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Underhill, Holme, West Yorkshire: the principal roof light seen from the rock garden

RIBA2687-16
Quarmby, Arthur (1934-)
NOTES: This is an earth-sheltered building.

Metropolitan Cathedral under construction, Eixo Monumental, Brasilia

RIBA2692-16
Niemeyer, Oscar (1907-2012)
NOTES: The city of Brasilia was planned and developed in 1956 with Lucio Costa as chief urban planner and Oscar Niemeyer as principal architect. It formally became the capital of Brazil in 1960 and is the seat of all three branches of the Brazilian government. Construction on the cathedral began in 1959 and the concrete-framed hyperboloid structure was completed in 1960. The cathedral was consecrated in 1970.

Marina City, North State Street, Chicago

RIBA2708-17
Goldberg, Bertrand (1913-1997)

United States Pavilion, Ile Sainte Helene, Expo '67, Montreal

RIBA2711-17
R. Buckminster Fuller, Fuller & Sadao
NOTES: Became known colloquially as 'Bucky's Bubble'.

St Gabriel Roman Catholic Church, Prestonpans

RIBA2727-18
Alison Hutchison & Partners

Palazzetto dello Sport, Rome

RIBA2876-25
Nervi, Pier Luigi (1891-1979)

Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London, by night

RIBA2891-26
Richard Rogers Partnership
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