All Architecture

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Under Heaven Treehouse

Amsterdam, Netherlands
by Leonard van Munster

Under Heaven is an interesting project by Leonard van Munster. This tree house is perched at the top of the 12-story building of Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam. It is constructed from boxes and packing materials portraying original graphical text displays. A cabin in the sky.

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Underground Spa

Limerick, Ireland
by Carmody Groarke

As part of the extensive renovation of a 19th-century mansion, a new subterranean spa provides a place for exercise and relaxation. The network of underground rooms is intended to be a strong contrast to the decorative character of the family house above and discovered via a secret staircase..

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UNESCO Building

Paris, France
by Marcel Breuer, ...

In 1951, the UNESCO planning committee had studied the feasibility of establishing its new international headquarters in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, facing the Place de Fontenoy, on a historic north-south axis with Jacques-Ange Gabriel’s Ecole Militaire (1768-1773), Gustave Eiffel’s..

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UNESCO garden

Paris, France
by Isamu Noguchi

The garden is of great historical significance, being the first to have been created by a sculptor rather than a gardener. In the past, gardens were not created by artists, and their work in gardens is the sign of a new era which has given rise to many contemporary Japanese gardens that differ..

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The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization was founded in 1946, at the end of the World War II, with the aim of promoting peace, scientific co-operation and cultural exchange. In 1995 UNESCO celebrated its 50th anniversary.

On recommendation from the Director General..

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The Unfolding Pavilion is an exhibition project featuring each time a different theme inspired by the space it occupies, by means of commissioned works that react to it and to its wider cultural background. The occupied space is never a gallery, but a building of outstanding architectural value,..

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Unikato supposed to stand in the center of Katowice - once a dynamically developing industrial city. The testimony of that era are the impressive modernist buildings. Today, the city is experiencing a demographic crisis and suffers from suburbanization. There is a lack of new residential..

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Union 76 Gas Station

Beverly Hills, USA
by William Pereira, ...

The Union 76 gas station at the corner of Crescent Drive and Little Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills is a true icon of Mid-Century Modernism, recognized everywhere as one of the highest examples of Googie architecture in the world.

It was designed by architect Gin Wong of Pereira and..

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Union Brewery

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Alessio Princic

A concrete warehouse of Union Brewery invited Princic to transform a facade of the building which was primary used as advertising surfaces. Architect conceived a thin glass layer facade covering the existing rough concrete walls. The glass layer is composed of a special procedure fabricated plate..

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Union Carbide Building is a high-rise office building located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was designed by Natalie de Blois for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The address 270 Park Avenue was previously occupied by the 12-story, stone-clad Renaissance Revival Hotel Marguery built in..

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UNIS Towers

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
by Ivan Štraus

UNIS Twin towers (2 x 90m) are symbols of modern Sarajevo. They were built in 1986 and designed by Ivan Štraus. The Twin Towers are located in Marijin Dvor district in Sarajevo and were named "Momo and Uzeir" after two characters from a comedy show, a Serb and a Bosniak. The towers were heavily..

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"Architecture is the thoughtful making of spaces. It is the creating of spaces that evoke a feeling of appropriate use." – Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn was known for his infusion of culture and creating a sense of place within modern architecture. Although it may not be as well known as some of his..

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In 1957 Le Corbusier was invited by the Berlin government to participate in an international building exhibition that presented new functional post-war housing types. Five years earlier the Swiss-born French architect had realized his concept of “Unité d’Habitation” for the first time in..

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This Unité is part of a larger project of a new residential area in the forest of Briey, France and it was commissioned on 1955, by the town chief architect, André Wogenscky.

The proposed building is 110 meters long, 56 meters high, and 19 meters wide. It comprises 339 duplex apartments spread..

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In the 1950s, the city's population projections anticipated a rapid increase of 50,000 inhabitants. On the first instance, Le Corbusier was asked to design three housing units to correspond the demands, however, the population didn't grow up as aspected and the municipality opted to not build the..

