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Housing, Erich-Weinert-Strasse, Wohnstadt Carl Legien, Berlin: the internal grassed courtyard

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Taut, Bruno (1880-1938)
NOTES: Carl Legien Wohnstadt is a large housing estate in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district. It was developed from 1928-1930 by Bruno Taut in collaboration with Franz Hillinger from the design office of the GEHAG (Gemeinnutzige Heimstatten-Spar-und Bau-AG). It was named after the German trade union leader Carl Legien. It is also one of the Berlin settlements of the 1920s on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Convent of Jesu Moder Marias, Tomelilla: courtyard garden

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Laan, Hans van der (1904-1991)

Roosenberg Abbey, Waasmunster: the gardens

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Laan, Hans van der (1904-1991)

Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto: the group of Shoins seen from the lake

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NOTES: Construction of the villa began under the aegis of Prince Hachijo Toshito (1579--1629) and was continued by his son Toshitada, who constructed the main house and several tea houses. The villa had largely reached its present form by 1662, when the former Emperor Go-Mizunoo visited there. Subsequent heirs of the Hachijo family died in their teens. making additions to the Katsura Imperial Villa impossible. Although the seventh generation prince, Prince Yakahito, visited the villa numerous times and made repairs to it, leaving most of the layout in its original form.

Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto: the main villa with the Ko-shoin on the far right, the Chu-shoin in the centre and the Shin-goten on the left

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NOTES: Construction of the villa began under the aegis of Prince Hachijo Toshito (1579--1629) and was continued by his son Toshitada, who constructed the main house and several tea houses. The villa had largely reached its present form by 1662, when the former Emperor Go-Mizunoo visited there. Subsequent heirs of the Hachijo family died in their teens. making additions to the Katsura Imperial Villa impossible. Although the seventh generation prince, Prince Yakahito, visited the villa numerous times and made repairs to it, leaving most of the layout in its original form.

Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto: the main villa with the Chu-shoin in the foreground and Shin-goten in the background

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NOTES: Construction of the villa began under the aegis of Prince Hachijo Toshito (1579--1629) and was continued by his son Toshitada, who constructed the main house and several tea houses. The villa had largely reached its present form by 1662, when the former Emperor Go-Mizunoo visited there. Subsequent heirs of the Hachijo family died in their teens. making additions to the Katsura Imperial Villa impossible. Although the seventh generation prince, Prince Yakahito, visited the villa numerous times and made repairs to it, leaving most of the layout in its original form.

Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto: the main villa with the Ko-shoin in the foreground, Chu-soin in the centre and Shin-goten in the background on the left

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NOTES: Construction of the villa began under the aegis of Prince Hachijo Toshito (1579--1629) and was continued by his son Toshitada, who constructed the main house and several tea houses. The villa had largely reached its present form by 1662, when the former Emperor Go-Mizunoo visited there. Subsequent heirs of the Hachijo family died in their teens. making additions to the Katsura Imperial Villa impossible. Although the seventh generation prince, Prince Yakahito, visited the villa numerous times and made repairs to it, leaving most of the layout in its original form.

Katsura Imperial Villa, Kyoto: the main villa with the Ko-shoin on the far right, Chu-shoin in the centre and the Shin-goten on the very far left

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NOTES: Construction of the villa began under the aegis of Prince Hachijo Toshito (1579--1629) and was continued by his son Toshitada, who constructed the main house and several tea houses. The villa had largely reached its present form by 1662, when the former Emperor Go-Mizunoo visited there. Subsequent heirs of the Hachijo family died in their teens. making additions to the Katsura Imperial Villa impossible. Although the seventh generation prince, Prince Yakahito, visited the villa numerous times and made repairs to it, leaving most of the layout in its original form.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg: the formal garden attached to the palace

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.

Marienberg Fortress, Wurzburg: the formal garden attached to the palace

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NOTES: The founding of the Marienberg Fortress dates back to 1201, although the main castle dates from 1482 as do the walls. From 1600 the fortress was transformed into a Renaissance palace, but rebuilt in 1642 following its capture by Swedish forces in 1631. In 1708 it was redesigned in a Baroque style and the fortifications strengthened. The last tower to be rebuilt was in 1724. The fortress was badly damaged during the Second World War and rebuilt from 1950-1990.
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