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, Brazil, 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…)

AD Round Up: Beach Houses Part III

Sadly, summer is getting to an end. But that doesn’t mean we can’t remember some of the fantastic beach houses we’ve been featuring in the past. Check our third selection after the break.

Johanna House / Nicholas Burns
Secluded 100 acres of pristine bush containing environmentally significant and endangered ecological classes adjoining the National Park. A discrete addition to the landscape, a journey of gradual and layered concealment, opening landscape and ocean. Contrast; contraction/expansion, heavy/light, opaque/transparent….inside-outside-inside (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Educational Architecture Part IV

It’s been a while since our last selection of previously featured educational projects. With many more to choose from, there’s still many more selections to come. Check our fourth part after the break.

UQAM’s Campus / Tétreault Parent Languedoc & Saia Barbarese Topouzanov
The urban planning of the campus acknowledges the diverse urban character of the immediate context at the heart of Montreal’s historic cultural artery. The master plan sets out to reweave a tattered piece of the urban fabric, with the eastern portion of the site previously occupied by a parking lot now engaged in the vital life of the city with the addition of three new pavilions containing the faculty of Biological Sciences, TÉLUQ, and a new student residence (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XVII

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When we started with our Flickr Pool, we never thought it would get to more than 23,000 photos so soon. This is our 16th selection of the best, so you may have missed a few, so 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 d.teil in Berlin, Germany. Check the other four after break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Sports Architecture Part IV

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

RELAXX sport and leisure center / AK2
Einsteinova Road is probably the most frequented artery in Bratislava, situated misfortunately, like a big cut through Petržalka town quarter. But some architects show us it is possible to refine such a busy enviroment. The new RELAXX Sport Centre enters the rush locality, harmonizes and directs the noise and chaos. This house is like a sculpture symbolizing the beauty of restlessness and the poetics of velocity (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Housing Part IV

For the 4th part of our Housing Round Up we have five amazing projects we featured in 2008. Check them all after the break!

Mado Building / Atelier Bow-Wow
This is a project for speculative building – the land is bought, value is added through design, tenants are found, and the project is sold off. The site is located in the wedge between a fork in the road on sloping land, so something with character as a landmark was sought by the client. Since the tenant details were not determined, in developing the design we could not help but concentrate on contextual elements (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Miscellaneous Part II

Every now and then we feature an article that doesn’t quite fit any of our most common categories. Like houses made exclusively for dogs, or a tower made of 850 bricks of sugar. Check our second selection of miscellaneous architecture after the break.

Houses for Dogs
They are supposed to be man’s best friend, so why not give them a house? With pet industry growing every year, could this be a new field for architects? With four designs (including a Bauhaus based one), your dog may now have all they ever wanted: a mansion. Based in Germany, a company named Best Friend’s HOME are providing this four types of mansions and even allow you to design your own (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Institutional Architecture Part IV

Institutional Architecture from all over the world in our fourth selection of our previously featured projects. Enjoy them all after the break!

Arcam / René van Zuuk Architekten
The Architecture Centre Amsterdam (ARCAM) needed a significantly larger accommodation. Therefore a wonderful location close to the Oosterdok was allocated to this promotional institute. In the vicinity of Renzo Piano’s New Metropolis was a small pavilion also designed by him that was going to be demolished. The columns and some of the floors needed to be integrated in the new design (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XVI

Photo by Fred.Z. - http://www..com/photos/fred_z/

Our Flickr pool has now over 22,000 photos, which you can see right here! In case you’ve missed them, check all of our previous selections (which we make every two weeks now). 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 Fred.Z. in Beijing, China. Check the other four after break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Leisure Part IV

© Miran Kambič

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…)

AD Round Up: Retail Part IV

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…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XV

Copyright© michaelrickman - http://www..com/photos/michaelrickman/

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.

The photo above was taken by michaelrickman in Milwaukee, USA. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Green Roof Part IV

Doesn’t matter if it’s a medical technology campus, a residence, a housing project, or a public facility. The 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…)

AD Round Up: Restaurants Part IV

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…)

AD Round Up: Museums Part IV

© Iwan Baan

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…)

AD Round Up: Interiors Part IV

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…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part XIV

Copyright© clarkmaxwell - http://www..com/photos/clarkmaxwell/

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 photo above was taken by clarkmaxwell in Chicago, USA. Check the other four after the break. (more…)