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Case Study House #20 was designed by Conrad Buff, Calvin Straub, and Donald Hensman. This house was built in 1947 for Saul Bass and is located in Altadena, California.

In the case study house #20, the architects choose to use traditional and innovative material for its construction. Wood was..

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Bastei Restaurant

Cologne, Germany
by Wilhelm Riphahn

This restaurant on the Rhein in Cologne was designed by the local architect Wilhelm Riphahn.

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Stadt:Symbiont is a guideline for the autonomous creation of a central, durable and cost-effective working space in the city. Through re-interpretation of the parking regulations we adapt the space and reuse it as building site for our office. The periodic relocation enables a permanent..

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Bat Cone

Baghdad, Iraq

This unusual looking cone-shaped structure was once a pigeon cove located on the grounds of a palace former Iraqi dictator Sadaam Hussein built for one of his mistresses. Today the palace is a U.S. Army post called Camp Liberty (formerly known as Camp Victory North) and the pigeon cove is now a..

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Bat Yam Town Hall

Bat Yam, Israel
by Zvi Hecker, ...

Zvi Hecker founded a firm with Eldar Sharon (until 1964) and Alfred Neumann (until 1966). The physical and economic conditions in Israel at the time, allowed them to complete a fair number of works in a relatively brief period of time, which brought international attention.

Their joint works..

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BAŤA House of Shoes

Bratislava, Slovakia
by Vladimír Karfík

The Baťa department store is characterised primarily by its open interior plan and austere facade enlivened only by the lighted advertisements.

During the design, the architect was forced to rework the original conception so that the bulk of the store did not block the view of the historic..

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Batbridge

Monster, Netherlands
by Next Architects

The Vlotwateringbrug or popularly Batbridge has three specific components that provide roost for several bat species. At the north side the abutment functions as a winter stay. The deck and the brick balustrade accommodate stays for bats during the summer. The bridge design is intended to..

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Bathouse+Kursaal

Ostia Lido, Rome, Italy
by Pier Luigi Nervi

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Bauhaus Archiv

Berlin, Germany
by Walter Gropius

Stimulated by the euphoria around the commissioning of Mies van der Rohe for the construction of the New National Gallery 1962 in Berlin, Hans Maria Wingler, founding director of the Bauhaus Archive, asked Walter Gropius, the founding director of the original Bauhaus, if he would like to design a..

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Bauhaus Dessau

Dessau, Germany
by Walter Gropius

When the Bauhaus school was created in 1919, its founding manifesto stated that 'architecture was the fine arts' ultimate goal ("Das Endziel aller bildnerischen Tätigkeit ist der Bau") However, initially architecture was not taught at the school itself. Instead, the founder of the Bauhaus, Walter..

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Bauhaus Prellerhaus

Dessau-Roßlau, Germany
by Walter Gropius

The Prellerhaus is the name of the five-storey studio building in the Bauhaus Dessau. After its completion in 1926, the 28 studios were used by young masters and students as living and working space. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe had 1930 converted studios into large classrooms. In 2006 the house was..

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The building was erected in two construction phases in 1904 and 1910–1911 by Henry van de Velde as the premises of the Grand-Ducal Academy of Art of Saxony. Along with the ‘Winkelbau’, completed in 1905–1906, which originally housed the Grand-Ducal College of Applied Arts, headed by van de Velde,..

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Bavinger House

Oklahoma, USA
by Bruce Goff

The Bavinger House put a new twist on the naturalist modernism of Goff’s contemporaries. Where Wright used flat planes and conventional floor plans, Goff introduced distinctive floor plans, mixing materiality with eccentric spaces to produce a desired effect.

The walls are made of locally..

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Bayer AG Headquarters

Leverkusen, Germany
by Helmut Jahn

The semi-oval shape brings the Carl-Duisberg-Park into the building. With the addition of a long garden pergola to the north, the linear quality of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee is maintained and further reinforced. The pergola also requires that those approaching the building pass through landscaping..

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Bayer Building Q30

Leverkusen, Germany
by Emil Fahrenkamp

Emil Fahrenkamp who designed several administrative for the Bayer AG in the 1930s was commissioned to design the building for the administration pharmaceutical activities of the gtoup. Today it houses the headquarters of the Bayer Healthcare division.

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Baza 20

Kočevski Rog, Slovenia
by Oton Jugovec

The central building of Kočevski Rog is the last work of the architect Oton Jugovec. The project for the central partisan horn building at Base 20 was created in the mid-1980s, and construction was not completed until after the architect's death.

The basis of the house concept is the dialogue..

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Kusus + Kusus architekten’s BBI-Info Tower at the Capital Airport in Berlin is designed to be a recognizable element for the airport that will “serve the whole region and far beyond the boundaries of the construction site beyond.” Rising 31 meters, the tower is a welcoming sight for visitors..

