Esmeriz House / Cosimo Projectos

© Rui Pereira

Architects: Cosimo Projectos – João Pestana and Luís Caldeira
Location: ,
Construction: Ribeiro da Silva
Landscape Architect: Jorge Maia
Supervision: Paula Pereira|CM de VN de Famalicão
Promotion: CM de VN de Famalicão Junta de Freguesia de Esmeriz
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Rui Pereira

Architecture Flashcards


Here are some simple flashcards I’ve made, to aide the young student in their study of Architectural styles.

more flashcards from Coffee with an Architect after the break


Giveaway: Win a copy of Alvar Aalto: The Mark of the Hand, by Harry Charrington and Vezio Nava

Great news everybody! Thanks to Rakennustieto Publishing we have 4 copies of Alvar Aalto: The Mark of the Hand, by Harry Charrington and Vezio Nava. To win one of the copies you must become a registered user in ArchDaily and answer the following question in the comments: Which project should be featured in our AD Classics section? We already have a few so check them out so you don’t repeat them:

- Riola Parish Church
- Jyvaskyla University
- Villa Mairea
- MIT Baker House Dormitory

Remember you have to comment as a registered user to participate! We’ll be announcing the winners next Tuesday. And don’t forget to follow us through Twitter and Facebook for more amazing giveaways. Good luck!

Estate In Extremadura / Ábaton Arquitectura

Courtesy of Ábaton Architects

Architect: Ábaton Arquitectura
Location: Cáceres, Extremadura,
Building Area: 322 sqm
Gross External Area: 5 ha
Date of Completion: 2010
Interior Design Project and Furnishing: ÁBATON and BATAVIA
Photographs: Courtesy of Ábaton Architects

Update: Teachers Village / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

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-native Richard Meier has not forgotten his roots.  Established by the Puritans as a colony to follow the rules of the church in the 17th century, Newark evolved into a prosperous industrial center during the 19th century, experienced a harsh period of industrial and social  decline after WWII, and is currently seeking to reestablish its reputation as a renewed urban metropolis.  Meier has supported such efforts to restore the city’s vitality, including chairing an international design competition for the creation of a Visitors’ Center for Newark (check out some proposals we’ve previously featured here).  Back in 2010, Meier & Partners shared their vision for a new Teachers Village for the city – a four block-long mixed-use development aimed at attracting young professionals who work in the educational system to reside in the downtown area.  This past week, we are happy to share that the Village, which includes two school buildings with three charter schools and a daycare center, 70,000 sqf for retail space, in addition to the rental apartments for Newark teachers, has broken ground.

More about the project after the break.

UNESCO Marine and World Heritage Centre / Najjar & Najjar Architects

© Manfred Seidl

Architects: Najjar & Najjar Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Manfred Seidl


Video: La Coruña Center For The Arts / aceboXalonso studio, by 24studio

Above is a video put together by 24studio on what today we call the National Museum of Science andTechnology – MUNCYT – which was born in 2001 as A Coruña Center for the Arts designed by aceboXalonso studio. The video coincides with the article written about the politically controversial building which was conceived as a single container to house two buildings of diverse nature: the new Dance Conservatory of the provincial Council of A Coruña and a Provincial Museum of ambiguous content. More info can be viewed here.

Courtesy of AIA

Young Architects Forum Summit20

Coming up in March, the AIA Grassroots Conference will be featuring the Young Architects Forum (YAF), a knowledge community of AIA composed of architects licensed less than 10 years, who will be holding ‘Summit20′ at the District Architecture Center in…

The National World War II Museum / Voorsanger Mathes LLC

© Thomas Damgaard

Architects: Voorsanger Architects PC, New York, NY
Location: 945 Magazine Street, , Louisiana,
Owner/Client: The National World War II Museum Foundation, Inc.
Design Principal: Bartholomew Voorsanger
Lead Design: Martin Stigsgaard, Masayuki Sono
Museum Consultant: Peggy A. Loar
Design Team: Peter Miller, James Macdonald, Radoslaw Krysztofiak,Andrea Wiedemann, Mark Wagner, Reema Pathak, Van Hsin-Hung Tsao, Issei Suma, Won Jun Jung, Anastasiya Konopitskaya
Additional Competition Staff: Chieko Takahashi, Yoonkee Hong, Sabrina Schollmeyer, Victor Viera, Omar Renteria
Associate Architect: Mathes Brierre Architects, New Orleans, LA
Co-Chairman: Edward C. Mathes
Project Team: Peter Priola, Tony Alfortish, Nichole Chauvin, Scott Evans, C. H. Palm Jr., Frank Herdliska, Joyce Bergman, Johannah Fernandez, Vivien Yu, Vicki Cusimano, Robert Swan, Jim Opitz
Exhibition Design: Gallagher & Associates
Structural Engineer: Weidlinger Associates, Inc.
MEP Engineer: Altieri Sebor Wieber LLC
Landscape Architect: Olin Partnership
Programming: Lord Cultural Resources
Photographs: Thomas Damgaard