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After four years the construction of the Unite d´habitation of Marseille the so called L'Unité d'Habitation, Marseille, was the construction of the new unit located in the city of Nantes-Rezé in 1953. The agency was responsible for managing the project was a housing commission called "La Casa..

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United Bank Building

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
by Söhne & Partner Architects, ...

Main Ideas: Harmony of units

TheUnitedBankBuildingis represented in units coming together in to a single

entity - in a seamless fashion. These units are the shares that make

up the bank. The shares are the people that came together to make

this bank a reality. Finally these units..

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The Headquarters of the World Organization is located on an 18-acre site on the East side of Manhattan. It is an international zone belonging to all Member States. The United Nations has its own security force, fire department and postal administration.

The Headquarters consist of four main..

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The United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel, completed in 1962, is the distinguishing feature of the Cadet Area at the United States Air Force Academy north of Colorado Springs. It was designed by renowned architect Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago. Construction was..

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Where everything started? Kaunas has been renovating for quite a while now, preparing to be the cultural capital in 2022 starting with changing the concrete in the city center which was chipped off, outdated and had spacing that stopped anything with wheels, such as skateboards, scooters. A lot..

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The Forum district was made for the international cultural event organized by Forum Foundation. The first Forum was held in Barcelona from May 9 to September 26, 2004. The goal of this event was to promote dialogue on cultures. Debates and symposia on issues such as the road to peace and..

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The unique condition of Lima and its relationship to the Pacific, with cliffs defining the boundary between the city and the sea, was a starting point in the conception of this project. A green valley connects the site with the sea. The UTEC campus project is conceived as a ‘new cliff’,..

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University Centre is a five-storey poured and pre-cast concrete structure constructed as part of a campus planning strategy that aimed to develop the campus as an urban centre. Overground facilities include dining space, offices and conference rooms, while the lounges, cafeteria, bookstore and..

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The most important work of Zloković is the building of the University Children's Hospital in Belgrade, which was created in 1933. Head of the University Children's Hospital Professor Dr Matthias Ambrožić began to address the issue of building a large Children's Clinic. For this purpose he..

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University College North

Aalborg, Denmark
by ADEPT

UCN Campus in Aalborg (DK) is a vision of an educational hub bringing together several specialized study programs under one roof. Faced with the demands for an alternative and sustainable learning environment, ADEPT and Friis & Moltke have worked closely with both staff and students to design a..

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The facility is conceived as an extension of the arid forest of Algarrobos that characterize the northern Peruvian desert, providing shade in a hot and dry climate.

A new generic classroom and faculty offices in UDEP campus, situated in the hot desert in the North of Peru, is the opportunity..

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University Of Agriculture

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Constructed in 1995, this building on the university campus of Grenoble for the University of Arts and Human Sciences was the first to be realised by the architecture duo Anne Lacaton et Jean-Philippe Vassal.
[h]Design Concept[/h]The project is positionned in an alignment of new buildings that..

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The University of Michigan built a large, 78,000-square-foot facility to house its School of Nursing. Overlooking the Huron River Valley, the building’s large windows needed to both open the facility up to the surrounding landscape and shade learning and instructional spaces. American Warming and..

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The University of Trieste is a medium-sized university in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in northwest Italy. The university was founded in 1924 and consists of 12 faculties with about 23,000 students and 1,000 professors.

Before World War I, when Trieste was still a part of the..

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Julian Elliot's best known project has been the coordination and development of the design for the University of Zambia, which, when it was produced, was in the forefront of thinking about new universities. The careful control of open space, the creation of linking elements between buildings, an..

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Unsent Postcard

London, United Kingdom
by Giorgia Scognamiglio, ...

For decades, tourism destinations, particularly cities like Venice or Paris, have intensively relied on tourism market and Architecture has always represented an attractive force. However, they are now experiencing what is called the “overtourism” phenomenon, with ever-increasing tourist numbers..

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Untitled

Austria
by zirup

The core of architecture is three dimensional design of spaces, sculptures and objects in relation to material, proportion and the social context. Therefore, being future proof as an architect includes the constant reiteration and reinterpretation of basic exercises in order to keep up an open..

