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The Simple Serenity Of The Salk Institute

San Diego's Salk Institute

While the Salk Institute for Biological Studies is a independent, non-profit, scientific research institute, its architecture–designed by the major Lewis Kahn architecture firm–is worthy of study in and of itself.

Chicago’s Astounding Aqua Tower

Chicago Aqua Tower

Soaring into the skies of the Windy City’s East Lakeshore neighborhood, Aqua Tower comprises 86 floors topped with an 82,500 square foot terrace replete with pools, gazebos and running tracks. Notable not only for its Great Lakes-inspired undulating limestone slabs, Aqua Tower is also the tallest building in the world whose lead architect was a woman.

The World’s Five Weirdest Houses

Weirdest Houses Subterra

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The World’s Weirdest Houses: Subterra Castle

Subterra Castle

Located near Topeka, Kansas, Subterra Castle took Ed Peden and his wife nearly a quarter of a century to make inhabitable after they reclaimed the property from abandonment. Once belonging to the United States government, the edifice had, at one point, been home to a 4 megaton nuclear ballistic missile.

Oddly enough, Peden believes that by transforming the erstwhile Cold War relic into a home he has effectively created a place that allows the mind, body, and spirit to flourish.

Weirdest Houses Subterra Castle

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The Most Famous Designs Of Frank Lloyd Wright

The Dwight D. Martin House

Built from 1903 and 1905, the Dwight D. Martin house is considered by many scholars to be one of Wright’s greatest works and one of his most important projects. The complex was designed for Mr. Martin, a wealthy Chicago businessman, who eventually was so enamored with Wright’s designs that he became one of Wright’s principle financial supporters throughout the beginning of Wright’s career. While obviously well-loved by Wright scholars, Wright himself deemed his architectural opus “a well-nigh perfect composition”.

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