As you may have noticed, we’ve been featuring some iconic architecture in our new section AD Classics. We will keep bringing you many more, but in case you’ve missed a few, here’s a first selection of our “classic” architecture. Check them all after the break.
The Farnsworth House / Mies van der Rohe
The Farnsworth House, built between 1945 and 1951 for Dr. Edith Farnsworth as a weekend retreat, is a platonic perfection of order gently placed in spontaneous nature in Plano, Illinois. Just right outside of Chicago in a 10-acre secluded wooded site with the Fox River to the south, the glass pavilion takes full advantage of relating to its natural surroundings, achieving Mies’ concept of a strong relationship between the house and nature (read more…) (more…)
It’s been a long time since our last Round Up on Awarded Competitions. So to finish this week, here’s our third selection. Check them all after the break.
Schmidt hammer lassen architects to design largest public library in Scandinavia
Our friends from SHL architects just sent us their new project. They won an international competition to design “Urban Mediaspace”, the largest public library in Scandinavia. The € 228 million scheme, located in Aarhus, Denmark, will become a new visual and cultural focal point for the city whilst pioneering the next generation of library design. SHL Architects’ innovative, 30.000 m2 scheme reassesses traditional concepts of library design (read more…) (more…)
After reaching more than 17,000 photos on our Flickr pool, we decided that choosing five each month was unfair to the hundreds of amazing pictures we receive. So starting today, we’re going to have a selection every two weeks! Happy? You can see 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.
Have yuo ever enter a store because of it’s design and not for what they sell? Probably yes. So to honor that great retail designs, here’s our third selection of previously featured Retail projects. Check them all after the break.
H&M Store in Barcelona / Estudio Mariscal
A design project aimed at creating excitement among the customers that go into the shop. Excitement at buying clothes and also to be shopping in a pleasant, comfortable, unique place. To make sure that the area is the setting for a pleasant, fun-filled experience. Second objective: that the clothes should find their own place, that the distribution of the shop should order the exhibition of the clothes and the routes (read more…) (more…)
Designing a winery may be a very difficult task. Usually, they are located in such beautiful landscapes that their design has to step up for the challenge. What this five amazing wineries? Check them all after the break.
14 Viñas Winery / S.M.A.O.
The winery arises as a free standing building with an accentuated singular character. Dueto its industrial use as much as to its location in an emblematic environment. It raises a respectful solution towards the landscape of low environmental impact which is suitable for the scale as much as for the dominating colours of the landscape (read more…) (more…)
Amazing projects from Chile, Venezuela, Germany, Turkey, and Italy! It’s Industrial Architecture at it’s best. Check them all after the break.
Aonni Mineral Water Plant / Bebin & Saxton
Chilean Patagonia has a particularity that is distinguished and exclusively of that place: THE DETACHMENT. We can notice disunity, a separation of what was linked before, the surrounding elements live in constant alteration. This detachment produces cracks, isolations, torsions, new tensions. The glaciers detach from the massive ice fields, the trees get inclined by winds, the islands live separated from the land surrounded by water, and the geography is the result of energic erosions (read more…) (more…)
With more than 16,000 photos, our Flickr pool keeps growing with the most amazing architecture photos, so we invite you to look at all the submission by our readers. You can also check 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.
Prism Gallery / PATTERNS
PATTERNS has designed a new three story cultural center for West Hollywood, California. The center, known as Prism, will become a cornerstone of artistic experimentation, carving a new niche for the arts in Southern California. The facade will be the first in the nation to be constructed entirely out of a resin based composite polycarbonate (read more…) (more…)
ARX is a Lisboa-based studio whose projects in Portugal have been featured in ArchDaily since 2008. Three amazing houses, a college and a library. Check them all after the break.
House in Romeirão
The site has a strong rural character, with small plantations, orchards and pathways limited by roughly made stone property walls and, once in a while, houses, scattered in the landscape. It is a steep slope facing south over the valley, furrowed by a small river and a mountain in the background. While the upper half of the site is ramped, the lower is built in steps (read more…) (more…)
This year, we’ve been featuring some amazing videos. The latest shortfilm by Alex Roman, two different videos from Dubai, a video on SO-IL’s winning entry for the P.S.1, and something on Urban Farming. Check them all after the break!
The Third & The Seventh / Alex Roman
We all remember how spectacular was Alex Roman’s CG Shortfilm about Louis Kahn’s Phillips Exteter Academy Library. Now, you can see Roman’s latest animated video called “The Third & The Seventh”. The video was created with 3dsmax, Vray, After Effects, and Premiere. (more…)
Iwan Baan is a dutch photographer that has been documenting works from the best contemporary architects, such as OMA, SANAA, Steven Holl, Sou Fujimoto, Toyo Ito, Zaha Hadid, Michael Maltzan and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, moving away from the traditional static architecture photography. As you may have noticed, we’ve been featuring many projects photographed by Iwan Baan, so here’s a little selection for you to see his works. Check them all 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. You can see the complete photoset after the break (photos here) (more…)
Only four days left to the grand opening and the pavilions of the Shanghai World Expo 2010 should be ready to receive thousands of visitors each day. We’ve been featuring a lot of pavilions but there is still a lot to cover, so we hope to bring you more on the Expo in the next few days (like a good preview of many pavilions ready later today). Meanwhile, check some of our latest ones, after the break.
