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EMA

Moskow, Russia
by KOSMOS Architects

EMA is a project of revitalization of an ex-industrial territory in the center of Moscow. In the last decade, the industry (factory of Electrical Medical Apparates) was relocated and the territory became abandoned. New interventions - immense shining of foil reflections, theatrical scaleless..

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Kotor APSS

Kotor, Montenegro
by DVARP

Big voids in planning legislations and turnovers in social, political and economic circumstances have lead to major space misuse in many coastal towns along the Adriatic. Looking for a quick return, housing and tourism oriented projects seamed to be the easiest and the most profitable..

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The King’s Cross Pond Club was a public art project, commissioned by King’s Cross Central Partnership as part of the Relay Art Program. OOZE and Marjetica Potrč occupied a temporary site in the midst of the King’s Cross construction site in London and created a micro-ecological environment with a..

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Cuadra San Cristóbal

Mexico City, Mexico
by Luis Barragán

Boasting the modernist architectural touch of famous Pritzker Prize winner, Luis Barragán, Cuadra San Cristobal is a triumph of geometry, and displays the power of earthen tones, and the genius of simplicity. Cuadra San Cristobal has the ability to make the outdoors become intertwined with the..

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Penguin Pool, London Zoo

London, United Kingdom
by Tecton, ...

In 1934, London Zoo (the Regent's Park zoo in London) unveiled its famous spiral-ramped "Penguin Pool," designed by Tecton, an influential architectural firm led by Russian emigre Berthold Lubetkin. Tecton's innovative Modernist design was unusually elegant and playful and one of the first uses..

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Leça Swimming Pools

Leça da Palmeira, Portugal
by Alvaro Siza

Since its completion in 1966 the Leça Swimming Pool complex, by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza, has been an internationally recognized building. Still almost half a century later, it has gracefully retained its architectural integrity and remained a popular retreat. The Leça Swimming Pools is..

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Blur Building

Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Blur Building was built for the Swiss Expo 2002 on Lake Neuchatel. It is an architecture of atmosphere. The lightweight tensegrity structure measures 300 feet wide by 200 feet deep by 75 feet high. The primary building material is indigenous to the site, water. Water is pumped from the lake,..

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Haludovo Palace Hotel

Malinska, Croatia
by Boris Magaš

The Haludovo Palace Hotel is an abandoned resort hotel on the Croatian island Krk north of Malinska. The designer of the complex was Boris Magaš. The construction begun in 1969 and lasted till 1972.

The hotel is named after a nearby beach. Bob Guccione, the founder of the Penthouse magazine,..

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