AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XXI

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

I guess for our next Flickr Round Up (in two more week), we’ll be looking at more than 30,000 photos. For now, check our 21st selection of photos from our Flickr Pool. 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 Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Public Facilities Part V

Amazing public facilities projects for the 5th part of our selection. Check them all after the break!

Palomar Welcome Center / Johnsen Schmaling Architects
As the harbinger of a large-scale development slated for LEED certification, the Palomar Welcome Center utilizes an abandoned one-story warehouse building on the edge of Milwaukee’s Park East redevelopment corridor. The area, an urban desert formerly occupied by an underused freeway spur, is slated to be transformed into the Palomar District, a series of mixed-use projects that will connect downtown to the adjacent neighborhoods (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Sports Architecture Part V

Sports Architecture from all over the world! For our 5th selection we have projects from , France, Croatia, USA, and South Africa. Check them all after the break.

Brazilian National Shooting Center / BCMF Arquitetos
The venues of the Rio2007 Pan-American Games were grouped into four great distinct regions of the city: Barra, ‘Sugar-Loaf’, Maracanã and Deodoro. This strategy was intended to spread and distribute the direct and indirect benefits of this major international event among all inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, through the construction of new venues and infrastructure, as well as improvements of the existing ones (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Museums Part V

Five amazing museums for our 5th part of previously featured projects. Check them all after the break!

Lapidarium Museum / Randić & Turato
Novigrad Lapidarium Museum houses the collection of early medieval monuments, architectural sculpture and church furnishings, which all come from the neighboring cathedral. Building is situated inside the park bordered by the cathedral and residential buildings on the other sides. One of the specifics of Novigrad, in comparison with other historical towns on the western coast of Istria, is that it has a large proportion of parks inside the historical city structure (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Offices Part V

© Iwan Baan

Last year we features some amazing offices, including the famous Selgas Cano Architecture Office in Spain. Check our 5th selection after the break.

Selgas Cano Architecture Office by Iwan Baan
Once again, Iwan Baan amaze us with this great project between the woods by Spanish practice Selgas Cano: Their own architecture office (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XX

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

We have five amazing photos to celebrate our 20th Flickr Round Up. 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 samuel t ludwig in Porto, Portugal. Check the other four after break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Libraries Part V

© Rene de Wit

From a library located in the former palace of Louis Bonaparte in 1807 to a modern university library completed in the Republic of Korea this year, here’s our 5th selection of previously featured libraries. Check them all after the break.

University library Utrecht / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten
The former palace of Louis Bonaparte built in 1807, situated on the Drift in the historic city centre of Utrecht, has undergone a total redesign over recent years. The first and most prominent part of the Universiteitsbibliotheek Binnenstad (University Library City Centre) and the main entrance to the ‘Drift cluster’ on the Drift are now complete (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Restaurants Part V

© John Horner

Looking for a great place to eat this weekend? Maybe this five projects will help you choose. Check them all after the break.

BanQ / Office dA
Located in the old Penny Savings Bank, Banq is a restaurant located at the base of the old banking hall. Divided into two segments, the front area on Washington Street is programmed as a bar, while the larger hall behind serves as the dining area. The design of the space, however, is conceptualized around another division, on the z axis, between the ceiling and the ground (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Housing Part V

We have featured so many great housing projects in the past that for our 5th selection we still have projects from 2008 for you to see. Check them all after the break!

Home for Children and Adolescent / J. MAYER H. Architects + Sebastian Finckh
Located near the edge of the forest in Hamburg, a new residential building is now finished as a home for children and adolescents. The characteristics of the building are based on a two colour relief facade embracing a compact house volume. A central staircase penetrates the division between floors in favour of communication to create a central open space for the community (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Wineries Part II

Spectacular wineries from Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Argentina! Check them all after the break.

Sattler / Architects Collective
The Erich Sattler Winery is located in the village of Tadten, a typical village in the Austrian wine region of Burgenland along the border to Hungary. The property is 12 x 120 m with two existing buildings and a new construction in between. Towards the centre of the village is an existing L-shaped residential building with a courtyard and public access for pedestrians. At the other end of the property in the direction of the vineyards is an existing manufacturing and storage facility with service entrance (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XIX

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

Finally, we got to 25,000 photos on our Flickr pool. And they really keep getting better every time. 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 clarkmaxwell in Chicago, USA. Check the other four after break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Kindergarten Part IV

© CEBRA

For our fourth selection of previously featured Kindergartens we have five amazing projects from Europe. Check them all after the break!

Lucinahaven Toulov Childcare / CEBRA
The is divided into 6 small sections each with its own graphic theme. These sections form a geometric hexagonal system, which together form a daisy. The yellow centre of the daisy is the ’s central activity room. Attached to the centre are the petals housing the staff rooms and 6 group rooms – 2 in each hexagon (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Health Architecture Part IV

© Happy Lim Photography

Two medical care facilities, two dental clinics, and one nursing home. It’s our health architecture selection, part IV. Check them all after the break.

Kemang Medical Care / Aboday Architects
When this project started in 2007, the original land size of 2600 sqm is barely enough to build a women and children clinic with 52 wards. The building programme is complex, which include one floor dedicated for in vitro treatment. The 5 storey building sits on an elongated site, located in a junction of Jalan Ampera Raya in South Jakarta, and 6 m width neighbourhood alley. It has an inward tapered shape with a frontage of only 20 meter in width (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Cultural Projects in Brazil

Today, celebrates its Independence Day! Congratulations to all of our friends there, we surely know they are celebrating the way they should be! Check five great cultural projects in after the break.

Fundação Iberê Camargo in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Alvaro Siza
The new building for the Ibere Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre, Brazil designed by Portugal´s Alvaro Siza, is a big rectangular white concrete structure. It has a big central space enclose by circulations and exhibition spaces. Some of this circulations separate from the main body as arms going out through the facade (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Mixed Use Part IV

© Misae Hiromatsu

Housing, retail, hotels, restaurants, offices and even a library. You’ll find everything in the fourth part of our previously featured mixed use projects selection. Check them all after the break.

Bumps / SAKO Architects
‘BUMPS in Beijing’ is an integrated project with four residences as well as a commercial building. The traditional residence buildings in China are oriented south and north. With the increase in the density of the buildings, the traditional method causes buildings too close to each other and the rooms facing to the north can hardly get sunshine (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XVIII

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

Only a few days left till we reach 25,000 photos on our Flickr Pool. And with a lot to choose from, here’s our 18th selection of the best. Check the other 17 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 jmhdezhdez in Barcelona, Spain. Check the other four after break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Awarded Competitions Part IV

Great projects often come from competitions. You don’t believe me? Check our fourth part of our previously featured awarded competition projects after the break.

3LHD to design private medical center in Croatia
Close surrounding and historical site of Firule area are one of the most enjoyable Split’s living, working and recreation environments. Extraordinary location for the polyclinic is one of its greatest advantages. Placed near existing hospital complex on Firule, close to the sea and fresh air gives it even more importance and value (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Public Facilities Part IV

It’s been almost 6 months since our latest public facilities Round Up. And with amazing projects from France, Spain, , Sweden and Portugal, we had the need to bring you our 4th selection. Check it after the break.

Community Center Valley of Herault / N+B Architectes
Located at the entrance of the town of Gignac, the stake of project consisted in positioning on this parcel more than a simple building, a real urban unit, a village around a place. Thus each batch has an independent access onto the garden, giving each entity its autonomy and identity. Circulations of vehicles are channelled and rejected to the periphery of the site thus releasing the very heart dedicated to the pedestrians (read more…) (more…)