AD Round Up: Industrial Architecture Part IX

Courtesy of Takashi Yamaguchi & Associates

We have five great industrial projects from early-2011 for today’s Round Up. Like the Breathing Factory in Osaka, Japan. Or Gonzalez Goodale Architect’s Pasadena Water and Power. The Krauss Maffeir operating facilitie was built inside an industrial building that could not be structurally touched. What about the New Pumping Station in Stockholm, designed by UD Urban Design AB? Finally, the Miranda Winery in Oxley, Australia.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXVIII

Photo by Klaas5 - http://www..com/photos/klaasfotocollectie/

We’re getting closer to the 80,000 photos on our Flickr Pool, so keep submitting them! 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 Klaas5 in Zwolle, The Netherlands. Check the other four after the break.

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AD Round Up: Housing Part IX

© Christian Richters

There was a time back in 2009, where we published amazing housing projects that you probably haven’t seen. Like the Spikvoorde II designed by René van Zuuk Architekten. What about the Villa Beli Kriz by SADAR + VUGA in Slovenia? ECDM also shared with us the Louis Blanc Social Housing in Paris, and JVR Arhitektuuribüroo shared theirs housing project in Estonia. Last, the beautiful Sugar Cube, designed by KPMB in Denver, USA.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXVII

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We have some great photos from USA and Europe for today’s Flickr Round Up. 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 Chimay Bleue in San Diego, USA. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Leisure Part IX

© Bharath Ramamrutham

Have some free time to spare? Maybe you can go to the Aura Spa at the Park Hotel in India designed by Khosla Associates. The weather is improving, so maybe you’ll enjoy the McDowell Mountain Ranch Park & Aquatic Center. Feeling luck? Black Bear Casino Resort is waiting for you in Minnesota. Let’s go to Paris for a second to see Olgga Architect’s Recreational Center. Still tired? Then let’s finish with the Wellness and Spa Lone, designed by Studio 92 in Croatia.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXVI

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We’ve finally passed the 75,000 photos in our Flickr pool! Keep sending them, so we can celebrate the 100,000 milestone. 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.

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AD Round Up: Retail Part IX

© David Schreyer

It doesn’t matter if it’s a small hair salon, or a huge mall, every retail project needs to have own goal: draw the attention of the customer. Do you think these ones achieved that? Check out the Hairstyle Interface in Austria, or this mall in Tajonar, Spain. What about this 550 sqm store designed by Leong Leong Architecture, or Zagrad Center designed by Randić & Turato. Finally, this mixed use project with the lower part of the building being a department store, designed by SAKO Architects in China.

AD Round Up: Restaurants Part IX

© Courtesy of Goodweather Design & The School of Fish Foundation

Looking for a nice place to go and have dinner tonight? Here’s some inspiration from project published in 2010. Like the Floating Dinning Room, which floats on over 1,700 recycled plastic bottles. Maybe you like something like the Rockwall Bar & Grill, desgined by Dock4 Architecture in Tasmania. Or Donovan Hill’s tapas bar: Ortiga. Want some pizza? Check out this one in London, by Michaelis Boyd. Looking for something different in L.A.? Try Earl’s Gourmet Grub. Not hungry yet?

AD Round Up Easter Special: Churches in Latin America

© Megs Inniss

Our three-day Round Up Special comes to an end with this selection of previously featured churches and chapels in Latin America. We have beautiful projects from Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Chile! Like La Estancia Chapel, a 117 sqm project designed by Bunker Arquitectura. We stay outside for the Veneza Farm Chapel, designed by Decio Tozzi in Brazil. Supersudaka designed the Church(ita) a small church in Chile with a small budget. If you want something bigger, maybe you’ll enjoy Daniel Bonilla Arquitectos chapel in Colombia, or De la Piedra Chapel, designed by Nomena Arquitectos + Ximena Alvarez.

AD Round Up Easter Special: Churches in Europe

© Hisao Suzuki

We continue our Round Up special of churches (and chapels). Today, we’ll show you previously featured projects we published in 2009 in Europe. The Chapel in Villaceron was designed by S.M.A.O. in Spain. KHR designed The Church of the Holy Cross, a 800 sqm church in Denmark. It’s hard to go to Rome and not being able to find a church, so perhaps you’ve ran into Richard Meier’s Church of 2000. You can’t miss the beautiful New Church in Foligno, designed by Doriana e Massimiliano Fuksas. Finally, check the cross in the ceiling of the Farewell Chapel, by OFIS Arhitekti. Churches from Latin America tomorrow!

AD Round Up Easter Special: Churches in USA

Courtesy of SOM

is here, and during this special time of the year, we decided to prepare a 3-day Round Up special. Today we’ll have churches (and chapels) from USA; tomorrow from Europe; Sunday from Latin America. We hope you enjoy them!

Main image belongs to SOM’s Cathedral of Christ the Light in California. We also have The Prayer Chapel, designed by debartolo architects and if you’re looking for something more unconventional, you can’t miss Trahan Architect’s Holy Rosary Church Complex in Louisiana. We also have a winner of our Building of the Year 2010 Awards: the Tampa Covenant Church. Finally, we had to include one of our AD Classics: USAFA Cadet Chapel in Colorado.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXV

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It’s Friday. Time for another Flickr Round Up!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.

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AD Round Up: Classics by Mies van der Rohe

© Greg Robbins

In case you haven’t noticed, we are celebrating Mies van der Rohe’s 126th Birthday. You can’t miss our infographic on one of the most famous architects that ever lived. And of course, you can’t miss some of our AD Classics on Mies projects. Like the Farnsworth House, built between 1945 and 1951. Or the Neue National Gallery in Berlin. One of the most popular project he designed was the Barcelona Pavilion, designed for the World’s Expo of 1929. We couldn’t leave out two skyscrapers that redefined modern high-rise construction: 860-880 Lake Shore Drive and Seagram Building.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXIV

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We are nearly at 75,000 photos from our fantastic Flickr Pool, so keep submitting yours… maybe you’ll make our selection next week! 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.

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AD Round Up: Hotels Part IX

© Courtesy of Safdie Architects

If you could choose one hotel to stay from the many we have featured in the past few years, which one would it be? Tough choice isn’t it? Maybe you would choose the magnificient Marina Bay Sands, designed by Safdie Architects in Singapore. Or maybe you want something smaller, like the Vivanta Hotel in Bangalore, India. Perhaps something even smaller: the Caldor Hotel in Austria. If you want something more familiar, let’s go with the Katowice Hilton, in Poland. Now, if you want something more private in a spectacular beach, you’ll definitely stay at the Makenna Resort in Brazil. Any favorite?

AD Round Up: Public Facilities Part IX

© Joaquín Ponce de León

We have some great public facilities projects published back in 2009. Here’s five you can’t miss: A community center in the island of Tenerife, Spain or Produkcija 004′s emergency terminal of a hospital in Zagreb. Don’t miss the Macarthur Gardens Education & Display Centre in Australia, nor this pavilion at Aventura Park in Portugal. Last, a great lanscape project in Barcelona.

AD Round Up: Educational Part IX

© Pedro Kok

Back in 2009, we published many great educational projects. Like the FDE Public School in Sao Paulo, or Erick van Egeraat’s InHolland University. Maybe you’ll like this rural school in Eidsvoll, Norway. Or the University of La Verne designed by Gonzalez Goodale Architects. Last but not least, this great project to to transform Tulane’s 100,000 square foot, rigidly compartmentalized, inefficient, mechanically-conditioned student union into a dynamic new Center for University Life.

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXIII

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Almost 73,000 photos in our Flickr Pool! 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.

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