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Zaha Hadid Architects
Exhibition Pavillion


This Exhibition Pavillion was born to Traveling, his nature is to be disassembled and reassembled in different places. After travelling in Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York since 2007, this great “white shell” in reflective material, donated by Chanel at the Institut du Monde Arabe in the April 28 2011, in his permanent home will be […]


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Jean Nouvel
IMA Institut du Monde Arabe


The Institut du Monde Arabe designed by Jean Nouvel is a building that joins the two cultures, two histories. If the south side of the Institute reveals the modern character of the oriental diaphragms that recovering the historical themes of the Arab geometry with the ideation of 240 moucharabieh that just open and close each […]


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Alvaro Siza
Meteorology Service Building


Among Alvaro Siza and Adolf Loos there is an affinity that is based on neoclassical common vocation. The “almost nothing” is the Loos figure that recurs in the projects developed by Alvaro Siza too. Extreme synthesis even in this Meteorology Service Building with a circular plan and a cylindrical shape for a six floors structure […]


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Oscar Niemeyer
Auditorium


Oscar Niemeyer is universally recognized as architectural genius of our day and he has succeeded in the mission to create a architectonic complex that was both simple an bold, able to stand out from but non contrast with its surroundings. The Auditorium  is reached by means of an oblong square from which it’s possible to […]


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Paolo Portoghesi
Sacred Family Church


The church, which belongs to the parish of St. Maria dei Barbuti, is called the Sacred Family Church too, and it’s served by the Christian Doctrine Fathers. The project was the first religious building constructed in concrete after the liturgical reform of 2nd Vatican Council. A “Hidden Treasure” that may seem disconcerting for its originality […]


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Rebecca Horn
L’Estel Ferit


These blocks, tower thing and leaning cubes on Barceloneta beach [Playa de la Barceloneta – 41°22’35N 02°11’28E] near Port Vell, which seem to have become a bit of a landmark, are actually an art work called L’Estel Ferit (the wounded star or the injured comet) it was designed by the artist the German-born Rebecca Horn […]


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Giovanni Michelucci
The Highway’s Church


The church is formally named after John the Baptist has also earned the name of the Highway’s Church for its location (43°49’54.45″N – 11° 9’28.07″E) between the Highway of the Sun and the A11 Firenze-Mare Highway, and for the fact that the church was built for honoring the workers who had died during construction of […]


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Richard Meier & Partners Architects
MACBA – Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona


Built on a previously monastic enclave near the historic Casa de la Caritat (the area near the Ramblas, in the Old Gothic Quarter) Meier’s Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona appears massive, bright, white, pristine and inviting, contrasting starkly with the rather down-at-heel surroundings it is intended to help regenerate [41°22’59N 02°10’03E].


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Renzo Piano
Auditorium Music Park


Rome’s new Auditorium “Parco della Musica”, designed by Renzo Piano, was officially opened on April 2002, the Music Park, an oasis located between the Olympic Village and Villa Glori (41°55’47.29″ N – 12°28’28.31″ E), is jewel worthy of the Eternal City. This great citadel of music, a place Renzo Piano calls of worship “an ancient […]


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