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Barbican estate

London, United Kingdom
by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon

The estate was built between 1965 and 1976, on a 35-acre (140,000 m2) site that was bombed in World War II.The complex was designed by architects Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, whose first work was the earlier, ground-breaking Golden Lane Estate immediately North of Barbican. The estate of 40 acres..

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Aarno Ruusuvuori

Helsinki, Finland
born 1925, Kuopio

Aarno Emil Ruusuvuori (January 14th 1925– February 22nd 1992) was a Finnish architect, professor and director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture. He studied at Helsinki University of Technology, completing his studies in 1951. Ruusuvuori worked in several architectural offices from 1947 to..

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Royal National Theatre

City of London, United Kingdom
by Denys Lasdun

British government created the South Bank Board to build a National Theatre to the east of Waterloo Bridge in London. The original scheme was to incorporate an opera house and was called the National Theatre Opera House Project (NTOP). Denys Lasdun was chosen by a jury comprising actor Sir..

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Les Choux de Créteil (aka the cabbages), designed by Gérard Grandval is a residential development located in Creteil, a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. The complex which consists of ten towers (each fifteen stories high) was built in the early 70s as an experimental..

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Hotel Cosmos

Moscow, Russia
by V. Andreev, ...

The Cosmos Hotel Moscow is located in north-central Moscow in a green zone on the city's major streets Mira Avenue. It is located next to the VDNKh exhibition center, close to Ostankino Telecom Tower, the Olympic Stadium and the "Sokolniki" Exhibition Complex.

The hotel complex was built to..

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Werner Düttmann

Berlin, Germany
born 1921, Berlin

Werner Düttmann was a German architect and painter. He began his studies at the Technical University in Berlin-Charlottenburg in 1939. His teacher after war was Hans Scharoun. Since 1951 he worked as an architect in the design office of the Berlin building administration. In 1953 he was..

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Sangath

Ahmedabad, India
by Balkrishna Doshi

Balkrishna Doshi‘s own studio designed by himself, Sangath, features a series of sunken vaults sheathed in china mosaic as well as a small grassy terraced amphitheater and flowing water details. Having been considered the building that fully describes the architect himself, Sangath is a complete..

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Park Hill

Sheffield, United Kingdom
by Jack Lynn, ...

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Robin Hood Gardens is a council housing complex in Poplar, London designed in the late 1960s by architects Alison and Peter Smithson and completed in 1972. It was intended as an example of the 'streets in the sky' concept: social housing characterised by broad aerial walkways in long concrete..

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George Chakhava was the Minister of highway construction in the 1970s. Therefore, he was both the client and the lead architect of this project. There is a rumor that the design was copied from a proposal by the Czech architect Karel Prager for an unrealised building in Prague.

In 2007 the..

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Leeds International Pool

Leeds, United Kingdom
by John Poulson

The Leeds International Pool often referred to as the Leeds International Baths, was a swimming facility in Leeds city centre, West Yorkshire, England. The Pool was situated at the lower end of Westgate and was notable for its brutalist architecture. The pool was constructed in the 1960s and..

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London Bank in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina
by Clorindo Testa

In 1959 a contest was held for a project at the invitation of the Headquarters of the Bank of London and South America. The land was located on a street corner in downtown Buenos Aires, where the financial activity was booming. The winning design was submitted by the team Clorindo Testa,..

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Rossiya Cinema

Yerevan, Armenia
by Arthur Tarkhanyan

The Rossiya Cinema was considered the largest cinema in Armenia, accommodating 2500 visitors. Constructed between 1968 and 1975 by Armenian architects Spartak Khachikyan, Hrachik Poghosyan, and Artur Tarkhanyan. Cinema Rossiya, later known as Soviets Rossiya and Aryarat, was built to resemble the..

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The National Library in Pristina, Kosovo was designed by Croatian architect Andrija Mutnjaković and opened in 1982. The library, with its 73 small domes, was supposed to be the focal point of the complex of university buildings.

When Mutnjakovic was commissioned to design a library for the..

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Hayward Gallery

London, United Kingdom
by Norman Engleback, ...

The Hayward Gallery is an art gallery within the Southbank Centre, part of an area of major arts venues on the South Bank of the River Thames, in central London, England. It is sited adjacent to the other Southbank Centre buildings (the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall/Purcell..

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Victor Djorbenadze

Tbilisi, Georgia
born 1925, Kharkiv

Victor Djorbenadze (1924 – 1999) was one of the remarkable architects of Georgia. He was studying architecture at the Georgian Polytechnic Institute in Tbilisi from 1940-1946. Upon graduation, he worked for the design and construction branch of Samtredia Ministry of Agriculture (1946-1952) before..

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Laguna Vere

Tbilisi, Georgia
by Ramaz Kiknadze, ...

The aquatic complex Laguna Vere in Tbilisi is located on the right bank of the Mtkvari River in Sative District on the territory of the former physical culture park. Aquatic complex design was approved in 1965. The project was worked out by the architects Shota Kavlashvili, Ramaz Kiknadze and..

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Geisel Library

San Diego, California, USA
by William Pereira

The Geisel Library, originally simply named the Central Library, was renamed in 1995. It was designed by William Pereira and is an eight story, concrete structure sited at the head of a canyon near the center of the campus of the University of California San Diego. The lower two stories form a..

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Haus Sindlingen

Frankfurt, Germany
by Günter Bock

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