Haven’t checked ArchDaily in a while? Here’s the best from last week: Main image es from Kengo Kuma’s Xinjin Zhi Museum in China. Another amazing museum comes from The Netherlands, courtesy of Mecanoo, check it out! You can’t miss this fabulous institutional project in Sweden from Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture, or this mixed use project from 3XN. Last, a cool bar in Vietnam, designed by Vo Trong Nghia. Enjoy!
It’s time for the best of last week. Like the new King’s Cross Station in London, designed by John McAslan + Partners. Or this amazing beach house in Lima, Perú. You can’t miss our interview with Marlon Blackwell, whose projects you can check right here. What do you think about Dierendonck Blancke Architecten’s House 12k in Belgium? Would you visit an exhibition and retail pavilion in a cave?
Another week goes by, and we still haven’t finished our coverage of the latest Pritzer Prize: Wang Shu. We had some fantastic photos of Shu’s projects taken by Clement Guillaume. Don’t wait to check the Moscow School of Management and the School of Arts in Taiwan. Believe me, you will want to study there! Last, don’t miss the MPA Building in Porto and Piuarch’s latest: Bentini Headquarters. Enjoy!
It’s been an exciting week at ArchDaily that you couldn’t miss. But just in case you did, here’s our best of the week: A great mixed use designed by Project Orange located in a Victorian industrial brick building. Don’t miss this beautiful church in Italy or the administrative headquarters for Group E in Switzerland. Or you may want to check the latest in our AD Classics: Alvar Aalto’s Muuratsalo Experimental House. But the most exciting news last week was of course our Building of the Year Awards Winners.
We started last week with some exciting news. A complete coverage on Wang Shu, winner of the Pritzker Prize 2012. But we also featured some amazing projects. Like the Ordos Art & City Museum designed by MAD Architects in Inner Mongolia. Or Formwerkz Architects’ beautiful Black & White House. Don’t miss this project in Bucharest that manages to develop a small collective housing scheme under a minimal budget. Last, such a beautiful scenery deserves a great lookout point: Seljord Watch Tower by Rintala Eggertsson Architects.
Five great projects you may have missed from last week. The main image is from RVDM’s Arriva Headquarters, a public transport company in Portugal. And don’t forget to check the great Nanshan Wedding Center, or one of our AD Classics of the week: The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption designed by Pietro Belluschi and Pier-Luigi Nervi. Or Daniel Libeskind’s latest project from Singapore, a 2,000,000 sqm. residential project. Last but not least, Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten’s housing project in The Netherlands. Enjoy!
If you haven’t visited us in a while, you may have missed Ministry of Design’s amazing show gallery in China. Maybe, you didn’t look closely enough at BLK2 Architekten latest mixed use project in Hamburg, Germany, or La Pallaresa, designed by Terradas Arquitectos and Eduardo Souto de Moura. Now you have a chance to look at the best from last week, including Arquitecnica’s housing project and Kengo Kuma’s incredible Bridge Museum.
Probably the most important news last week, was the fact that we have only 8 days left for you to nominate your favorite projects for our Building of the Years Awards. Besides that, we featured amazing projects that you may have missed.
Our main image belongs to a beautiful office building in Sao Paulo designed by Isay Weinfeld. Don’t forget to check this great winery in Portugal, Yoritaka Hayashi Architects’ latest house in Tokyo, the recently announced winning proposal for the PS1 in New York and a Center for the Arts in Spain whose design began 10 years ago. Enjoy!
Maybe last week some of you took some days off to prepare for the Super Bowl! So just in case you haven’t been around ArchDaily, here we have our selection of the best from last week. Main image belongs to Selgas Cano’s Auditorium in Cartagena. You may remember this guys from one of the coolest offices ever. Also from last week: a spectacular kindergarten in China, our latest In Progress in Mexico, or the latest from Foster + Partners in Vancouver. Last but not least… our AD Classics are back.
Projects from China, UK, The Netherlands and Czech Republic, as well as our special inforgraphic on the Serpentine Gallery Pavillion’s 11 years. Check the best of last week after the break.
Administration Building of the North Shanghai Gas Company in Jiading / Atelier Deshaus
This is the administration building of the North Shanghai Gas Company in Jiading. The needs of the function of this building are generally simple. With surrounding the undeveloped constructional land, the site is small, and the only feature of the site is the river landscape close to the northern side. The final form of the building completely responds to the landscape in the northern side (read more…) (more…)
Took some time off after New Year’s? Haven’t visited us since 2011? Don’t worry… here’s our brief selection of the best of last week. Check them all after the break.
COFCO Tianjin Showroom / L&A Design Group
On 2009 COFCO (China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation) Tianjin Group organized a competition for its Tianjin showroom. The brief called for facilities of a real estate sale house and a wine display club, offering a wine taste room for COFCO’s own brand -The Great Wall red wine (read more…) (more…)
Two nice houses, two big scale projects and the latest update on Herzog and de Meuron’s Elbe Philarmonic Hall. Check them all after the break.
