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Student Housing Eichkamp

Berlin, Germany
by Ludwig Leo, ...

The student housing complex in Eichkamp in the suburbs of what later was to become West Berlin was one of the first student accommodations to be built in post-war Germany.

The architects started to work on the project when they were still students. In the beginning they had no funding,and they..

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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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Trylon and Perisphere

New York, USA
by Max Abramovitz, ...

The Trylon and Perisphere were two modernistic structures, together known as the "Theme Center," at the center of the New York World's Fair of 1939-1940.
[h]Theme center[/h]
Connected to the 210 m spire-shaped Trylon by what was at the time the world's longest escalator, the Perisphere was a..

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Villa Drusch

Versailles, France
by Claude Parent

The French architect Claude Parent, whose work lies equally in written theory and physical structures, designed the Villa Drusch as a home which embodies his theory of Oblique Architecture.

Built in Versailles in 1963, this home built for the industrialist Gaston Drusch is primarily..

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Langen Foundation was conceived according to plans of the Japanese architect Tadao Ando and opened in September of 2004.
[h]Hombroich[/h]
On the banks of the river Erft, on the outskirts of Dusseldorf, is an art museum known as Island of Hombroich (Insel Hombroich). As indicated by the name..

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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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