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The Mamaia Casino was designed by architect Victor G. Ștephănescu, on the spot of a former Victorian-style wooden pavilion on the beach of the Mamaia seaside resort. Since the previous ensemble had burnt down in 1919 and replaced with a modest pavilion in 1924, the local authorities requested a..

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The Royal Palace of Mamaia

Mamaia, Romania
by Mario Stoppa, ...

On a trip to the seaside in 1920, Queen Mary of Romania fell in love with the beautiful beach of Mamaia and commissioned a villa so she could spend her summers there. The construction for the Royal Palace of Mamaia began in 1923 and was completed in 1926. The Neo-Romanian style villa was designed..

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The Sinel de Cordes Palace, a palatial construction from the mid 18th century, was built by the Sinel de Cordes family. According to geneologic research, this family descended from the Flemish nobility took up residence in Lisbon following the 1755 earthquake. In the mid 19th century, the..

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Thalia Theatre

Lisbon, Portugal
by Barbas Lopes Arquitectos, ...

Originally located in the outskirts of Lisbon, Thalia Theatre opened in the 1840s. A venue of leisure for a local aristocrat, it burned down shortly after and remained derelict since then. For almost 150 years, the Thalia Theatre remained in ruins. While the outskirts of Lisbon sprawled round its..

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All Saints Church

Budapest, Hungary
by István Szabó

The Roman Catholic Parish Church of the Budapest-Farkasrét area stands on the hilly Buda side of the capital, right across the main entrance of the Farkasrét cemetery. Sculptural forms of the façade clearly show the public and sacral character. The building mass is split into two parts: the..

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KÖKI

Budapest, Hungary
by György Kővári, ...

The Kőbánya-Kispest Transportation Center, connecting the local railway station with the new metro station and securing pedestrian passage above the railways, was designed by the planning office of the state railways company (MÁVTI), with a project group led by György Kővári.

The pedestrian..

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MAVIR Center

Budapest, Hungary
by Csaba Virág

An important building of hi-tech architecture in Hungary. While the mass of the building adapts to the surrounding late medieval and baroque edifices of the Buda castle quarter, the façade materials are contemporary: raw concrete and glass curtain walls. The 2-story main façade is composed..

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Once a one-storey building, the Magyar Korona Fogadó (Inn to the Hungarian Crown) stood on this piece of land, outside the city walls. Dévényi, commissioned with constructing a new house, kept three remaining sections of the earlier building and evoked the original arched baroque gate of the inn..

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