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The Met Breuer

New York, USA
by Marcel Breuer

The former Whitney Museum of American Art will be henceforth know as The Met Breuer. The building with a striking granite presence occupies the southeast corner of Madison Avenue and 75th Street in Manhattan. It was originally composed by Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer.

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Bauhaus Archiv

Berlin, Germany
by Walter Gropius

Stimulated by the euphoria around the commissioning of Mies van der Rohe for the construction of the New National Gallery 1962 in Berlin, Hans Maria Wingler, founding director of the Bauhaus Archive, asked Walter Gropius, the founding director of the original Bauhaus, if he would like to design a..

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Paul Rudolph

New York, USA
born 1918, Elkton, Kentucky

Paul Marvin Rudolph (October 23rd 1918 – August 8th 1997) was an American architect and the dean of the Yale School of Architecture for six years, known for use of concrete and highly complex floor plans. His most famous work is the Yale Art and Architecture Building (A&A Building), a spatially..

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Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, Illinois, USA
by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The twin high-rises, named after their luxurious addresses, are legends in the lineage of Chicago high-rises and of modern architecture itself. They are among the first tall embodiments of architect Mies van der Rohe's lifelong meditation on structural clarity. The reticent architect was precise..

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Wolfsburg Cultural Center

Wolfsburg, Germany
by Alvar Aalto

This structure in Wolfsburg, Germany designed by Alvar Aalto was originally conceived as a cultural center with four different functions: a public library, an institute for adult education (Volkshochschule), a youth center and a space for community events with terraces and lounges. On the ground..

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Ski Resort Flaine

Flaine, France
by Marcel Breuer

Right from the design stage, Eric Boissonnas and Marcel Breuer were careful not to disturb the natural surroundings and integrate the resort into the receiving mountain. In other words, the general layout blends in with the environments contours, and the different levels which make up the resort..

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Cultural Centre Španski borci is formed as a single cube, clad in horizontal concrete slabs. The interior is decorated rational: the building is divided into the main hall and the side part lobby. The division between the hall and the lobby is seen at the entrance: a large covered terrace lobby..

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The State Mortgage Bank building in Colombo was between 1976 and 1978. The tower is fairly atypical of Bawa's work, as the majority of his buildings emphasize the interconnection of building, ground, and landscape. Yet while the building is in many ways a departure from the prevalent..

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The Lisbon Civil Courts building, designed by Januário Godinho and João Andresen, represents a break with tradition, as it adopts a modernist language of great conceptual originality. Its urban setting, volume, expression and functionality, together with the new materials used in its..

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