Located in the Brussels borough of Schaerbeek, La Maison Autrique is one of the first creations of architect Victor Horta. Its stylistic elements already hinting at his upcoming role as one of the instigators of the Art Nouveau movement. The building is currently being renovated and will become a “house of the imaginary” combining exhibitions, a book shop and theming by renowned local comic book authors François Schuiten and Benoit Peeters. It’s due to open on December 2nd 2004.
Moscow's Intourist Hotel, one of the most reviled blocks of concrete in the city; home of sleaze, sloppiness and surly suspicion, will shortly be demolished. Here are some pictures (note the contrast between the article and the hotel's official description).