level system characterized by its internal structure and external effect: the floors are not simply stacked on top of one another, but..

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Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage was a public bus garage in Moscow, designed in 1926 by Konstantin Melnikov (floorplan concept and architectural design) and Vladimir Shukhov (structural engineering). The building, completed in 1927, was an example of applying avant-garde architectural methods to an..

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Baku Circus

Baku, Azerbaijan

In mid-50's, the architectural image of the country's capital was enriched by a number of interesting projects and was highly significant in terms of urban sites, such as the building the Baku circus and the Lenin Palace, now the Heydar Aliyev Palace.

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Baldi House can be considered, as explained in modern architecture Inhibitions, the manifesto of the "listening poetic" by Paolo Portoghesi. Next to the house are the remains of a Roman tomb, which over the centuries had made similar to a "trunk surrounded by a giant plant roots". Baldi house..

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Baldrufa Townhouse

Ponte de Lima, Portugal
by Tiago do Vale, ...

This is a pure, enigmatic object, seemingly with no other function beyond the contemplations of its abstract surfaces and the way light evolves over them. Behind these surfaces, though, dissimulated doorways reveal unexpected spaces, new uses, while always suggesting the latent potential of new..

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Balfron Tower

London, United Kingdom
by Ernő Goldfinger

Balfron Tower was designed by architect Ernő Goldfinger and, like the nearby Robin Hood Gardens and Goldfinger's later similar but more famous Trellick Tower in west London, is associated with the Brutalist style of 1960s architecture.
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Balfron Tower is 84 metres high and contains..

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The hotel contains of an already existing and a new building – both are designed to be in a constant dialogue without being dependent from each other.

The heart of the concept is the main lobby. By granting it a lot of open space we emphasize the importance of it.

Visitors have the..

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The Baltic Station market is located in north Tallinn between the city’s main railway station and the popular residential district of Kalamaja. The nostalgic market, famous since 1993 for offering exotic post-Soviet experiences - especially for tourists - was quite the attraction with its..

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Bàlvedere

Basle, Switzerland
by Baumraum

This treehouse was built amidst four fir trees in a private garden in a suburb of Basel, Switzerland. The client wished to have a point on his property which enabled him to see the city of Basel and the distant mountains of France. After climbing up three staircases and two landings, one arrives..

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In two weeks during 12.-25.1. 2009 fifteen NTNU Trondheim norwegian architect students designed and built a two storey library building for Safe Haven orphanage in Ban Tha Song Yan village near Burma border. The inhabitants of the orphanage are 42 Karen children of different age.

The workshop..

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The Banca Popolare di Verona is designed by Carlo Scarpa in collaboration with Arrigo Rudi, who has completed the master's work after his death. The building is located in the historic heart of Verona, and overlooks the Nogara Square.

Banca Popolare di Verona was completed after Scarpa’s death..

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Although physically separated from the rest of the city, the project area that can be read from many points of the city due to its high altitude. It also witnesses the transformation of the city while carrying traces from the past. It is now time for an urban transformation for Bandırma.
The..

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Banik Hotel

Pleso, Slovakia
by Ferdinand Konček

Banik Hotel is situated in the resort village Nové Štrbské Pleso in the high Tatras was designed by Ferdinand Konček, Ilija Skoček and Lubomír Tittl. The location gives opportunities for summer recreation because of the nearness of the Slovak mountains High Tatras has numbers of ski resort...

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Bank of China Tower

Hong Kong, China
by I. M. Pei

The Bank of China Tower (abbreviated BOC Tower) is one of the most recognisable skyscrapers in Admiralty, Hong Kong. It houses the headquarters for the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited. The building is located at 1 Garden Road, in Central and Western District on Hong Kong Island.

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Bar Babette

Berlin, Germany
by Josef Kaiser

This glass pavilion was erected as part of the second building section of the Karl-Marx-Allee project which was planned and constructed by a collective led by the architect Josef Kaiser. Originally it was planned as an exhibition space for arts and crafts from the Soviet Union. After the..

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The great natural entrance to the Caves of Hams in Mallorca houses a lush botanic garden. It is in this entrance that the bar is situated and made up of a piece of backlit glass of 15 metres in length.

The counter of the bar, the most important element of the project, is fitted into a..

