AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Five great projects from last week that you must check out! The main image belongs to the most visited post of the week, the neat Zamora Offices by Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza. Looking for house designs? You can’t miss these three great houses. House kn designed by Kochi Architect’s Studio, Ian MacDonald’s Meadow House in Caledon, or the amazing Summer house in Naxos, Greece. Last but not least, revisit Law-Court Offices in Venice designed by C+S Architects.

Apartments for Young People, Nursery and Park in San Sebastián / Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos

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Architects: Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos
Location: Donostia-San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa,
Architect In Charge: Ignacio Quemada
Design Team: Leticia Uribe, Maitane Urdangarín, Nagore Armendáriz, Ibón Pérez Murguiondo
Structure: José Antonio Gurruchaga
Installations: JG Ingenieros
Technical Architect: Daniel Barroso
Landscape: LUR Paisajistak
Year: 2011
Photography: Alejo Bagué

Courtesy of NADAAA
Courtesy of NADAAA

‘Gwangju Swarms’ Installation / NADAAA

The Gwangju Swarms installation by NADAAA… was designed as part of the Urban Folly Exhibit, 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale. The installation site is characterized by a road crossing with a diverse set of scales and building types that anchor each

House In Villa Belgrano / FKB Arquitectos

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Architects: Faraci Kustich Barrionuevo Arquitectos
Location: Jacobo Joule 5434, Córdoba, Córdoba Province,
Design Team: Mariano Faraci, Ivan Kustich, Juan Barrionuevo
Plot: 1,014 sqm
Area: 450.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photography: Gonzalo Viramonte, Cortesia de

Courtesy of HAO (Holm Architecture Office)
Courtesy of HAO (Holm Architecture Office)

Tianjin Hotel Proposal / HAO

The hotel concept for the five-star hotel in Tianjin, China incorporates the traditional hotel amenities such as conference rooms, restaurants, and fitness areas with a vibrant gallery for art and changing exhibitions showcasing local and international artists. Designed by HAO/Holm …

Stockton Campus Center / KSS Architects + VMDO Architects

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Architects: KSS Architects + VMDO Architects
Location: Pomona, , NJ, USA
Area: 153,000 sq ft
Photographs: Barry Halkin

Courtesy of Studio Symbiosis
Courtesy of Studio Symbiosis

Trans Ganga Masterplan Proposal / Studio Symbiosis

Spread across 1156 acres, the proposal for the Trans Ganga Masterplan by Studio Symbiosis… is envisioned as an iconic city on the banks of Ganga, aimed at being a self sufficient sustainable city. Developed as a mixed use project, this

HG House / Agraz Architects

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Architects: Agraz Arquitectos
Location: Plata, ,
Design Team: Ricardo Agraz
Collaborators: Brenda Barrón, Juan Antonio Jaime, Javier Aguirre, Gaby Villarreal, Miguel Sánchez, Ian Beckman, Alejandro Saldaña, Sara Tamez
Construction: Salvador Aguirre
Area: 546 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Mito Covarrubias

Courtesy of John D. Anderson, FAIA
Courtesy of John D. Anderson, FAIA

AIA Awards: Topaz Medallion for Architectural Education & Kemper Award for Service to the Profession

Both Robert Greenstreet, Intl. Assoc. AIA, and John D. Anderson…, FAIA, have won prestigious AIA award. The Board of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) named Robert Greenstreet as

Ch_V House / Aguilera Guerrero

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Architects: Aguilera Guerrero
Location: , Catalunya,
Area: 440 sqm
Photographs: Pepo Segura

Boiler House Ceres / diederendirrix architects

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Architects: diederendirrix architects
Location: , The Netherlands
Project Team: Bert Dirrix, Rob Meurders, Tom Kuipers, Wendy Matthijssen, Andre Wijnhoven
Area: 2,200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Arthur Bagen, Courtesy of diederendirrix architects

Courtesy of FXFOWLE Architects
Courtesy of FXFOWLE Architects

FXFOWLE Lounge Installation / FXFOWLE Architects

FXFOWLE Architects… shared with us their custom-design for the inaugural Miami Project art fair. Their installation, known as the ‘FXFOWLE Lounge’, features a free-standing architectural pavilion housed within a well-appointed lounge and bar area. The pavilion – which pairs technologically-sophisticated

Happy Birthday Oscar

in front of the Palazzo Mondadori. Photo via Mondadori.com

Today would have been Oscar Niemeyer’s 105th birthday. The Pritzker-Prize winning, Brazilian master died last Thursday, December 6th, due to complications from a previous kidney condition.

Take a moment to look back on all our Niemeyer coverage, and remember the man who truly saw architecture as a higher calling. As Neimeyer once said: ”The architect’s role is to fight for a better world, where he can produce an architecture that serves everyone and not just a group of privileged people.”

My Boon / Jaklitsch – Gardner Architects PC

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Architects: Jaklitsch – Gardner Architects PC
Location: ,
Design Team: Stephan Jaklitsch, Mark Gardner, Christopher Kitterman, Mariana Renjifo, Bjarke Ballisager, Margaux Schindler, Liz Kelsey
Architect: Kukbo Design
Collaborator: Milan Vukmirovic
Area: 622 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners

Courtesy of Workshop Architecture + Canada Council for the Arts + OAA
Courtesy of Workshop Architecture + Canada Council for the Arts + OAA

Green Line Ideas Competition

All are invited to participate in the challenge to create proposals for the public use of an overhead transmission line corridor (a.k.a. hydro corridor) in midtown Toronto. This design competition aims to demonstrate the potential of the particular hydro corridor…

HELIX, Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of Stockholm / BSK Arkitekter

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Architects: BSK Arkitekter
Location: ,
Area: 17,000 sqm
Photographs: Max Plunger

Grand Central on Kennedy by Urban Studio Architects, in collaboration with Scott Partnership Architecture
Grand Central on Kennedy by Urban Studio Architects, in collaboration with Scott Partnership Architecture

Mickey Jacob, FAIA, Inaugurated as 2013 AIA President

With more than 25 years of AIA participation and holding many leadership roles, Mickey Jacob…, FAIA, managing principal at Urban Studio Architects in Tampa, Florida since 1989, was inaugurated as the 89th president of the American Institute of Architects

Broken Pitched Roof House / NKS Architects

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Architects: NKS Architects
Location: Nakatsu, Oita,
Architect In Charge: Noriko + Kaoru Suehiro
Structure: RC+S, 1 story
Area: 211.27 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of NKS Architects