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Luis Barragán House

May 16, 2010

Luis Barragán House

This is the Mexico City house and studio of Luis Barragán, considered by many to be the foremost Mexican architect of the 20th century. Built in 1948, the house was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004 and is now a museum.

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Converted churches, Part 2: Belgium, England, Australia

May 15, 2009

Converted churches, Part 2: Belgium, England, Australia

Here are three converted churches which seem much more successful than most of the examples in the last post. Above is a 19th century chapel in the Flemish village of Bazel which has been converted into 2 loft-type houses.

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Alvaro Siza

April 21, 2009

Alvaro Siza

This is the Parish Church Complex of Marco de Canevezes, Portugal. It was designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza with Rolando Torgo and completed in 1990. It’s a deceptively simple building.

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