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 […]

Schule für Gestaltung

SCHULE FÜR GESTALTUNG | Basel

LOCATION: Vogelsangstrasse 15, 4058 Basel, Switzerland ARCHITECT: Hermann Baur, Hans Peter Baur, Franz Bräuning, Arthur Dürig DATES: 1956-1961 NOTES: The “School for Design” Site Visit: Weds Aug 13 2014 ____________________________________ Originally the school’s gymnasium, the elegant pleated roof now shelters the school’s dining hall. RELEVANT […]

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)

Couvent de la Tourette

COUVENT DE LA TOURETTE | Éveux

LOCATION: Route de la Tourette, 69210 Éveux, France ARCHITECT: Le Corbusier (with Iannis Xénakis) DATES: 1956-1960 (Designs begun in 1953) NOTES: Classified as a “Monument Historique” in 1979; the building underwent extensive restorations between 2006-2013 Site Visit: Weds Jul 16-Fri Jul 18 2014 (2 night […]

Firminy Unité

UNITÉ D’HABITATION | Firminy

LOCATION: Rue de la Font du Loup, 42700 Firminy France ARCHITECT: Le Corbusier (with completion by André Wogenscky upon Le Corbusier’s death in 1965) DATES: 1964-1967 NOTES: Designated as a “Monument Historique” in 1993 Site Visit: Weds July 16 2014 ________________________________________ The last of the […]

Park Hill

PARK HILL HOUSING ESTATE | Sheffield

LOCATION: Rhodes St Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 5SB, UK ARCHITECT: Jack Lynn & Ivor Smith // Hawkins/Brown DATES: 1957-1961 // 2010-current NOTES: Grade II Listed Building Status granted 1998 // Renovation work was shortlisted for the 2013 Stirling Prize Site Visits: Mon Jun 30, Tues […]

Birmingham Central Library

BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL LIBRARY | Birmingham

LOCATION: Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3HQ, UK ARCHITECT: John Madin DATES: 1969-1973 NOTES: Closed since 2013, demolition planned for 2015. Site Visit: Sat Jun 28, Sun Jun 29, Tues Jul 1 2014 ________________________________________________________ The Birmingham Central Library is at great risk of demolition. […]

Preston Bus Depot

PRESTON BUS DEPOT | Preston

LOCATION: Tithebarn St, Preston, Lancashire PR1 1DJ, United Kingdom ARCHITECT: Building Design Partnership (Keith Ingham and Charles Wilson) DATES: 1968-1969 NOTES: A long-standing campaign for the building’s listing was finally successful in late 2013 after it received a Grade II Listing. Site Vist: Mon Jun […]

Chiesa dell Autostrade

CHIESA DELL’ AUTOSTRADA | Florence

LOCATION: Via Limite, Campi Bisenzio Firenze, Italy ARCHITECT: Giovanni Michelucci DATES: 1960-1963 NOTES: Also known as Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista; Chiesa dell’ Autostrada translates to “Church of the Highway”. Site Visit: Mon Jun 23 2014 ______________________________ RELATED LINKS http://www.turismo.intoscana.it/allthingstuscany/tuscanyarts/chiesa-autostrada-highway-church/

Tomba Brion-Vega

TOMBA BRION-VEGA | San Vito D’Altivole

LOCATION: Via Brioni, 28, Altivole Treviso, Italy ARCHITECT: Carlo Scarpa DATES: 1969-1977 Site Visit: Mon June 16 2014 ______________________________ For starters, the satisfaction of simply reaching this place is significant. Located in rather remote village outside of Venice, the Tomb is reached by means of […]