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Esto Gallery: Geometries

Esto Gallery: Geometries

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    © Jeff Goldberg | Esto

    Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects.

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    © Peter Mauss | Esto

    The American Folk Art Museum, New York, by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.

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    © David Sundberg | Esto

    The National Grand Theater of China, Beijing, by Paul Andreu and BIAD.

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    © Ezra Stoller | Esto

    140 Broadway, New York, by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Isamu Noguchi's striking red cube also graces the cover of Alexandra Lange's book, Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities.

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    © Jeff Goldberg | Esto

    ASM International World Headquarters in Materials Park, Ohio, by John Terrence Kelly and R. Buckminster Fuller.

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    © Ezra Stoller | Esto

    The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, by Myron Hunt, featured a lit cylindrical entry until its 2005 demolition.

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    © David Sundberg | Esto

    CCTV, in Beijing, by Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).

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    © Peter Mauss | Esto

    "Water, Unique Resource" exhibition in Zaragoza, Spain, by Zaha Hadid, Hon. FAIA, with exhibit design by Ralph Appelbaum Associates.

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    © David Cardelus | Esto

    City of Arts and Science in Valencia, Spain, by Santiago Calatrava, FAIA.

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    © Anton Grasal | Esto

    Boston Transit at South Station, Boston, by Machado & Silvetti Associates.

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    © Francis Dzikowski | Esto

    Hearst Building Lobby, New York, by Foster + Partners, with Ice Falls by James Carpenter Design Associates.

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    © Ezra Stoller | Esto

    The Americana Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla., by Morris Lapidus. The voids in the façade may have inspired the later Nakagin Capsule Tower by Metabolist architect Kisho Kurokawa.

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    © David Sundberg | Esto

    The rippling façade of 8 Spruce Street, New York, by Gehry Partners.

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    © Francis Dzikowski | Esto

    Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, Astana, Kazakhstan, by Foster + Partners with Tabanlioglu Architecture & Consulting.

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    © Alan Karchmer | Esto

    The Tenerife Opera House, in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, by Santiago Calatrava, FAIA.

Sometimes the simplest forms yield the most impressive results, and with the help of ARCHITECT’s friends at Esto, we’ve come up with a selection of buildings and sculptures that celebrate pure geometric forms. This collection ranges from works by Santiago Calatrava, FAIA, and R. Buckminster Fuller, to the slightly lesser-known Americana Hotel by Morris Lapidus, which was imploded in 2007. This cluster of projects revolves around cubes, such as those of Isamu Noguchi, as well as spheres and pyramids—either on their own, or in concert—as a reminder that even the simplest building blocks can produce spectacular buildings.

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