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Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaudi
La Sagrada FamÃlia (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 FamÃlia or Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family. It is the last, and perhaps most extraordinary, of the designs of the Catalan architect, Antoni GaudÃ.
Experience Music Project in Seattle by Frank Gehry
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
A free scuplture of curvaceous metal-clad forms
Funerary complex of Queen Hatshepsut. elegant colonnaded terraces set against high cliffs.
Hindu Temple. Perhaps world's largest religious structure.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as Aix-la-Chapelle Cathedral. Similar to S. Vitale.
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.
"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.
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.
"Schloss Neuschwanstein". Built for Louis II of Bavaria. Provides a wealth of fairytale storybook images, though considered to be relatively derivative in design.