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The Yerevan Metro is a rapid transit system that serves the capital of Armenia, Yerevan. The system was launched in 1981 and like most former Soviet Metros, its stations are very deep (20–70 meters underground) and intricately decorated with national motifs. The metro runs on a 13.4 kilometers..

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The Yokohama International Passenger Terminal was the product of inventive architectural methodology and socially conscious thinking. Designed by Foreign Office Architects (FOA) in 1995, the futuristic terminal represented an emergent typology of transportation infrastructure. Its radical,..

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The assignment is motivated by the need to expand the Neuropsychiatric Centre Our Lady of Carmen, in Zaragoza. In the first phase there is a new support centre for youth with behavioural problems, and currently sharing facilities with the geriatric section and, by the nature of their treatment..

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Youngculture

Belgarde, Serbia
by Aleksandar Savikin

Office space is located in GTC House, New Belgrade. The interior is done in three phases, the first phase of 1000m2, second 250m2 and third 450m2. After third phase entire floor was occupied. Special attention is devoted to common areas like kitchen, dining area, lounge area and reception. There..

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It was designed in 1977 by Frane Grgurević. Originally, it was conceived as the House of Socialist Youth, a large and multi-purpose complex. The construction was started in 1979 to be used in the Mediterranean Games held in the same year. However, after the completion of the shell, in 1984 the..

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Youth House

Tegernheim, Germany
by Gutthann Architekten

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Youth Palace

Yerevan, Armenia
by Arthur Tarkhanyan

The Youth Palace was constructed in the end if the 1960s by A.Tarkhanyan, G. Poghosyan, S. Khachikyan and M. Zaqaryan. Resembling and often called a giant corncob, the Youth Palace was a large building on the fringe of central Yerevan, with a hotel, swimming pool, marriage hall (ZAKS), and other..

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Built for the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, the Yoyogi National Gymnasium has become an architectural icon for its distinctive design. Designed by one of Japan’s most famous modernist architects, Kenzo Tange, the gymnasium is a hybridization of western modernist aesthetics and..

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Yuanyang+Tianzhu

Beijing, China
by WU WEI DESIGN

Unlike the aesthetic conception of the Tianjin Blue Water Park project, the "modernism" of Beijing architecture seems to adapt to the rushed daily life of contemporary people more quickly and "understand" their expectations for the future. From the shape to the function, Yuanyang Tianzhu centered..

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Yugoslav Drama Theatre

Belgrade, Serbia
by Zoran Radojičić, ...

On October 17, 1997, the Yugoslav Drama Theater of Belgrade was met with a real tragedy – in a huge fire the Great Stage was fire-gutted. The reconstructed theatre was designed by Zoran Radojičić and Dejan Miljković. Constucted between 1997 and 2003 opened its door on May 23, 2003.

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The pavilion of Yugoslavia was designed by the architect Vjenčeslav Richter, who originally proposed to suspend the whole structure from a giant cable-stayed mast. When that proved too difficult, Richter devised a tension column consisting of six steel arches supported by a pre-stressed cable,..

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Yuppie Ranch House

Budonia, Italy
by Elastico

The yuppie ranch house stands in a hilly landscape, looking out on one side towards the mountains and on the other to the dry and stony plain of the Friuli Region in Italy. The only trace of human presence before the construction of the house was some old railway cross-ties once raised to mark a..

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Located in Kochi Prefecture, Japan (Shikoku region in Southern Japan) is the Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum completed by Kengo Kuma & Associates in September 2010. The museum is a beautiful blend of classic Japanese and contemporary architecture in harmony with it’s natural wooded surroundings.
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Za-Koenji Public Theatre is a theatre for contemporary performing arts. The theatre is funded by the city of Suginami in Tokyo and managed by Creative Theatre Network (CTN), a non-profit organization. The theatre produces, presents and supports a wide range of cultural activities for the..

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Zacherlhaus

Vienna, Austria
by Jože Plečnik

The Zacherlhaus is a residential and business building designed by Jože Plečnik and built in the 1st district of Vienna, the Innere Stadt. The construction was commissioned by Johann Evangelist Zacherl, son of the industrial magnate Johann Zacherl, who built the Zacherlfabrik. It was one of the..

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Hrvoje Njiric and Vedran Skopac’s pavilion proposal for this year’s Salon clearly seeks to critique contemporary material culture in Croatia. Being critical in a country without a clear target for criticism (who is really responsible?) and with little room for critical distance (the population of..

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Žale Cemetery

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik, ...

In the early 1930s, Ljubljana's municipal authorities made a decision to convert the Holy Cross Churchyard for use as Ljubljana's main cemetery. When the plans provided by the architect Ivo Spinčič in 1936 failed to please the authorities, a new design was commissioned from the architect Jože..

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Zanussi Offices

Porcia, Italy
by Gino Valle

The building structure is made up of large transverse frames at factory body and coupled to 2.4m, equal to two modules, with lateral overhangs of 3,6m. The main distance of 7.8m is equal to six modules. The expansion joints are located in the axis of the pillars pairs, each 19,2m. The pillars..

