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House 1-5

Vienna, Austria
by Hugo Häring

Two houses 1-5 in Vienna were destroyed in the Second World War (no 4 and 5). Hugo Häring, an important representative of the organic architecture, planned these ground-level housing construction in the years before the Viennese model exhibition. In his draft for Vienna, he had originally planned..

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Francisco Salamone

Buenos Aires, Argentina
born 1897, Leonforte, Catania, Sicily

Francisco Salamone (June 5, 1897 – August 8, 1959) was an Argentine architect of Italian descent who, between 1936 and 1940, during the Infamous Decade, built more than 60 municipal buildings with elements of Art Deco style in 25 rural communities on the Argentine Pampas within the Buenos Aires..

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Salamone designed a portal of 21 meters of height and 43 of front for the cemetery of this city.

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The slaughterhouse recalls harshly the shape of a blade and is usually included among the safety pins on the Salamone route.

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With the great clock tower, higher than that of the church, it became one of the emblems of this locality.

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Guillermo Jullian de la Fuente

Venice, Italy
born 1931, Valparaíso

Guillermo Jullian de la Fuente was a Chilean architect and painter (1931 in Valparaíso, Chile – 2008 in Santiago, Chile). After finishing his studies of architecture at the Catholic University of Valparaiso, Jullian left his country for Europe, with the declared desire to work with Le Corbusier...

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Cité Frugès

Pessac, France
by Le Corbusier

Cité Frugès is modern housing development located in Pessac, France. It was designed by Le Corbusier as an architect and a town planner. The buildings were built as experimental housing for workers. Housing contained 70 housing units. Le Corbusier took into account prevailing social and economic..

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Feliksas Vizbaras


born 1880, Panevėžys region

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An icon of Lithuanian Modernist Architecture, an example of beauty revealed in simplicity, this building earned a bronze medal and honorary diploma in a 1937 world exhibition held in Paris and called "Exposition International des Arts et des Techniques". The road towards final design of the..

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In the eyes of a contemporary citizen, this tall building could be perceived as the equivalent of the offices or multifunctional buildings of the interwar Kaunas.The building housed various institutions: publishing houses and editorial offices associated with the leading party of Lithuania in the..

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The benchmark for modern and luxurious construction was over ten thousand new buildings built during the twenty years of inter-war independence. Modern multi-storey residential houses – a sign of prosperity in the capital – started to germinate in the center of Kaunas. These new houses had to..

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Achyut Kanvinde


born 1916, Achra, Maharashtra

Achyut Purushottam Kanvinde (1916–28 December 2002) was one of the pioneers of Modern Architecture in India with a professional career spanning five decades. Kanvinde worked in functionalist approaches with elements of Brutalist architecture. His body of work contributes to the Modern heritage of..

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Founded in 1960, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur was one of the five state-sponsored technical universities established under the leadership of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru whose vision for a modern India was based on techno-scientific and industrial development.

With India’s..

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Jože Mesar

Slovenia
born 1907, Ljubljana

Jože Mesar was a Slovene architect known for his work on residential homes for the middle class, various public buildings, and also different types of interiors (many of which were, unfortunately, demolished). He was born on the 21st of August 1907 in Ljubljana and died on the 10th of January..

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Fürst Danilo

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1912, Maribor

Architect Danilo Fürst, a representative of Jože Plečnik's school, introduced technical innovations in Slovenian architecture, among which stand out plans for standard and prefabricated construction and the use of curved ceilings and roofs made of prestressed concrete. Unlike many architects,..

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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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The Club of Internal Administration (Klub notranje uprave) was one of the seminal modernist examples of functional architecture, built in 1947 on a prominent central positions in Slovenias capital city, Ljubljana. The building later became known, or was perhaps even officially renamed into..

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Swimming Pool Obla Gorica

Radovljica, Slovenia
by Ivan Vurnik

Ivan Vurnik is considered the initiator of modern urbanism in Slovenia. He introduced urbanism to his studies at the School of Architecture. The culmination of his functionalist phase is the Obla Gorica sports swimming pool (1932–1933), which he placed in natural environment. The swimming pool..

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Rudi Zupan


born 1921, Maribor

Rudi Zupan was an Maribor architect who graduated in 1951 from the Ljubljana School of Architecture under the mentorship of Edvard Mihevec. In the history of modern Maribor architecture, his oeuvre is indispensable. In a residential area in Pobrežje, he developed a new type of apartment block,..

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In his later years, Wagner tried new materials, such as aluminum. His most ambitious experiment was the Austrian Postal Savings Bank (1903–1912), which is often considered his most famous and most influential building. It was the prime example of his doctrine that form follows function. He wrote,..

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