Here are some amazing projects from all over the world you may have missed last week. Also, our latest section: AD Classics! Check them all after the break.
The Mint / FJMT
The Mint Project is the transformation of one of Sydney’s oldest and most precious historical sites on Macquarie Street into a new meaningful public place formed and characterised as much by the carefully inserted contemporary buildings as the conserved and adapted heritage structures. It is a project that seeks to set a new and important benchmark for (read more…) (more…)
A few weeks ago, William O’brien Jr. shared with us his latest project: the Allandale House. When I opened the “photos” I was intrigued on how fast he came up with this house. But then I noticed they were renders, by one of the best digital artists out there: Peter Guthrie (who is also a reader of ArchDaily!).
I stumbled upon his work on Flickr, and then visited his blog where he has shared several tutorials that might be useful for you.
AD Recommends: Peter Guthrie, Architectural Visualization.
Here are five amazing projects you may have missed last week. Out Best of the Week selection, after the break.
1111 Lincoln Road / Herzog & de Meuron
This mixed use project is currently being built at the corner of Alton and Lincoln, one of the most active pedestrian areas in the city, and it will include residences, retail spaces and parking. Parking takes a central space in this building, with one of the best views I have ever seen on a parking space (read more…) (more…)
An amazing house, a beautiful embassy, two posts from Shanghai and a project involving a cow. ¿Missed ArchDaily’s best posts last week? Check them all after the break.
The Truffle / Ensamble Estudio
The Truffle is a piece of nature built with earth, full of air. A space within a stone that sits on the ground and blends with the territory. It camouflages, by emulating the processes of mineral formation in its structure, and integrates with the natural environment, complying with its laws (read more…) (more…)
Amazing projects from Europe and South Africa, and even a Herzog & de Meuron special you may have missed last week. Check them all after the break.
Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre / Peter Rich Architects
Last year, architectural photographer Iwan Baan took a trip to South Africa to visit the Mapungubwe Interpretation Center designed by Peter Rich Architects. The 1,500 sqm visitor’s center includes spaces to tell the stories of the place and house artifacts, along with tourist facilities and SANParks offices. The complex is a collection of stone cladded vaults balancing on the sloped site, against the backdrop of Sandstone formations and mopane woodlands (read more…) (more…)
Monday again. Time for you to check out some of the best projects we featured last week! Check them all after the break.
Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center / REX
Last year we presented you this interesting project by REX during its construction stage, where you could see how an unused structure was converted into the new headquarters for Vakko, integrated with a new complex steel structure. The project is now completed, and we can see the final result with photos by Iwan Baan and a complete set of drawings and diagrams courtesy of REX (read more…) (more…)
Last week was great for ArchDaily. We featured some really great projects and we featured an amazing video of pixelated New York that you can’t miss! Check our selection after the break.
Moderna Museet Malmö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
A starting point was that a new art museum, a public and cultural building, represents a rare opportunity to create a new node within the city, the urban balance is changed and the neighborhood develops. In Malmö, in the south of Sweden, there was also the possibility to, starting from the industrial architecture of the former Electricity plant dating from the year 1900 create a new art museum with an informal and experimental character (read more…) (more…)
Last week the Pritzker Prize laureate was announced. That’s just one of many great posts you may have missed, so we chose the best for you to check them out. All of them after the break.
2010 Pritzker Prize: SANAA
Today, the Pritzker Prize laureate has been announced: Japanese practice SANAA formed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. SANAA was following Steven Holl on the polls (my favorite for next year), a name that was very strong for the award since last year. The awarded duo will receive the prize at a formal ceremony May 17 at Ellis Island, New York (read more…) (more…)
Have you been on a vacation for the past week? Turned off your computer and coming back today? Either way, there may be some great posts we featured last week we don’t want you to miss. Check them all after the break.
The MA: Andalucia’s Museum of Memory / Alberto Campo Baeza
We would like to make “the most beautiful building” for the Museo de al Memoria de Andalucía (Andalusia’s Museum of Memory) in Granada. The MA. A museum that wishes to transmit the entire history of Andalusia. As early as Roman times, Strabo described the inhabitants of Andalusia as “the most cultivated of the Iberians, who have laws in verse.” (read more…) (more…)
A museum in Portugal, Nestlé offices in Chile, a restaurant in USA, medical housing in Sudan, and updates on the Shanghai Pavilions! What a week we’ve had. Don’t miss our selection of the best of the week, after the break.
