It doesn’t matter if it’s made from steel, wood or concrete, it’s always interesting to watch a work in progress. That’s why for today’s Round Up we’ve selected posts of five great projects when they were under construction. The main image belongs to Jurgen Mayer’s Metropol Parasol, a gigantic wooden structure in Sevilla, Spain. Also check out the construction of the Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture by Steven Holl or the Porta Fira towers in Plaza Europa by Japanese architect Toyo Ito. If you like steel constructions, don’t miss the Wyly Theatre, designed by REX and OMA. Finally, revisit the construction of “Mountain Dwellings” by BIG.
Five great educational projects previously featured in ArchDaily for our 10th selection. Like The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art designed by Morphosis. The School Bridge by Xiaodong Li main concept is to enliven an old community and to sustain a traditional culture through a contemporary language. You can’t miss Cite du Design by LIN Architects; a facility for research, communication and education in design or BTEK–Technology Interpretation Center by spanish firm ACXT. To finish this Round Up, we have the amazing Ecological Children Activity and Education Center by 24H > architecture.
Wood, one of architecture’s nobler materials, allows us to develop both complex structures and minimal designs.For today’s Round Up, we’ve selected projects that feature wood heavily in their design. Here’s five you can’t miss, such as the amazing Orquideorama by Plan B + JPRCR Architects, a building that should come up of the relation between architecture and living organisms. Also, check out Carabanchel Housing by british based firm Foreign Office Architects or Aalen University Extension by MGF Architekten. Revisit, the particular Sheepstable, design by 70F Architecture, a building with an interesting mix structure of wood and steel. Finally, is never late to review the great Geometric Hot Springs by chilean architect German del Sol.
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For today’s Round Up we have our first selection of previous featured projects in the great Denmark. The main image belongs to Plot’s (BIG + JDS) VM Houses in Copenhagen. Don’t miss Tivoli Concert Hall designed by 3xn or Sports & Culture Centre by Dorte Mandrup + b&K brandlhuber & co. Revist, SHL’s Performers’ House, a transformation of an existing historic boiler house. Finally, is never late to visit the amazing Kastrup Sea Bath by White arkitekter AB
For today’s AD Round Up we have our 10th selection of previously featured libraries. Watch the Hercules Public Library in California by Will Bruder + PARTNERS. Check out The Bloor by RDH Architects, a renovation and addition to a listed heritage library in downtown Toronto or Bolles+Wilson’s New City Library in the Netherlands. Revisit, Arabian Library in Arizona by richärd+bauer. Finally, you can’t miss one of our AD Classics, the Sendai Mediatheque design by japanese architect Toyo Ito.
TYIN was established in 2008 and has built projects in poor and underdeveloped areas of Thailand, Uganda, Sumatra and Norway. Solutions to fundamental challenges call for an architecture where everything serves a purpose, an architecture that follows necessity.
For today’s Round Up we have five great projects previously featured of this Norwegian architects. The main image belongs to Soe Ker Tie House, 6 sleeping units as a solution to shelter 24 children of an orphanage in Noh Bo. You can’t miss one of the winners of 2009 AD Building of the Year, the Safe Haven Library or the Bath House also in Safe Haven, both with a budget under the 5000(USD). Check out Old Market Library, TYIN’s proposal after the market fire. Finally, revisit the amazing Boathouse in More og Romsdal, Norway.
For today’s AD Round Up we have five great projects from South Korea. The main image belongs to iArc’s Incheon Tri-bowl, an amazing pavilion completed in 2010. Check out, Z-House designed by Hohyun Park+Hyunjoo Kim or Pan Gyo Housing by MACK Architect(s), a low-density and sustainable community near Seoul. Revisit AnL studio’s Oceanscope, a public observatory deck made of recycled materials. Finally, you can’t miss the retail project, Galleria Centercity designed by UNstudio.
For today’s AD Round Up we’ve compiled previously featured Green Roof projects. You must see, Villa Topoject by korean practice, AND. Don’t miss, Ciel Rouge’s Villa Ronde or Seongbuk Gate Hills located in Seoul by Joel Sanders and Haeahn Architecture. Take a closer look to Marcel Sembat High School designed by archi5 and Borja Huidobro. Last but not least in today’s AD Round Up, you can visit House at León by ALARCÓN + ASOCIADOS.
It is always intriguing to watch examples of how space influences our way of living. A good example could be the way Japanese deal with small spaces when designing houses, often getting interesting results out of it. So for today’s round up we have our 2nd selection of houses in Japan previously featured in ArchDaily. The main image belongs to House in Saijo by Suppose Design Office. Don’t miss Shuhei Endo’s Rooftecture S or the minimal design of C1 House by Curiosity + Milligram Studio. Also check 63.02º house designed by Jo Nagasaka + Schemata. Finally, revisit the amazing Floating Roof House by Tezuka Architects.
For today Ad Round Up, we have some great mixed use buildings previously featured in ArchDaily. Here’s five you can’t miss: The Ford Assembly Building by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, the historical factory was transformed into a vibrant center of 21st Century building uses, including entertainment, dining, office, and a visitor center. Also The Gown in the Netherlands designed by Archipelontwerpers or Stockholm Waterfront by White arkitekter ab, three separate buildings with a lower congress and concert section closest to the water, an office building, and a 400-room hotel directly connected to the congress building. Don’t forget to revisit Bikyoshoki by CounterDesign, a four-story multi-functional building with commercial programs and rooftop housing. Finally check out 380 Student Units and Public Space Design in Utrech designed by Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer.
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Today all eyes are on London, so for today’s AD Round Up we have our 1st selection of Architecture in London. In the main image is Central St. Giles Court by Renzo Piano & Fletcher Priest Architects, a genuinely mixed use development incorporating office, retail, restaurant and residential use. Look again at the Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form or W London Leicester Square, both designed by Jestico + Whiles. You must check out this bike parking by Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. Finally, revisit one of our AD Classics: Lloyd’s of London Building by the great Richard Rogers.
For today’s Round Up, we bring you the second part of previously featured projects by one of our favorite studios, BIG. Take this opportunity to check again the unique mixed-use 8-House in Copenhagen. Also you can see West 57th the BIG proposal for the awkwardly shaped large site at West Side Highway and 57th Street in New York.Check out the colorful Superkilen a collaboration between BIG and Topotek 1 and the amazing proposal for National Library in Astana, Kazakhstan. Finally, revisit one of 2010 AD Building of the year, the incredible Denmark Pavilion in Shanghai Expo.
Tomorrow starts the London 2012 Olympics. So to get you in the Olympic mood we have our 10th selection of Sports Architecture. The main image belongs to Sport Pavilion by MoederscheimMoonen Architects. Check out Multifonctional Complex La Maladiere in Neuchatel, Switzerland or Gymnase CREPS by french firm Laurens & Loustau Architectes. What about this rowing boathouse designed by Anmahian Winton Architects. Finally don’t miss Arena Dragão Caixa by portuguese architects, Risco.
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For today’s Round Up we have our 5th selection of AD Architecture Classics. In the main image is Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier, one of the most significant contributions to modern architecture in the 20th century. Look again at the famous Stahl House, also known as Case Study House #22 by Pierre Koenig. You must check out the amazing work of SOM in Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Revisit TWA Terminal by Eero Saarinen, who in order to capture the concept of flight, used curves to create spaces that flowed into one another. Finally, don’t miss the National Assembly Building of Bangladesh designed by Louis Kahn, an extraordinary example of modern architecture being transcribed as a part of Bangali vernacular architecture.