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1960s Architecture

1960’s decade Architecture built and unbuilt projects (1960 – 1969)

The Golgi Structure by Fumihiko Maki, 1968
Japanese Architecture, Urban Design

The Golgi Structure by Fumihiko Maki, 1968

Maki’s Golgi Structures designed in 1968 by Fumihiko Maki was named after Nobel Prize-winner Camillo Golgi, who developed techniques for visualising nerve cell bodies. The structure proposed by Maki alternate dense urban areas with unstructured open spaces. Encasing the latter are light-absorbing cells that facilitate communication, energy distribution and mechanical systems.

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Agricultural City, 1960 / Kisho Kurokawa
Japanese Architecture, Urban Design

Agricultural City, 1960 / Kisho Kurokawa

Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa designed in 1960 the “Agricultural City”. Intended for the replacement of the agricultural towns in Aichi destroyed by the Ise Bay Typhoon in 1959, the accommodation was to be raised above the ground to deal with future Flooding. The grid was intended to be between 300 and 500 metres; Kurokawa challenged the assumption that the city and the country need be in…

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The Nordic Pavilion in Brussels for the World Exhibition of 1962 / Sverre Fehn
20th Century Retrospective, Cultural Architecture

The Nordic Pavilion in Brussels for the World Exhibition of 1962 / Sverre Fehn

The Nordic Pavilion for the Venice Biennale (1958-1962), designed by Sverre Fehn to represent Sweden, Finland, and Norway, is a project that deals with Nordic identity. In his work, Fehn makes an analogy between building and storytelling, and between materials and language. In this article we also included photographs of the Norwegian Pavilion for the 1958 Brussels World Exhibition that…

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