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Plečnik Parliament is the colloquial name of two designs for a building intended to house the legislature of the People's Republic of Slovenia within the second Yugoslavia. Formally known as the Slovene Acropolis and the Cathedral of Freedom, the two designs were proposed in 1947 by Slovenia's..

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Written in 1971, Superstudio’s 12 Cautionary Tales anticipated, with its critical attitude against the totalitarian and alienating aspects of the advanced capitalist metropolis, the debates on production, consumption and sustainability that arose following the 1970s economic crisis. Situated at..

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Zacherlhaus

Vienna, Austria
by Jože Plečnik

The Zacherlhaus is a residential and business building designed by Jože Plečnik and built in the 1st district of Vienna, the Innere Stadt. The construction was commissioned by Johann Evangelist Zacherl, son of the industrial magnate Johann Zacherl, who built the Zacherlfabrik. It was one of the..

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Žale Cemetery

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Plečnik, ...

In the early 1930s, Ljubljana's municipal authorities made a decision to convert the Holy Cross Churchyard for use as Ljubljana's main cemetery. When the plans provided by the architect Ivo Spinčič in 1936 failed to please the authorities, a new design was commissioned from the architect Jože..

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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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Baldi House can be considered, as explained in modern architecture Inhibitions, the manifesto of the "listening poetic" by Paolo Portoghesi. Next to the house are the remains of a Roman tomb, which over the centuries had made similar to a "trunk surrounded by a giant plant roots". Baldi house..

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Hotel Pelegrin

Dubrovnik, Croatia
by David Finci

Hotel Pelegrin was designed by the Sarajevo-based architect David Finci in 1963. The hotel’s architecture drew considerable acclaim in the 1960s new tendencies, defined by creative evolution and a certain detachment from the tradition of modernism, emerge in Croatian art and architecture. At the..

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The 1964 cemetery of Magoula was a result of an original idea by Georgios Sainopoulos, philanthropist and mayor of Sparta for 8 years. He dedicated his life to the improvement of urban life in Sparta, delivering numerous projects related to sport and cultural facilities, road & water network..

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