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The Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria was installed in Sofia in 1981, to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of the foundation of the First Bulgarian Kingdom in 681 AD. Designed by the sculptor Valentin Starchev, this unique monument was conceived to be part of a large scale urban ensemble, which..

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Bulgaria was founded in 681 AD, and in 1981 the country celebrated its 1300th anniversary with the creation of many new monuments and cultural centres built across the country. Undoubtedly the largest of these, was the Monument to the Founders of the Bulgarian State, at Shumen.

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Woodland Cemetery

Stockholm, Sweden
by Gunnar Asplund, ...

The Woodland Cemetery in Enskede was built between 1919 and 1940 by Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz. On a ridge overgrown with pines they created a sacred landscape with several small chapels arranged to interact with the natural surroundings. It expresses on a large scale the design..

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An itinerary survey along the 45ºN, on the inventiveness of everyday life, new hybrid vernacular and communal space making in Europe.

For too long, we have been creating top-down fixed structures to read our planet, trying to describe the world as a whole. We may now recognise the urgency of..

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Buzludzha

Kazanluk, Bulgaria
by Georgi Stoilov

This monument located on Mount Buzludzha is the biggest ideological monument in Bulgaria. It was completed in 1981, as a tribute to the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Bulgarian socialist movement, which was established in a congress held at this location in 1891. North and south access..

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Autobus Park №7 (or ‘АП №7’) was constructed in 1973, in Kyiv, Ukraine. Its chief architect, V. P. Zinkevych, worked with design teams from Kievsky Promstroyproekt and Ukrgiprodortrans, and scientific teams from the organisations NIISKKISI and NIZHE. The construction crew was provided by the..

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A school for girls in suburban Mumbai needed an expanded space for the children in their kindergarten section. The administration owned a plot of land adjacent to the main school, however this was taken up by a residential building that they occupied. When structural drawings of the building..

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Built in the early sixties along the ring road of Paris, Bois-Le-Prêtre high rise block of 16 storeys includes 96 apartments. The demolition of the building, which was firstly envisaged, has been stopped. The project propose a generous extension of the apartments. New floors, built as a..

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