A fascinated immersion into Architecture through a building, a great architect and models. The German Pavilion in Barcelona / Mies van der Rohe: How and why did this minimalist structure end up embodying 20th century modernity? Between rigour and free form, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's first masterpiece is a poetic work of spatial flow and intervals. Ewha the Seoul Hidden University / Dominique Perrault: With this building, Dominique Perrault continues a concept that is dear to him: the absence of architecture. The urban dimension and the way the surrounding land is organised prevail over the construction. The landscape supplants the architecture. The Sainte-Geneviève Library / Henri Labrouste: away from the 19th century neoclassical trend, Henri Labrouste erected a powerful public building, in which stone featured alongside a material that was used prominently and was glorified for the first time - iron. A major milestone on the path to modern architecture. The Church of Notre-Dame du Raincy / Auguste Perret : In an country ruined by World War 1, Auguste Perret took up the challenge of building a church. In concrete. It was a shunned material, used hitherto exclusively in industrial constructions. This "Holy Chapel of Concrete" revolutionised architectural vocabulary The Igualada Cemetery / Enric Miralles & Carme Pinos: The Igualada Cemetery is a surprising project, and a strong example of the merging of 20th century architecture and landscape. The Maisons Castle / François Mansart: Although its posterity has now rendered its image commonplace, the Maisons Laffitte château revolutionised French architecture. It is the masterpiece of the brilliant architect, François Mansart;
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