Incredible Modernist Architecture From Latvia

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May 21, 2014
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  Former Factory “Radiotehnika”
The architects and year built are unknown for this factor located at Kurzemes 3 in Rīga. 

Photo by Igors Nerušs, panoramio.com
    Former Factory “Radiotehnika”

    The architects and year built are unknown for this factor located at Kurzemes 3 in Rīga.

    Photo by Igors Nerušs, panoramio.com

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  Gas Station
Architect unknown; built in 1965 at Daugavpils 74 in Ogre.

Photo by Zigmārs Jauja, NRJA
    Gas Station

    Architect unknown; built in 1965 at Daugavpils 74 in Ogre.

    Photo by Zigmārs Jauja, NRJA

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  Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
Designed by architects Gunārs Lūsis-Grīnbergs and Dzintars Driba; sculpture by Valdis Albergs. Built in 1970 in Latviešu strēlnieku square Rīga.

Photo by P.Alunāns, itl.rtu.lv
    Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

    Designed by architects Gunārs Lūsis-Grīnbergs and Dzintars Driba; sculpture by Valdis Albergs. Built in 1970 in Latviešu strēlnieku square Rīga.

    Photo by P.Alunāns, itl.rtu.lv

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  Restaurant “Sēnīte” 
Architect—Linards Skuja; engineers—Andris Bite, G. Grīnbergs, R. Ozoliņš. Built in 1967 on Vidzeme highway. 

Photo courtesy The Museum of Architecture of Latvia
    Restaurant “Sēnīte”

    Architect—Linards Skuja; engineers—Andris Bite, G. Grīnbergs, R. Ozoliņš. Built in 1967 on Vidzeme highway.

    Photo courtesy The Museum of Architecture of Latvia

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  Railway Station
Architect—Ilya Yavein. Built in 1977 at Jūrmala, Latvia.

Photo by: Jānis Vilniņš, lv.wikipedia.org
    Railway Station

    Architect—Ilya Yavein. Built in 1977 at Jūrmala, Latvia.

    Photo by: Jānis Vilniņš, lv.wikipedia.org

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  Riga High-Rises
Z-Towers (NRJA, 2004-2015); Preses nams (Jānis Vilciņš, Ābrams Misulovins, 1978); Saules akmens (ZENICO PROJEKTS, TECTUM, 2002-2004).

Photo by: Uldis Lukševics, NRJA
    Riga High-Rises

    Z-Towers (NRJA, 2004-2015); Preses nams (Jānis Vilciņš, Ābrams Misulovins, 1978); Saules akmens (ZENICO PROJEKTS, TECTUM, 2002-2004).

    Photo by: Uldis Lukševics, NRJA

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  Restaurant Jūras Pērle
Architect—Josifs Goldenberg; built in 1965 and demolished in 1994. Located in Jūrmala, Latvia.

Photo by Mechanik, wikimapia.org
    Restaurant Jūras Pērle

    Architect—Josifs Goldenberg; built in 1965 and demolished in 1994. Located in Jūrmala, Latvia.

    Photo by Mechanik, wikimapia.org

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