AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LVII

Photo by Wojtek Gurak - http://www..com/photos/wojtekgurak/

We have some amazing photos for this week’s Flickr Round Up, including projects from Frank Gehry and Jean Nouvel. 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 Wojtek Gurak in the La Rioja, Spain. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Stadiums Part V

© Leonardo Finotti

We have some great projects for our 5th selection of previously featured stadiums. A project designed by the 2011 Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura, one stadium for the Qatar World Cup 2022, two great concepts for future stadiums and one classic for the Olympics of 1972. Check them all after the break.

Braga Municipal Stadium / Eduardo Souto de Moura
The Braga Municipal Stadium located in Portugal was designed by 2011 Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura. The ceremony for the Pritzker Prize (which we attended) was held just a few short weeks ago in New York City. Delivering a speech for the award winner, President Barack Obama spoke of Souto de Moura’s use of materials and attention to detail, specifically siting the Braga Municipal Stadium as “perhaps Eduardo’s most famous work” where he “took great care to position the stadium in such a way that anyone who couldn’t afford a ticket could watch the match from the surrounding hillside.” (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Refurbishment Part VIII

Courtesy of drdh architects

It’s our eight selection of previously featured refurbishment projects and we’re still featuring some of the best ones we published back in 2009! Check them all after the break.

Khan house / drdh architects
drdh architects sent us this house with a long previous story. Speculatively built by 19th Century developers, it has been adapted and distorted over time to suit circumstance – acquiring a single storey shop and basement, an extra storey, a cantilevered lavatory and a garage. Of more immediate concern was the basement, where the floor had been dug out and the corbels sheared off the party walls, to provide extra space (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LVI

Photo by jotKa26 mostly away - http://www..com/photos/jots-blog/

First Flickr Round Up of 2012, and we have some amazing photos from our Flickr Pool, which now has over 67,000 photos! 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 jotKa26 mostly away in Berlin, Germany. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Religious Architecture Part VIII

© Ronald Harrison

A chapel, a church, a mosque, a center for jewish life and and a classic from Le Corbusier. What else would you want for our 8th selection of previously featured religious architecture? Check them all after the break.

De la Piedra Chapel / Nomena Arquitectos + Ximena Alvarez
The de la Piedra Chapel is located at the margin of the Lurín river and beside the Lomas de Castilla hill, in the district of Cieneguilla, east of the city of Lima. The area is characterized for a natural context of desert vegetation, in contact with the foothills of the Andes mountain chain (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Cultural Centers Part VIII

© Chris Cooper Photography

For our eight selection of previously featured Cultural Centers we have 5 amazing projects from early-2011. Check them all after the break.

Edcouch-Elsa ISD Fine Arts Center / Kell Muñoz Architects
This building evolved from significant public conversations with students, parents, teachers and community activists, working with historians, curators, folklorists, artists and architects to envision a community gathering place. As the first important civic building funded in over thirty years, the fine arts center needed to convey the community’s cultural heritage, hopes and aspirations (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up Special: Most Commented of 2011

2011 is coming to an end, and we prepared a three-day special remembering the best of the best from this incredible year in architecture.

The comments in a post are one of the most important aspects for us. It can generate a positive debate towards a specific project or architecture news, it gives us feedback and it allows you to interact with other readers from all over the world.

A 72 cm house in its narrowest point, Apple’s campus in Cupertino, Libeskind’s Military History museum in Dresden, the 2011 Pritzker Prize winner, and an inverted ‘earthscraper’ in Mexico are among our most commented of 2011. Check them all after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LV

Photo by Clément Guillaume - http://www..com/photos/clementguillaume/

We have now over 63,000 photos in our Flickr Pool! 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 Clément Guillaume in the Fujian Province, China. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Health Architecture Part VIII

© Doug. J Scott

 

Three projects from USA, one from Austria and one from Australia for our 8th selection of previously featured health architecture. Check them all after the break.

St. Anthony Hospital / ZGF Architects LLP
Prior to the completion of the new St. Anthony Hospital, the South Sound Region represented one of the largest population centers in the State of Washington without a central community hospital. As a result more than 3,500 emergencies and 4,000 patients requiring overnight care had to travel well outside of the area for treatment annually (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Mixed Use Part VIII

© Ed Massery

 

Five great mixed use projects from earlier this year for our 8th selection. Check them all after the break.

