The showroom was once a long dark alley, which Scarpa transformed into a beautiful architectural masterpiece. Walking around the Piazza San Marco, one would never imagine that within the many restaurants and stores, there’s an architectural masterpiece waiting to be discovered. The Olivetti showroom is located at the northern edge of the Piazza San Marco […]
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Scarpa used water as the main medium for 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. After the destructive inundations of the early 1900s, Carlo Scarpa was commissioned to renovate the damaged ground floor and […]
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The Library is a perfect demonstration of Mannerism in Michelangelo’s architectural projects. The Laurentian Library is a 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. The construction of the library was sponsored by Medici Pope, Clement […]
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Piazza Navona is considered the second most beautiful square in Rome. The Piazza Navona is considered the second most beautiful square in Rome after Piazza Saint Peter’s. 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 […]
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This 8,000 SF building owns the world’s greatest Vitra Furniture Collection. In 1989, Frank Ghery’s Vitra Design Museum became the gatehouse for the Vitra factory and collection exhibits. This 8,000 SF building owns the world’s greatest Vitra Furniture Collection. As commonly seen with Ghery’s architectural designs, the Vitra Gallery follows the deconstructive sculptural concept. However, […]
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The Orange Cube is focused on changing the perspective of the Confluence sector of Lyon. The cube concept focuses on connecting the building and its immediate surroundings. The building has a simple orthogonal framework, with a giant carved void on its main façade facing the river. This void is the link between the interior and […]
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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. Higashi (‘East´ in Japanese) is […]
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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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