AD Round Up: Beach Houses Part IV

Amazing in Chile, The Netherlands, Australia, Mexico and USA. Check our 4th selection of previously featured after the break.

House in Huentelauquen / Izquierdo Lehmann
This beach house is located on a rural setting in Huentelauquen, Chile, facing the sea from the border of a plain plateau exposed to the strong winds, 40m over the beach. The house was located along this border, sunken to disappear into the landscape, in which only 5 chimneys arise as sea lookouts (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Stadiums Part III

© Miljenko Hegedic

For our 3rd part, we have stadiums from Croatia, Kazakhstan, Ireland, Switzerland and Slovenia! Check them all after the break.

Arena Zagreb / UPI-2M
Arena Zagreb is the multifunctional indoor arena with 15.000 seating capacity built to host the 2009 World Men’s Handball Championship. It is located in the south-western part of Zagreb, Croatia. Thanks to its iconic design and position at one of the main city entrances, it has immediately become a landmark of the city (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXIV

Photo by pedro kok - http://www..com/photos/kuk/

Two more weeks and we have our 25th selection of the best from Flickr. With almost 33,000 photos, we invite you to check them all 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 pedro kok in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Cultural Center Part IV

© Stephan Lucas

First of all… Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Second, here’s our 4th part of our selection of previously featured cultural centers. Check them all after the break.

Passy Cultural Center / Beckmann N’Thepe
“Although unusually set within the site, the building subtly blends in with the surroundings. With its long timber roof, it creates a new horizon, a cut-out silhouette that forms a huge sculpture on the scale of the landscape. In this way, the project takes on a symbolic, contemporary dimension (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Health Architecture Part V

© Timothy Hursley

Great projects for our 5th selection of previously featured health architecture. Check them all after the break.

Patterson Ob/Gyn / buildingstudio
The site fronts on a new feeder road connected to a nearby expressway. It sits between two other professional buildings of matching colonial facades complete with artificial dormers and mass- produced Georgian columns. While the first inclination was to make an expressive contemporary insertion, upon reflection this approach would have competed as just another “sign” like the traditional works, just another façade treatment facing the street (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Mixed Use Part V

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For today’s Round Up, we have five great mixed use projects from Russia, Switzerland, England, Norway, and USA. Check them all after the break.

Broadcasting Place / Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Broadcasting Place is a mixed use development close to Leeds city centre. Conceived as a public/private partnership for property group Downing and Leeds Metropolitan University, it provides approximately 110,000 square feet of new offices and teaching spaces together with 240 student residences in a landmark building rising to 23 storeys. A new Baptist Church completes the scheme on its northern edge (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Industrial Architecture Part IV

© Francisco Berreteaga

Two projects from Spain, two projects from Slovenia, and one from The Netherlands. Enjoy the 4th part of our industrial architecture selection. Check them all after the break.

Epsilon Euskadi / ACXT
Epsilon Euskadi is a Motor Racing Innovation and Technology Research Centre that integrates three activities: 1) Design: R&D&I and production of state-of-the-art racing cars; 2) Racing team management: team competitors in the Le Mans 24 Hours, World Series by Renault, Formula Renault 3.5, Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, Megane, Karting; and aiming for the 2011 Formula 1; 3) Advanced education: offering a Master’s Degree in Motorsport Engineering (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Interiors Part V

During the past weeks, we’ve been featuring a lot of amazing projects that date back to 2009. And that’s precisely the idea of this Round Ups. To give you the chance to see great projects we featured a long time ago. So here’s the 5th part of our Interiors selection. 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: Best from Flickr Part XXIII

Photo by pedro kok - http://www..com/photos/kuk/

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And what amazing photos we have found lately from our Flickr pool. Here’s our 23rd selection. In case you haven’t seen our previous selections, check them all 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 pedro kok in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Interviews Part IV

We’ve been featuring a lot of great interviews lately that you need to check out! So here’s our last five: Philip Enquist, Steve Dumez, SO-IL, Michael Graves, and Chad Oppenheim after the break!

AD Interviews: Philip Enquist, SOM
When I visited Chicago, I had to visit one of the key actors on shaping a city that breaths architecture, from big part of the skyline to the Millenium Park: SOM. I have visited SOM before, to interview Craig Hartman at the San Francisco office, but Chicago was were it all started back in 1936 with Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings, and John O. Merrill who joined in 1939 (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Educational Architecture Part V

Great projects from USA, Canada, India, and China. Here’s our 5th selection of previously featured educational architecture. 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…)

AD Round Up: Refurbishment Part IV

You won’t believe how many fantastic project we featured back in 2009. Here’s our fourth selection of previously featured refurbishment projects. Check them all after the break.

DogA / JSA
The planning and building work was done in approximately 15 months, resulting in an extremely hectic process. The building consisted of a conglomerate of different additions and alterations from around 1860 until 1980. We thought it would be appropriate and interesting to reveal this intense and dramatic history of continuous physical change by uncovering as many as possible of the “voices” from the past (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Institutional Architecture Part V

Five great projects from Europe for our 5th selection of previously featured institutional architecture. Check them all after the break.

Saxo Bank / 3XN
Danish architects 3XN just sent us their latest finished project, a building for an online bank. This building was finished 4 years after winning an international competition back in 2004. I like how the central stair adds dynamism to the interior, enhancing vertical relations. Architect´s description, photos and drawings below (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXII

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

More than 30,000 photos can be found today in our Flickr Pool! Thanks to everyone who helped us reach that number by submitting their amazing photos! In case you haven’t seen our previous selections, check them all 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 philljackcolombia in Brasilia, Brazil. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Hotels Part V

Looking for a vacation? Five great hotels we’ve previously featured in ArchDaily after the break.

Southern Ocean Lodge / Max Pritchard Architect
Southern Ocean Lodge is being described as Australia’s first “Super Lodge”; and has already been named by Tatler Magazine following a worldwide survey as Hotel of the Year 2009. The architecture relates closely with the dramatic site. Tucked back behind forty metre high cliffs, large sweeping window walls capturing the expansive views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine bush (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Green Roof Part V

© Aitor Ortiz

A lot of amazing projects are designed now with green roofs. And for our 5th selection, we even have a Building of the Year 2009 by ACXT. Check them all after the break.

BTEK – Technology Interpretation Center / ACXT
BTEK is an interpretation centre for new technologies, aimed at student visitors. The site’s location, on one of the highest points of the Vizcaya Technology Park and close to the Bilbao airport’s flight path for takeoffs and landings, helps with the aim of making the building a landmark in its landscape (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Leisure Part V

© Filipe Paiva

Want to go to a bar? Beauty salon? Perhaps a Center for Yoga? Some relaxing Spa? Check our 5th selection of previously features leisure projects after the break.

Ganesh Club / Pormenor Arquitectos
PORMENORarquitectos® were invited to integrate a bar into a natural environment. As a limit, beside the standard local legislation, 3 milion euros were the budget. Embracing the fact that an equipment of such nature urges to become a great atraction and needs to influence a wide spread area, the concept pointed the design towards a powerfull object, massive and strange, growing from the mountain (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Retail Part V

Five unique retail projects for the 5th selection of our previously featured projects. Enjoy them all after the break!

Uniqlo Megastore / Curiosity
Curiosity has completed the design of the Uniqlo Megastore that has opened near Shinjuku station in Tokyo. The new design is strongly influenced by the Tokyo urban landscape and the large entrance, marked with three display towers, recreates a mini-Shinjuku city. As the lighting floor wraps the towers in a glow of light that illuminates the surrounding streets, the shop becomes an active element of the street: attractive, reliable, and secure (read more…) (more…)