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AD Classics: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Frank Gehry

01:00 - 1 September, 2013
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© Flickr User: RonG8888

Set on the edge of the Nervión River in Bilbao‭, ‬Spain, the Guggenheim Museum is a fusion of complex‭, ‬swirling forms and captivating materiality that responds to an intricate program and an industrial urban context‭. ‬With over a hundred exhibitions and more than ten million visitors to its recognition‭, ‬Frank Gehry‮’‬s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao not only changed the way that architects and people think about museums, but also boosted Bilbao's economy with its astounding success‭.‭ ‬In fact‭, ‬the phenomenon of a city‮’‬s transformation following the construction of a significant piece of architecture is now referred to as the‭ ‬‮“‬Bilbao Effect‭.‬‮”‬‭ ‬Twenty years on, the Museum continues to challenge assumptions about the connections between art and architecture‭ today.

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AD Classics: Casa del Fascio / Giuseppe Terragni

13:50 - 3 January, 2013
© Guillermo Hevia García
© Guillermo Hevia García

Casa del Fascio which sits in front of Como Cathedral is the work of the Italian Fascist architect Giuseppe Terragni. Built as the headquarters of the local Fascist Party, it was renamed Casa del Popolo after the war and has since served a number of civic agencies, including a Caribinieri station and a tax office.

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AD Classics: Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange

22:00 - 25 October, 2012
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Photo by naoyafujii - http://www.flickr.com/photos/naoyafujii/

At about the same time as Kenzo Tange’s two huge Olympic arenas for the Olympic Games in the summer of 1964 in Tokyo, there was built in the southern part of Japan a much more modest sports arena of Takamatsu in Kagawa Prefecture between 1962 and 1964. More after the break.

"the REAL estate" / AL/Arch

10:00 - 30 August, 2012
© Avi Laiser
© Avi Laiser

Architect: AL/Arch Location: Bat-Yam, Israel Project Area: 550 sqm Photographs: Liat Ezra, Asaf Evron, Orna Marton, Avi Laiser, AL/Arch

AD Classics: St. John's Abbey Church / Marcel Breuer

01:00 - 23 July, 2012
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©  Flickr user: rburzel

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London Olympics 2012: Olympic Park

13:00 - 19 July, 2012
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Photo by schrollum - http://ww.flickr.com/photos/schrollum/

July 27, 2012 marks the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. As the Olympics approach closer, the eyes of the world will inevitably turn to London and its new infrastructure. Over the past 12 months, the Olympic Park in London’s struggling east side has changed dramatically. With the structures of the main sporting venues complete, you can now get a real feel for the layout of the park and the compact nature of the site. More images and information after the break.

Taliesin / Diamond Schmitt Architects

01:00 - 19 July, 2012
© Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

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AD Classics: Makedonium / Jordan Grabulovski + Iskra Grabulovski

01:00 - 11 July, 2012
  • Architects

    Jordan Grabulovski, Iskra Grabulovski
  • Location

    Kruševo, Macedonia
  • Architect

     Jordan Grabulovski, Iskra Brabulovski
  • References

    travel2macedonia
  • Project Year

    0

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AD Classics: Maison de Verre / Pierre Chareau + Bernard Bijvoet

01:00 - 27 June, 2012
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© Wikimedia user: Subrealistsandu

© Wikimedia user: Subrealistsandu © Wikimedia user: Subrealistsandu © Wikimedia user: Subrealistsandu © Wikimedia user: Subrealistsandu +13

Kaufmann Program Center / Renaissance 3 Architects

01:00 - 20 June, 2012
© Ed Massery
© Ed Massery

© Ed Massery © Ed Massery © Ed Massery © Ed Massery +22

Evergreen Brick Works / Diamond Schmitt Architects

01:00 - 11 June, 2012
© Tom Arban
© Tom Arban

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban +15

Villa Urbana Domus Radicalis / Metrogramma

01:00 - 16 May, 2012
  • Architects

  • Location

    Bolzano, Italy
  • Project Team

    Andrea Boschetti; Alberto Francini; Enzo Fontana; Nicola Russi; Marco Corazza; Ekaterina Golovatiuk; Tom Hindryckx; Miriam Reuter
  • Structural Consultant

    Stefano Moser
  • Technical Supplies

    Milanoprogetti Spa
  • Construction Management

    Renzo Boschetti; Rudi Lorenzi
  • Contractor

    Prisma S.r.l.

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AD Classics: Holy Cross Church in Chur, Switzerland / Walter Förderer

01:00 - 9 May, 2012
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© Wikimedia user: Sebastian F

© Wikimedia user: Sebastian F © Wikimedia user: Sebastian F © Wikimedia user: Sebastian F © Wikimedia user: Sebastian F +12

Three Pier Bridge / Studio Providence LLC

10:00 - 3 April, 2012
© Tim DeCoster
© Tim DeCoster

The design of this project by Studio Providence LLC, a partnership by Friedrich St. Florian Architects and 3six0 Architecture, was the result of an international competition. Awarded by the Boston Society of Architects with an esteemed Unbuilt Project Award, the proposal uses three piers that are evocative of the fishing piers of New England.

House on College Hill / Friedrich St. Florian Architects

01:00 - 3 March, 2012
  • Architects

  • Location

    Providence, RI, USA
  • Architects

    Friedrich St. Florian Architects
  • Structural Engineer

    Wilbur Yoder
  • Contractor

    Joseph M. Furtado, Inc
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011

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McGee Art Pavilion / ikon.5 architects

01:00 - 10 February, 2012
© Brad Feinknopf
© Brad Feinknopf

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La Maison Symphonique de Montréal / Diamond Schmitt Architects

01:00 - 24 January, 2012

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CANMET Material Technology Laboratory / Diamond Schmitt Architects

01:00 - 4 January, 2012
© Peter A. Sellar
© Peter A. Sellar
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Architects

    Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Structural Engineer

    RJC Consulting Engineers
  • Mechanical Consultant

    Cobalt Engineers
  • General Contractor

    Ellis Don
  • Area

    165000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Peter A. Sellar

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