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Centre Pompidou

Paris, France
by Gianfranco Franchini, ...

In 1970 an international architectural competition was launched based on a program to build a cultural and arts complex in the centre of historic Paris set out by French President Georges Pompidou. Chaired by the French architect Jean Prouvé, the prize-winners selected by the jury were Renzo..

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Commissioned by maritime captain Antun Sesan, Grand Hotel on the island Lopud (Croatia) was the first building designed by architect Nikola Dobrović that was realised in Yugoslavia. In March 1934 Dobrović moved from Prague to Lopud in order to plan, organize and supervise the construction of the..

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Villa Vesna

Lopud, Croatia
by Nikola Dobrović

Villa Vesna on the island Lopud (Croatia) was built according to project of architect Nikola Dobrović from 1938. Through the design of series of villas in the Dubrovnik region in the late 1930s, Dobrović progressively introduced ideas of modern architecture to the Dalmatian coast. The first villa..

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Villa Adonis

Dubrovnik, Croatia
by Nikola Dobrović

[h]The Manifesto[/h]
The cross section of Villa Adonis resembles a physical manifesto of Functionalism that has been adapted to the Mediterranean climate and to the sloping terrain. Its introverted volume rises above an open porch on four reinforced concrete columns, while its back leans against..

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The two buildings designed by the architect Nikola Dobrović were constructed in 1955–65 to accommodate what then was Yugoslavia’s Secretariat for National Defense. The complex was conceived as an ensemble composed of two monumental blocks that descend in a stepped manner towards Nemanjina Street,..

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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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In 1961 a daring design by Vjenčeslav Richter was chosen for what was meant to be one of the most prominent buildings of socialist Yugoslavia - the Museum of the Revolution in New Belgrade. Richter stated that the purpose of this museum was "to safeguard the truth about us". Over decades, changes..

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Home of Revolution

Nikšić, Montenegro
by Marko Mušič

The original design brief for the Dom Revolucije (“Revolution Home”) stipulated that the building’s surface area should measure 7,230 square meters. However, during the design process, the surface area tripled to 21,738 square meters. Dom Revolucije was built as a memorial to those who died..

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