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Beelitz-Heilstätten

Beelitz, Germany
by Heino Schmieden, ...

The Beelitz Heilstätten is a sanatorium complex with strong historical connections in the middle of a forest just outside Berlin - Hitler was here after being injured in the First World War, as well as Honecker, the last president of East Germany. This complex is a tipical example of abandoned..

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Begrisch Hall

New York, USA
by Marcel Breuer

Beginning in the 1940's, New York University embarked on a campaign to further develop their campus - then located in University Heights in the Bronx. Marcel Breuer, already a famed architect by that time, was commissioned to design several buildings. He was asked in 1956 to develop a..

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Behrens House

Darmstadt, Germany
by Peter Behrens

In 1899 Peter Behrens was invited to Darmstadt by Ernst Ludwig II, reigning Grand Duke of Hesse where he became the second member of the recently-inaugurated Darmstadt Artists' Colony. In the colony Behrens who was originally trained as a painter turned to architecture and built his first house...

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Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is the largest building in the world dedicated to the containment and preservation of rare books, manuscripts, and documents. It was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill/Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and is located..

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Charles Correa’s housing at Belapur, New Bombay, uses and re-interprets traditional Indian urban spatial syntax. And, by putting into practice some of Correa’s social and economic ideals, which derive from the traditionally incremental method of building, the project promises to vitalise the..

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Belexpo

Minsk, Belarus
by Leonard Moskalevich

The Belexpo exhibition complex was built on the decline of the socialist era of architecture in 1988. It was designed by Leonard Moskalevich whose most notable work was the Academy of Management and the Institute of Culture along with a substantial number of private residences in Minsk.
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Belgrade Airport

Belgrade, Serbia
by Atelier LIK, ...

Architectural competition for the new Belgrade Airport was organized in 1957, and won by a young team of what was soon to become a successful Belgrade architectural practice: Atelier LIK. The airport was open in 1962, and that same year its authors were awarded the 7th July Award - the highest..

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Belgrade Fair

Belgrade, Serbia
by Milorad Pantović

Belgrade Fair complex is one of the most significant achievements of the Serbian post-war architecture. The total anticipated exhibition space was approximately 45,000 m² of indoor and 37,000 m² of outdoor space. Construction of the complex is designed in two stages. Belgrade Fair was officially..

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Bell Pavilion

San Diego, California, USA
by Dale Naegle

The oceanfront house, called The Bell Pavilion, also nicknamed The Mushroom House, was designed and built by Dale Naegle in 1968 for Sam Bell of Bell's Potato Chips. Naegle was instructed to build a futuristic-looking, earthquake-proof structure as a guest house. The tram that carried people from..

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Cellars for private wine production and tasting are located between the vineyards and the woods, and designed in such a way that part of it is underground, thus creating a union where landscape and buildings become one. A promenade is defined by tilted recycled steel sheets with slits between..

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Bellavista Housing

Klampenborg, Denmark
by Arne Jacobsen

The Bellavista housing complex in Klampenborg is a resort complex north of Copenhagen, which included beach cabanas, the Bellevue Theater and a restaurant, "Jacobsen", that was recently restored and fitted with Jacobsen’s furniture and cutlery.

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Bellevue Hotel

Amsterdam, Netherlands
by Elastik

Themes from the Dutch landscape were transformed into a seamless hotel experience. There were three themes: grass, sand and water that represent three major elements of the Dutch landscape. Around these themes the hotel's light rooms are formed into an immersive environment for the hotel's..

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Bellini Theatre

Palermo, Italy

The Real Teatro Bellini or Regio Teatro Carolino is a theater in Palermo built in 1726. The history of the theater begins in 1676 with the Travaglino Theater, a popular theater that takes the name of a popular Palermo mask. Subsequently, a large Italian-style theater was inaugurated, the Teatro..

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Bellinzona Bathhouse

Bellinzona, Switzerland
by Aurelio Galfetti

A very simple infrastructure for the pools of Bellinzona creates a complementary landscape with the pedestrian walkaway raised 6 m above the level of the river. It connects the city with the valley of Ticino, Castalgrande hill and the natural environment. The structure is all build in the..

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A project by the architect Aleksandr Belokon with a very brutalist outlook, built when the city was still called Kuybyshev (dedicated to a Bolshevik revolutionary, the previous name of Samara was used again after 1991). In this 20-storey residential high rise, the asymmetrical balconies are..

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Belvedere Pavillion

Bled, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik, ...

Jože Plečnik designed the plans for a new royal summer residence which was to be built in the immediate vicinity of the villa by appointment of the Yugoslav King Alexander. He planned a building which was never finished. He named it the New Royal Castle and it exist only as a torso design on..