Museum of Art and Archaeology of the Côa Valley / Camilo Rebelo
The Palaeolithic art in the Coa Valley is perhaps man’s first land art manifestation. The Museum is conceived as an installation in the landscape. The monolithic triangular form is a direct result of the valley’s confluences. Its materiality evokes the local stone yards and reflects two different natures: the concrete’s matter, and the local stone’s texture and colour (read more…) (more…)
Some great projects we want you to see you may have missed during the weekend. Check them all after the break!
Grand Canal Theatre / Daniel Libeskind
The concept of the Grand Canal Square Theatre and Commercial Development is to build a powerful cultural presence expressed in dynamic volumes sculpted to project a fluid and transparent public dialogue with the cultural, commercial and residential surroundings whilst communicating the various inner forces intrinsic to the Theatre and office buildings (read more…) (more…)
During this week, we’ve been featuring some amazing projects you may have missed. Here’s our selection of the top five. Check them all after the break.
Tampa Museum of Art / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Museums began in ancient times as Temples, dedicated to the muses, where the privileged went to be amused, to witness beauty, and to learn. After the Renaissance museums went public with palatial structures where the idea of the gallery arose, a space to display paintings and sculpture. Later, museums became centers of education, researching, collecting, and actively provoking thought and the exchange of ideas (read more…) (more…)
Did you turned off your computer on Friday and have just turn it on again? Here are three great projects you may have missed this weekend. Check all of them after the break.
Learning Center / Sebastian Mariscal Studio
The city of Tijuana is in constant acceleration as it keeps pace with the people that rush to approach it with increasing intensity. It offers the virtue of contrast for this Learning Center clothed in aged wood. The façade bears no signs and no indication of what the building holds, rather it invites the curious visitor to find for himself a plaza where water pours slowly into a pool, calling the sun’s rays to dance on its surface (read more…) (more…)
It’s been a busy week at ArchDaily. Along with some fantastic projects, we also featured the winning designs for the ArchDaily Building of the Year 2009 Award. What you may have missed this week, after the break.
Handmade School / Anna Heringer & Eike Roswag
Bangladesh is a fertile alluvial land in the Gulf of Bengal and the land with the highest population density in the world. On average nearly 1000 people live in every square kilometre and over 80% of the population live in rural areas. Much of the vernacular built tradition uses earth and bamboo as a building material, however, construction techniques are error-prone and many buildings lack foundations and damp proof coursing (read more…) (more…)
Houses, an office, a culture center, and a bubble. Yes, a bubble. All of them, great projects you may have missed this week. Check them all after the break.
VitraHaus / Herzog & de Meuron
Over the years the Vitra Campus has become an architecture museum, featuring works by the most renowned architects: Frank Ghery, Zaha Hadid, Alvaro Siza, Tadao Ando, Jean Pruvé, Nicholas Grimshaw, Buckminster Fuller and SANAA (under construction). The latest addition to the complex is the VitraHaus building, a series of stacked pitched-roof boxed, designed by Herzog & de Meuron for Vitra’s Home Collection (read more…) (more…)
A nice project, a great interview, and an amazing video that you may have missed this weekend. Check them all after the break.
Museum of Pontevedra, First Phase / UP Arquitectos
Amplify or build a new building. What is the critical mass that converts the former into the latter? From the outset we understood that the building to be rehabilitated (the old school in C/Sarmiento, located in the historic centre of Pontevedra) should be completed with a construction that made it a unit, in a new block of the city (read more…) (more…)
Just in case you missed any, here’s our selection of best posts of the week. Check them all after the break!
Conference Center in Ibiza / UP Arquitectos
The formal result of this first building depends largely on its relationship with the rest of the proposal, and as such its justification lies in the completion of both buildings. In the future, one will be in debt to the other: the Palace will form its own enclosure, understandable from the first glance, from which Cultural Center will take shape, itself divided into multiple volumes, each with its own activity (read more…) (more…)
Here’s a great project and two interesting competitions you may have missed over the weekend. Check them all after the break!
Usuki House / Tonoma
In the site, the shape becomes the semicircle shape in the neighbor of the main building. It was necessary to build the new house in consideration of a main building and a small barn. Therefore I regarded the residence of a main building and the barn, and posted the volume of the south side and the slippage volume which went in the shape of the hemicycle of the north side (read more…) (more…)
As we told you last week, we will be running every Friday a selection of the posts that you may have missed this week. For example, you have to check the five finalists for each category on our Building of the Year 2009 and cast your vote. See the other must-see posts after the break.
Rosa Muerta / Robert Stone
After visiting his website, I got in touch with Robert Stone and exchanged a few emails… He is a reader of ArchDaily and was very excited to share his work with the readers, and I was also very excited about it after learning more about him and what is behind Rosa Muerta and other projects he has been working on in the California desert (read more…) (more…)