AD Recommends: Best of the Week

© Rainer Viertlboeck

For this selection of last week’s best posts, we have five amazing and very different project. One university, an office building, a restaurant, a museum, and a kindergarden. Check them all after the break.

University of Chicago – South Campus Chiller Plant / Murphy Jahn
The project for a new chiller plant at the University of Chicago provided the opportunity to design for function, performance, materials, construction while simultaneously considering how the technical equipment could be displayed as if it were a piece of art. The resulting expression of the South Campus Chiller Plant is a modern celebratory display of technical equipment (read more…)

© Tim Griffith

Mission Bay Block 27 Parking Structure / WRNS Studio
Located within San Francisco’s Mission Bay redevelopment zone, this new seven story elevated parking structure serves adjacent laboratories and offices with 1,420 spaces. The north and east façades, which border a public plaza, are clad in perforated aluminum panels whose pixelation evokes California’s redwood forests and nearby foliage (read more…)

© Miguel de Guzman

Lolita / Langarita Navarro Arquitectos
Lolita is not just another roadside restaurant off a busy interstate – a rare species within the prestigious restaurant world. With the focus on versatile design, Langarita Navarro Arquitectos thoughtfully created a flexible space capable of setting itself up as a scenario for almost any type of activity (read more…)

FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Musealization of the Archaeological Site of Praça Nova of São Jorge Castle / JLCG Arquitectos
The one hill occupied by the Castle of São Jorge is the site of the first known human settlement — dating to the Iron Age — of the place that would become the city of Lisbon, a strategic vantage point overlooking both the estuary of the River Tagus and its inland territory. The ‘Praça Nova’ of the Castle occupies an intramural promontory, enclosed by defense walls to the North and the West, and by the Santa Cruz Church, to the South, with a visual domain above the East walls over the city and the estuary (read more…)

© Rodrigo Davila

El Porvenir Social Kindergarden / Giancarlo Mazzanti
1. A MODULAR STRUCTURE REGULATED BY PROCEDURES. The project is planned like an adaptable system to the most diverse situations, like topographical and urban. MORE THAN TWO PROJECTS, WHAT WE PLAN IS AN APPLICABLE AND REPEATABLE SYSTEM OF MULTIPLE OPTIONS (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 22 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 Jul 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=90881>

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