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Designed at the same time as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the curving Marin County Civic buildings echo the surrounding landscape.

The Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957–62.

"We will never have a culture of our own until we..

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (often referred to as "The Guggenheim") is a well-known museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It is the permanent home to a renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art and also..

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Mill Run, Pennsylvania, USA
by Frank Lloyd Wright

Fallingwater, also known as the Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. Residence, is a house designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1934 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, and is part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area.

The house was built partly over a waterfall in..

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CCTV Headquarters

Beijing, China
by Rem Koolhaas, ...

This building is under construction in Beijing, and marks the centerpiece of what hopes to be a 300 tower central business district in Beijing. Rather than go into details, I’ll distill why this design is so important: It marks one of the first buildings that aim to defy gravity without overtly..

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Beijing National Stadium was a joint venture among architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Herzog & de Meuron, project architect Stefan Marbach, artist Ai Weiwei, and CADG which was lead by chief architect Li Xinggang. During their first meeting in 2003, at Basel,the group decided to do..

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Linked Hybrid

Beijing, China
by Steven Holl

The 220,000 square meter pedestrian-oriented Linked Hybrid complex, sited adjacent to the site of old city wall of Beijing, aims to counter the current privatized urban developments in China by creating a new twenty-first century porous urban space, inviting and open to the public from every..

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Seed Cathedral

Shanghai, China
by Heatherwick Studio, ...

UK Pavilion wins 2010 RIBA Lubetkin Prize In September 2007, Heatherwick Studio led the winning team in the competition to design the UK Pavilion for the Shanghai 2010 Expo.

The event is the largest Expo ever with two hundred countries taking part and over 70 million visitors expected. The..

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Guangzhou Opera House

Guangzhou, China
by Zaha Hadid

The Guangzhou Opera House was designed by Zaha Hadid in 2003, the 70,000 square meter space seats 1,800 people.

Like pebbles in a stream smoothed by erosion, the Guangzhou Opera House sits in perfect harmony with its riverside location. The Opera House is at the heart of..

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