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Justin Blanco White

Cambridge, United Kingdom
born 1911, Edinburgh

Margaret Justin Blanco White was trained at the Architectural Association where she graduated in 1934. She began her career designing early modern movement housing designs, predominantly in Cambridge and went on to work on pioneering design proposals for housing, educational and community..

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Schwams House

Cambidge, United Kingdom
by Justin Blanco White

Timber framed house on concrete raft with concrete boiler room to west end. Horizontal weatherboard cladding has two storey and roof obsevatory. An example of Modern Movement style.

"The rebuilding of cities, the demolition of slums, and a better life for all were goals of many young women..

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The Telephone Palace

Cluj Napoca, Romania
by Mihaela Lozovanu

The Telephone Palace is located in the historical city center of Cluj-Napoca, north of George Baritiu street and south of Octavian Petrovici street. Phase one of the building unit was completed in 1969, and as planned by the architect Vasile Mitrea, it consists of basement, ground level and three..

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The Pioneers Palace

Kiev, Ukraine
by Avraham Miletski, ...

The Kiev Palace of Pioneers is an architectural attempt to develop a space which is maximally adapted to the needs of children. The unique nature of the project by architect Edward Bilsky and Abraham Miletsky and artists Ada Rybachuk and Vladimir Melnichenko is in this attempt to move away from..

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Edward Bilsky

Kiev, Ukraine
born 1931, Kiev

Edward Bilskiy was born in 1931 in Kiev. After graduating in 1956 at Kiev Civil Engineering Institute he began working in the State Planning Institute "Kievproject" where he served as a chief architect of the projects from 1956 till 2017. He is the author of more than 300 objects in Kiev, Odessa,..

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One of the most daring projects of Kiev modernism in the 1960s indicates the significant differences between the architectural search of that time and its implementation in Soviet society.The complex of music and ballet schools and their dormitories was conceived as a single unit. Thus, various..

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Ploiesti is one of the main cities that surround the country’s capital. It dates back to 1503 as a village on the territory of Tara Romaneasca. The Ploiesti-Nord district comprises 10.000 apartments. The area was built as a collective housing space. Most of the buildings are ranked as high..

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Marcel Lods

Paris, France
born 1891, Paris

Marcel Lods was born in Paris. He became a member of the International Congresses of Modern Architecture (CIAM) in 1933 and in 1934 of the Union of Modern Artists (UAM). He was a pioneer in the field of prefabrication.

Marcel Lods was a defender of the integral industrialization of the..

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Dorich House

London, United Kingdom
by Dora Gordine

A great hidden gem of London's Richmond area and neighbour to the Richmond Park, Dorich House for more than 60 years has been a private house and art studio for Dora Gordine, avantgarde Russian sculptor and artist. The entire house was designed by Gordine herself as a real machine combining..

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Hotel Marjan

Split, Croatia
by Srđan Baldasar, ...

The proposal of architects was to set along the entire length of the harbor's western pier a long slab, which would contain individual atria bordered on one side by a shell and on the other by a high-rise cube. The proposal was reminiscent of the structure of the Hotel Hilton International in..

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Branko Bon

Croatia
born 1912, Krk

Branko Bon was Yugoslavia president Tito's favorite architect. He worked on many reconstructions like the one of the High School and Art Academy (1936) in Zagreb. Between 1936 and 1941 he designed villas (Bakarr, Korčula, Zagreb) and Palace Albanija in Belgrade.

Bon participated in National..

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Motel Trogir

Trogir, Croatia
by Ivan Vitić

Motel Trogir was built in 1965 and designed by one of the leading modernis architects of the Socialist Yugoslavia Ivan Vitić. It is situated at the western entrance to the city of Trogir on the Adriatic coast (25km from the city of Split). Today it marks one of the neuralgic points of the town..

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This pavilion building is located on the edge of the compact fishing town of Komiža on the island of Vis. Visitors are led by a path that provides view of the town and the island's highest peak. The building shows respect to tradition and at the same time demonstrates a fine feeling of the space..

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[h]Earthquake and Tange[/h]
One of the major factors of urban change in Skopje was an earthquake on July 26, 1963 (when the country was a part of Yugoslavia). About 80 percent of the city was destroyed. Along with aid from the international community, a limited competition for the redevelopment ..

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Boris Kobe

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1905, Ljubljana

Boris Kobe is considered one of the most significant Slovenian architects and designers. He was trained at the University of Ljubljana, where he trained under Jože Plečnik. He graduated from university in 1929. For the next ten years, he apprenticed at architectural firms around Ljubljana..

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Vuko Bombardelli

Split, Croatia
born 1917, Split

Vuko Bombardelli was a Croatian architect who is one of the most renowned and honored designers from the Dalmatian region. Primarily was a designer and architect of large modern buildings, such as the E-57 residential housing project in Split, where his work emphasized functionalism and..

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This monument commemorates the 24 executed Partisan soldiers captured and executed on this spot by Ustaše forces as they were attempting to rise up against Axis oppression and occupation. The executed were part of the 1st Partisan Unit of Split, who were amongst some of the first in Europe to..

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Slavko Tihec

Maribor, Slovenia
born 1928, Maribor

Slavko Tihec was born into a family of railway workers in 1920s. He work his way up throughout his career to become one of the most renowned sculptors in Slovenia. He lost his father at a young age, so was raised by his mother, who encouraged his art. His first ventures into sculpture were in..

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Liberation Monument

Maribor, Slovenia
by Slavko Tihec

The monument in Maribor commemorates the nearly 700 hostages and rebels who were killed by German forces during the National Liberation War (WWII) for attempting to resist occupation. On the base of the monument there is a engraving in large letters: Resistance Liberation War Victory 1941-1945.

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The pavilion of Yugoslavia was designed by the architect Vjenčeslav Richter, who originally proposed to suspend the whole structure from a giant cable-stayed mast. When that proved too difficult, Richter devised a tension column consisting of six steel arches supported by a pre-stressed cable,..

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