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Gérard Grandval

Paris, France
born 1930, Paris

Gérard Granval is a french architect and poet born in 1930 in Paris. He studied Beaux-Arts and he is an important figure among the french architects on the seventies. His design become remarkable for the willingness to break the banality of large ensembles, the french social housing typology..

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The Haus für Musiker 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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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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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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In addition to solving the simple functional program, designing a new sports hall for the Estonian University of Life Sciences also implied considering some urban issues. The building and its landscaping tries to integrate and organize the scattered campus of the university that has developed..

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The open-air exhibition grounds of the Estonian Road Museum is a mixture of many layers. Not only does it operate on an informative level, it also incorporates opportunities for leisure activities and for experiencing artificial and natural landscape in a compelling dialogue. The concept of the..

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Sõmeru Community Centre

Sõmeru parish, Estonia
by Salto Architects

Sõmeru Community Centre, located just outside the North-Estonian town of Rakvere, combines parish administration, library and a club with a hall. The new centre has to enhance a sense of identity in the quite scattered, mostly Soviet-time settlement. The solution is a compact blend of various..

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Benesse House Museum

Naoshima, Japan
by Tadao Ando

Benesse House Museum opened in 1992 as a facility integrating a museum with a hotel, based on the concept "Coexistence of nature, art and architecture." The facility consists of four buildings, all designed by Tadao Ando: Museum, Oval (opened in 1995), Park and Beach (both opened in 2006) in the..

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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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Between 1906–1908 began the construction of the Market-Hall designed by Richard Plüddemann. The stalls from the New Market and neighboring streets were supposed to be transferred, reinforced concrete was not universally used in the building industry yet. Only two years earlier in France and..

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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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Christian Dupraz Architects Office Geneva

LES ACACIAS / GENEVA, Switzerland
by Christian Dupraz

The opportunity to fill a "hollow tooth" on Rue Caroline as well as the development of a courtyard is at the origin of this realisation. In a dense and binding urban context, the "Caroline Context" regroups two specific program typologies: the creation of a new housing unit facing the street..

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Arhitektura Krušec

Ljubljana , Slovenia
est. 2002, Ljubljana

Arhitektura Krušec office was founded by Tomaž and Lena Krušec in Ljubljana in 2002. Later, Vid Curincic joined the team as a third partner. The office has won several competitions in Slovenia and other central European countries, among them Croatia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The built..

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Park Hill

Sheffield, United Kingdom
by Jack Lynn, ...

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Built for the 1937 International Exhibition, the Palais de Tokyo was, from its beginnings and until 1974, the Museum National d'Art Moderne. The various programs that subsequently occupied it had gradually transformed it into a huge black box at odds with the intrinsic qualities of its location...

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After a series of archaeological excavations in the lake Sayamaike were discovered the remains of a dam used between the XII and XIV. Other excavations exposed some of the engineering works in Japan. The museum designed by Tadao Ando was built to house relics from the site and to show the ancient..

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Koshino House

Ashiya, Japan
by Tadao Ando

The house, by Tadao Ando for the designer Koshin, is a veritable maze of lights and shadows. Like Luis Barragán, the architect seeks to reconcile the tenets of international modernism with tradition and landscape, in this case, Japanese. So, Koshino House is an example of contemporary..

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Church of the Light

Ibaraki, Japan
by Tadao Ando

“In all my works, light is an important controlling factor. I create enclosed spaces mainly by means of thick concrete walls. The primary reason is to create a place for the individual, a zone for oneself within society. When the external factors of a city’s environment require the wall to be..

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Church on the Water

Hokkaido, Japan
by Tadao Ando

Found sloping down towards a small river in a clearing of beech trees, the element of nature apparent in all the architecture of Tadao Ando initiates subliminal experiences in this Church on the Water in Tomamu, Japan.

To the west, the church is surrounded by hills and trees, and a resort..

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