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Chemosphere House

Los Angeles, USA
by John Lautner

The Chemosphere, designed by American architect John Lautner in 1960, is an innovative Modernist octagon house in Los Angeles, California.
[h]History and design[/h]
The building stands on the San Fernando Valley side of the Hollywood Hills, just off of Mulholland Drive. It is a one story..

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The music studio on a former NATO base in Germany is one of several architectural projects which were initiated to convert the former rocket station into a cultural venue. The first plans for the studio by the Austrian born architect Raimund Abraham were already conceived in the 1990s. The..

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It looks like a huge planetary gearset from the sky but when it was built in 1985 Turkish spies thought it was another dangerous military object built to support the Cold War effort. Druzhba was designed by a Russian architect, Igor Vasilievsky with the help of Nodar Kancheli. Kancheli is more..

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Apple Campus

Cupertino, USA
by Norman Foster

"It’s a pretty amazing building. It’s a little like a spaceship landed. It’s got this gorgeous courtyard in the middle… It’s a circle. It’s curved all the way around. If you build things, this is not the cheapest way to build something. There is not a straight piece of glass in this building...

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Hakka Tulou

Yongding, China

The Hakka were originally immigrants from northern China who settled in the southern provinces. From the 17th century onwards, population pressures drove them more and more into conflict with their neighbours (called punti in Cantonese).
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As rivalry for resources turned to armed..

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Tietgen Dormitory

Copenhagen, Denmark
by Boje Lundgaard, ...

The principle inspiration for the project is the meeting of the collective and the individual, a characteristic inherent to the dormitory building type.

The simple circular form of the Tietgen Dormitory is an urban response to the context, providing a bold architectural statement in the newly..

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Fuji Kindergarten

Tachikawa City, Japan
by Tezuka Architects

Designed by husband and wife architects Takaharu and Yui Tezuka, Fuji Kindergarten’s most immediately captivating element is indeed its circular orientation.
[h]Concept[/h]
The large one-story halo-shaped building has an 183m outer circumference, and an inner circumference of 108m. This ring..

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Poplavok Café

Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
by Oscar Grigorievich Havkin

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Chisinau Circus

Chisinau, Moldavia

The Chisinau Circus was constructed in 1981 by S. Shoikhet and A. Kirichenko in Moldova. The curent situation of the Chisinau Circus is uncertain. In 2008 the Chisinau Circus was leased out to a Cypriot company for a period of 29 years. The company pledged to restore the building, but did not..

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Tulou Collective Housing

Guangdong, China
by URBANUS

Hakka Tulou is a dwelling type unique to the Hakka people. It is a communal residence between the city and the countryside, integrating living, storage, shopping, spiritual, and public entertainment into one single building entity.

Traditional units in tulou are evenly laid out along its..

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Kazan State Circus

Kazan, Russia
by G. Pichuev

The Circus was built in 1967 according to the plans of architect G. Pichuev. The amphitheatre of the circus building was designed for 2400 seats.

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Royan Market Hall

Royan, France
by André Morisseau, ...

Built in 1955 by the architects Louis Simon and André Morisseau and the engineer René Sarger. It is a round shell in reinforced concrete eight centimetres thick. It rests on thirteen peripheral support points without any internal pillar. It is 52.40 metres in diameter, and its height in the..

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The Round House

Wilton, Connecticut, USA
by Richard T. Foster

The Round House in Wilton, Connecticut was designed by the well-known architect Richard T. Foster, assisted by Philip Johnson in 1967 and became his own house.

Floating 12 feet off the ground and 72 feet in diameter, the Round House is walled in glass, covered over and under with cedar..

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The Egg

Albany, USA
by Wallace Kirkman Harrison, ...

The Egg is a performing arts venue in Albany, New York.

The construction of The Egg began in 1966 and was completed twelve years later in 1978. The Egg was designed by Wallace Harrison for all the people of New York State and to accommodate many events and performances.

Architecturally, The..

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Bell Pavilion

San Diego, California, USA
by Dale Naegle

The oceanfront house, called The Bell Pavilion, also nicknamed The Mushroom House, was designed and built by Dale Naegle in 1968 for Sam Bell of Bell's Potato Chips. Naegle was instructed to build a futuristic-looking, earthquake-proof structure as a guest house. The tram that carried people from..

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The Dymaxion House was developed by inventor and architect Buckminster Fuller to address several perceived shortcomings with existing homebuilding techniques. Fuller designed several versions of the house at different times, but they were all factory manufactured kits, assembled on site, intended..

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The building site is located in Vuosaari, the most eastern suburb of Helsinki in Finland. The site is characterized by the new artificial canal and its circular pool, which creates the new focus for the architectural composition of the area. The building site is located on the edge of the..

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The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is an art museum beside the National Mall, in Washington, D.C., the United States. The museum was initially endowed during the 1960s with the permanent art collection of Joseph H. Hirshhorn. One of the "big five" modern art museums in the U.S., it was..

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