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Two experimental tower buildings from the second Obolon neighborhood (of 17 and 22 floors), which have been built using climbing formwork. The buildings have been assembled using monolithic cast structures and ferroconcrete. The buildings can be found in Drujba Narov square 2 and 2a. People used..

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The Alchemika plastics factory, located in the Camp de l`Arpa neighborhood, occupied part of the old Costa Font industrial complex. The complex, which covered tho whole city blocks, was designed between 1948 and 1950 by Francesc Mitjans. The current planning included a provision for its..

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“Before it fades”
Joseph Cornell, Diary entry 1954

Architecture throughout time has confronted degradation with endurance, it’s nature is more physical than fluid, more thing than flow. The term “creation” has been historically related to architecture’s practice, theory and history. To create..

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The Pagoda

Madrid, Spain
by Miguel Fisac

Laboratorios Jorba is commonly referred to as the Pagoda because its rotating floors create a shape reminiscent of tiered eaves found in traditional pagodas. Built by Spanish architect Miguel Fisac, the tower stood on the outskirts of Madrid between 1968 and 1999. The Pagoda was a strong example..

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The Palace of Industry

London, United Kingdom
by Owen Williams, ...

Now part of a delivery depot, the former Palace of Industry is one of the only in-situ remnants of the British Empire Exhibition of 1924-25. It was designed by Maxwell Ayrton, the overall architect of the exhibition. The attraction of the exhibition was one of the reasons for the expansion of..

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The Park Chodov

Prague, Czech Republic
by Cigler Marani Architects

The Park is mainly administrative based project located in Prague 4 that includes retail and office buildings, implicating public space and green areas. The final object of The park was completed in 2011.

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The Paulistano Athletic Club is a sports arena made of reinforced concrete. The metal roof is suspended from steel cables. The arena sits in the center of a rectangular esplanade with banquet rooms and a garden. The Paulistano Athletic Club is large enough for 2,000 spectators.

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The Pavilion of INA (Istituto Nazionale Assicurazioni) at the Milan Fair was designed by Franco Albini and built in 1935. In this pavilion Albini presents the use of architecture as expression and communication with the public. The building was a study on modularity and compatibility of..

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The Pentagon

Washington, D.C., USA
by George Bergstrom

The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. As a symbol of the U.S. military, The Pentagon is often used metonymically to refer to the U.S. Department of Defense. The Pentagon..

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SOM designed this modernist classic to be the world headquarters for the Pepsi-Cola Company. Completed in 1960, the pristine aluminum and glass structure contains approximately 142,500 gross square feet of office space that is organized against an offset core. The overall building plan is..

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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.
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Initially, Böhm’s entry for the competition met with no luck. The jury warned against ‘an excess of..

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The Pioneers Palace

Kiev, Ukraine
by Avraham Miletski, ...

The Kiev Palace of Pioneers is an architectural attempt to develop a space which is maximally adapted to the needs of children. The unique nature of the project by architect Edward Bilsky and Abraham Miletsky and artists Ada Rybachuk and Vladimir Melnichenko is in this attempt to move away from..

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Ploiesti is one of the main cities that surround the country’s capital. It dates back to 1503 as a village on the territory of Tara Romaneasca. The Ploiesti-Nord district comprises 10.000 apartments. The area was built as a collective housing space. Most of the buildings are ranked as high..

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The Political Church

Prishtina, Kosovo
by Martin Pohl

In orthodox liturgy not only architecture and the interior of a sacred place but moreover its outside and immediate environment play an important and symbolic role. Originally planned as Serbian-Orthodox Church of Christ the Savior in the very heart of Prishtina, its unfinished and ruined..

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The Pyramids

Indianapolis, USA
by Kevin Roche

The Pyramids are three pyramid-shaped office buildings that are part of 200 arce a commercial development in College Park, Indianapolis, Indiana. The structures occupy 45 acres (180,000 m2) of land situated on a 25-acre (100,000 m2) lake. Each pyramids has three cable passenger elevators. The Art..

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The most satisfying part of the Rachofsky House is that it is not a museum. There is no real reason why it shouldn’t be, considering the multitude of visitors and school fieldtrips that frequent the 11,000 square-foot, three-story building week in and week out. But the House remains a 100%..

