Habitation TSL / adn Architectures

© Filip Dujardin

Architects: adn Architectures
Location: ,
Area: 350 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Filip Dujardin

Courtesy of VAUMM + Taperstudio
Courtesy of VAUMM + Taperstudio

Confederación Hidrográfica del Miño-Sil Office Building Proposal / VAUMM + Taperstudio

Located where two rivers come together, the Confederación Hidrográfica Miño and Sil office building will be protected by the official use the building serves. Designed by VAUMM + Taperstudio…, their compact and geometrically absolute design aims to turn the

Freedom Park, Phase 2 / GAPP + Mashabane Rose Architects + MMA

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Architects: GAPP + Mashabane Rose Architects + MMA
Location: , Gauteng, South Africa
Area: 11,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Simon Bird

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Nest & Cave House / Idis Turato

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Architects: Idis Turato
Location: Opatija,
Collaborators: Ana Staničić, Ida Križaj, Ivan Arbanas (structural engineer)
Site Area: 1771 sqm
Area: 393.5 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sandro Lendler, Ivan Dorotić, Želimir Gržančić

Video: 1111 Lincoln Road / Herzog & de Meuron

One of the centers of cultural and civic life, the 1111 Lincoln Road project by Herzog & de Meuron is featured in the video above, made by Elizabeth Priore. This project was chosen as it has changed people’s perception about what a utilitarian structure can be; and has ignited conversations worldwide about its design and use. This garage has reshaped the urban fabric of the city and people are going there to get married, relax, and enjoy a cocktail. The video is a Semifinalist in the $200,000 FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition and is in the running to become the $100,000 Grand Prize Winner. More information after the break.

Dynamo Metal Workshop / phalt Architekten

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Architects: phalt Architekten
Location: Zurich,
Project Team: Cornelia Mattiello, Frank Schneider, Mike Mattiello
Year: 2008
Photographs: Dominique Wehrli

The Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

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The Louvre Museum, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, aims at creating a welcoming world which associates lights and shadows as well as shimmers and calm places in a serene atmosphere. Its objective is to belong to its country, to its history, to its geography, avoiding being either a dull translation of this reality or a pleonasm meaning boredom and convention. It also aims at emphasizing the fascination generated by rare encounters. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Video: Weisman Art Museum

Peter VonDeLinde, , and Christian Korab, an architectural film studio team based out of , recently created an amazing short film on Frank Gehry‘s newly expanded Weisman Art Museum. Gehry’s 11,000 sq.ft. expansion showcases his sculptural talent featuring its stainless steel facade curving out from the entrance. This video was produced in conjunction with the Weisman featured in the January/February 2012 issue of Architecture Minnesota magazine.

Boaçava House / Una Arquitetos


Architects: Una Arquitetos
Location: sao Paulo,
Design Team: Cristiane Muniz, Fábio Valentim, Fernanda Barbara, Fernando Viégas
Year: 2011
Photographs: Leonardo Finotti

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

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Haven’t checked ArchDaily in a while? Here’s the best from last week: Main image is from Fran Silvestre’s House on the Cliff. An amazing housing project comes from , is the Urban Collage by Edouard François. You can’t miss House in Yamasaki designed by Tato Architects or the great refurbishment by LKSVDD, God’s Loftstory in  the Netherlands, a former church transformed into a unique  loft. Finally, visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science by Morphosis.

Video: Overlapped House / Chika Kijima Architect’s Office + O.F.D.A.

Chika Kijima Architect’s Office + O.F.D.A. transformed a cluster of three existing homes into this work/live haven for a pair of musicians. The naturally lit interiors of the single-story Overlapped House features a studio, kitchen, hall, ample amounts of storage and a well-buffered sleeping quarters.

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The Dynamism of Zaha’s Eli and Edythe Broad Museum

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Rio de Janeiro-based writer Robert Landon has shared with us his experience exploring Zaha Hadid’s newly completed Eli and Edythe Broad Museum in .

As you approach Zaha Hadid’s new Eli and Edythe Broad Museum in East Lansing, Michigan, it is the complex, light-catching carapace that first reels in the eye — a fine shock after the brick, neo-Gothic buildings that define the rest of the Michigan State University campus. Draw closer and its undulating fins, opening and closing in rhythmic asymmetries, begin to seduce the mind. In some places scrunched up into sharp angles and in others allowed to breathe for longer stretches across the low-slung facade, the fins seem to be the expression of some higher, grid-bending equation.

In a half-conscious attempt to solve the math, you begin to circle the building. At certain points, the fins spread wide enough for generous glimpses inside, but as you move keep moving, the inner secrets vanish again behind the metal lattice. In the same way, the relentlessly kinetic carapace tantalizes with, but ultimately eludes, any logical or definitive summing up. What is certain, though, is that, by the time you’ve come full circle, you’ll have grown quite curious to see what is going on inside.

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JRB House / Reims Architecture

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Architects: Eduardo Reims, Jorge Reims
Location: El Campanario, Querétaro, México
Structure: IEESA Morelia
Interiors: Reims Architecture, Axel Duhart
Area: 3,200 sqm
Year: 2012
Photography: Ricardo Janet

Courtesy of Comac Architects
Courtesy of Comac Architects

Proposal for an Urban Itinerary / Comac Architects

The proposal for an urban itinerary, designed by Comac Architects…, presents an urban path to extend “Marseilles 2013″ European Capital of Culture throughout the entire city. A total of 13 key-districts will be connected by the path and interspersed

Rebuilding of Macson Former Textil / Franconi González Architects

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Architects: Cristiano Franconi, Rodrigo González, Alessandro Scarnato
Location: ,
Collaborators: Arnau Boix, Caterina Dominioni, Gonzalo Fernández, Mirko Usai
Area: 5,085 sqm
Year: 2008
Photography: Courtesy of La Fotográfica

© 2012 Hudson Square Connection Rendering by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects
© 2012 Hudson Square Connection Rendering by Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects

Masterplan for Hudson Square Streetscape Improvements / Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects

Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects… shared with us their design for the streetscape masterplan for Hudson Square in Manhattan, New York. Designed to transform the district’s public realm into a socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable neighborhood, the project will serve area

Upcycling Pavilion / BNKR Arquitectura

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Architects: BNKR Arquitectura
Location: México DF, México
Design Team: Esteban Suárez, Emelio Barjau, Sebastián Suárez, Marcell Ibarrola, Christian Morales, Montserrat Escobar, Jorge Alcántara
Collaborators: Fermín Espinosa
Environmental Advisor: Juan Casillas
Area: 300 sqm
Photographs: Sebastián Suárez

Courtesy of Gow Hastings Architects
Courtesy of Gow Hastings Architects

Durham College Centre for Food / Gow Hastings Architects

Expected to be completed in September 2013, the  Durham College Centre for Food will distinguish itself in the highly competitive field of culinary education by taking advantage of its rural setting on a large suburban campus in Whitby Ontario to…