AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXV

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

Have you seen our 40,000+ photos from our Flickr Pool? We have some fantastic contributions from photographers all over the world! 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 Hiroshima, Japan. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Institutional Architecture Part V

Just projects from 2009 for our fifth selection of today’s institutional architecture. Check them all after the break.

Ruy Barbosa Labor Courthouse / Decio Tozzi
The traditional buildings for courthouses up to the beginning of the twentieth century, designed according to the conceptual ideas of the Grand Prix de Rome, were distinguished by their formal structures inspired by classical architecture and conveyed the idea of sumptuous monumentality (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Presidents’ Day Special

© Eduard Hueber/Arch Photo, Inc.

Many of you are still enjoying your three-day weekend thanks to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We wanted to join the celebration, with a special Round Up of previously featured government buildings. 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 – a model so highly codified for government workplaces that entire building typologies (finger buildings, etc) were created to accommodate the idea (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Leisure Part VI

© Ihor Pona

For our sixth selection of our Leisure Round Up we even have a dog spa. Check them all after the break.

Unleashed Dog Spa / Square One Interiors
A Spa-like setting was created for this unique high quality, full service dog-grooming environment. Three functional components are contained in a confined space – retail, grooming and lounge / play-care area. Each component required it’s own function and identity, yet became an extension of the other, designed for relaxation and comfort (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXIV

Photo by Ken Lee 2010 - http://www..com/photos/kenlee2010/

We’ve finally passed the 40,000 photos on our Flickr Pool. A huge thank you to all the photographers that share their work with us! 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 Ken Lee 2010 in Chiba, Japan. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Refurbishment Part V

This is our fifth selection of previously featured refurbishment projects and we’re still bringing up some great ones from 2009! Check them all after the break.

Valentin apartment / ECDM
French architects Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec sent us the transformation of this small apartment, with a clear strategy: Decompartmentalise the place so as to fit out an open plan and elude the demand of an extra room by conceiving in the center of the volume a suspended white cube which generates comic and disconcerting use situations (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Hotels Part VI

© Asymptote: Hani Rashid + Lise Anne Couture, Courtesy of Bjorn Moerman

With our Building of the Year Awards entering our final days of voting, today’s selection of previously featured hotels includes the category winner for last year’s Awards. Check the complete selection after the break.

The Yas Hotel / Asymptote
The Yas Hotel, a 500-room, 85,000-square-meter complex, is one of the main architectural features of the ambitious 36-billion-dollar Yas Marina development and accompanying Formula 1 raceway circuit in Abu Dhabi, UAE (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXIII

Photo by d.teil - http://www..com/photos/dteil/

You can now see almost 40,000 photos in our Flickr Pool! And here’s our 33rd selection of it. 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 d.teil in Berlin, Germany. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Interiors Part VI

On our sixth selection of previously featured interiors we are still looking back at projects published on 2009. Check them all after the break.

Bank in Donoratico / Massimo Mariani
The project concerns the redesign of a building at Donoratico (in Livorno) located next the head office of the bank “Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Castagneto Carducci” (also designed by architect Mariani in 2002). The building is on two levels (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Cultural Center Part V

© Nicolas Saieh

For today’s Round Up, we even have one of our finalists for the Building of the Year Awards! Our fifth selection of previously featured cultural centers after the break.

Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center / Cristian Fernandez Arquitectos, Lateral Arquitectura & Diseño
We live in time where throwing things out is easier than to repair, adapt and implement value. However, the objects and buildings that surrounded us have a hidden history that is necessary to discover or rediscover if you will. The Diego Portales building (or what’s left of it) is an ideal example (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXII

Photo by aspheric.org - http://www..com/photos/inthenose/

Almost 39,000 photos from our Flickr Pool. Will we get there next by next week? 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 Berlin, Germany. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Educational Part VI

University buildings in The Netherlands and Chile, educational centers in Spain and California, and a school extension in Iceland. Check them all in our sixth selection of educational projects after the break.

University of Twente Campus buildings / Arons en Gelauff Architecten
Two student housing buildings present Arons en Gelauff Architecten in the University of Twente. A 3 stories building with a great contrast between its exterior and interior and the other one, with an amazing climbing wall on the north-west elevation (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXXI

Photo by samuel t ludwig - http://www..com/photos/st_ludwig/

We’ve already reached over 38,000 photos in our Flickr Pool! And if you haven’t see them all (or some at least), you are missing the best architecture photos over the world. 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 samuel t ludwig in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Stadiums Part IV

© Ziga Cebasek

For our fourth selection of previously featured stadiums we included the VTB Arena, Russia’s Main Stage for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and a great video showing five venues for Qatar’s 2022 FIFA World Cup. Check them all after the break.

Update: Sports Park Stozice / Sadar + Vuga
Some time ago we featured this project by Sadar + Vuga, and some small updates of the construction progress during the year….. now we are presenting a final update! (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Retail Part VI

Projects from Thailand, Egypt, Portugal, and Brazil. Amazing retail buildings for our sixth selection. Check them all after the break.

Central Plaza Shopping Mall / Manuelle Gautrand
With more than 300,000 sqm dedicated to almost every possible brand name, the CentralPlaza is the biggest shopping mall located in Bangkok, Thailand on Chaengwattana Road. Manuelle Gautrand‘s office took over the project with studies already well advanced by another firm because the client was looking to improve the overall design (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXX

Photo by Jose Sebastian Ordenes - http://www..com/photos/acualomo/

Best from Flickr part 30! Five amazing photos from Europe that we carefully selected from 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 Jose Sebastian Ordenes in Paris, France. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Museums Part VI

© Iwan Baan

An amazing selection of museums we featured a year ago for our sixth part. Check them all after the break.

MAXXI Museum / Zaha Hadid Architects
Opening the website of Zaha Hadid Architects, the home page shows the various links of the practice on a schematic plan; it is the plan of MAXXI, Museum of Arts of the XXI century, in Rome. This side-fact indicates the importance of MAXXI among the projects made by Zaha Hadid. The museum was recently completed, after ten years, and opened on preview to the public (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Wineries Part III

© Zsolt Batár

Wineries from all over the world for our third part of our selection. Check the five projects from Hungary, Macedonia, Australia, Spain, and USA after the break.

Laposa Winery / Atelier Peter Kis
The wines of the Laposa-Cellar following the millennium became well known amongst Hungarian wine drinkers under the brand name “Bazaltbor” or Basalt wine. Their growing regions are only on the basalt hills – in Badacsony, Somló, on Szentgyörgy-hill and Csobánc – which is the reason for the characteristic mineral aromas of the wines that mirror their terroir (read more…) (more…)