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AD Classics: R.W. Lindholm Service Station / Frank Lloyd Wright

Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society © Jonathunder Courtesy of jet lowe, © library of congress Courtesy of jet lowe, © library of congress

AD Classics: McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope, Kitt Peak National Observatory / SOM

  • Architects: SOM
  • Location: Pima, AZ, Estados Unidos
  • Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
  • Project Year: 1962
  • Photographs: SOM, John Owens, Courtesy of ezra stoller, © esto, Joshin Yamada

© John Owens Courtesy of ezra stoller, © esto Courtesy of ezra stoller, © esto Courtesy of ezra stoller, © esto

Dutch House / Rem Koolhaas

© Christian Ritchers
© Christian Ritchers

One of the most prominent aspects of a design, if not the most important, is the consideration of the context and environment in which the proposed design will be found. In the case of the Dutch House by Rem Koolhaas, the unique and very challenging environmental conditions and topography of the site led to a design with interesting conditions that respond to these conditions. More on the Dutch House in The Netherlands after the break.

AD Classics: Miller House and Garden / Eero Saarinen

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AD Classics: WoZoCo / MVRDV

  • Architects: MVRDV
  • Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architect: MVRDV
  • Project Year: 1997
  • Photographs: Samuel Ludwig

© Samuel Ludwig © Samuel Ludwig © Samuel Ludwig © Samuel Ludwig

AD Classics: Wingspread / Frank Lloyd Wright

  • Architects: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Location: Wind Point, WI 53402, USA
  • Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
  • References: Doreen Ehrlich, Mark Hertzberg
  • Project Year: 1937
  • Photographs: Galen Frysinger,  Boston College

© Galen Frysinger © Galen Frysinger ©  Boston College © Galen Frysinger

College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, UMINN / Steven Holl Architects

© Paul Warchol
© Paul Warchol

An inspiration to all, the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Minnesota stands as an intriguing building that glows during the late-night working hours of its inhabitants. Completed by Steven Holl Architects in 2002, the building has received much recognition for it’s enlightening and unifying qualities, an example being the Progressive Architecture Award in 1990. More on the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and Steven Holl Architects after the break.

AD Classics: The Scottish Parliament / Enric Miralles

  • Architects: Enric Miralles
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Architect: Enric Miralles
  • References: Caroline McCracken-Flesher, Charles Jencks
  • Project Year: 2004
  • Photographs: Dave Morris, Andrew Gainer

AD Classics: The Scottish Parliament / Enric Miralles AD Classics: The Scottish Parliament / Enric Miralles AD Classics: The Scottish Parliament / Enric Miralles AD Classics: The Scottish Parliament / Enric Miralles

AD Classics: United States Courthouse / Richard Meier & Partners

  • Architects: Richard Meier & Partners
  • Location: Pheonix, Arizona
  • Architect: Richard Meier & Partners
  • References: Richard Meier & Partners
  • Project Year: 2000

AD Classics: United States Courthouse / Richard Meier & Partners AD Classics: United States Courthouse / Richard Meier & Partners AD Classics: United States Courthouse / Richard Meier & Partners

Bruder Klaus Field Chapel / Peter Zumthor

© Samuel Ludwig
© Samuel Ludwig

“In order to design buildings with a sensuous connection to life, one must think in a way that goes far beyond form and construction.” This quote from Peter Zumthor rings true in his design of Bruder Klaus Field Chapel, where a mystical and thought-proving interior is masked by a very rigid rectangular exterior. More on Bruder Klaus Field Chapel and Peter Zumthor after the break.

AD Classics: Paris Opera / Charles Garnier

  • Architects: Charles Garnier
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Architect: Charles Garnier
  • References: Gerard Fontaine, Anna Irina Kukrika, Christopher Curtis Mead
  • Project Year: 1878
  • Photographs: Wikimedia Commons

© Wikimedia Commons © Wikimedia Commons © Wikimedia Commons © Wikimedia Commons