AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LVI

Photo by jotKa26 mostly away -

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.

Parkridge / PLY Architecture


Architects: PLY Architecture
Location: Ann Arbor, MI,
Construction: 2009 – 2010
Square fotage: 1100 sf
Design: Craig Borum + Karl Daubmann (Principals) Mike Ezban, Marshal Prado, Alex Timmer
Photographs: PLY Architecture


Chinese High-rise constructed in 15 days

We began the week with the destruction of Houston’s historic Prudential Building and now end with a time-lapse documenting a 30-story, five-star Chinese hotel constructed in only 15 days. The Chinese construction company, Broad Group, is gaining international attention for their efficient construction methods made possible by through prefab construction techniques, as ninety-three percent of the high-rise was quickly pieced together with pre-made components.

Country House In Tupadly / OV-A

© Tomas Soucek

Architects: OV-A
Location: , Czech Republic
Head Architects: Jiri Opocensky, Stepan Valouch
Structural Engineering: Jan Pohl
Completion: 2008
Site area: 1,241 sqm
Built area: 245 sqm
Total floor area: 336 sqm
Photographs: Tomas Soucek

The Psychology of Home

© / Tysto

The psychology behind what we consider or value to be our homes presents some interesting concepts. While it is easy to answer the question “Where are you from?” when someone is asked “Where is for you?” the resulting answer may be influenced by a variety of perceptions of what really is. A recent article entitled The Psychology of Home: Why Where You Live Means So Much discusses such implications. Read more after the break.

Princeton School of Architecture / Architecture Research Office

© Paul Warchol

Architects: Architecture Research Office
Location: , USA
Project Team: Principal-in-charge: Adam Yarinsky; Project Manager: Megumi Tamanaha; Project Team: Jennifer Park, Tina Hunderup, Adrian Wu, Arthur Chu
Completion: August 2007
Photographs: Paul Warchol

A Conceit of Architects


What do we call a gathering of Architects?

When animals gather in groups, we refer to them by an array of elegant terms: a Flock of Birds, a Herd of Sheep, a Swarm of Bees, a Smack of Jellyfish, an Array of Hedgehogs, a Pack of Elephants, a Clan of Bears, a Troop of Chimpanzees, an Exultation of Lark, an Unkindness of Raven, a Murmuration of Starlings, a Building of Rooks, a Fling of Sandpipers, a Wreck of Seagulls, a Gulp of Swallows, a Mutation of Thrush, a Brace of Ducks, a Piteousness of Doves… Piteousness? damn, the birds get the really good ones…

But, what do we call a collection of Architects? I think we need a name for it….

{some suggestions from coffee with an architect after the break}

Courtesy of CUAC Arquitectura, Serrano y Baquero Arquitectos, Luis Miguel Ruiz Avilés

Europan 11 Proposal: San Bartolomé / CUAC Arquitectura, Serrano y Baquero Arquitectos, Luis Miguel Ruiz Avilés

In the island of Lanzarote two ways of volcanic landscape transformation converge: the rhythm of the earth and the rhythm of human life. The project, by CUAC Arquitectura, Serrano y Baquero Arquitectos, and Luis Miguel Ruiz Avilés… which

Momofuku Ando Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates

© Daici Ano

Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates
Location: 1100 Okubo Komoro, , Japan
Completion: 2010
Total floor area: 1,999 sqm
Structural engineers: Kanebako Structural Engineers
Mechanical engineers: P.T.Morimura & Associates, LTD
General contractor: Taisei Corporation
Photographs: Daici Ano

Critical Territories / Groundlab and Plasma Studio

Critical Territories / Groundlab and Plasma Studio

Opening tomorrow at the AA, Critical Territories will share the work of Groundlab and Plasma Studio -two interdisciplinary firms pushing the envelope of the relationship between and the expression of landscape design and architecture.   The installation will share the firms’ top projects, such as the Xian International Horticultural Expo which we having been covering extensively on AD,  by way of a site-specific grid arrangement of light boxes covered with technical drawings.  The organization of the installation will showcase the underlying themes of the practices, namely their systemic approach and preoccupation with grids, ground and context. The exhibit will be run through February 11.

Courtesy of Office Building with Shopping Mall

Office Building with Shopping Mall / MJZ

The south of Warsaw is a chaotic neighborhood with different architecture styles, varying building heights and a big amount of green areas that spread between them without any clearly defined shape and order. At some point, it stopped being a…

Embassy Ethiopia / Bjarne Mastenbroek and Dick Van Gameren

© Christian Richters

Architects: Bjarne Mastenbroek and Dick Van Gameren
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Design: ,
Assistants: Lada Hrsak, Wilmar Groenendijk, Jack Hoogeboom, Jeroen van Mechelen, Matteo Fosso, Miguel Loos, Michael Davis
Client: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Completion Date: 2005
Photographs: Christian Richters

Courtesy of UnSangDong Architects + Kim Woo Il

Asian Culture Complex / UnSangDong Architects + Kim Woo Il

In the design proposal for the Asian Culture Complex, UnSangDong Architects + Kim Woo II… constitutes a stage that acts as a new container for the culture and everyday events. If the new stage for the city is creating an

Housing Building in Carabanchel / Amann-Canovas-Maruri

© Miguel de Guzmán

Architects: Amann-Canovas-Maruri – Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, Nicolás Maruri
Location: Avenida de la Peseta, Carabanchel, Madrid,
Client: EMVS (Department of housing, Madrid Council Government)
Site area: 4441.33 sqm
Built up area: 13419,81 sqm (including parking areas)
Completed year: May 2009
Costs: 6.957.818 €
Colaborators: Gonzalo Pardo Díaz, Beatriz Amann Vargas, Ana Arriero Cano, Ignacio Díaz González, Sara de la Fuente Sanz, Susana Velasco Sánchez, Cristina Parreño Alonso, Ana López, Rafael Marcos, Carlos Ríos, Rafael Palomares, Javier Gutiérrez
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmán, David Frutos

Courtesy of A+D

A+D Museum’s ARkidECTURE + Design Workshop at The Eames Office

Now’s your chance to learn all about the wonderful world of Charles and Ray Eames at A+D Museum‘s ARkidECTURE + design workshop at The Eames Office Saturday, January 14th from 10AM – 1PM.
Carla Hartman, Education Director and granddaughter of…

Lake Lugano House / JM Architecture

© Jacopo Mascheroni

Architect: JM Architecture,
Locations: Lugano,
Design team: Paolo Basco (Project Manager), Rex Gapuz, Jansen Lara
Built area: 350 mq
Contruction start: November 2008
Completion: May 2010
Photographs: Jacopo Mascheroni 


The Cube / Park Associati

© Andrea Martiradonna

Architects: Park Associati , Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi
Location: Milano, via Foscolo n.1 (Piazza Duomo), Italy
Client: Electrolux Appliances Emea N.V
Design team: Lorenzo Merloni (project leader), Alessandro Rossi, Alexia Caccavella, Alice Cuteri, Fabio Calciati_Rendering
Contractor:Nüssli AG, Hüttwilen, CH, Frieder Braun, Maurizio Ledda, Maik Rauch
Event Concept and Project Management: Absolute Blue
Area: 140 sqm
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna


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…)