EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC, LONDON

From 1970 until the break-up of Czechoslovakia in 1993 the Czechoslovak Embassy has been located on the corner of Kensington Palace Gardens and Notting Hill Gate. The new building, designed by the architects Šrámek, Bočan and Stephansplatz, is a tribute to the so called brutalistic style and in 1971 won[…]

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HILTON PARK, CLONES (MONAGHAN COUNTY)

There has been a house at Hilton Park since the early 17th Century. When Samuel Madden purchased the estate for his third son in 1734, he built a house incorporating the original building. In 1803 a servant, answering a call of nature or the bell to lunch, history does not[…]

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HÔTEL DE LA ROCHE, MONS (HAINAUT)

  The town house was built following the Parisian model, i.e between courtyard and garden, on land originally occupied by three houses bought in 1750 by Pierre-Joseph de la Roche, the new legal counsel of the city, that he demolished. The architectural concept was directly inspired by the greatest contemporary[…]

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ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA, BELGRADO

The Italian Institute of Culture in Belgrade represents the Italian Republic for cultural activities in Serbia. The Institute has the objective of promoting Italian cultural heritage in its various expressions through initiatives that can on the one hand present the multiple souls of Italy and on the other offer opportunities[…]

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ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA, PARIGI

The Italian Institute of Culture (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) is an organism of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, with the aim of promoting the Italian language and culture.The istitute organizes many initiatives on the cultural, artistic and scientific Italian life, in addition to  numerous classes of[…]

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ITALIAN EMBASSY, ATHENS

The historic building, the seat of the Italian Embassy in Athens, was built in 1870 by the well-known architect Ernst Ziller at the request of the banker Stefanos Psichas, who wanted to build his own luxurious residence at a short distance from the Royal Palace. Ernst Ziller, of German origin,[…]

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ITALIAN EMBASSY, LISBON

The Italian Embassy in Lisbon is located in the Palace of the Counts of Pombeiro which was purchased by the Italian Government in 1925, following the sale of Count Antonio. The Residence contains one of the most significant furnishing collections together with those of London and Paris.  The history of[…]

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ITALIAN EMBASSY, MADRID

The Italian Embassy in Madrid is located in calle Lagasca, a neighborhood developed starting from the early twentieth century. The building and the garden occupy an entire block between the callas Lagasca, Juan Bravo, Velázquez and Padilla, in the center of Ensanche: the typical network of roads that characterizes the[…]

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JERÓNIMOS HOUSE, MADRID

The name of the house derives from the district it is located in, in the centre of Madrid. It is a quite big and well oriented flat situated in a 20th-century building. The luminosity of its spaces makes it an ideal place where to study. The house has also an upright[…]

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KÁROLYI KASTÉLY, FEHÉRVÁRCSURGÓ (HUNGARY)

The stately home was built in Fehérvárcsurgó (Hungary) between 1844 and 1850 by Count George Károlyi in neo-classical style. The architect was the Austrian Heinrich Koch, assisted by the young Miklós Ybl, who later became one of greatest Hungarian architects of the century. It underwent major refurbishing in 1910s, when[…]

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