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José Luis Romany

Madrid, Spain
born 1921, Denia

Spanish architect born in Denia. He studied in the School of Architecture of Madrid (1951). He was always focused in urban and housing works in Madrid. Some of those works are Poblado en el Batán, Poblado dirigido de Fuencarral or Puerta del Ángel.

He won the National Architecture Prize,..

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Hipodrome designed by the spanish / italian based architect Julio Lafuente in Rome.

Hippodrome of Tor di Valle (Italian: Ippodromo Tor di Valle) was an important horse racing venue in the city of Rome. The hippodrome took its name from the area in which it was located and included a racetrack,..

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The Spanish Pavilion for the Brussels Exhibition was developed by the Spanish architects Corrales and Vazquez Molezún in 1958, after winning the competition for that.

The building was asked to be flexible and re-usable after the exhibition in Brussels and so it was. Nowadays it is displayed in..

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Espoo, Finland
by Reima Pietilä, ...

"When Helsinki University of Technology moved from Helsinki to Espoo in the early 1960s, an architecture competition was held for what would become the new building for the Student Union of the university. Due to the challenging rocky location and adaptability requirements none of the competition..

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The urban project was developed by the Spanish architect Jose Luis Romany.

This project is part of the 'Poblados dirigidos' developed during the 50s in Madrid.

They were a way to introduce new housing areas following modern guidelines and with very tight budgets. All those houses were meant..

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Schäfer house

Flims, Graubünden, Switzerland
by Rudolf Olgiati

The Schäfer house was designed by Rudolf Olgiati in 1974.

Is it situated close to his hometown in the Grisons canton in Switzerland. As most of the houses he did in this area, the main features are the simple and white surfaces, the local echoes of traditional architecture and the influence of..

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Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine

The history of this Cyclopean monument to Cold War megalomania (referred to at various times as «The Arc», “Steelyard”, “Russian Woodpecker” and “brain burner”) began in 1946 when Soviet engineer N.I. Kabanov initially proposed the idea of the developing a system for the early detection of enemy..

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The World Islands

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
by Creative Kingdom Dubai

The World Islands (جزر العالم) is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located in the waters of the Persian Gulf, 4.0 kilometres off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The World islands are composed mainly..

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The bunkers of Albania are a ubiquitous sight in the country, with an average of 5.7 bunkers for every square kilometre. The bunkers were built during the communist government of Enver Hoxha from the 1960s to the 1980s; by 1983 a total of 173,371 concrete bunkers had been constructed around the..

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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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Salton Sea

Imperial Valley, California, USA

Often described as the only man-made mistake visible from space, the story of Salton Sea dates back to the end of the late 1890s when a Californian developer named Charles Rockwood decided to divert part of the Colorado River through two channels and bring water to the dry but fertile desert of..

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Daniel Tudor Munteanu

born 1980, Suceava

Daniel Tudor Munteanu (b. 1980) is a practicing architect and urban planner based in Suceava, Romania. He was educated in Romania and The Netherlands, has exhibited at the 5th ”Urbanism\Architecture Bi-city Biennale” in Shenzhen and has contributed to “OfficeUS”, the U.S. Pavilion for the 14th..

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