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AD Round-Up: The Architecture of Transit

04:00 - 29 August, 2016
AD Round-Up: The Architecture of Transit, Courtesy of Detroit Publishing co. via US Library of Congress (Public Domain)
Courtesy of Detroit Publishing co. via US Library of Congress (Public Domain)

Architecture inherently appears to be at odds with our mobile world – while one is static, the other is in constant motion. That said, architecture has had, and continues to have, a significant role in facilitating the rapid growth and evolution of transportation: cars require bridges, ships require docks, and airplanes require airports.

In creating structures to support our transit infrastructure, architects and engineers have sought more than functionality alone. The architecture of motion creates monuments – to governmental power, human achievement, or the very spirit of movement itself. AD Classics are ArchDaily's continually updated collection of longer-form building studies of the world's most significant architectural projects. Here we've assembled seven projects which stand as enduring symbols of a civilization perpetually on the move. 

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The Little House in the Campo / Standard Studio

09:00 - 28 August, 2016
The Little House in the Campo / Standard Studio, © Youri Claessens
© Youri Claessens

© Youri Claessens © Youri Claessens © Youri Claessens © Youri Claessens +17

Mariturri School / A54 arquitectos

09:00 - 27 August, 2016
Mariturri School / A54 arquitectos , © imagina2
© imagina2

© imagina2 © imagina2 © imagina2 © imagina2 +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Marina Durán, Fernando Ortega, Eugenio de la Torre
  • Design Team

    Borja García, Gorka Goikoetxea
  • Area

    6193.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

9th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona

16:40 - 24 August, 2016
9th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona

The International Biennial of Landscape Architecture is an international event, that takes place every two years in Barcelona, gathering architects, professionals, students and professors from all over the world.

3rd Architecture Week

13:52 - 23 August, 2016
3rd Architecture Week, 3rd architecture week
3rd architecture week

Achieving almost zero energy in all our civilization facilities became a n international target for all developing communities, As all these communities are working on decreasing energy consumption of all these factors, Buildings which is consider to be the most important factors in the human lifecycle, So all energy communities are working on achieving almost zero energy building.

PLAY-TIME apartments / SUMA

09:00 - 22 August, 2016
PLAY-TIME apartments / SUMA, © Jesús Granada
© Jesús Granada

© Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada © Jesús Granada Model +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle De Fernández Caro, 35, 28027 Madrid, España
  • Architects in Charge

    Elena Orte, Guillermo Sevillano
  • Architect Collaborators

    Bárbara Rodríguez, Luis Quintano, arquitecto
  • Internship

    Rita Álvarez-Tabío
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

General Services Building on Health Sciences Campus / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos

09:00 - 21 August, 2016
General Services Building on Health Sciences Campus / Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos, © Duccio Malagamba
© Duccio Malagamba

© Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba © Duccio Malagamba +24

Viewpoint Studio / OficinaTransversal + EspacioPropio

15:00 - 19 August, 2016
Viewpoint Studio / OficinaTransversal + EspacioPropio , © Pablo Belenguer Díaz
© Pablo Belenguer Díaz

© Pablo Belenguer Díaz © Pablo Belenguer Díaz © Pablo Belenguer Díaz © Pablo Belenguer Díaz +25

  • Architects

  • Localization

    18600 Motril, Granada, Espanha
  • Consultancy

    Ignacio Belenguer Zamit
  • Structure

    Estudio Epigram
  • Area

    98.0 m2
  • Year of project

    2016
  • Photographies

    Pablo Belenguer Díaz

The Light Box / Esculpir el Aire

15:00 - 18 August, 2016
The Light Box  / Esculpir el Aire, © José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres
© José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres

© José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres © José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres © José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres © José Ángel Ruiz Cáceres +19

XVIII Emblazoned House Refurbishment / Marcos Miguélez

05:00 - 18 August, 2016
XVIII Emblazoned House Refurbishment / Marcos Miguélez, © Antonio Vázquez
© Antonio Vázquez

© Antonio Vázquez © Antonio Vázquez © Antonio Vázquez © Antonio Vázquez +35

Dental Clinic / Padilla Nicás Arquitectos

15:00 - 17 August, 2016
Dental Clinic / Padilla Nicás Arquitectos, © José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia   © José Hevia   © José Hevia   © José Hevia   +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Padilla Nicás arquitectos
  • Area

    485.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

The Roman Walls of Lugo Elevator / Antonio Pernas Varela

11:00 - 17 August, 2016
The Roman Walls of Lugo Elevator / Antonio Pernas Varela, © Antonio Vázquez
© Antonio Vázquez

© Antonio Vázquez © Antonio Vázquez © Antonio Vázquez © Antonio Vázquez +31

The "Kitchenless" House: A Concept for the 21st Century

08:00 - 17 August, 2016
The "Kitchenless" House: A Concept for the 21st Century, Anna Puigjaner in her office in Barcelona. Image © Cati Bestard
Anna Puigjaner in her office in Barcelona. Image © Cati Bestard

Architect Anna Puigjaner imagines a future in which housing is suited to the needs of its inhabitants. Sometimes that happens to mean not having a kitchen. Her project “Kitchenless” has received the Wheelwright Prize from Harvard University, along with an endowment of $100,000 for research on existing models of communal residences worldwide.

Puigjaner and the other members of the Maio firm work alongside professionals from other disciplines in a beautiful spot in the Gracia district in Barcelona, which functions more as a co-working space than a conventional architectural office. The Maio team opted for this place in 2011, during the crisis, so in order to hold on to it they decided to open the space to other workers. In 2016 they could afford to be alone, but there isn’t any compelling reason for them to do it. This could be a summary of their philosophy and is surely one of the reasons why Puigjaner received the Wheelwright Prize, a unique prize among architecture awards as it doesn’t focus on a specific work or research but the relationship between the two, in direction and ideas.

She does the interview from her office and talks about the changes that lie ahead for the future of housing:

3rd Architecture Week

10:47 - 16 August, 2016
3rd Architecture Week,  workshop of 3rd Architecture Week
workshop of 3rd Architecture Week

Workshop of the 3rd Architecture Week near zero energy buildings, towards energy communities, set in Barcelona , Spain.

CasaChris / Equipo Olivares Arquitectos

09:00 - 13 August, 2016
CasaChris / Equipo Olivares Arquitectos , © José Ramón Oller
© José Ramón Oller

© José Ramón Oller © José Ramón Oller © José Ramón Oller © José Ramón Oller +34

Sant Mori Pergola / MESURA

15:00 - 12 August, 2016
Sant Mori Pergola / MESURA, © Salva López
© Salva López

© Salva López © Salva López © Salva López © Salva López +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    17467 Sant Mori, Girona, España
  • Project Manager

    Marcos Parera
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photography

House for a Painter / DTR_studio architects

05:00 - 10 August, 2016
House for a Painter  / DTR_studio architects, © Cristina Beltrán
© Cristina Beltrán

© Cristina Beltrán © Cristina Beltrán © Cristina Beltrán © Cristina Beltrán +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    29480 Gaucín, Málaga, Spain
  • Architects in Charge

    Jose Miguel Vázquez , Jose María Olmedo
  • Area

    163.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

21st Century Vernacular House / Edra arquitectura km0

05:00 - 9 August, 2016
21st Century Vernacular House / Edra arquitectura km0, © Xavier d’Arquer
© Xavier d’Arquer

© Xavier d’Arquer © Xavier d’Arquer © Xavier d’Arquer © Xavier d’Arquer +16