1990’s Architecture

1990’s decade Architecture built and unbuilt projects (1990 – 1999)

Post-Modernism | Rationalism | Deconstructivism | Blobitecture | Sustainable Architecture.
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Maison à Bordeaux / OMA

While French newspaper publisher Jean-François Lemoine was looking for an architect to design a new home, he became partially paralyzed from a car accident. Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas designed the house in 1998 to accommodate an active family man confined to a wheelchair.

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San Giovanni Battista Church facade
Cultural Architecture, Residential

San Giovanni Battista Church in Switzerland / Mario Botta

In 1986, an avalanche hit the small Swiss village of Mogno, flattening the hamlet’s seventeenth-century church. Architect Mario Botta was commissioned to design the new San Giovanni Battista church on the site. Although the new sacred space preserves the relatively modest dimensions, it introduces a new image and a new language. The language conveys a contemporary dimension, mediated by an…

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Villa Busk / Sverre Fehn
Architecture, Residential

Villa Busk in Norway / Sverre Fehn

Sverre Fehn’s Villa Busk stands on the edge of a rocky outcrop with a distant view of the sea. It was built for a musician in 1990. Like many of his buildings, the house has a strong relationship with the surroundings and blends modernity with regionalism. Much like Finland’s Alvar Aalto, Fehn’s buildings have a timelessness that arises from these…

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Art, Japanese Architecture, Landscape Architecture

Yoro Park: The Site Of Reversible Destiny / Arakawa & Gins

The Site of Reversible Destiny is an “experience park” opened in 1995 designed by Nagoya-born, New York-based artist Arakawa Shusaku and his wife and artistic partner, poet Madeline Gins. The theme of the park is “encountering the unexpected,” spreading across about 18,000 square meters. The artist Shusaku Arakawa and poet Madeline Gins realized  here their bold and reckless 30-year vision. The site…

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