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The towers at the Frankfurter Tor in Berlin were built as part of a monumental socialist boulevard, the Stalinallee (renamed to Karl-Marx-Allee after Stalin's death). The Stalinallee was a flagship project of East Germany's reconstruction programme after the second World War. The towers which..

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Bar Babette

Berlin, Germany
by Josef Kaiser

This glass pavilion was erected as part of the second building section of the Karl-Marx-Allee project which was planned and constructed by a collective led by the architect Josef Kaiser. Originally it was planned as an exhibition space for arts and crafts from the Soviet Union. After the..

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The Palace of Culture and Science (Polish: Pałac Kultury i Nauki, also abbreviated PKiN) in Warsaw is the tallest building in Poland, the eighth tallest building in the European Union. From 1955 to 1957 it was the tallest building in Europe. The building was originally known as the Joseph Stalin..

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Slovenian Parliament

Ljubljana, Slovenia
by Vinko Glanz

The monumental Parliament building is designed as a freestanding cube. With its representative facade is turning to the Revolution Square. The building is an expression of the modernist interpretations of classic design that suggests the influence of Jože Plečnik. The two story portal produced by..

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Herman Hus

Ljubljana, Slovenia
born 1896, Ljubljana

Herman Hus belongs to the first generation of Vurnik and Plečnik. He was an architect, publicist and teacher. It is one of the most important architects of Slovenian functionalism. Early works include characters of expressionism and the new reality (Hotel Stara pošta Kranj, Park Bled 1929)...

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Ibrahim Prushi

Tirana, Albania
born 1918, Gjakova

Ibrahim Prushi was born in 1918. He graduated in architecture in the Polytechnic University of Torino, Italy in 1942. After the graduation he came back in Albania and worked as an architect in the directory of GENIO until 1948. After 1948 for the first time was open the Entity of construction in..

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Frunze Military Academy is named after Mikhail Frunze, the USSR Minister of Defense in mid-1920s. Officers in their late twenties up to thirty-two years at the rank of Captain or Major enter if they pass the competitive entry examinations. In the 1930s, higher academic courses were added to the..

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Muranow is one part of Warsaw situated on the north part of the Old Town. The entire quartiers of narrow streets were once densely populated and built-up with long rows of rather low - class tenant houses dated mostly for XVIII and XIX century. Then biggest Jewish community in Europe occupied..

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Józef Sigalin

Warsaw, Poland
born 1909, Warsaw

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Comedy Theatre

Warsaw, Poland
by Stanislaw Brukalski, ...

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István Szabó

Budapest, Hungary
born 1914, Budapest

István Szabó (20 June 1914 – 13 October 1988) studied at the Royal Academy of Applied Arts in Budapest in 1929-1935, and opened his own office in 1936. As most of the alumni of the Academy, initially Szabó defined himself as an interior and furniture designer. Exhibition interiors and pavilion..

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Johanna Wolf


born 1905, Budapest

One of the first female architects and engineers in Hungary, Johanna Wolf graduated in 1931 at the Budapest University of Technology. During her university years, she was bullied because of her Jewish roots, as reported by a contemporary newspaper. After graduation, she started working as a..

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