Glass Lofts / Front Studio Architects
Commissioned by the Friendship Development Associates (FDA) as a central player in its community revitalization program, the Glass Lofts are a new mixed-use construction consisting of 39,000 sqf artist’s work spaces, 18 loft condominiums, retail and restaurant space, FDA offices and a flexible-use community space. Located at the center of the Penn Avenue Arts District, the Glass Lofts is the result of a community-driven planning process actively involving neighborhood residents, artists and business owners in the development of the project (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Industrial Architecture Part VIII

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Five great industrial projects we published back in January this year for our 8th selection. Check them all after the break.

Biotechnology Industry / Marlene Imirzian & Associates
Phoenix, Arizona has a burgeoning Biotechnology industry and in order to help fill the demand for skilled employees the Paradise Valley Community College plans to double its Biotechnology Program. The new Life Science Building provides new instructional space, housing the college’s Anatomy, Physiology, General Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Marine Biology and Environmental Biology Programs (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Housing Part VIII

© Dragor Luft

 

Five great projects from early 2009 for our 8th selection, including BIG’s Mountain Dwellings, winner of our Building of the Year Award 2009, Housing category. Check them all after the break.

Mountain Dwellings / BIG with JDS
The Mountain Dwellings are the 2nd generation of the VM Houses – same client, same size and same street. The program, however, is 2/3 parking and 1/3 living. What if the parking area became the base upon which to place terraced housing – like a concrete hillside covered by a thin layer of housing, cascading from the 11th floor to the street edge? (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Leisure Part VIII

© Panorama

 

Do you want to enjoy a sauna in the south of Chile? Or a pool house in Denver? A nice club in Sao Paulo perhaps? Check them all after the break!

Sauna in Ranco / Panorama
The project is situated in Ranco in the lake district – Chile, over a dark granite rock at the shore surrounded by mountain cypresses. The project consists of a sauna with a roofed terrace and a changeroom, each of them looking towards different views from the rock to the lake. The three of them connected by a north-south oriented circulation (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Retail Part VIII

© Damir Fabijanic

For our 8th selection of previously featured retail projects we have five great buildings from Europe, all published in 2009. Check them all after the break.

Esseker Center / Produkcija 004
In 2002 we won an urban architectural competition for one of the rare not built plots in the historical center of Osijek. Urban part has to give a solution that will connect the main city square and the promenade along Drava River. The building has to put together: public garage, shopping center, offices and the housing on one side and to fit into the existing urban tissue on the other side (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Green Roof Part VIII

© Patrick Bingham Hall

 

Five amazing projects from earlier this year. Check them all after the break.

Sky Garden House / Guz Architects
This house is located on a new housing estate on the island of Sentosa adjacent to Singapore. The plots are not large and neighbouring buildings are built close to the sides of each house. Thus our strategy was to build a solid wall to each side neighbor to provide privacy where possible, while creating a central light and stair well which would funnel the sea breeze through the centre of the building (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LIV

Photo by Chimay Bleue - http://www..com/photos/88017382@N00/

 

Our Flickr Pool has nearly 60,000 photos! Keep them coming! 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 Chimay Bleue in Beverly Hills, USA. Check the other four after the break. (more…)

AD Round Up: Restaurants Part VIII

© Nicolas Waltefaugle

 

Thinking of going out to dinner tonight? Maybe the 8th part of our previously featured restaurants selection will help you decide. Check them all after the break!

Spectacles Jeux Restaurant / Malcotti Roussey Architectes
This project is located in the space that was left free in the ancient saline, a place that was partially destroyed. It is situated in Salins-les-Bains near the museum, which is being restored (see the museum fact sheet). In March 2007, a fire took place in the former and major building of the saline called « pardessus ». It included a restaurant, an auditorium and a gambling room (read more…) (more…)

AD Round Up: Hotels Part VIII

© Courtesy of Studio Mumbai

 

An hotel in Slovenia, a resort in India, The Trump International in Hawaii, a nice Japanese hotel and even an AD Classic from Michael Graves in Disney World! All for our 8th selection of previously featured hotels. Check them all after the break.

Leti 360 / Studio Mumbai
Located at 2350 m (7700 ft.) above sea level, Leti 360 resort is perched on a promontory in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. The site is a two hour walk [9 km] from the nearest motorable road and is accessed by a narrow footpath carved into the mountainside, part of a network of trails used by local villagers for daily travel and transport (read more…) (more…)