A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century. Consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time.
The Bauhaus Built in 1926, the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany, stands as the finest work of Walter Gropius. Here is one of the msot famous buildings of the 20th century.
The Faculty of Architecture in Oporto Alvaro Siza, a major contemporary architect, provides a new housing for the Academy of Architecture in Oporto, Portugal. He once was a student here himself, and still is a teacher here today.
Family Lodging in Guise Inspired by the communes of Charles Fourier, French industrialist Andre Godin creates communal living accomodations for his workers in a palatial style.
Nemausus 1 In Nimes, France, Jean Nouvel designed a block of tenement houses that looks like a passenger ship. An architectural utopia that pokes fun at the cliches of public housing.
The Georges Pompidou Center Faced with the challenge of building a major art museum, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano designed a building resembling a gigantic work in progress. It immediately stood out in the Parisian architectural landscape.
The Post Office Savings Bank in Vienna Around the turn of the 20th century in Vienna, Austria, Otto Wagner designed one of the era's first office buildings. A radical break with traditions in bank architecture.