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Cuadra San Cristóbal

Mexico City, Mexico
by Luis Barragán

Boasting the modernist architectural touch of famous Pritzker Prize winner, Luis Barragán, Cuadra San Cristobal is a triumph of geometry, and displays the power of earthen tones, and the genius of simplicity. Cuadra San Cristobal has the ability to make the outdoors become intertwined with the..

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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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Leça Swimming Pools

Leça da Palmeira, Portugal
by Alvaro Siza

Since its completion in 1966 the Leça Swimming Pool complex, by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza, has been an internationally recognized building. Still almost half a century later, it has gracefully retained its architectural integrity and remained a popular retreat. The Leça Swimming Pools is..

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Blur Building

Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

The Blur Building was built for the Swiss Expo 2002 on Lake Neuchatel. It is an architecture of atmosphere. The lightweight tensegrity structure measures 300 feet wide by 200 feet deep by 75 feet high. The primary building material is indigenous to the site, water. Water is pumped from the lake,..

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Haludovo Palace Hotel

Malinska, Croatia
by Boris Magaš

The Haludovo Palace Hotel is an abandoned resort hotel on the Croatian island Krk north of Malinska. The designer of the complex was Boris Magaš. The construction begun in 1969 and lasted till 1972.

The hotel is named after a nearby beach. Bob Guccione, the founder of the Penthouse magazine,..

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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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Hotel Ambasador

Dubrovnik, Croatia
by Peter Kušan

During the 1960s, a number of tourist facilities were built in the village of Plat, located just six kilometers from Dubrovnik Airport, which had just opened in 1962. Spread out over three sandy beaches and surrounded by pine and cyprus trees, the facilities were part of a state-owned company and..

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Commissioned by maritime captain Antun Sesan, Grand Hotel on the island Lopud (Croatia) was the first building designed by architect Nikola Dobrović that was realised in Yugoslavia. In March 1934 Dobrović moved from Prague to Lopud in order to plan, organize and supervise the construction of the..

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