AD Round Up: Offices Part VII

© Juan Ignacio Baixas

Five amazing offices we published in 2009 for our seventh selection of previously featured projects. Check them all after the break.

Patio Alameda Building / Baixas del Rio Arquitectos
This Building is the first stage of an ensemble of buildings belonging to the Universidad Católica called “Patio Alameda “, which is part of the Central Campus of the university placed on the Alameda Avenue in Santiago’s downtown. Alameda is the city’s main avenue and runs East – West. This group of buildings was designed to form a “fourth patio” related to the three patio traditional building of the university (read more…) (more…)

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Here’s our selection of last week’s best posts. Check them all after the break.

Shelter Home for the Homeless / Javier Larraz
What the construction of the new Shelter Home for the Homeless offers, beyond satisfying the needs of shelter and food for the residents, is an opportunity for improving the quality of life of a socially excluded group, whose needs reach further than the simple fact of finding a place to sleep (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Hotels Part VII

© Kris Vandamme

Going out for the weekend? Thinking on a place to stay? Check our seventh selection of previously featured hotels after the break.

Grand Hotel Casselbergh Brugge / BURO II
With its central location and rich history, this site is of major importance to the World Heritage City of Bruges. Tourism is an important engine of the local economy. The conversion of this building into a hotel with conference facilities will finally, after many years, remove an eyesore from the Hoogstraat (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XLI

Photo by Vesper Hsieh - http://www..com/photos/vesperhsieh/

Almost 45,000 photos on 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 Vesper Hsieh in Singapore. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Classics Part III

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The Classics. Extraordinary projects that will never get too old. Check our third selection after the break.

AD Classics: MIT Baker House Dormitory / Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto designed the Baker House in 1946 while he was a professor at the Massachussets Institute of Technology, where the dormitory is located. It received its name in 1950, after the MIT’s Dean of Students Everett Moore Baker was killed in an airplane crash that year. The dormitory is a curving snake slithering on its site and reflects many of Aalto’s ideas of formal strategy, making it a dormitory that is both inhabited and studied by students from all over the world (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Cultural Center Part VI

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Art, music, movies, etc… All part of our sixth selection of previously featured cultural centers. Check them all after the break.

Fogo Island Long Studio / Saunders Architecture
Fogo Island lies outside of Newfoundland, Canada and is home to a gentle, independent people who have lived for centuries between wind and waves in pursuit of fish. Fogo Islanders live in the untamed landscape of the North Atlantic. The people are subtle and unpretentious yet have seen their traditional way of life by threatened by forces largely beyond their control (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XL

Photo by garmendia arquitectos - http://www..com/photos/garmendiaarquitectos/

We have now 40 Flickr round ups from our 44,000 photos 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 garmendia arquitectos in Cruces, Basque Country. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Refurbishment Part VI

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For our sixth selection of previously featured refurbishment projects we have five posts from June 2009! Check them all after the break.

Pullpo Advertising Agency / Hania Stambuk
Starting the project from the abandoned facilities of a salt factory in the western sector of Santiago Chile, the commission is considered as a counterpoint of industrial aesthetics of the precarious versus a clear and contemporary proposal that complies with the various demands of an advertising agency (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXIX

Photo by naoyafujii - http://www..com/photos/naoyafujii/

Almost 40 selections of photos submitted in our Flickr Pool, which now has more than 43,000 photos. Be sure to check more of them right here. 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 naoyafujii in Tokyo, Japan. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Health Architecture Part VI

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Amazing hospitals, clinics and a veterinary hospital for our sixth selection of previously featured health architecture projects. Check them all after the break.

Zoo Veterinary Hospital / Carreño Sartori Arquitectos
In the Veterinary Hospital, a single building on a restricted site, must collect the programmatic complexity. At street level the veterinary requirements and animal recovery rooms are designed with easy vehicle and stretchers access. A 50 cm. height base, separates the outside ground, setting a distance between a sterile interior and the pollution from a path that serves other uses (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXVIII

Photo by Chimay Bleue - http://www..com/photos/88017382@N00/

Week after week, photographers from all over the world keep surprising us with their fantastic photos. You can check them all on our fast-growing 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 Chimay Bleue in La Jolla, USA. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: St. Patrick’s Special Part II

© Louis Porter

St. Patrick’s today, and it’s all about green! So for today’s Round Up, we have our sixth selection of previously featured green roofs! Check them all after the break.

Welham Studios / Mark Merer
Welham Studios started with the study of placement, watching objects in clay and sand creating shapes through the interaction of the wind and rain. The work is looking for a union of object and environment (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Kindergartens Part VI

© Hannes Henz

Four amazing kindergartens from Europe and one from South America. Check our sixth selection of previously featured kindergartens after the break.

Monthey Kindergarden / Bonnard Woeffray Architectes
Monthey’s new kindergarten is located in the town’s Cinquantoux Park and replaces the former villa that had become obsolete. Conceived as a large house for children, the venue assumes an almost organic shape that merges with the wooded park and offers a range of interior spaces. Following the same logic is its composition of volumes topped by a roof composed of gently slanting sections (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXVII

Photo by naoyafujii - http://www..com/photos/naoyafujii/

We’re over 42,000 photos in our Flickr Pool now, so if you haven’t seen it in a while, you have a lot to catch up! 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 naoyafujii in Tokyo, Japan. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Mixed Use Part VI

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For our sixth selection of previously featured mix-used projects we have some great designs from last year. Check them all after the break!

8 House / BIG
Celebrating its third project with the same development team in the maturing neighborhood of Orestad, the construction of the 61,000 sqm 8 House has come to an end, allowing people to bike all the way from the street up to its 10th level penthouses alongside terraced gardens where the first residents have already moved in (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Sports Architecture Part VI

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Great sports architecture from 2009 in our sixth selection of previously featured projects! Check them all after the break.

Sports and Leisure Center in Saint-Cloud / KOZ Architectes
This building is not lacking in self-confdence. As proof, you only have to take the second left along the Avenue de Longchamps from the Les Côteaux tramway Station in Saint-Cloud (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXVI

Photo by wakiiii - http://www..com/photos/76223770@N00/

Exactly 41,624 photos from our Flickr Pool, and we get to choose 5. 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 wakiiii in Tokyo, Japan. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Public Facilities Part VI

For our sixth selection of public facilities we have five amazing projects from 2009! Check them all after the break.

Newlands Community Centre / CCM Architects
This project is a community centre for the people in the outer residential suburb of Newlands, Wellington. The site is at the back of a small suburban shopping centre and immediately adjacent a tavern (it is actually built on one of the taverns old carpark areas.) CCM Architects was commissioned to provide a design that met the aspirations of the Newlands Community (read more…) (more…)