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The New Terminal Area (NAT), designed by a consortium of Richard Rogers Partnership, the Spanish practice Estudio Lamela and two engineering companies TPS and Initec, will establish Madrid as a major European hub, and consolidate its position as the focal connection between Europe and Latin..

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This was one of Lisbon’s expansion areas, northwards, after the 18th century earthquake. In the 19th century the Príncipe Real’s garden was planted and all the new aristocracy, titles given by Marquês de Pombal to the upper Bourgeoisie, was looking at this place to build their own palaces. This..

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Barbaros House

Izmir, Turkey
by Onurcan Cakir

Barbaros House is located in Barbaros Village of Urla, İzmir. On the upper east side of the building site, the techno park area of Izmir Institute of Technology is located. While designing the house, the main idea was to achieve a silent living space in a natural environment. Local stone and..

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Barbican estate

London, United Kingdom
by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon

The estate was built between 1965 and 1976, on a 35-acre (140,000 m2) site that was bombed in World War II.The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, whose first work was the earlier, ground-breaking Golden Lane Estate immediately North of Barbican. The estate of 40 acres..

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The global project comprises the creation of a new botanical garden for the city of Barcelona, specializing in the flora characteristic of homogeneous climatic with the Mediterranean, such as California, Japan, Chile, South Africa and Australia.

The projected garden results from the layout of..

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The Botanical Institute building, a center dependent on the Higher Council of Scientific Research, is located at the Botanical Gardens on the Montjuïc mountainside, next to the Olympic Ring.

The building leans over the northwest wing of the garden, the area devoted to phyto-sections from the..

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The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, or MACBA) is situated in the Plaça dels Àngels, in El Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Spain. The Gothic Quarter is a historically sensitive district of Barcelona and this museum played a major role in regeneration of..

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The Barcelona Olympic Stadium was built originally in 1927 for the International Exposition which took place in 1929. It was also built in hopes of getting the bid for the 1936 Summer Olympics which ended up going to the city of Berlin in Germany. The stadium was designed by Pere Domènech i..

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The Barcelona Pavilion, also known as the German Pavilion, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, as the German national Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. The Pavilion was conceived to accommodate the official reception presided over by King Alphonso XIII of Spain along..

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The Barceloneta Market located on the maritime part of Barcelona, designed by the practice of Josep Miàs Gifre, MIAS Architects.

It was an attempt to explain a reality and to offer a new and fuller meaning to an architectural project, beyond resolving a programme or commission. As early as..

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Barragan House and Studio

Mexico City, DF, Mexico
by Luis Barragán

Built in 1948, the House and Studio of architect Luis Barragán in the suburbs of Mexico City represents an outstanding example of the architect’s creative work in the post-Second World War period. The concrete building, totalling 1,161 m2, consists of a ground floor and two upper storeys, as well..

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Bartoli Home

Trieste, Italy
by Max Fabiani

Countess Muratti Bartoli comissioned Max Fabiani, an important figure among architects participating in the movement of Wien Secession, to design the building. Bartoli house was designed for both residential and commercial use. At the time, the ground floor housed a fabric store.

The large..

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Basento Viaduct

Potenza, Italy
by Sergio Musmeci

In the immediate postwar period, several talented engineers entered the fray with structural designs and formally managed to be technological innovators. One was the multi-talented Italian engineer Sergio Musmeci, whose best known work, the Viaduct Basento ,1967-1974, is one of the most..

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BASF Building

Mexico City, Mexico
by Gabriel Tellez, ...

The BASF corporate building is situated in Insurgentes Avenue, one of the most famous avenue in Mexico City.

The ground floor is of 1,315.0 m2 and each standard floor of approximately 942.0 m2. The shape has three differently-oriented squares brought together by a central core.

BASF's..

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Contrary to common belief, the world's largest Catholic church is to be found not in Rome but in Yamoussoukro, a small city in the war-torn African state of Côte d'Ivoire. The massive Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, whose architecture is clearly inspired by the Basilica of St...

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Basque Pavilion

Carilo, Argentina
by Estudio Galera

A building at the back of an existing house and the re-functionalization of the own dwelling were the main issues of this project. Some basic operations define the search for a connection between the original building and the new one. A growing family, a change of uses and a fondness for..

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