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Architectural competition for the temporary solution of the Republic Square in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1983. One of the first postmodern works at that time which was awarded by the III prize.

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The Romanita

Chisinau, Moldavia
by Oleg Vronski

The Romanita tower used to be the tallest building in Chisinau. It consists of two basements with technical areas, ground floor and 22 stories. In the 1970s the local authorities started to build flats for small family units. Romanita is an important achievement of 1970s structural engineering as..

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The main focus of this design is the connection between the long tradition of the building of Sofiensäle and modern, contemporary architecture.

The Room is café, bar, restaurant and club in one location. The day design offers bright colors and a cozy feel-good atmosphere for breakfast, brunch,..

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The Rotunda Building at O’Hare International Airport is a jet-age relic from the airport’s earliest days. It has remained largely intact for almost half a century while most of the original airport has been reconstructed or dramatically remodeled to the point of being unrecognizable.

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The Round House

Wilton, Connecticut, USA
by Philip Johnson

The Round House in Wilton, Connecticut was designed by the well-known architect Richard T. Foster, assisted by Philip Johnson in 1967 and became his own house.

Floating 12 feet off the ground and 72 feet in diameter, the Round House is walled in glass, covered over and under with cedar..

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The Royal Palace of Mamaia

Mamaia, Romania
by Mario Stoppa, ...

On a trip to the seaside in 1920, Queen Mary of Romania fell in love with the beautiful beach of Mamaia and commissioned a villa so she could spend her summers there. The construction for the Royal Palace of Mamaia began in 1923 and was completed in 1926. The Neo-Romanian style villa was designed..

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The Royal Villa of Durrës, commonly known as Zog's Villa of Durrës, is a historical building in the city of Durrës, Albania. It served as the summer residence of King Zog. The fashionably styled building has survived as a symbol of the monarchy for the city and country. The villa was a gift to..

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The project is located in Puerto Cancún and includes a golf course, hotels, condominiums, shopping mall, timeshares and spaces for retail business. From the building, we can enjoy the wonderful view of the Caribbean Sea, of the Nichupte Lagoon or of the city of Cancún.

Based on a LEED..

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Architecture without clients, the 'no-home' condition and life as a perpetual tourist. We live in the age of touristic reproduction where everybody is an eternal tourist on never ending journey. Living and travelling has become synonymous, the world has turned into a museum, therefore people..

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The Second Girls High School (today Electro-technical High School Nikola Tesla) in Belgrade was constructed in 1933, in place of the Girls College and the building of the State Council, in Queen Natalia Street. Milica Krstić has attended this high school herself. The construction took only 8..

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Between the late 1940s and early 1960s, de Silva designed and built dozens of homes, including her most Corbusiean structure, the Senanayake flats at Gregory’s Road in Colombo. This whitewashed building still stands, its modern exterior softened by the shrubs and trees she had planted in..

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The Shard

London, United Kingdom
by Renzo Piano

The Shard and formerly London Bridge Tower is a 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark, that forms part of the London Bridge Quarter development. The Shard is with 309,7 m the tallest building in the United Kingdom, the tallest building in the European Union, the fourth-tallest building in Europe and..

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The Sign of the Future

Graz, Vienna, Klagenfurt, Salzburg, Austria
by Mladen Jadrić

Each segment in the future represents a new intersection - it is always a new challenge to choose the right path. The Sign of the Future, "Sarajevo Crossing" was built in 1995 with the help of the House of Architecture and was a clear signal against war and destruction. The installation was..

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This song is just one of the components of a multimedia project/exhibition (installation, performance, music, video) dedicated to sexually abused women from the last war in Kosovo 1999. The song and the whole project focuses and treats silence as the only condition of these women living in..

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The new SOS Education and Meeting Centre is an open house that offers localized activities to the social environment of Moabit. As a communications platform aimed at developing social awareness through the direct, hands-on integration of experts, politicians and the general public, its influence..

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The Soweto Project - Ubuntu Park

Johannesburg, South Africa
by Marjetica Potrč

The Soweto Project developed over the course of two months in early
2014 at two locations in Soweto – Orlando East and Noordgesig. In
Orlando East, the local residents and we turned a former public space
that had been used as a dumping ground into a community-organized
public space called..

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The State Circus in Chisinau

Chisinau, Moldavia
by Ala Kirichenko, ...

