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Chapel of the Holy Cross in 1956 for Frank Lloyd Wright student Marguerite Brunswig Staude. The team got special permission to build on Coconino National Forest, and the total cost was only $300,000.
The form of the cross sinks into the landscape with windows around it forming the chapel inside. The form and decoration is very minimalist with a lighting quality and color that matches the bleak yet beautiful land. The building juts up 250 feet from the rock. It has become an unexpected source of unity for the community.
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Parvis de La Défense along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees from Louvre to the Grande Arche de la Defense. This neighborhood of Paris has many large and modern structures. The rectangular gaps in this building recalls the nearby Arche.
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Kaohsiung National Stadium for the 2009 World Games in Taiwan. It is the largest stadium in the country at a 55,000 seat capacity.
The spiral shape and steel grating exterior recalls a winding dragon. Around 8,844 solar panels on the exterior generate much of the power needed. The bending nature of the form is repeated in concrete sculptural forms at the stadium's edge and inside the interior pathways. Lush parks surround the stadium and intrude on the intricate structure.
This stunning project was unfortunately overshadowed by China's gaudy Birds Nest stadium. It isn't as large but much more impressive and architectural profound.
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A tetrapod structure is suspended by steel cables. The 197 ft span has 30 arms on either side spreading out from two concrete and steel towers.
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Berliner Philharmoniker, completed in 1963. The previous concert hall had been destroyed by bombing raids in 1944. The Kammermusiksaal hall completed Sharoun's Kulturforum in 1987. Web-users were invited to enter the building with the 2008 Digital Concert hall which broadcasts performances over the internet.
The yellow sweeping organic forms help acoustics in the seating, an Expressionist design. The tent-like form is subject to needs of structure and interior functions. The audience is broken up into sections and the stage surrounded by seats. The Neue Nationalgalerie also stands on the Kulturforum in Berlin's Tiergarten.
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creative dormitories at Utrecht University campus Uithof, in the Netherlands. Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau designed this project, completed in 1998.
The looming repetitive structure places great importance on the public corridor to the university library, establishing an important axis between living facilities and the heart of the school. SSHU and BO-EX constructed the grey giant. They were able to place 30,060 m2 of living space in a tiny footprint. It rises 51 m a full 17 floors. The full cost was 18,9 million €.
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