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Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaudi

La Sagrada Família (Catalan) or La Sagrada Familia (Spanish) is a large Roman Catholic basilica under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The formal title of the basilica is the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família or Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family. It is the last, and perhaps most extraordinary, of the designs of the Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudí.

Casa Batllo

 

Experience Music Project in Seattle by Frank Gehry

Brief Description

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

A free scuplture of curvaceous metal-clad forms

Hatshepsut's Temple

Funerary complex of Queen Hatshepsut. elegant colonnaded terraces set against high cliffs.

Angkor Wat

Hindu Temple. Perhaps world's largest religious structure.

 

Aachen Cathedral

A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as Aix-la-Chapelle Cathedral. Similar to S. Vitale.

Villa Farnese

Pentagonal plan with curving inner facades around a circular courtyard on the inside, and a moat around the outside. Elaborate multi-stage entry sequence. Famous circular staircase.

Wingspread

"Thus Wingspread, unique prairie house near Racine [Wisconsin], became another in the series of zoning experiments...built in 1909, where living room, dining room, kitchen, family sleeping rooms, guest rooms, were separate unites grouped together and connected by corridors.

The building is oriented so that the sunlight falls in all rooms and the ground plan shows a complete logical expression of a zoned house.

At the center of four zones forming a cross, stands a spacious wigwam of a living room. A tall central brick chimney stack with five fireplaces on four sides divides this large vertical central living space into four areas for the various domestic functions: entrance, family living, library, and dining room. Extending from this great, dignified central wigwam are the four wings. This extended plan lies, very much at home, quiet and integral with the prairie landscape which is, through it, made more significant and beautiful....

This house, while resembling the Coonley House at Riverside, Illinois, is more bold, masculine, and direct in form and treatment. It is better executed, in more permanent materials. The building has a heavy footing course of Ksasota sandstone resting on rock ballast laid deep in broad trenches,..."

— Frank Lloyd Wright, Edgar Kaufmann, Ed. An American Architecture. p167-169.

Mont S. Michel

Incredilbly picturesque hilltop island monastery. Restored by Viollet-le-Duc.

Kailasa Temple

Hindu Temple circa 750. Carved from stone of hillside.

 

30 St Mary Axe

The Swiss Re tower, nicknamed the Gherkin for its tall, rounded, pickle-like shape.

Neuschwanstein Castle

"Schloss Neuschwanstein". Built for Louis II of Bavaria. Provides a wealth of fairytale storybook images, though considered to be relatively derivative in design.

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