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Jean Nouvel's gallery for the Fondation Cartier is an exercise in transparency and the perennial quest to remove the barrier between inside and outside. A building 'box' with glass walls would not do the trick: you could see through the walls, but you would be clearly either inside or outside the..

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“The only house in the world where you can watch the sun set and the moon rise at the same time. And the snow. It’s amazing when you’re surrounded at night with the falling snow. It’s lighted, which makes it look as though you’re rising on a celestial elevator.” - Alice Rawsthorne, the..

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The Dancing House

Prague, Czech Republic
by Frank Gehry

The Dancing House (Czech: Tančící dům) or Fred and Ginger is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in Prague, Czech Republic, at Rašínovo nábřeží (Rašín's riverbank). It was designed by the Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with the renowned..

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Architect Steven Holl won an international competition in 1999 for the design of the addition. His design was a daring and unexpected solution to the Museum’s needs, balancing innovation with respect for the beloved Nelson-Atkins neoclassical building.

The Bloch building houses the museum's..

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Glass Pavilion

Cologne, Germany
by Bruno Taut

The Glass Pavilion, built in 1914 by Bruno Taut, was a prismatic glass dome structure at the Cologne Deutscher Werkbund Exhibition. The structure was a brightly colored landmark at the exhibition, and was constructed using concrete and glass.The concrete structure had inlaid colored glass plates..

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Pierre Chareau

Paris, France
born 1883, Bordeaux

Pierre Chareau (August 4th, 1883 – August 24th, 1950) was a French furniture designer and architect. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and worked from 1899 to 1914 as designer for the English furniture manufacturer Waring & Gillow. In 1919, he decided to open his own design studio...

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The Maison de Verre (House of Glass) is a collaboration of the interior and furniture designer Pierre Chareau, the Dutch architect Bernard Bijvoet and The French metal craftsman Louis Dalbet. It was built between 1928 and 1932 and is a stunning example of modern architecture in the beginning of..

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Glaspaleis

Heerlen, Netherlands
by Frits Peutz

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Maison Hèrmes Tokyo

Chuo-ku Tokyo, Japan
by Renzo Piano

It was the architect Renzo Piano's goal to translate the elegance of the French fashion house Hèrmes into a transparent and thin building in the heart of Tokyo's fashionable shopping district Ginza. The building is elevated 14 floors above ground and three below for a total surface of 6,000..

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Shibaura House

Tokyo, Japan
by Kazuyo Sejima

Shibaura House, run by Kohkoku Seihan Inc., is a unique and diverse workshop space located in Tokyo’s business district, Minato-ku. It opened in July 2011 and has workshops and exhibitions organised by artists, architects, illustrators, designers.

Designed by Kazuyo Sejima, the intent of the..

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Louvre-Lens

Lens, France
by SANAA, ...

The Louvre-Lens is a satellite museum to the Louvre in Paris and was designed by Sanaa, an award-winning Japanese architecture firm. The French town of Lens is located approximately 200km north of Paris.

The museum consists of two buildings, the first, which exhibits artifacts, is formed from..

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The most satisfying part of the Rachofsky House is that it is not a museum. There is no real reason why it shouldn’t be, considering the multitude of visitors and school fieldtrips that frequent the 11,000 square-foot, three-story building week in and week out. But the House remains a 100%..

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Sendai Mediatheque

Sendai, Japan
by Toyo Ito

The Sendai Mediatheque is a mixed-program public facility which combines library and art gallery. It is located in the city of Sendai, Japan.

Toyo Ito's design the the building was from a winning entry through an open competition commissioned by the city of Sendai in 1995. The..

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Tour Totem

Paris, France
by Pierre Parat, ...

Totem Tower is a residential skyscraper with 31 floors and two basements located in the Front de Seine in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, France. It comprises 207 homes. The housing blocks are hung in clusters on a central bearing structure apparent orientation is supposed to optimize their..

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Louvre Pyramid

Paris, France
by I. M. Pei

The Louvre Pyramid (Pyramide du Louvre) is a large glass and metal pyramid, surrounded by three smaller pyramids, in the main courtyard (Cour Napoléon) of the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre) in Paris. The large pyramid serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum. Completed in 1989, it has..

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The concert hall is situated on the border between land and sea, standing out as a large, radiant sculpture reflecting both sky and harbour space as well as the vibrant life of the city. The facades were designed in close collaboration between Henning Larsen Architects, the Danish-Icelandic..

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Pan Am Building

New York, USA
by Pietro Belluschi, ...

The PanAm Building was designed by Walter Gropius in collaboration with Pietro Belluschi and Emery Roth & Sons. The New York skyscraper officially opened in 1963. Since 1992 the building has been known as the MetLife building.

[h]History[/h]
The tower was commissioned to be the headquarters..

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Cubo Negro

Caracas, Venezuela
by John Burgee, ...

The Cubo Negro was designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee during the first quarter of 1975. Located in Caracas, Venezuela, the mixed-use space incorporates commercial and art spaces. It is still occupied today.

[h]Design[/h]
The architectural concept is based on a "parageometric" cube in..

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Mobius House

Het Gooi, Netherlands
by UNStudio

The organizational and formal structure of the private house is based on a double-locked torus, the mobius loop. The intertwining trajectory of the loop relates to the 24-hour living and working cycle of the family, where individual working spaces and bedrooms are aligned but collective areas are..

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Albert Frey House II

Palm Springs, USA
by Albert Frey

Albert Frey, one of the most important modern architects of our time, lived and worked in Palm Springs since 1934. Over a long and prolific career, he produced more than 200 building designs, including such notable local landmarks as the Palm Springs City Hall and the Aerial Tramway Valley..

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