AD Review: From the Archives

Today’s selection includes a neighborhood information tower in California, a Lithuanian passenger terminal, a creatively glazed education center, and an unconventional vernacular day care centre in the Netherlands.  We hope you enjoy taking a look at these projects that deserve a revisit!

Samitaur Tower by Eric Owen Moss Architects © Tom Bonner Photography

Samitaur Tower

An information tower for the surrounding neighborhood and nearby Expo Light Rail Transit Line, Samitaur Tower sits at a key intersection within the re-developed zone of Culver City.   The tower displays culturally significant content and local event information, along with art and graphic presentations of all sorts available to in-car audiences who pass the site area, traveling on a number of local thoroughfares in the Culver City / West Los Angeles area.

Kaunas Airport Passenger Terminal by Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners © G. Česonis

Kaunas Airport Passenger Terminal

This terminal design in Lithuania captures the excitement of air travel in a simple and clear form. Huge illuminators in departure and arrival halls add to the aesthetics of the terminal is like a part of a huge mechanism. Designed by Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners materials include ascetic glass, metal, and concrete.

Educational Centre in El Chaparral by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda © Fernando Alda

 Educational Centre in El Chaparral

Filled with a rainbow of color this school creatively looks at section in a way to compress and decompress the different uses of each space. Also considering the movement of the sun and the longitudinal slope of site, light penetrates the color glazing to activate transitional places such as hallways, while clear glazing is used for all classrooms.

Day care centre de kleine Kikker by Drost + van Veen architecten © Rob ‘t Hart

 Day care centre de kleine Kikker

The day care centre is conceived as a contemporary type of farm, in form, material and construction, which is a steel structure. The colored facade and the aluminium roof contrast the rustic environment and the silhouette of the pointed roof refers to the existing farm building and a nod to the surrounding buildings. Towards the back of the day care centre, it transforms into a modernistic, functional building with a flat roof.

Cite: Minner, Kelly. "AD Review: From the Archives" 05 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 16 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=174232>

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