AD Classics: Armenian Opera Theater / Alexander Tamanian

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Opened in 1933 and completed in its current state in 1953, the Armenian Opera Theater was designed by Armenian architect .  The theater is one of Tamanian’s most profilic architectural works, which include a plethora of Armenian architectural icons such as his hydroelectric station (1926), Republic Square (1926–1941) and many others. 

Intercontinental Hotel & Business Center Competition Proposal / Luis Banazol

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Luis Banazol submitted this proposal for the International Competition for the design of the Intercontinental, a hotel and business center in , Armenia. The concept for the building comes from the perceptions of the connection between art and technology. It is derived from the architect’s own reflection on art that expresses the way people live and think, and technology as that which transports us beyond that expression. The Intercontinental is an architectural proposal in space and light with the users as the net of expressions that gives technology the meaning to exist.

More on this project after the break.