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Contrary to common belief, the world's largest Catholic church is to be found not in Rome but in Yamoussoukro, a small city in the war-torn African state of Côte d'Ivoire. The massive Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, whose architecture is clearly inspired by the Basilica of St...

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Robin Hood Gardens is a council housing complex in Poplar, London designed in the late 1960s by architects Alison and Peter Smithson and completed in 1972. It was intended as an example of the 'streets in the sky' concept: social housing characterised by broad aerial walkways in long concrete..

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Alton Estate

London, United Kingdom
by Rosemary Stjernstedt

The Alton Estate is a large council estate situated in Roehampton, southwest London. One of the largest council estates (public housing) in the UK, it occupies an extensive area of land west of Roehampton village and runs between the Roehampton Lane through-road and Richmond Park Golf Courses.
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Sassoon House

London, United Kingdom
by Elizabeth Denby, ...

In January 1933, Reginald Sassoon, amateur jockey son of the philanthropist Mozelle Sassoon, was killed at Lingfield. In his memory, his mother decided to commission a block of workers’ flats, an idea which may have stemmed from a new acquaintance. This was Elizabeth Denby, who was just embarking..

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The Crematorium designed by A. Miletski is located in the "Park of Memory" in Kyiv. The architect constructed two crematoria in perfect symmetry and flanked the cupolas with stylised flames.

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Hotel Salut

Kiev, Ukraine
by Avraham Miletski, ...

The hotel “Salyut” is located on the high hill of the right bank of the Dnipro river, in Pechersk – the most prestige district of Kiev, at “Slava” Square. The turbid history of the interaction between architectural thought and the bureaucratic party apparatus is represented in the current..

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Since the late 1950s the field of Soviet architecture became more and more interdisciplinary. Popular ideas about “synthesis of the arts” were complemented with the need to maneuver between censorship restrictions that were specific for each sphere of Soviet art. The figure of architect and..

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The Pioneers Palace

Kiev, Ukraine
by Avraham Miletski, ...

The Kiev Palace of Pioneers is an architectural attempt to develop a space which is maximally adapted to the needs of children. The unique nature of the project by architect Edward Bilsky and Abraham Miletsky and artists Ada Rybachuk and Vladimir Melnichenko is in this attempt to move away from..

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