Bergrestaurant / Markus Innauer + Bernd Frick

© Adolf Bereuter

Architects: Markus Innauer, Bernd Frick
Location: Bezau, Platz 375, 6870 Bezau, Austria
Site Area: 2,000 sqm
Budget: € 1,900,000
Area: 690.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Adolf Bereuter

Courtesy of Onat Öktem and Ziya Imren
Courtesy of Onat Öktem and Ziya Imren

Çanakkale Municipality “Green” Cultural Center & Municipality Building Competition Entry / Onat Öktem and Ziya Imren

Designed by Onat Öktem and Ziya Imren…, the proposal for the Çanakkale Municipality “Green” Cultural Center & Municipality Building, which won an honorable mention, aims to create a new focal point located at the intersection of two busy pedestrian and

Call for ArchDaily Interns for Spring 2013

is in need of a select group of awesome, architecture-obsessed Interns to join our team for Spring 2013 (January 14th – May 14th)! If you want to spend your days researching/writing about the best architecture around the globe – and find out what it takes to work for the world’s most visited architecture website – then read on after the break…

Staten Island: A Microcosm of New York’s Post-Sandy Controversies

damage north of Seaside, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. © Governor’s Office / Tim Larsen

The power and destruction of Hurricane Sandy made New Yorkers acknowledge just how vulnerable the city is to natural disaster.  The storm pummeled Queens’ and Brooklyn’s shores, destroyed and flooded homes while Manhattan’s lower half was submerged and plunged into darkness for a week.  But arguably, Staten Island, New York City’s Forgotten Borough, received the brunt of the storm and the slowest level of recovery.  In the midst of the controversial clean-up, the New York City Economic Development Corporation decided to plow through the tragedy with pursuant talks of the planned developments on the St. George waterfront in Staten Island.  While some residents may be offended that the subject of the talks was not of the EDC’s recovery programs, the real controversy is the way in which the EDC is planning to go forward with its proposal.  It is planning to build the world’s largest ferris wheel along a vulnerable coast line that just saw damage from one of the worst storms to hit NYC in recent history.

Read more on this development after the break.

Courtesy of NADAAA
Courtesy of NADAAA

Dortoir Familial / NADAAA

The Dortoir Familial, designed by NADAAA…, focuses on merging with the landscape as the slipped court provides simultaneous interiority and exteriority—protected and private as well as extroverted and engaged. The most significant result of this integration of landscape and

Berrima House / Park + Associates

© Derek Swalwell

Architects: Park + Associates
Location: Berrima Road,
Principal Architect: Lim Koon Park
Project Team: Christina Thean, Veerawat Chankitisakul
Area: 749 sqm
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Courtesy of Nikolova/Aarsø (N/A)
Courtesy of Nikolova/Aarsø (N/A)

Sustainable Market Square Competition Entry / Nikolova/Aarsø (N/A)

The proposal for the Casablanca Sustainable Market Square competition by Nikolova/Aarsø (N/A)… brings together the economic, ecological, cultural, and social aspects of sustainability together. The architects do so with the interplay of medieval Islamic design tradition and contemporary advanced building

Casa Vattier / Elton+Leniz Arquitectos Asociados

© Natalia Vial

Architects: Elton+Leniz Arquitectos Asociados
Location: Zapallar, Valparaiso,
Associated Architects: Mirene Elton , Mauricio Leniz
Office Architects: John Fieldhouse, Juan Pablo Nazar
Constructor: Altiplano
Area: 350 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Natalia Vial

Video: Hayrack Apartments / OFIS Arhitekti

Located on the edge of , an alpine town in Slovenia, the Hayrack Apartments have beautiful views due to the courtyard opening onto a view of the surrounding mountains. Designed by OFIS Arhitekti, their video highlights the character of the social apartments as they were sold to the Slovenian Housing Fund for young families at a price of 900 EUR/m2 which is extremely cheap. he concept of the façade is taken from the hayrack system – wooden beams following traditional details and patterns. Traditionally farmers use the beams to store grass and corn, on the housing one can store flowers or other balcony decoration. Apartments are of different sizes – from 30m2 studio flats up to four room apartments of 80m2.

Civil Guard Barracks House in Malpartida de Plasencia / MUDAARQUITECTURA

© Juan Carlos Quindós

Architects: MUDAARQUITECTURA
Location: , Cáceres, Spain
Design Team: Pablo Rey Medrano, Federico Rodriguez Cerro, Mª José Selgas Cáceres, Jorge E. Ramos Jular
Technical Architect: Miguel Ángel Tierno de Dios
Client: Dirección General de la Policía y la Guardia Civil
Area: 2,946.65 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photography: Juan Carlos Quindós

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Courtesy of Visiondivision

It’s been an intense week in starting with the unfortunate news of the passing of Oscar Niemeyer, Brazil’s modernist icon. Also, we published some great project you can’t miss! Our main image belongs to Visiondivision’s Chop Stick, a whole new definition of the phrase “Tree House”. Don’ forget to check two great house in Japan, Shelf-Pod by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio and KCH designed by Kochi Architect’s Studio. Take a look at OKE, the new culture house of Ortuella, . Finally, visit Fast Track, an amazing installation by Salto AB.

Maria’s Residence / Vardastudio Architects & Designers

© Pambis Iakovou

Architects: Vardastudio Architects & Designers
Location: Geroskipou, Paphos,
Photographs: Pambis Iakovou

Courtesy of AZPA
Courtesy of AZPA

St. Martin Library Competition Entry / AZPA

The main aim of AZPA… in their design for the New Library of St. Martin in Passiria was to create an envelope that is not only functional but also representative of the local and global contents of a cultural institution

Point Dume Residence / Griffin Enright Architects

© Benny Chan

Architects: Griffin Enright Architects
Location: Malibu, California, USA
Architects In Charge: John Enright, Margaret Griffin
Area: 613 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Benny Chan

iPad App Provides Guide To Building The Perfect Sustainable City

iPad App Provides Guide To Building The Perfect Sustainable City

Inspired by the Harvard Graduate School of Design‘s book, Ecological Urbanism, published in 2010, the school commissioned Portland-based interactive studio Second Story to transform the book into an iPad app. This app aims to be a resource that draws from…

House kn / Kochi Architect’s Studio

© Nobumitsu Watanabe

Architects: Kochi Architect’s Studio
Location: Miura, Kanagawa,
Architect In Charge: Kazuyasu Kochi + Mana Kochi
Structural Engineer: MI+D architectural structure laboratory
Constractor: Nakano Koumuten
Area: 223 sqm
Photographs: Nobumitsu Watanabe, Kazuyatsu Kochi

© Nelson Guarrido
© Nelson Guarrido

agriCultural Mountain Winning Proposal / Group IUT

As one of the winners for the international competition, “Performance architecture”, the agriCultural Mountain project by Group IUT… (Nuno Miguel Lima Cruz, Bruno Martins Afonso Gomes, António da Silva Lopes) explores the paradox of an ephemeral monument creation. It´s an

Square Skylight House / NKS Architects

© Ken’ichi Suzuki

Architects: NKS Architects
Location: Kashiwa, Chiba,
Architect In Charge: Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
Structure: RC+S, 2 stories
Area: 532.38 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Ken’ichi Suzuki