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In 1930s Šančiai was a densely populated area of Kaunas, and the number of churches was not sufficient to accommodate all believers. In 1935 a design for a new church was prepared by architect Algirdas Šalkauskas and then finished in 1936 by architect Adolfas Netyksa. The construction was..

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Habib Rahman


born 1915, Calcutta

Habib Rahman, born 1915 in Calcutta, studied architecture at MIT under Lawrence Anderson, William Wurster and developed a friendship and professional tie with Walter Gropius, who taught next door at Harvard University. Gropius got Rahman his first job after graduation in his firm where Rahman..

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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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Tallinn Olympic Yachting Centre

Tallinn, Estonia
by Ants Raid, ...

Tallinn Olympic Yachting Centre is a sport complex in Pirita, Tallinn, Estonia. The complex was built in 1980 as sailing infrastructure for Moscow Summer Olympic Games by architects Henno Sepmann, Peep Jänes, Ants Raid and Avo-Himm Looveer.

Area under construction 12,860 m2, closed net area..

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Gandhi Ghat, Barrackepore

Barrackepore, India
by Habib Rahman

Gandhi Ghat in Barrackepore was Habib Rahman’s first project after he he returned to India in 1946 and was appointed Senior Architect in the Bengal Public Work Department. Rahman studied architecture at MIT under Lawrence Anderson, William Wurster and developed a friendship and professional tie..

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Kamala House

Ahmedabad, India
by Balkrishna Doshi

Informed by both Western and Eastern designs, Kamala House was named after architect Balkrishna Doshi’s wife, and is the architect’s personal residence. Doshi relies on a sustainable and economical approach. Natural light is maximized and streams throughout, while cavity walls trap and minimize..

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Premabhai Hall

Ahmedabad, India
by Balkrishna Doshi

The Premabhai hall is a public theatre designed by Balkrishna Doshi. It is located in the Old City of Ahmedabad. Due to its large dimension, the building is reminiscent of an ancient monumental sculpture. Doshi designed this post-Le Corbusier brutalist piece of architecture in 1956 as a modern..

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Mazharul Islam


born 1923, Murshidabad

Muzharul Islam (25 December 1923 – 15 July 2012) was a Bangladeshi architect, urban planner, educator and activist. Islam is the pioneer of modern architecture in Bangladesh and the father of Bengali modernism. Islam's style and influence dominated the architectural scene in the country during..

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The construction of the fourteen-story New Secretariat Building at Calcutta marked the beginning of high-raise construction in India. The building was designed by Habib Rahman and was planned according to the modern trend in designs of office buildings and architecture such as the United Nations..

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The Scala Cinema

Bangok, Thailand
by Jira Silpkanok

The Scala Theatre is located in Siam Square, Bangok of which the area is owned by Chulalongkorn University. The private company has rented this area for development since 1962. It was a thousand-seat movie theater named after the Teatro alla Scala, Milan's opera house. Scala opened on 31 December..

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Jira Silpkanok

Bangok, Thailand
born 1928, Bangok

Colonel Chira Silpakanok (7 May 1928 – 25 January 2013) was a prominent Thai architect of the post-World War II period. His works were influential in the popularization of Modernist architecture in Thailand, and include such buildings as the Indra Hotel and the Scala Cinema.

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Golconde Ashram

Pondicherry, India
by Noémi Raymond, ...

Golconde is the first Modernist Building in India. It was the first reinforced concrete building to be built on the subcontinent. A 1945 dormitory for members of a spiritual commune in southern India is an enduring example of architecture’s capacity for nuanced experiences.

It’s a block of..

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Antonin Raymond

Tokyo, Japan
born 1888, Kladno

Antonin Raymond (10 May 1888, Kladno, Kingdom of Bohemia – 21 November 1976 Langhorne, Pennsylvania) was a Czech-American architect who lived and worked in New York City, Tokyo, Japan, and New Hope, PA, from the 1910s through the mid-1970s. As an artist, decorated intelligence officer in the..

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The Swiss Pavillon

Paris, France
by Pierre Jeanneret, ...

The Swiss Pavillon designed by Le Corbusier between 1930–31 is located at the Cité Internationale Universitaire, in Paris. The building was designed to house the Swiss students at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris. It consists of a single story part and a four-story slab building on..

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Gandhi Bhavan

Chandigarh, India
by Pierre Jeanneret

The Gandhi Bhawan of Panjab University in the City of Chandigarh is an architectural centerpiece of the campus and a stunning example of modernist architecture in India. This distinctive concrete building was the result of a 1960 proposal that a Gandhi Bhawan (Gandhi Center) be established at..

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Didactic Workrooms

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Savin Sever

The building is part of an incompletely implemented urban arrangement of the Astra complex, that follows the basic urban scheme of longitudinal program and structural strips of the arrangement of the area along Dunajska street.

The building is particularly interesting from several aspects;..

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The bus station in Maribor was designed by a Slovenian modernist architect Jaroslav Černigoj and later also built between 1935 and 1938. The whole design of the structure was marked by rounded shapes. It was designed as a roof with a curved shape and rounded corners. The pavement underneath it..

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Parking Garage TGH-48

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Savin Sever

Garage complex in Ljubljana with the official designation TGH-48, also known as Severjeve garaže, was designed by one of the Slovene foremost modernist architects Savin Sever in 1969. Sever, a pupil of Edvard Ravnikar, dedicated much of his career to infrastructural buildings and car-related..

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Center Restaurant

Maribor, Slovenia
by Rudi Zupan

Minimalist modernist design in an urban context. The massive frame with smooth stone cladding lies like a large window open on both sides - the adjacent park and the inner courtyard - on the free glazed ground floor. The building completes the urban corner of Prešern street and opens the passage..

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Villa Bahovec

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Jože Mesar

Villa Bahovec, designed by the Slovene architect Jože Mesar, was built to serve as a home for the family of a then well-known pharmacist, Leon Bahovec. It was built in Ljubljana, specifically on Erjavčeva road 11, in 1935, as a modernist villa that showed off the family's status (it was common..

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