The showroom was once a dark long alley, which Scarpa transformed into a beautiful architectural master piece. Walking around the Piazza San Marco, one would never imagine that within the many restaurants and other local stores there’s a beautiful architectural masterpiece waiting to be discovered. The Olivetti showroom is precisely located at the northern edge […]
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Scarpa used water as the main medium to incorporate in the design of the Foundation. The persistent reminder that all or specific qualities of architecture can be achieved without being literal, is established inside the Foundation Querini Stampalia; which is exactly the beauty of it. After the destructive inundations of the early 1900’s, Carlo Scarpa […]
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The Library is a perfect demonstration of Mannerism in Michelangelo’s architectural projects. The Laurentian Library, is an historical library designed and constructed by Michelangelo. In 1525, the construction began in Florence, Italy, at the cloister of the Medicean Basilica di San Lorenzo di Firenze. It was sponsored by Medici Pope, Clement VII. The main purpose […]
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Piazza Navona is considered the second most beautiful square from Rome. Piazza Navona is a baroque rectangular open piazza which was once a stadium, the Circus Domitianus, which hosted ancient Greek Agonal games. It was constructed in the first century AD, but over the years it crumbled and became what it is today. Piazza Navona […]
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This 8,000 sq. ft. building owns the world’s biggest Vitra Furniture Collection yet. In 1989, Frank Ghery’s Vitra Design Museum became the gatehouse for the Vitra factory and collection exhibits. This 8,000 sq. ft. building owns the world’s biggest Vitra Furniture Collection. As commonly seen with Ghery’s architectural designs, the Vitra Gallery follows the deconstructive […]
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The Orange Cube construction is mainly focused on changing the perspective of the Confluence sector of Lyon. The cube concept focus is on connecting the building and the immediate surroundings. The building is a simple orthogonal framework, 29x33m cube, with a giant void carved from its main façade facing the river. The void is the […]
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The idea of having the main program concealed under the ground level is to provide priority to nature. In 1993, the Japanese architect Tadao Ando, designed his first building outside of his hometown. The Conference Pavilion is located at the Vitra Campus, in Germany. The path that leads and encompasses the visitors towards the interior […]
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‘VitraHaus is the display for the Vitra’s Home Collection.’ Herzog & de Meuron’s VitraHaus is the latest addition to the Vitra complex. It was designed in 2006 as a sequence of stacked pitched roof volumes that resembles the idea of a house. The architect’s idea was to connect the concept of the building with the […]
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The entire building relies on the idea of lightness and movement. Hikari is a project designed by the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, in conjunction with CRB, a Lyon design agency. The project is located at the newly designed waterfront in Lyon, France, and it is conformed of three different buildings. Each building offers a different […]
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Notre Dame du Haut is one of those architectural masterpieces that can’t be defined or categorized. ‘Ronchamp,’ as is commonly known, has been a religious site of pilgrimage for the Catholics. In 1950, Le Corbusier was consigned by the Catholic Clerical to redesign a new church, replacing the previous church that was destroyed during World […]
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