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A national competition was held to pick a design for a building to house both the public library and the public museum. Seventy-four entries were received, including one from Frank Lloyd Wright. The winning design submitted by Ferry & Clas of Milwaukee was for a building one block long and designed in a combination of French and Italian renaissance styles known as Neo-renaissance. Read more here.
Sunnybrook Project by Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects
This beautiful historic residence situated in Sunnybrook, California was recently completely redesigned by Texas – based Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects.
Dome-slab carved in limestone (‘Palnad marble’) with the Great Departure, Prince Siddhartha’s horse Kanthaka with empty saddle leaving the palace via an elaborate torana (gate). The Bodhisattva is represented by an umbrella held over the horse by a servant.
2nd Century AD
(Source: The British Museum)
Angkor is one of the most important and the greatest archaeological sites in the world. This by the way the world’s largest (400 square kilometers) temple complex (almost a 1000 temples) was between IX and XV century the capital of the Khmer Empire. Probably, in the eleventh century, numbering one million inhabitants of Angkor was the largest city in the contemporary world.