1930s Architecture

1930’s decade Architecture built and unbuilt projects (1930 – 1939)

Exterior - Paimio Sanatorium / Alvar Aalto

Paimio Sanatorium / Alvar Aalto

Completed in 1933, the Paimio Sanatorium is a former tuberculosis sanatorium designed by architect Alvar Aalto. The project has been canonized as an internationally recognized masterpiece of modern architecture, and it is often considered to be the breakthrough of Alvar Aalto. In 1960,  the building was converted into a general hospital.

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Hoover Dam / Henry John Kaiser & Gordon Kaufmann
Architecture, Urban Design

Hoover Dam in the Arizona-Nevada Border / Gordon Kaufmann & Henry John Kaiser

Completed in 1936 on the border between Nevada and Arizona, the Hoover Dam is the second-highest dam in the United States and the 18th highest in the world. It was a monumental accomplishment for its era which set new standards for feasibility studies, structural analysis, quality control during construction, and post-construction performance evaluations. Nowadays, the dam’s generators provide power for public and…

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The Danteum / Giuseppe Terragni
Cultural Architecture

The Danteum / Giuseppe Terragni

The Danteum is an unbuilt monument proposed by a young scholar of Dante, approved by the Benito Mussolini’s Fascist government, designed by the modernist architect Giuseppe Terragni. Nowadays, just  some sketches on paper, scraps of an architectural model of the project and pieces of a project report (Relazione), written by Terragni remain.

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