Orange County Government Center

ORANGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER | Goshen

LOCATION: 255 Main St, Goshen, NY 10924 ARCHITECT: Paul Rudolph DATES: 1963-1967 NOTES: Building has been vacant since 2010 following extensive flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Ongoing demolition talks do not bode well for the building. Site Visit(s): Fri Dec 26, 2014 ______________________________ RELEVANT LINKS Paul […]

Nakagin Capsule Tower

NAKAGIN CAPSULE TOWER | Tokyo

LOCATION: 8-16-10 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Japan ARCHITECT: Kisho Kurakawa DATES: 1970-1972 Site Visit(s): Sun Nov 2, Mon Nov 3 2014 ___________________________________________ Kisho Kurakawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, repeatedly under threat of the wrecking ball, remains standing. And while yes technically the building’s capsules are constructed of […]

Oita Library

OITA PREFECTURAL LIBRARY | Oita

LOCATION: 3-31 Niagemachi, Oita, Oita Prefecture 870-0046, Japan ARCHITECT: Arata Isozaki DATES: 1964-1966 NOTES: Now Oita Art Plaza. Oita Library has since relocated, but building has been thoughtfully converted by Arata Isozaki himself into an “art complex”––a unique circumstance for an architect to be able […]

Takamatsu Gym

TAKAMATSU PREFECTURAL GYM | Takamatsu

LOCATION: 2 Chome−18−19 Kagawa-ken, Takamatsu-shi, Fukuokachō, Japan, 〒760-0066 ARCHITECT: Kenzo Tange DATES: 1962-1964 Site Visit(s): Thurs Oct 23 2014 _________________________________________ RELEVANT LINKS http://www.archdaily.com/285955/ad-classics-kagawa-prefectural-gymnasium-kenzo-tange/

Rarig Center

RARIG CENTER | Minneapolis

LOCATION: 330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 ARCHITECT: Ralph Rapson DATES: 1972 Site Visit(s): Thurs Oct 2, 2014 ________________________________________

St John's Abbey Church

ST. JOHN’S ABBEY CHURCH | Collegeville

LOCATION: 2900 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, MN 56321 ARCHITECT: Marcel Breuer DATES: 1958-1961 NOTES: The Abbey Church was placed the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Site Visit: Tues Sept 30, 2014 _______________________________________ RELATED LINKS St John’s University Archives – St John’s Abbey Church St […]

Sava Center

SAVA CENTER | Novi Beograd

LOCATION: Milentija Popovica 9, Belgrade, Serbia ARCHITECT: Stojan Maksimović and Aleksandar Saletić DATES: 1976-79 Site Visit: Mon Sep 22 2014 __________________________________________ RELATED LINKS http://archinect.com/blog/article/22227884/belgrade-serbia-_-congress-center-sava

Skopje Central Post Office

CENTRAL SKOPJE POST OFFICE | Skopje

LOCATION: Kej 13-ti Noemvri, Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM) ARCHITECT: Janko Konstantinov DATES: 1974, 1982, 1989 (Three Phases of Construction) Site Visit(s): Weds Sept 17, Sat Sept 20 2014 __________________________________________ RELEVANT LINKS http://architectuul.com/architecture/skopje-central-post-office

Skopje 2014

SKOPJE __ A City Slips Away

Skopje is a strange place.  An unsettling mishmash. In 1963 the city suffered a devastating earthquake which destroyed nearly a large portion of the city.  Japanese architect Kenzo Tange was hired to complete a new master plan for the city.  A massive amount of building stock […]

Skopje Train Station

RAILWAY STATION | Skopje

LOCATION: Bulevar Kuzman Josifovski Pitu 15, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM) ARCHITECT: Janko Konstantinov DATES: 1969 NOTES: Part of Kenzo Tange’s 1965 urban reconstruction plan. Site Visit: Fri Sept 19 2014 _____________________________________ RELEVANT LINKS http://archimess.tumblr.com/post/13127712012/kenzo-tange