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Villa Adonis

Dubrovnik, Croatia
by Nikola Dobrović

[h]The Manifesto[/h]
The cross section of Villa Adonis resembles a physical manifesto of Functionalism that has been adapted to the Mediterranean climate and to the sloping terrain. Its introverted volume rises above an open porch on four reinforced concrete columns, while its back leans against..

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The two buildings designed by the architect Nikola Dobrović were constructed in 1955–65 to accommodate what then was Yugoslavia’s Secretariat for National Defense. The complex was conceived as an ensemble composed of two monumental blocks that descend in a stepped manner towards Nemanjina Street,..

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Jože Plečnik designed the plans for a new royal summer residence which was to be built in the immediate vicinity of the villa by appointment of the Yugoslav King Alexander. He planned a building which was never finished. He named it the New Royal Castle and it exist only as a torso design on..

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In 1961 a daring design by Vjenčeslav Richter was chosen for what was meant to be one of the most prominent buildings of socialist Yugoslavia - the Museum of the Revolution in New Belgrade. Richter stated that the purpose of this museum was "to safeguard the truth about us". Over decades, changes..

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Home of Revolution

Nikšić, Montenegro
by Marko Mušič

The original design brief for the Home of Revolution (Dom Revolucije) stipulated that the building’s surface area should measure 7,230 square meters. However, during the design process, the surface area tripled to 21,738 square meters. Dom Revolucije was built as a memorial to those who died..

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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 with a diocesan college for girls. After the damaged building was removed, Vodnik Square provided a venue for an..

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It was designed in 1977 by Frane Grgurević. Originally, it was conceived as the House of Socialist Youth, a large and multi-purpose complex. The construction was started in 1979 to be used in the Mediterranean Games held in the same year. However, after the completion of the shell, in 1984 the..

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[h]Earthquake and Tange[/h]
One of the major factors of urban change in Skopje was an earthquake on July 26, 1963 (when the country was a part of Yugoslavia). About 80 percent of the city was destroyed. Along with aid from the international community, a limited competition for the redevelopment ..

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