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Zehmeister Villa

Pecs, Hungary
by Fred Forbat

This Villa was designed by Fred Forbat to a chemistry professor, dr. Laszlo Zehmeister in the town of Pécs, Hungary. Before starting designing the Villa, Forbat made a primary plan, a one-storey, brick-clad house, with a complex plan. Finally the realized house is simplier and more functional,..

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Occupying a forested site just outside the city center of Limoges, the Zénith has something of the dynamic wrapping form created by the architect, Bernard Tschumi, in the steel-and-concrete Rouen building. But in this instance, the main construction materials are Douglas fir, concrete, and rigid..

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The architectural symbol of the nineties in Belgrade. The building was completed in 1997 and represents a work of architects Vasilije Milunovic, Branislav Mitrovic and Dusan Tesic (interior).

Monumental double facade of the building is specifically designed to fit the surrounding buildings..

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Zetra Sports Hall

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
by Lidumil Alikalfić, ...

Zetra Sports Hall (now Olympic Hall Juan Antonio Samaranch) is an indoor multi-purpose arena in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Named in honor of Juan Antonio Samaranch in 2010 after his death, it was used for various sporting events at the 1984 Winter Olympics. The complex was designed by 1978..

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Zhaoyang Qian Kun

Taoyuan, Taiwan
by Tianduo Li

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Zhurgaz House

Moscow, Russia
by Mikhail Barsch

In 2007 staff members of the Russian Avant-Garde Fund discovered in a Moscow archive previously unknown blueprints for the printing plant of JSC Ogonek authored by El Lissitzky, a luminary of 20th-century art.
The grandiose plan, reminiscent of Lissitzky’s famous “horizontal skyscraper”..

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Zhytnij Rynok

Kyiv, Ukraine

Zhytnij Rynok is a communal market located in Podil.

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Ziggurat Building

Laguna Niguel, California, USA
by William Pereira

The Ziggurat Building is a United States government building originally constructed for Rockwell International but it never occupied it. It is managed by the General Services Administration.

Architect William Pereira developed a stepped pyramid silhouette which references to ziggurats, ancient..

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Zigzag Housing

Frankfurt-Niederrad, Germany
by Ernst May

The Settlement in Bruchfeldstrasse known as Housing Zigzag is located in the Frankfurt-Niederrad. The planning of these 643 residential units was developed according already build road network. May develops a new form of colony in their basic cubic forms with flat facade.

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With an estimated population of 10 million people by 2035, London needs more homes. Following the current models of housing provision, however, more than 300,000 people could be left with no access to adequate housing.

ZIP City questions whether we still need houses to live in the city and..

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Žižkov Television Tower

Prague, Czech Republic
by Václav Aulický, ...

The Žižkov Television Tower is a unique transmitter tower, built in Prague between 1985 and 1992. Designed by architect Václav Aulický and engineer Jiří Kozák, it stands above the city's traditional skyline. The tower is an example of high-tech architecture.

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Zlatibor Housing

Užice, Serbia
by Milorad Pantović, ...

Zlatibor Housing is one of the most successful post-war housing blocks of the architecture of Serbia. The building block is the reconstruction of the central urban core of the city of Užice, directly opposite the building of the city municipality, where Mandić and Pantović designed it close to..

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Zollverein Cube

Essen, Germany
by SANAA

The Zollverein Cube is a white cubic structure designed by the Japanese architectural duo SANAA and was completed in 2006. It is located at the entrance of the Zeche Zollverein in Essen, Germany. Before its closing in 1986, it was the biggest plant for mining hard coal, the Zeche is now a UNESCO..

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Zoloti Vorota

Kyiv, Ukraine
by Boris Zhezherin

Zoloti Vorota is a Metro stations in Kyiv. Named after the Golden Gates, the station is one of the most stunning achievements in late Soviet architecture.
The station was opened as part of the first stage of the Syretsko-Pecherska Line on December 30, 1989. The design of the station was..

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Zora Palace

Belgrade, Serbia
by Spasoje Krunić

Although Slavija Square is one of the oldest parts of the city, the area is disjointed by the many ad hoc architectural interventions of the twentieth century. In occupying a prominent corner site, Zora Palace plays a key role in re-establishing a cohesive city streetscape.

The six-storey..

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Zubizuri

Bilbao, Spain
by Santiago Calatrava

The Zubizuri (Basque for "white bridge"), also called the Campo Volantin Bridge or Puente del Campo Volantin, is a tied arch footbridge across the Nervion River in Bilbao, Spain. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, the bridge links the Campo Volantin right bank and Uribitarte left bank of..

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Zufferey+House

Wallis, Switzerland
by Nunatak Sarl Architects

Architecture
« L’Ardévaz », is the name of that mountain. It is located above the site at the north. Its shape and material structure is the unique inspiration to plan the house. Formally, the house looks like a stone block lying on the ground in a fragile balance. It is covered with a skin of..

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Zvartnots International Airport is located near Zvartnots, 12 km west of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. It acts as the main international airport of Armenia and is Yerevan's main international transport hub. It is the busiest airport in the nation. The airport was built in 1961. An open..

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