AD Round Up: Health Architecture Part VII

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Late-2010 projects for our seventh selection of previously featured health architecture. Check them all after the break.

Barwon Health Teaching Training & Research Centre / Billard Leece Partnership
This project challenges the view that clinical interiors need to be limited in colour or texture. Using a limited achromatic palette of external materials, the perception of a vibrant visceral-like interior is heightened in this integrated clinical teaching, training and research centre in Geelong, Australia (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Mixed Use Part VII

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All projects from December 2010 for our seventh selection of previously featured mixed use buildings. Check them all after the break.

Contemporaine / Perkins + Will
Contemporaine is a 28-unit condominium building located on a corner lot in the River North area of urban Chicago. The building consists of an eleven-story residential tower and a four-story retail and parking base. The sculptural quality of the tower and the articulation of its functional parts work to mediate the building to the varying scales of the surrounding context (read more…)

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AD Round Up: Industrial Architecture Part VII

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A whole variety of insdustrial projects for our seventh selection of previously featured posts. Check them all after the break.

Kangan Batman Institute / Lyons
The new Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Melbourne’s Docklands accommodates a dedicated training and showcase facility for Australia’s automotive trades and manufacturing. It consists of high-bay workshop spaces, specialist workrooms, classrooms and office accommodation (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Housing Part VII

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Early-2009 projects for our seventh selection of previously featured housing projects. Check them all after the break.

Koidula Apartment Building / 3+1 Architects
Building is located close to the Kadriorg park, one of the most important and historical green areas in Tallinn. Currently the socially and historically rich district is developing quickly into prestigious living area. The residential buildings along Koidula St. date from different periods and it has caused the chaotic structure of the street (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Leisure Part VII

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Five projects form earlier this year for our seventh selection of previously featured leisure projects. Check them all after the break.

Costa Brava Gran Casino / b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos
The Gran Casino Costa Brava, located in the historic gardens of the Gran Hotel Monterrey in the centre of Lloret de Mar (Girona), is based on a distinctive environmental and architectural project by b720 Arquitectos, headed by Fermín Vázquez. At once practical and singular, the design of the new casino breaks with convention by approaching the complex as a unified structure that rises out of the ground. The building is divided into three clearly differentiated levels that are integrated in the surrounding environment (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XLVII

Photo by thomaslewandovski - http://www..com/photos/59292907@N07/

We are slowly getting closer to 50,000 photos on our Flickr Pool, so if you want to see a lot of amazing architecture photography, go ahead. Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by thomaslewandovski in Glauburg, Germany. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Kindergarten Part VII

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Five great kindergartens for our seventh selection of previously featured projects. Check them all after the break.

Kekec / Arhitektura Jure Kotnik
Kindergarten Kekec is an extension of a typical Slovene prefab kindergarten from the 1980s. Situated in one of Ljubljana’s residential areas, Kekec answers the growing demand for kindergartens. This comes as a result of Ljubljana having witnessed considerable population growth as well as legislative changes and a planned increase in building density inside the highway ring surrounding the city (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XLVI

Photo by Wojtek Gurak - http://www..com/photos/wojtekgurak/

We are slowly getting closer to 50,000 photos on our Flickr Pool, so if you want to see a lot of amazing architecture photography, go ahead. Remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Wojtek Gurak in Madrid, Spain. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Retail Part VII

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Five projects from 2009 for our seventh selection of previously featured retail projects. Check them all after the break.

Havaianas Store / Isay Weinfeld
Havaianas Sandals, created in 1962, drew their inspiration from the “zori”, traditional Japanese slippers made of rice straw. A product of extremely low cost, for many years they were just rubber flip-flops, a long way from the fashion icon they are today (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Restaurants Part VII

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Thinking of going out for a bite tonight? Here are five great restaurants to get you inspired! Check them all after the break.

Cave Restaurant / Koichi Takada Architects
We aim to change the way we eat and chat in restaurants. The acoustic quality of restaurants contributes to the comfort and enjoyment of a dining experience. We have experimented with noise levels in relation to the comfort of dining and the ambience a cave like environment can create. The timber profiles generate a sound studio atmosphere, and a pleasant ‘noise’ of dining conversation, offering a more intimate experience as well as a visually interesting and complex surrounding (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Public Facilities Part VII

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Five projects from 2009, including the winner of the 2009 Building of the Year, Public Facilities category, for our seventh round up. Check them all after the break.

National Tourist Route Trollstigen / Reiulf Ramstad Architects
The project will enhance the experience of the Trollstigen plateau’s location and nature. Thoughtfulness regarding features and materials will underscore the site’s temper and character, and well-adapted, functional facilities will augment the visitor’s experience. The architecture is to be characterised by clear and precise transitions between planned zones and the natural landscape (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XLV

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Almost 47,000 photos of the most amazing architecture photography from our readers in our Flickr Pool! As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by aspheric.org in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Educational Architecture Part VII

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We’ve published so many amazing educational projects, that in our seventh selection, we’re still showing you posts from 2009. Check them all after the break!

UCSD Price Center East / Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design
The plan of the University of California at San Diego’s existing student center, the Price Center, was developed with an “introverted” configuration – a central courtyard bordered on three sides by all of the building’s program elements facing inward – that established a powerful sense of place and a hub for dining, socializing, and events (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Institutional Architecture Part VII

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2009 institutional projects for our seventh selection of previously featured posts. Check them all after the break.

US Census Bureau Headquarters / SOM
Situated on 80 wooded acres of the Suitland Federal Center near downtown Washington, D.C., the new 2.5-million-square-foot headquarters for the U.S. Census Bureau houses all the Bureau’s 6,000 employees. The Bureau’s previous workplace model was a 1930s ideal with offices arranged along long corridors (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XLIV

Photo by piotr krajewski - http://www..com/photos/piotrkrajewski/

More than 46,000 architecture photos from our Flickr Pool! Wow! As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by piotr krajewsi in Barcelona, Spain. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Interiors Part VII

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Amazing interior projects for our seventh selection! All of them from 2009. Check them after the break!

Como Loft / JMA
When an old monastery located around the city of Como, Italy, was being remodelled and converted into a residential complex, two adjacent units have been connected to form this duplex apartment. The shape of the original units is clearly enhanced by the different pitched ceiling direction as well as by their different heights. The main idea was to keep the shell intact, maintaining the entire length of the unit open and invading the space minimally (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XLIII

Photo by Sophienesss - http://www..com/photos/sophienesss/

Have you seen our almost-46,000 Flickr Pool lately? We want to thank everyone who contributes to this amazing group of architecture photography. As always, remember you can submit your own photo here, and don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and our Facebook Fan Page to find many more features.

The photo above was taken by Sophienesss in Los Angeles, USA. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Libraries Part VII

Pratt Institute by Steven Holl Architects. Photography Andy Ryan

For our 7th selection, we have five great libraries featured between August and October 2010. Check them all after the break.

New Queens Library at Hunters Point / Steven Holl Architects
New York will be the recipient of another Steven Holl project – a new library at the Queens West Development at Hunters Point. Envisioned as a contemporary “urban forum”, the project will shape public space and create new connections across the Queens West Development, Hunter Points South, and the existing neighborhood of Hunters Point (read more…) (more…)