The Chisinau Circus was built in 1981 by Ala Kirichenko and Simion Shoyhet. The Chisinau State Circus was officially opened in 1981 and was, at the time, a top circus entertainment venue with state-of-the-art equipment and spaces for rehearsals, animals, and veterinarians. It had a capacity of..

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The installation repositions the facade between architecture and city as the surface of a quasi-object. This new type of object engages the street, the city's prevalent compositional device, but also strategically disengages from it. Conventionally, building a street façade usually implies: that..

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"Possessions reminded him that he existed, and made him enjoy his existence. It was as simple as that. And wasn’t that worth something? He existed. Not many people in the world knew how to, even if they had the money. It really didn’t take money, masses of money, it took a certain security." Add to a collection

The Tate Modern

London, United Kingdom
by Herzog & de Meuron

London’s Bankside Power Station stood disused from 1981 until 2000, when it opened to the public as The Tate Modern. Herzog & de Meuron approached the conversion with a relatively light hand, creating a contemporary public space without diminishing the building’s historical presence. The..

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The Tea House

Leça da Palmeira, Portugal
by Alvaro Siza

The Boa Nova Tea House is one of Siza's earliest commissions. Fernando Tavora had won the competition organized by the City Council in 1956. He delivered the project to his collaborator, the young architect Álvaro Siza. With this work Siza emphasizes the way initiated by Távora, to combine..

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The Telephone Palace

Cluj Napoca, Romania
by Mihaela Lozovanu

The Telephone Palace is located in the historical city center of Cluj-Napoca, north of George Baritiu street and south of Octavian Petrovici street. Phase one of the building unit was completed in 1969, and as planned by the architect Vasile Mitrea, it consists of basement, ground level and three..

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The main characteristic of Tirana’s city center is its monumentality, with administrative and cultural buildings as well as public institutions concentrated along the main boulevard. In 1985, a pyramid building was erected on a former park, today known as Pyramid Square. The pyramid was..

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The Tower of Shadows

Chandigarh, India
by Le Corbusier

Designed to study the solar movement, this building served to Le Corbusier to support his thesis that "it is possible to control the sunlight in the 4 corners of a building, play with it even in a hot country and finally obtain low temperatures" .

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The treehouse

Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium
by Baumraum

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The Triple Bridge

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik

The Triple Bridge is a group of three bridges across the Ljubljanica river. It connects the Ljubljana's historical, medieval, town on one bank, and the modern city of Ljubljana, on the other. The central bridge is partly built from Glinica limestone. Other parts are built from concrete. The..

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The Urban Scanners

Aarhus, Denmark
by Anja Humljan

The Urban Scanners is a participatory sensory-oriented method for analyzing space reinforcing individual’s spatial sensuousness. It seeks a new, engaged role for architecture as a pragmatic, intellectual discipline, whose primary function is not just to provide shape, but to interpret the..

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The Urban Yoga Photos are metaphors for the way our bodies identify and respond to the space around us: while moving through space we subconsciously measure and mimic the space with our whole body and all of our senses at once. Photo series are raising the awareness about the importance of..

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The Urban Yoga Platform

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Anja Humljan

The Urban Yoga is an independent research platform exploring space through the body, focusing on our connection to space, which humans forge with the measure, movement, gesture, and rituals of our bodies. The Urban Yoga is using the contemplation of space through the human body in exploring..

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“Mexico City appears to form itself, from its origin and destiny, to the miracle of Quetzalcoatl that served men. Each stage in history is forged, kneaded with the vestiges of the previous stage and the sacrifice of the generation that raises it.” - Salvador Novo

Mexico’s city downtown area..

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The Valley Resort

Changping, China
by WAA

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The Villa

Hoogvliet, Netherlands
by FAT Architecture

The Villa is a community building which sits at the heart of the Heerlijkheid park designed by Fat Architecture in the town of Hoogvliet in the Netherlands. The building contains a multi-use hall, offices, and a cafe. It's design is intended to create a 21st century civic architecture for a..

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The project faces the landscape of the Atlantic coast as a great refuge of long concrete walls, interrupted only by large windows that open onto the landscape. A vision that contrasts with the visual lightness in front of the heavy prefabricated concrete walls that make up the house. A 3,600 m2..

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