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NUK

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik

The National University Library is considered one of the greatest achievements by Plečnik. Its size and shape echo the example of the Prince's Palace, which stood on the same site. Plečnik project encountered resistance by the Yugoslavian authorities which were based in Belgrade. However,..

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The Triple Bridge

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik

The Triple Bridge is a group of three bridges across the Ljubljanica river. It connects the Ljubljana's historical, medieval, town on one bank, and the modern city of Ljubljana, on the other. The central bridge is partly built from Glinica limestone. Other parts are built from concrete. The..

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Peglezen

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik

The Flat Iron Building, called Peglezen, is situated on a long and narrow site and concludes a row of old houses. The building resembles to the iron and was named after the previous building, demolished in the earthquake and. Plečnik designed the building as a highlighted the completion of a set..

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The market building stretches between the Triple Bridge and the Dragon Bridge, on the right side of the curve of the Ljubljanica River. The 1895 earthquake destroyed an old monastery. After the damaged building was removed, Vodnik Square provided a venue for an outdoor market.

The present..

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Plečnik House

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik, ...

The three Plečnik brothers purchased the property in 1915 in hopes of building a single home for the family. As it turned out, the architect Joža Plečnik lived alone in the house. He set about the reconstruction of the house with his characteristic thrift. He made use of inexpensive materials and..

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The Crossways Estate

London, United Kingdom
by John D. Hume, ...

The Crossways estate (also known as the Devons Estate) is a 1970s council estate in the Bow area of London. When completed, it was known locally as the 'Pride of Bow' with its three 25 storey tower blocks. The estate comprises of three tower blocks, towering 25 storeys over the local area, and..

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Val Fourré

Val Fourré, France
by Henri Longepierre, ...

The Val Fourré is a large social housing project of 8,000 units in Mantes-la-Jolie, the west periphery of Paris, was completed in 1959 to accommodate workers of the automobile industry of the Seine valley. It followed the paradigm of cités idéales of Trente Glorieuses and the housing typology of..

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1520 Sedgwick Avenue is a 102-unit apartment building in the Morris Heights neighborhood in the Bronx, New York City. It is recognized as a long-time "haven for working class families". On July 5, 2007, 1520 Sedgwick Avenue was recognized by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and..

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