BSA (Boston Society of Architects) Space / Höweler + Yoon Architecture

© Andy Ryan

The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) recently opened its new headquarters, BSA Space, ’s leading cultural institution on architecture and design. The design of the new headquarters by -based firm Höweler + Yoon Architecture is centered around a highly visible “cloud” ceiling and an iconic stair. These two architectural elements act as brand markers for BSA Space and an invitation into the exhibits and meeting spaces above. More images and project description after the break.

Parkveien 5b-c / KIMA

© Ivan Brodey

Architects: KIMA
Location: , Norway
Project Year: 2011
Client: Infill AS
Project Team: Martin Dietrichson, Kristoffer Moe Bøksle, Haukur Morthens, Inge Hareide, Erlend Seilskjær
Gross Area: 945 sqm
Photographs: Dag Alveng, Ivan Brodey, Finn Ståle Feldberg, Magne Risnes

Nanshan Wedding Center / Urbanus

© Meng Yan & Wu Qiwei

Architects: Urbanus
Location: Nanshan Distrit, ,
Design Director: Meng Yan, Zhu Jialin 
Project Director: Zhang Zhen, Fu Zhuoheng, Wei Zhijiao
Architecture Designers: Wang Jun, Yin Yujun, Hu Zhigao,Li Qiang, Zhang Xinfeng 
Landscape Designers: Liao Zhixiong, Lin Ting, Yu Xiaolan, Liu Jie
Collaborator: Guoqun Studio (Interior Design); Shenzhen Keyuan Construction Group co.,Ltd (Curtain wall Design)
Client: Construction Bureau of Nanshan District
Completion: 2011
Site Area: 3,002.5 sqm
Floor Area: 977.5 sqm
Photographs: Meng Yan, Wu Qiwei

Rio Carnival 2012 kicks off in Oscar Niemeyer’s newly renovated Sambadrome

Aerial Image of Carnival

Brightly colored confetti and sequined samba queens covered the newly renovated Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, marking the beginning of the 2012 world-famous annual Carnival. Designed by ’s legendary architect Oscar Niemeyer, the Sambadrome was originally constructed during the first government of Leonel Brizola (1983 – 1987) in an effort to provide Rio with an urban facility that would serve as the permanent location of the traditional spectacle of the samba school’s parade. Inaugurated in 1984, the Sambadrome is also known as the Catwalk Professor Darcy Ribeiro out of respect to the man who moved the parade to its current site. Continue for more.

Le Cabanon / Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés

© Stephan Lucas

Architects: Atelier Seraji Architectes & Associés + Atela Architectes
Location: ,
Completion: 2011
Consultants: SETOR (engineering), Peutz ET Associés (acoustics), Anne-Lise Leymarie (environmental engineering)
Client: Nice–Côte d’Azur Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Size: 2,000 sqm
Budget: 3.8 million euros
Photographs: Stephan Lucas

Arriva Heaquarters / RVDM


Architect: RVDM
Location: ,
Design Team: Ricardo Senos, Liliana Simões, Stela Pervanova, Damião Santos, Nuno Marques
Client: Arriva – Portugal
Building Company: Combitur, Lda
Total Area: 3010 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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If you haven’t visited us in a while, you may have missed Ministry of Design’s amazing show gallery in China. Maybe, you didn’t look closely enough at BLK2 Architekten latest mixed use project in Hamburg, Germany, or La Pallaresa, designed by Terradas Arquitectos and Eduardo Souto de Moura. Now you have a chance to look at the best from last week, including Arquitecnica’s housing project and Kengo Kuma’s incredible Bridge Museum.

Villa Rotterdam / Ooze

© Jeroen Musch

Architect: Ooze - Eva Pfannes & Sylvain Hartenberg
Location: , The Netherlands
Site Area: 2,500. including water
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Jeroen Musch


LINA & GIO: THE LAST HUMANISTS: An Exhibit at the Architectural Association School of Architecture

Sesc Pompéia / Lina Bo Bardi © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

Opening on February 24th at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in Lina & Gio: The Last Humanists will explore for the first time the relationship between two seminal figures in twentieth-century design: Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992) and Gio Ponti (1891-1979). More details after the break.