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BEN THANH Restaurant

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
by Shunri Nishizawa

In the heart of Saigon (also known as Ho Chi Minh City), stands the touristic landmark of Ben Thanh Market and, right next to it, the renovation project of a French colonial style building. Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the edifice is a substantial piece of the city’s heritage and..

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Benesse House Oval

Naoshima, Japan
by Tadao Ando

The Benesse House Oval is one of the buildings designed by Japan architect, Tadao Ando as part of the Benesse Art Site Naoshima. The Benesse facility consists of four buildings, all designed by Tadao Ando: the Benesse House Museum, Oval (opened in 1995), Park and Beach (both opened in 2006) in..

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Benesse House Museum

Naoshima, Japan
by Tadao Ando

Benesse House Museum opened in 1992 as a facility integrating a museum with a hotel, based on the concept "Coexistence of nature, art and architecture." The facility consists of four buildings, all designed by Tadao Ando: Museum, Oval (opened in 1995), Park and Beach (both opened in 2006) in the..

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Bergisel Ski Jump

Innsbruck, Germany
by Zaha Hadid

At a length of about 90m and a height of almost 50m this building is a combination of a tower and a bridge. It’s part of a larger refurbishment project for the Olympic Arena and replaces the old ski jump, which no longer met with international standards. Structurally it is divided into the..

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Berkeley Bat House

London, United Kingdom
by IJP Architects

Located in the London Wetland Centre in Barnes, The Berkeley Bat House is the first bespoke shelter for common bat species in the UK.

It is made of a natural Hemcrete (cementfree hemp-based concrete) walls reinforced with timber studs and covered with lime render. The roosting panels on the..

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Berlin’s new Central Station – Europe’s largest train station for long-distance, regional, and local transport – was built on its historical site in the Tiergarten District, west of Humboldthafen. At this station, the new underground north-south link of the InterCityExpress service connects with..

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Berlin Interbau (1957)

Berlin, Germany
by Walter Gropius, ...

In 1948, Berlin was a divided city – the political split after the Second World War was finalised with currency reform and the blockade. The eastern and western sectors also chose different approaches when it came to urban development. Stalinallee in East Berlin and the West Berlin Building..

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Berlin Pavillon

Berlin, Germany
by Fehling+Gogel

The Pavillon was erected as an entrance hall to Interbau in 1957. After the end of Interbau, building plans of the Senate - especially the Stadtautobahn - were shown as architectural models on the scale 1: 1000. The Pavillon, until 2003, belongs to the Senate Building Administration for hosting..

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The Berlin Philharmonic Hall designed by Hans Scharoun was completed in 1963. The iconic building is asymmetrical in shape appearing like a golden, draped tent. The concert hall is still highly regarded for its original design and acoustic qualities.

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The Philharmonie is..

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The Berlin Social Science Center was designed by James Stirling and Michael Wilford and was completed in 1988. It is the largest non-housing complex in the IBA (Internationale Bauausstellung) program. Stirling's concept was to create "a friendly, non-bureaucratic place" that looked more like a..

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This is the newer building in the Kulturforum on Potsdamer Straße in West Berlin, designed by Hans Scharoun with substantial participation by Edgar Wisniewski. Construction began in 1967 to house those parts of the library's evacuated holdings from the western Allied occupation zones at the end..

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Berlin Unlimited was a transdisciplinary festival that had the ambition to gather several formats around the questions of the city and its boundaries through Arts, Architecture and Urban Research. Exhibition, Symposium, Workshops, Debates, Film screenings, Celebrations… all in one space of 300..

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The entire administrative headquaters of Berliner Volksbank building is intended for office use and was completed in 1997. It was the first building completed within the urban plan around Potsdamer Platz; Berliner Volksbank moved here in 1998.

Isozaki used a geometric language and it consists..

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Berman House

Joadja, New South Wales, Australia
by Harry Seidler

Built in virgin countryside near the top of a deep valley with a winding river below, the house is placed against a rock cliff with a suspended living area and projecting balcony overlooking the dramatic natural setting. Following the rocky plateau, the plan is arranged on two levels with the..

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The Bernard Luiz Apartments consist of five houses located in Sao Paulo, designed by Nitsche Arquitetos in 2007. The five separately functioning apartments are arranged unsymmetrically creating a micro-village layout rather than residential apartments in a city setting.

Establishing a..

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Located in one of Istanbul’s most populated and diverse neighborhoods, Besiktas is an eclectic area with a village-like atmosphere that is in the process of urban renewal. The Besiktas Fish Market is located on a triangular site. It is an iconic venue where many locals and visitors buy fresh fish..

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The Skyscraper is vertically positioned set of 81 housing units associated with the common core. The ground floor plan of 18 floors high building allows the organization of 4-5 dwellings per floor. Half - floor offset ( split- level ) allows development of the residential lofts , oriented in..

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