All posts filed under “Case Study

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 […]

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 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

Rakete

RAKETE (“THE ROCKETS”) | Zagreb

LOCATION: Ulica Lavoslava Ružičke, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia ARCHITECT: Centar 51 Design Group – Berislav Šerbetić, Ljubo Iveta, Vjenceslav Richter, Olga Korenik DATES: 1968 NOTES: Initial designs were altered to increase seismic stability in response to the catastrophic 1963 earthquake in Skopje, Macedonia. Site Visit: Tues […]

Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut de Ronchamp

CHAPELLE NOTRE DAME DU HAUT DE RONCHAMP | Ronchamp

LOCATION: 13 Rue de la Chapelle, Ronchamp, France ARCHITECT: Le Corbusier DATES: 1953-1955 NOTES: Designated “Monument Historique” in 1967 Site Visit: Mon Aug 11 2014 __________________________________ RELEVANT LINKS Monument Historique Database Entry Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut – Ref No. PA00102263

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MARIENDOM PILGRIMAGE CHURCH | Neviges

LOCATION: Loeher St, 42553 Velbert, Germany ARCHITECT: Gottfried Böhm DATES: 1966-1968 NOTES: Gottfried Böhm’s design was selected as the winning entry in an open competition held in 1963. Site Visit: Thurs Aug 07 2014 _______________________________ RELEVANT LINKS ArchDaily Classics: Mariendom

Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie

INSTITUT FÜR HYGIENE UND MIKROBIOLOGIE | Berlin

LOCATION: Hindenburgdamm 27, Berlin, Germany ARCHITECT: Fehling & Gogel DATES: 1966-1974 NOTES: Site Visit: Weds Jul 23 2014 _____________________________ RELEVANT LINKS Architect Fehling & Gogel’s website with original drawings and photos (text in German)