Dutch Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010
The Dutch submission to the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai is an exceptional one. This time around, it will not be the classic pavilion with long lines of visitors waiting outside and a presentation inside. The Netherlands is making its appearance at China’s world exposition along an entire street. The submission, entitled “Happy Street”, is the response by designer John Kormeling to the Chinese Expo theme “Better City, Better Life” and the sub-themes (read more…) (more…)
Planning a little getaway for the weekend? Perhaps you could try one of these amazing places to stay. Check them all after the break.
WISA Wooden Design Hotel / Pieta-Linda Auttila
WISA Wooden Design Hotel is an architectural gem of wood situated in the maritime heart of Helsinki, capital of Finland. Around it lie the city and 200 years of architectural history. The work was designed by interior architect Pieta-Linda Auttila. She hopes to spark interest in wood and highlight its role in building and interior design (read more…) (more…)
From China, Italy, Germany, Egypt, and Croatia. Here are some great mixed use previously featured projects you may have missed. Check them all after the break.
Linked Hybrid / Steven Holl Architects
The 220,000 square meter pedestrian-oriented Linked Hybrid complex, sited adjacent to the site of old city wall of Beijing, aims to counter the current urban developments in China by creating a new twenty-first century porous urban space, inviting and open to the public from every side. Filmic urban public space; around, over and through multifaceted spatial layers, as well as the many passages through the project, make the Linked Hybrid an “open city within a city” (read more…) (more…)
With almost 15,000 photos, our Flickr pool keeps growing with the most amazing architecture photos, so we invite you to look at all the submission by our readers. You can also check 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.
Enjoy a sports center, cut your hair or relax at a spa. Part III of our leisure architecture selection has some amazing projects. Enjoy them all after the break.
Mizu Spa / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Mizu is water, which Mizu Spa embodies. The atmosphere is a tranquil stream. At the center is a river of rock, around which the communal therapy barge floats in space. The walls are draped in shimmering mesh creating light and fluid edges. The horizontal surfaces of floor and ceiling are black. Everything else is pure and white (read more…) (more…)
Four projects from Europe and one from Chile, here’s our third selection of previously featured institutional architecture projects! Check them all after the break.
NRGi’s Headquarters / SHL Architects
NRGi’s new corporate headquarters is situated in an area marked by a number of freestanding buildings. NRGi stands out from its neighbours in the surrounding area in virtue of its visually light, metallically gleaming built volume. Distinguished by an angular and distinctive façade, the building forms a crisp contrast to the mellow, scenic context (read more…) (more…)
Projects from South America and Europe in this third part of our educational architecture selection. Check them all after the break.
Gerardo Molina School / Giancarlo Mazzanti
As the Project will be winding and turning it will be opening to the city, leaving space for small squares and exterior parks for public usage, leaving behind the bars and walls that stereotyped education institutions as closed spaces. The conformation of small squares and green spaces with trees direct on the surrounding streets, accompanied by the auction modules, will redefine direct accesses (read more…) (more…)
Let’s finish this religious week as we start it, with a fantastic selection of religious architecture projects we’ve been featuring in AD. Check them all after the break.
Field Chapel in Boedigheim / Students of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology
The Field Chapel is a project designed and executed by the students of an Advanced De-sign/Build Studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago for a ecumenical church co-operative in Boedigheim, Germany. Led by Professor Frank Flury, the project was assisted on a pro bono basis by the firm of Ecker Architekten (Buchen, Germany) with the craftsmen, volunteer workers and townspeople of the Odenwald/Bauland, a rural region in northern Baden-Württemberg (read more…) (more…)
In a week where millions will celebrate Passover and Easter, we think it would be good to remember some great religious architecture we’ve been featuring in the past. After the break, our third selection of religious architecture.
Farewell Chapel / OFIS Arhitekti
A farewell chapel is located in a village close to Ljubljana. The site plot is next to the existing cemetery. The chapel is cut into the rising landscape. The shape is following the lines of the landscape trajectories around the graveyard. Three curved walls are embracing and dividing the programs. External curve is dividing the surrounding hill from chapel plateau and also reinstates main supporting wall (read more…) (more…)
From Portugal, Germany, Canada, UK and Sweden, here’s our third selection of previously featured museum on AD. Remember to check them all after the break!
Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum / Aires Mateus
Aires Mateus is an office that has been working on minimal projects, blending the new with the old in a subtle way. More fresh portuguese architecture, thanks to photographer Joao Morgado for sharing this with us! (read more…) (more…)