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A Site specific installation dimension 17x20 meters was presented at Saitama Triennial in Japan. The theme of triennial was "Envisioning the future!" For artist people are at the closest to the future when they are in a state of dreaming. He chose pillows as a symbol for dream. The project was..

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UPSIDE Araguaia

Rio de janeiro, Brazil
by Cité Arquitetura

Urban connection

The Araguaia project is located in the neighborhood of Jacarepagua, west side of the Rio de Janeiro city. Its area of 7579.64 hectares and a population of approximately 160,000 inhabitants is becoming a very relevant to the city. In recent years, traditional residential areas..

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This project embraces the challenge of taking care of the older city. Today, all the European countries are facing this problem. However, the approach is yet done with outdated logics and urban tools. An expansion of the rehabilitation protocol will be achieved understanding that reproducing..

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Urban Infill

Brno, Czech Republic
by Chybik + Kristof

Situated in an area that is undergoing rapid regeneration, this urban infill project is designed to accentuate the city’s existing urban structures. According to local architectural tradition, corner buildings such as this one are defined by their verticality as well as decorative elements that..

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Urban Living

Berlin, Germany
by COBE Berlin

Arcostraße in Berlin-Charlottenburg is located at the Spree river. The site is marked by a great mix of sport, carpentries, and cafés, which shall be preserved throughout the development. The proposal will provide loft typologies to maximize the potential of the site with adaptable structures..

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Urban Mitte

Berlin, Germany
by COBE Berlin

Hyper-urban, super-metropolitan, of international appeal and high local recognition - these are the guiding ideas for the urban center at the Gleisdreieck park. The combination of Berlin archetypes - the iron façade constructions of the suburban and suburban railway stations, the typical Berlin..

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Branislav Jovin became part of the history of Serbian architecture after constructing the building of the Urban Planning Institute in 1970.

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Urban Realities

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by KUD C3

The abandoned construction pits became an urban reality of Ljubljana’s architectural, political and social situation in 2008. Ljubljana’s wider centre hides at least ten abandoned construction pits. After the collapse of the biggest construction companies in Slovenia their remains evokes many..

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Urban Senses

Mexico City, Mexico
by Beluga & Toechter

Urban senses is a workshop that explores the urban space out of several disciplines and figures out individual approaches of observation or interaction. On the one hand there is the interaction and interdependency of architecture and environment, on the other there is a sensory perception and..

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This year edition of the Urbanize festival is highlighting the scalability of the diverse experiences of urban self-organization projects and initiatives and their potential for urban development by, with and for residents. The seventh year of the festival was organized the first time in Hamburg..

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urgentcity

Florence, Italy
by Amateur Cities

‘UrgentCity, Towards a New Vocabulary of Terms’ is a project that investigates how to facilitate better communication and collaboration between disciplines involved in city making. It has been initiated by Amateur Cities (NL) and New Generations (IT) and invites citizens from all around the world..

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The U.S. federal government established the Air Force as an independent branch of the military in 1947, and authorized the creation of the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1954. The USAFA was meant to be the main undergraduate university for the Air Force. At the time that the USAFA was planned and..

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US Embassy in Moscow

Moscow, Russia
by HOK

This building breaks out of the visual confines of the State Department compound and engages Moscow on a grand, sweeping scale while adding a contemporary landmark to the skyline. The vigorous forms mediate existing site geometries and boldly orient the building westward to overlook a major urban..

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The modern notion of the future is based on a Biblical timeline, which has raised messianic expectations ever since Daniel’s prophesies. Such an understanding of the future even spills over into worlds where a more cyclical notion of time dominates – for example in the Asian context – and..

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Utrecht University Library

Utrecht, Netherlands
by Wiel Arets

The Utrecht University Library is located on the Uithof campus, situated a short distance from the city center. It is comprised of the library itself and an adjacent parking garage with multiple voids–between which is a courtyard garden and a café named for ‪Johannes Gutenberg‬–and the..

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