With our fourth selection of leisure projects, you can relax in Slovenia, Romania, China, and Chile. Check them all after the break.
Orhidelia Wellness / Enota
Main goal while designing the building was to diminish as much as possible its presence in the surroundings. Since the demanded program of wellness center is very extensive and in parts it demands overcoming great spans and big heights of inner spaces, putting up classically conceived building on central green plot would fill up last remaining open area in thermal complex and largely degraded its spatial quality (read more…) (more…)
We have all kinds of retail projects in the fourth part of our selection, including a Building of the Year Award winner. Check them all after the break.
Bastard Store / studiometrico
Italian practice studiometrico shared with us how they converted an old cinema in Milan, into the new Bastard flagship store, which also includes a suspended bowl and offices for Comvert. Skateboarders dreamed place to work. Founded in Milan in 1994 by four skateboarders, Comvert S.r.l. conceives, produces and distributes clothing for skateboarders and snowboarders under the brand bastard and distributes the brand Electric in Italy (read more…) (more…)
Our 15th Flickr Round Up has arrived! It’s amazing how more and more incredible photos keep coming to our already huge Flickr Pool! You can see all of our previous selections 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.
Doesn’t matter if it’s a medical technology campus, a residence, a housing project, or a public facility. The green roof looks amazing in this projects from all over the world. Check them all after the break.
Becton Dickinson Campus Center / RMJM
The Campus Center at BD (Becton Dickinson and Company), a medical technology company that serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, industry and the general public, is a 38,500-square-foot facility that bridges and blurs the boundaries between building/landscape, indoor/outdoor, roof/earth, figure/ground, and the two local business cultures of management/production (read more…) (more…)
Weekend is here. Wouldn’t it be nice to start it enjoying a great dinner on a fantastic restaurant? To give you some ideas, here’s our fourth selection of previously featured restaurants in ArchDaily. Check them all after the break.
Nomiya: Temporary Restaurant / Pascal and Laurent Grasso
omiya is an artistic project by Laurent Grasso with the collaboration of the architect Pascal Grasso. This is a temporary, transportable restaurant on the roof of Le Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris. The restaurant takes its name, Nomiya, from a very small restaurant in Japan. The structure features a dining room for twelve people with a panoramic view over the Seine and the Eiffel tower (read more…) (more…)
Beautiful museums from all over the world. From a museum made of stone in China, to a refurbishment project in USA, and even a Nestlé Chocolate Museum in Mexico. Check them all after the break.
Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio
Iwan Baan shared with us one of the latest works he photographed, the Ningbo Historic Museum designed by Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio. An amazing stone work (read more…) (more…)
It may look beautiful from the outside. But does it look great inside? Have a look at our fourth selection of previously featured interiors projects. Check them all after the break.
LEGO Group’s Development Department / Bosch & Fjord
Bosch & Fjord have designed a space for LEGO Group’s Development Department in Billund that is both visually and socially stimulating for its employees and visitors. As a multinational workplace, cooperation and knowledge sharing is essential for the employees and thus the interior design of their department. A reception area, café and group of meeting rooms were designed to meet these needs (read more…) (more…)
So we’ve finally reach more than 20,000 photos on our Flickr Pool. You can see some really amazing pictures so our selections keep getting harder. You can see all of our previous selections 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 second semifinal of South Africa’s World Cup has kicked off. Germany and Spain are fighting to play The Netherlands in Sunday’s final game. So we decided to choose a few amazing projects from both sides for you to realize that as in soccer, both countries have excellent teams. Check them all after the break.
Haus M / Titus Bernhard Architects
The distinctive feature of the property lies in its north-facing slope, which has to be negotiated over two storeys to reach the almost flat garden level. This gives rise to the leitmotiv of a “house winding up the slope”, with a quarry-stone façade which is corresponding to the ultrathin Frames of the façade (read more…)
Pitch House / Iñaqui Carnicero
The house is located in a small neighbourhood on the west boundaries of Madrid in a place called “los Peñascales”, that mean something as well as great stones. The plot is characterized to have a great slope oriented to the south and have two great granite rocks partially covered by moss. The structure of the house at a functional level as formal is explained perfectly in section. The underground level is used to solve the encounter with the slope of the land (read more…) (more…)
Offices from USA, England, Mexico, Norway and Italy. Out of all of these, in which one would you like to work? Check them all after the break.
Winters Studio / MOS Architects
This project explores the idea of creating a space for both painting and drawing set against an intense landscape of shale cliffs, forest and ponds. Overlooking the hills of the Taconic State Park, this isolated site is one of several free standing structures making up a compound for an artist and a curator/writer (read more…) (more…)
A few minutes ago, The Netherlands national soccer team defeated Brazil, one of the favorite teams to win the South Africa World Cup and advanced to semi-finals. We want to congratulate all of our Netherlands fans in this big step to win their first World Cup! And to celebrate, we decided to put together a small selection of five great projects from The Netherlands. Check them all after the break.
