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Commissioned to Architects Félix Nuncio and Manuel Fontanal in 1947, the Ópera Cinema was intended to reincarnate the peculiarities of Art Deco as part of the apogee of the Mexican Golden Age, involving its glory on each decorative feature -stairs, balconies, frames, doors, lamps and seats-. Its..

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Cine Continental

Mexico City, Mexico
by Felipe Cazals

The cinemas became a unique spectacle accessible to all audiences. Among all the memories, there were still those of the cinemas distinguished for their thematic. In 1958, the Continental cinema was opened with a capacity of 2350 seats that operated as an exhibition theatre for national and..

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Cine Lindavista

Mexico City, Mexico
by Charles S. Lee

The Lindavista Cinema opened too in 1942. Built in a traditional monastery scheme, this cinematographic monument in the north of the city took advantage of its location in a corner, with a tall tower that stood up as an urban beacon above a roundabout and marquee where the ticket booth was held..

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Cine Lido

Mexico City, Mexico
by Charles S. Lee

Located today in the Hipódromo Condesa Neighborhood, the Lido Cinema was the first movie theatre located outside the city centre. Designed by architect Charles S. Lee, its was based on Art Deco style and designed to host approximately 1310 viewers. The architectural trends at the time gave to the..

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In January 1965, Kenzo Tange received a telegram from the United Nations asking if he would be interested in participating in an international planning competition for the reconstruction of Skopje, the regional capital of the Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. A severe earthquake hit the city in..

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The architect for this project was Janko Konstantinov (born in 1926) who also worked for some time in Alvar Aalto's firm in Finland.

In 1963 a big earthquake destroyed a majority of Skopje. After which Konstantinov returned to Skopje with the intention to help rebuild the city. Add to a collection

The narrowest city center area on the left bank of the river Vardar has one of the most representative objects of modern architecture in Macedonia - Macedonian Opera and Ballet. This extraordinary work by the architects from young Slovenian office Biro 71 was influenced by Finnish organic..

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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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