AD Recommends: Best of the Week

© Adrià Goula

Great projects from Europe, Canada, and Colombia you may have missed from last week. Check our selection of the best after the break.

Barceloneta Market / MiAS Arquitectes
When I was a student at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), the maritime neighborhood, Barceloneta, was the subject of much conversation. Restaurants on the beach which later disappeared with its narrow streets, cramped flats, the clothes hanging out on the balconies, the shops, the artisans’ workshops and its people, who talked, and still talk, fast and loud (read more…)

© James Dow

Linear House / Patkau Architects
Linear House is located on a sixteen acre farm on Salt Spring Island, an island in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia, Canada. The property is bisected from east to west by a long row of mature Douglas fir trees. There is a gentle slope falling across the site from south to north. The south half of the site contains an orchard; the north half a hay field (read more…)

© Duccio Malagamba

The City of Culture / Eisenman Architects
The City of Culture is a new cultural center for the Province of Galicia in northwestern Spain. Its design evolves from the superposition of three sets of information. First, the street plan of the medieval center of Santiago is overlaid on a topographic map of the hillside site, which overlooks the city. Second, a modern Cartesian grid is laid over these medieval routes (read more…)

© Iwan Baan

Four Sport Scenarios / Giancarlo Mazzanti + Felipe Mesa (Plan:b)
This competition asked participants to design 4 independents sports units, all of them have to be in the same area and very close to each other. Our proposal understood a group of buildings as a single one, like a built continent that could participate in the same technical and spatial strategies, adapting to the timeframe of the construction program (read more…)

César Gª Guerra © FÜNDC

New Cultural Centre / FÜNDC
FÜNDC, Spanish architecture and urban planning office, just finalized The New Cultural Center (NCC), the largest urban intervention of the last decades made on Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid. They also designed the new pedestrian area on and around Padre Vallet square, which establishes itself as the origin of the new network of pedestrian spaces (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 13 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=143450>
  • Clive

    just letting you know your Barceloneta Market is linked wrong :)

  • Clive

    NEVERMIND!

  • Greg L

    it seems like there’s a shift back to the surrealist architecture of the 1970s best stores by james wines. these are much more tasteful though and toned down on the subjectivity of the architecture.