AD Recommends: Best of the Week


Five great projects you may have missed from last week! Check them all after the break.

Santa Ana’s Chapel / e|348 arquitectura
Visiting the site, we noticed that the given location of the Chapel was in the intersection of five streets/roads, and at the bottom corner of an ascending topography. We noticed also that this topographic condition was the perfect “stage” for celebrating Santa Ana’s festivities, occurring in July 26th every year, as locals already do (read more…)

© MBS Digital Media

Artscience Museum In Singapore / Safdie Architects
The design of the Museum is composed of two principle parts. The base, which is embedded in the earth and surrounded by the Bay’s water and a giant lily pond, and a flower-like structure made of 10 petals, generated by the geometry of spheroids of varying radii that seemingly floats above the landscaped pond base (read more…)

© Nelson Garrido

Casa na Areia / Aires Mateus
This project is a response to very specific conditions. Its basis is the recovery of existing wood-masonry buildings, providing the complex with a homogeneous unity under a sloping roof. The design begins with the existing material conditions, depending on their inhabitation potential (read more…)

© United Nations Photo

AD Classics: United Nations / Wallace K. Harrison
Two years after the largest international peacekeeping organization was founded, the United Nations began searching for the location of their world headquarters. After numerous offers from cities around North America, the United Nations settled on a 17 acre plot of land on the banks of the East River in New York City after John D. Rockefeller donated the land (read more…)

© Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Fagerborg Kindergarden / Reiulf Ramstad Architects
Reiulf Ramstad Architects has been involved in designing a new kindergarten for Fagerborg Congregation in central Oslo. The kindergarten offers 2 units for children between 1-3 years old and 2 units for children between 3-6 years old (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 21 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>