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Without doubt, the design and construction of the University of Lethbridge is the crowning achievement of Lethbridge Modern. It is a key work in the career of Canada's most esteemed architect of the 20th century, Arthur Erickson. Published around the world, it is also the most famous Alberta..

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University Centre is a five-storey poured and pre-cast concrete structure constructed as part of a campus planning strategy that aimed to develop the campus as an urban centre. Overground facilities include dining space, offices and conference rooms, while the lounges, cafeteria, bookstore and..

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The main campus of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) was realized in three phases: phase I, the Hubert-Aquin and Judith-Jasmin pavilions (1972–1986); phase II, the Athanase-David building and Thérèse-Casgrain pavilion (1986–1992); and phase IIA, the Formation des Maîtres pavilion..

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Dimitri Dimakopoulos

Montreal, Canada
born 1929, Athens

Dimitri Dimakopoulos (born 14 September 1929 – 7 November 1995) was a Greek-Canadian architect. He was best known for having been involved in the design of several notable buildings in Downtown Montreal.

Dimakopoulos was born in Athens, Greece on September 14, 1929. He grew up in Athens before..

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Leonardo Ricci

Florence, Italy
born 1918, Rome

Leonardo Ricci (Rome, June 8, 1918 - Venice, September 29, 1994 ) was an Italian architect, painter and existential philosopher. Ricci enrolled the Faculty of Architecture in Florence where he graduated in 1941. He was an assistant of Giovanni Michelucci and remained in Michelucci Studio until..

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Isthmia Prime Motel

Isthmia, Greece
by Iannis Xenakis, ...

The unassuming roadside motel by the Isthmus of Corinth is an intriguing cross between Brutalism and the Classical Orders.

Built by Iannis Xenakis and Panos Spiliotakos in 1969, the roadside motel reflects the long Graeco-Roman resort heritage of the area. The Isthmia Prime's characteristic..

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The National Insurance Academy was designed by Indian architect Achyut Kanvinde from 1986-1988 in the Indian city Pune. Kanvinde's work has helped shape the image of modern heritage in India.

Kanvinde, a master graduate of Harvard and a student of Walter Gropius was heavily influenced by..

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The following text is an excerpt from “Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand 30, Open”. A paper presented to the 30th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia,..

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Premabhai Hall

Ahmedabad, India
by Balkrishna Doshi

The Premabhai hall is a public theatre designed by Balkrishna Doshi. It is located in the Old City of Ahmedabad. Due to its large dimension, the building is reminiscent of an ancient monumental sculpture. Doshi designed this post-Le Corbusier brutalist piece of architecture in 1956 as a modern..

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Ramakrishna House

Ahemdabad, India
by Charles Correa

This large residence, built by Charles Correa was for one of Ahmedabad's mill owners. It is based on the spatial and climatic concepts developed in the Tube House and the Hindustan Lever Pavillion. The plan sets up a series of parallel bearing walls, punctuated by interior courts and "canon",..

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Hall of Nations

New Delhi, India
by Raj Rewal

The Hall of Nations, the world’s first and largest-span space-frame structure built in reinforced concrete, holds special significance in India’s post-colonial history. A masterpiece of architect Raj Rewal and structural engineer Mahendra Raj, the building was a wining entry in the 1970s Indira..

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Karavanke Tunnel Portal

Hrušica, Slovenia
by Savin Sever

The Karavanke tunnel is a motorway tunnel between Slovenia and Austria. It runs under the mountains of the same name and connects the Slovenian A2 motorway with the Austrian A11. It was built between 1986 and 1991. The architect behind the portal building of the Karavanke tunnel was Savin Sever,..

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Toblerone Tower

Belgrade, Serbia
by Rista Šekerinski

The Karaburma residential housing tower is often referred to by locals at the Toblerone Tower, a nod to the triangular shapes incorporated into the design of the tower. It was designed by Rista Šekerinski and completed in 1963. It is located at Mije Kovačević 9 close to the University of Belgrade..

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For the company IBM Fisac build one of his buildings with greater urban vocation. The protection from the heat of the afternoon sun – a priority for the company after the experience with one of their American headquarters designed by Saarinen – encouraged him to try out several types of..

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Edificio Princesa

Madrid, Spain
by Fernando Higueras, ...

This UNIQUE building was designed in 1975 by the architects Fernando Higueras Díaz and Antonio Miró Valverde to house military houses. In the Universidad - Palacio neighborhood, also known as the Maravillas neighborhood. Higueras and Miró designed these floors, commissioned (in 1973) by General..

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After Anaick, his older daughter, passed away, Fisac was commissioned by Monsignor Morcillo, archbishop of Madrid-Alcalá, and the construction company Urbis, to build a parish center in the neighborhood of Moratalaz. In a residual plot with a six meter drop and among high residential blocks, the..

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