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1950’s Architecture

1950’s decade Architecture built and unbuilt projects (1950 – 1959)

Brutalist Architecture | Postmodernism | Critical regionalism | Modern architecture | Organic Architecture

20th Century Retrospective, Landscape Architecture, Utopian Projects

Mobile Architecture / Yona Friedman

During the 50’s a new architectural concept was developed by Yona Friedman in collaboration with the group GEAM “Groupe d’étude d’architecture mobile”. In 1958 the Hungarian-Israeli architect published a manifesto called Architecture Mobile that fostered a new type of free citizen able to conquer the space through huge ‘superstructures’ over  the existing cities. Friedman envisioned that the increase of leisure time…

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Velasca Tower. View from the Duomo
20th Century Retrospective, Residential

Velasca Tower. Technology VS Historicism

Torre Velasca. View from the Duomo The Velasca Tower in Milan has been one of the most discussed buildings of the end of the 50s decade. It represented a great icon of ideological transition between those who defended a strict modernism (benchmark the International Style) and the application of technology in construction, and those who on the other hand, were opened to…

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