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…)
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.
It’s amazing how different can five cultural centers look. From USA, China, Denmark and China, here’s our third selection of previously featured Cultural Centers. Check them all after the break.
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…)