BU Landmark Complex / Architects 49
The Bangkok University Landmark Complex is initiated on the necessities that are to reorganize the frontal area of the campus and to create an outstanding approach for the campus’s entrance. In addition to the mentioned requirements, the School of Business Management also required some supplementary facilities, for example, classrooms, seminar rooms, lecturers’ office, lecture halls. Then, the new complex is emerged from the particular architectural form evoking the symbol of the university, a diamond (read more…) (more…)
Here are five really interesting projects you may have missed from last week. Check them all and join the discussion in their comments after the break.
Dresden’s Military History Museum / Daniel Libeskind
A decade after Daniel Libeskind’s iconic Jewish Museum opened in Berlin another Libeskind-designed German museum will open – Dresden’s Military History Museum. The projects are more alike than they appear. Both juxtapose aggressively avant-garde design and decidedly pre-modernist structures. Both demand a renewed emotional and intellectual focus on history. Both attempt to make sense of the seemingly senseless – of war, violence, destruction and hatred (read more…) (more…)
Didn’t check ArchDaily last week? Don’t worry, we have the best from 7 days for you. Check them all after the break.
In Progress: Phoenix International Media Center / BIAD UFo
Phoenix International Media Center locates in the southwest corner of Chaoyang Park; the site area is 1.8 hectares. The total floor area of the building is 65,000m2 with a height of 55m. Apart from the media office, the broadcasting studios and the production offices, the building provides abundant of open spaces for the public to get interactive experiences, which expresses the unique operation concept of Phoenix Media (read more…) (more…)
Three museums and two large projects are part of the best from last week that you may have missed! Check them all after the break.
Teshima Art Museum / Ryue Nishizawa
The Teshima Art Museum designed by Tokyo-based architect Ryue Nishizawa and Japanese artist Rei Naito opened in 2010 for the Setouchi International Art Festival that was held in the Takamatsu Port area of Japan. The open gallery space features 25cm thick concrete shell with two elliptical openings that are open to elements (read more…) (more…)
Two beautiful houses, a museum, a cultural project and the offices of AOL. Check the best form last week after the break.
Safe House / KWK Promes
The clients’ top priority was to gain the feeling of maximum security in their future house, which determined the building’s outlook and performance. The house took the form of a cuboid in which parts of the exterior walls are movable. When the house opens up to the garden, eastern and western side walls move towards the exterior fence creating a courtyard (read more…) (more…)
Great projects from Europe, Canada, and Colombia you may have missed from last week. Check our selection of the best after the break.
Barceloneta Market / MiAS Arquitectes
When I was a student at the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB), the maritime neighborhood, Barceloneta, was the subject of much conversation. Restaurants on the beach which later disappeared with its narrow streets, cramped flats, the clothes hanging out on the balconies, the shops, the artisans’ workshops and its people, who talked, and still talk, fast and loud (read more…) (more…)
If you didn’t visit us this past week, you missed our coverage of the Pritzker Prize Ceremony! Check that and four amazing projects after the break.
House on the Flight of Birds / Bernardo Rodrigues
The house is located in the north side of S. Michael Island in the Azores. Since the microclimate of this farmland offers frequent wind and showers, the first design strategy was to block these winds with a wall and offer diverse patios and covered courtyards to protect against rain. These patios and courtyards also open all living spaces to the natural green by glass walls which receded from the exterior (read more…) (more…)
Don’t miss our latest selection of best projects featured from last week! Check them all after the break.
Pavilion for an Artist / DHL Architecture
The brief for the Atelier Malkovich ideas competition asked for the design of an innovative and functional studio for the contemporary artist. It should address the changing of both their role in society and their working methods. Eight winning designs were built as small pavilions to the peculiar scale of 1:2 – neither building nor model, half symbol and half piece of art. The installations were constructed at the artist’s centre Nieuw en Meer (read more…) (more…)
Three of last week’s best posts were museums! Did you see them? Check them all after the break.
Felix Nussbaum Museum / Daniel Libeskind
The Felix Nussbaum Museum is an extension to the Cultural History Museum in Osnabrück and is dedicated to the work of Felix Nussbaum, the Jewish artist born in Osnabrück in 1904. The Museum displays Nussbaum’s graphics and paintings done prior to his extermination in Auschwitz, and houses a temporary exhibition space focusing on the themes of racism and intolerance (read more…) (more…)
One theatre, two houses, a classic motel and a mikve! All great posts you may have missed from last week. Check them all after the break.
Almonte Theatre in Huelva / Donaire Arquitectos
The building is located on the site of an old winery. It has the challenge of integrate the existing old buildings, declared as cultural interest, and being part of a cultural complex of a total of three buildings and a common space. This space turns into the main place of the town and an important meeting area (read more…) (more…)