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Seattle Art Museum The Seattle Art Museum (commonly known as "SAM") is an art museum located in Seattle, Washington, USA. It maintains three major facilities: its main museum in downtown Seattle; the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, and the Olympic Sculpture Park

History The "Art Ladder": the main staircase of the 1991 Venturi building, now integrated into the expanded SAM as a free public space

The Hammering Man at the SAM In 1983–1984, the museum received a donation of half of a downtown city block

Arch : Andrea paladio / Villa Capra "La Rotonda"

The site selected was a hilltop just outside the city of Vicenza. Unlike some other Palladian villas, the building was not designed from the start to accommodate a working farm. This sophisticated building was designed for a site which was, in modern terminology, "suburban". Palladio classed the building as a "palazzo" rather than a villa


The design is for a completely symmetrical building having a square plan with four facades, each of which has a projecting portico. The whole is contained within an imaginary circle which touches each corner of the building and centres of the porticos

Hans Hollein

Hans Hollein was born on 30 March 1934 in Vienna, Austria, he is an architect and designer.

Hans Hollein, 1976

Haas-Haus in Vienna, 1985-1990 Hollein received a diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 1956. During 1959 he attended the Illinois Institute of Technology and then in 1960, the University of California located in what is now called Berkeley. Afterwards, he worked for various agencies in Sweden and the United States of America before returning to Vienna, founding his own agency in 1964.

Museum f端r Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, 1983-1991

Interbank Headquarters, Lima, Peru

Abteiberg Museum,, Germany, 1972-1982

Car Building, Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany, 2011

On Oikonomia: Saarinen’s Ezra Stiles College Open After $55M Renovation

Ezra Stiles College under construction, 1961. Copyright Balthazar Korab Ltd.

Students congregate on the redesigned lawn outside the Ezra Stiles dining hall. Renovations of Ezra Stiles were

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