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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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Casa Calvet Antonio Gaudi
Residential

Calvet House in Barcelona / Antonio Gaudi

The Calvet house (or Casa Calvet) is a modernist-style building designed by Antonio Gaudi in 1900 for a family of industrial textile manufacturers in Barcelona (Ensanche district). Gaudí worked in collaboration with his assistants Francisco Berenguer, Juan Rubió and Juli Batllevell to complete his first built project in the Ensanche of Barcelona.

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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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Danxia Exhibition Center / West-line studio
Cultural Architecture

Danxia Exhibition Center / West-line studio

The Exhibition and Tourist Center designed by West-line Studio is located in Fuxing Town, inside the Danxia landform area and on the main tourist routes. The site highlights the typical characteristics of this particular area, with its complicated morphology. The whole building has been designed following the movement of the soil in a circular route around the central open courtyard.

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Royal Academy for Nature Conservation / Khammash Architects
Architecture

Royal Academy for Nature Conservation in Jordan / Khammash Architects

Designed by Khammash Architects and completed in 2014, the Royal Academy for Nature Conservation in Jordan sets in an abandoned quarry that serves as catalyst for an imaginative intervention providing educational programmes and visitor facilities. The project was originally proposed to be on a site inside a nature conservancy reserve, but the architect convinced the client to use the adjacent abandoned quarry which…

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Plácido Arango exhibition space / Elisa Valero
Architecture, Cultural Architecture

Plácido Arango exhibition space / Elisa Valero

© Fernando Alda The Plácido Arango exhibition space by Elisa Valero is a buried art space that gently adapts its shape to avoid damaging the three roots of the a garden that connects two different residential pieces. Plácido Arango exhibition space technical information Architects : Elisa Valero Typology : Cultural Architecture / Museum Location : Near the Escorial, Madrid, Spain Client and Developer…

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