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Exterior Rythm
Cultural Architecture

Kimbell Art Museum in Texas / Louis Kahn

The Kimbell Art Museum designed by Louis I. Kahn in 1972, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. Kahn designed a building in which “light is the theme.” Natural light enters through narrow plexiglass skylights along the top of cycloid barrel vaults and is diffused by wing-shaped pierced-aluminum reflectors that hang below, giving…

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First Christian Church in Phoenix Entrance
Religious Architecture

First Christian Church in Phoenix / Frank Lloyd Wright

In 1949 the Southwest Christian Seminary in Phoenix commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright (then 82 years of age) to design a Classical University that included along with other programmatic buildings a chapel. His drawings were finished and made public in 1950 but the Seminary, however, ceased its operations and the university was never built. Years later, Wright´s widow obtained permission to…

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Colecciones Reales Royal Colections by Masilla y Tuñon
Architecture, Cultural Architecture

Royal Collections Museum in Madrid / Mansilla & Tuñon

The Royal Collections Museum in Madrid by Mansilla & Tuñón was built taking into account the classic structure of the Royal Palace and the modern concept of a descending museum. The Art Museum is expected to be open in 2020 and will be located in a new building in the gardens of the Campo del Moro park next to the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal…

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