Villa Berkel / Paul de Ruiter
Villa Berkel in Veenendaal (Netherlands) is built on a site formerly occupied by a bungalow dating from the nineteen seventies. The owners wanted to remodel the bungalow, but decided on the advice of Paul de Ruiter to demolish the bungalow and make room for a completely new design (read more…) (more…)
I love how different these five libraries are. From Poland, The Netherlands, Germany, Finland and Turkey, each one has its own unique design. Check them all after the break. Which one’s your favorite?
University of Poznan Library / Consultor + APA Bulat + Neostudio Architects
Polish and Classical Philology Faculty Library of Adam Mickiewicz University is located in the heart of Poznan – in the close proximity to historical buildings from the beginning of twentieth century, in the immediate vicinity of the Poznan Opera House and the Prussian Imperial Castle. It was designed as an extension of the Collegium Maius – the former building of “Hakata” – the Royal Prussian Colonization Commission. The parcel is hidden at three sides by the Collegium Maius and by the building of Regional Government Office (read more…) (more…)
Today, Switzerland played Honduras for the final spot in South Africa’s World Cup Round of 16. Sadly, they couldn’t go through and what started as a great World Cup for them (beating Spain in the first match), ended today without any luck. So to cheer them up, we selected five great houses from Switzerland we’ve previously featured. Check them all after the break!
Villa Vals / SeARCH & CMA
Shouldn’t it be possible to conceal a house in an Alpine slope while still exploiting the wonderful views and allowing light to enter the building? Surprised that it was permissible to construct a pair of dwellings so close to the world famous thermal baths of Vals, the client seized the opportunity to develop the site, without disturbing the bath’s expansive views (read more…) (more…)
What you’ve all been waiting for! Here’s our second selection of photos of our Flickr pool we’ve done on June. Selections are getting harder each time as we’re about to get to 20,000 photos! You can see all of our previous selections 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.
Today, South Korea made it to South Africa’s World Cup Round of 16. We imagine that at IROJE KHM Architects they must be very happy. So to congratulate them, we decided to remember five amazing houses designed by them previously featured in ArchDaily. Check them all after the break.
This site, where is floating on river and confronted the graceful landscape, was strongly recognized to me as a part of nature, from the first time that I met. From then, I started to visualize “the architectural nature” as a place of recreation. While maximizing the efficiency of landuse, the leaner concrete mass, that cherishes the courtyard where is filled with the water and the greenery, was laid out on this site along the irregular formed site line (read more…) (more…)
It’s the place where your little kid will spent most of their time outside your house. Shouldn’t it be nice? Here’s our third selection of previously featured kindergartens. Check them all after the break!
Medo Brundo Kindergarten / njiric+ arhitekti
How to design a kindergarten on a too small plot ? What if the plot is overshadowed by a massive nine-story block on it’s south side ? What if the plot is surrounded by the heavy traffic? The kindergarten is initially conceived as a single-story mat building – compact, introverted, autocatalytic, with clearly defined borders. Due to the context, the mat is pushed away from the shadow and folded up towards the sun (read more…) (more…)
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. Mapungubwe, located on South Africa’s northern border with Botswana and Zimbabwe, prospered between 1200 and 1300 AD by being one of the first places that produced gold, but after its fall it remained uninhabited for over 700 years, until it’s discovery in 1933 (read more…) (more…)
Four houses and a museum. All reinvented, refurbished and redesigned. Projects from the UK, USA, Canada and Chile. Enjoy our third selection of previously featured refurbishment project in ArchDaily. Check them all after the break.
Garden Museum / Dow Jones Architects
In October 2007, Dow Jones Architects won an architectural competition to redesign the museum. The competition brief asked for a new gallery space where temporary exhibitions could be housed in secure and environmentally-controlled conditions. It appeared to us that creating a dedicated place for the museum’s permanent collection was equally important, as the exhibits were frequently moved to make space for events. We developed a strategy which addressed both issues (read more…) (more…)
As we told a couple of weeks ago, we had so many fantastic photos from our Flickr pool, that instead of once a month, we decided to show you a selection of the best every two weeks. You can see all of our previous selections 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.
World Cup 2010 kicks off this Friday in South Africa and millions of people all over the world will be cheering for their national team. So to prepare ourselves, we decided to show once again the stadiums of Port Elizabeth, Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. Check them all after the break.
South Africa World Cup 2010: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium / gmp architekten
The Nelson Mandela Bay Multi-Purpose Stadium located in Port Elizabeth is the third stadium designed by gmp architekten for South Africa’s World Cup. It will host eight games, including the 3rd and 4th place match. Check our recently featured stadiums by gmp architekten (Moses Mabhida Stadium / Greenpoint Stadium), and decide which one you like the most! (read more…) (more…)
From Netherlands, USA, Chile, New Zealand and Sou Fujimoto’s awarded Wooden House in Japan, comes this third selection of previously featured wooden houses. Check them all after the break!
Final Wooden House / Sou Fujimoto
I thought of making an ultimate wooden architecture. It was conceived by just mindlessly stacking 350mm square. Lumber is extremely versatile. In an ordinary wooden architecture, lumber is effectively differentiated according to functions in various localities precisely because it is so versatile. Columns, beams, foundations, exterior walls, interior walls, ceilings, floorings, insulations, furnishings, stairs, window frames, meaning all (read more…) (more…)