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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 on the central Seattle waterfront.

In 1931, Dr. Richard Fuller commissioned architect Carl F. Gould to design the art deco building that is now the Seattle Asian Art Museum. It opened in Seattle’s Volunteer Park in 1933.

Some 50 years after opening, Seattle voters approved to build a new 150,000-square-foot museum in the heart of the city’s downtown. The building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown of Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates, opened in late 1991.


Andrea Palladio - Rotunda ď ˝

A major classic of the Pantheonic type, often known as the Villa Rotonda.Very symmetrical quartet plan. Completed by Vincenffarzo Scamozzi. Italian Renaissance style

Situated on the top of a hill just outside the town of Vicenza, the Villa Capra is called the Villa Rotonda, because of its completely symmetrical plan with a central circular hall.

designed by Andrea Palladio . Architect between the Renaissance and Baroque.

The building is rotated 45 degrees to south on the hilltop, enabling all rooms to receive some sunshine.


Andrea Palladio - Rotunda


Charles Moore He was influential as an architect, educator, and author. Moore graduated from the University of Michigan in 1947 and received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1957.

he won the prestigious 1991 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects.

was one of the most important and prolific advocates of the informed and eclectic style known as Postmodernism.


Other important projects included the Piazza d’Italia in New Orleans, La. (1978)


In 1966 Moore gained acclaim for his Sea Ranch condominium project in California.


Kreseg College ď ˝

Kresge was the sixth college established at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Founded in 1971, it was designed by Charles Moore with the concept of participatory democracy as a means of encouraging a strong sense of community. The vision was for the college to be a place where students enjoyed a sense of creativity, community, and individuality.


Transforms college


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

Hollein derived an architectural vocabulary based on an intimate knowledge of the Vienna's culture. Although his studies in America affected his development, Hollein's work relied heavily on Viennese historicism and the Secession movement.

He used the theory that "everything is architecture" as a means of discounting the strict formalism of Functionalism. Ironically, Hollein's work often appears as a form of SuperFunctionalism despite his overt criticism of the functional style.


Haas House ď ˝

The Haas House is a building in Vienna at the Stock-imEisen-Platz.

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Designed by the Austrian architect Hans Hollein, it is a building in the postmodernist style and was completed in 1990. The use of the HaasHaus is divided between retail and a restaurant. The building is considered controversial owing to its contrast with the adjacent Stephansdom cathedral.

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