AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Last week we had many different kind of articles. So in choosing the best from last week, we came up with a small “mix”. Your usual great project, another one in progress, a fantastic kind of wallpaper, an introducion to your architecture library and a funny story on zombies. Check them all after the break!

In Progress: Sperone Westwater Gallery / Foster + Partners
We took a few shots of Foster + Partners’ latest addition to the Bowery – a new gallery to house the Sperone Westwater’s growing collection from prominent artists of different nationalities and ages. Sitting a few steps away from SANAA’s musuem, this new gallery’s CNC milled glass facade elegantly responds to its neighboring art museum (read more…)

House in Lumino / Davide Macullo Architects
Located in the Swiss Alpine village of Lumino, just north of Bellinzona, this house stands as a monolithic element, quietly complementing and echoing its context. The surrounding area is characterised by traditional stone built houses, many of which date back centuries and are marked by their use of this single construction material (read more…)

Concrete Wallpapers
A new solution to blank and boring walls: concrete wallpapers. Check out this ingenious product, via @Nordic_Design. The wallpaper can be applied with regular wall glue. Various looks -and online store- available at ConcreteWall (read more…)

Beginning an Architecture Library
As the long days of summer are sadly coming to an end, architecture students across the world will be heading back to their universities and preparing for their next studio projects. While the upcoming semester will allow students to master the latest digital modeling programs and perfect their physical modeling skills, the value of reading architectural books (whether they be reference, theory, etc.) should not be overlooked (read more…)

The Indicator: Zombies
When I look back at the events leading up to being laid off, I think of zombies. Of course zombies aren’t real so what I’m really thinking of are movies about zombies. I haven’t seen them all—there are hundreds—so the zombies I’m most familiar with are the pop-locking ones from Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” or the funny ones from “Shaun of the Dead”. I never thought that that part of my subconscious that identifies with zombies would get triggered. But, then again, I never thought I would get laid off. There is a first for everything (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 23 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=74397>