Horizontal Showcase / Paloma Baquero Masats + Juan Antonio Serrano García

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Architects: Paloma Baquero Masats + Juan Antonio Serrano García
Location: Puerta Real nº 1 Inside Passage local 2, 18009 ,
Developer, Owner: Antonio Salto M.
Total Budget: €50,000
Built Area: 35 sqm
Photographs: Javier Callejas Sevilla

Riva San Vitale House / Gianluca Martinelli Architetto

© Simone Mengani

Architect: Gianluca Martinelli Architetto
Location: Riva San Vitale, ,
Project Team: Linda Cincinelli and Simone Ruffoni
Engineer: Marco Chiesa and Massimo Michelazzi
Site Area: 640 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Simone Mengani


AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LX

Photo by Vesper Hsieh - http://www..com/photos/vesperhsieh/

We’re almost at 70,000 for our Flickr Pool! 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 Vesper Hsieh in Barcelona, . Check the other four after the break.

Roebuck Castle Student Residence, UCD / Kavanagh Tuite Architects

© Paul Tierney

Architects: Kavanagh Tuite Architects
Location: UCD Belfield Campus, ,
Project Managers: KSN Project Managers, Dublin
Client: UCD Property Services
Engineers: Hanley Pepper Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers, Dublin.M&E
Consultants: Delap& Waller Consulting Engineers, Dublin.
Quantity Surveyors: Kane Crowe Kavanagh, Dublin
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Paul Tierney, Kavanagh Tuite


Great Pier / !melk + UrbanLab + HOK

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The competition for re-imagining Chicago’s historic Navy Pier has produced some ambitious examples of design ingenuity and innovation.  Feeding off of Daniel Burnham’s memorable quote “make no little plans”, this proposal comes from a design team led by !melkprinciple Jerry Van Eyck, UrbanLab and HOK - a series of “dramatic ideas to  reconceptualize Chicago’s preeminent exclamation point extending from the Great Lakes to the world”.  The intention behind this proposal is to provide a dynamic place in a historic area that provides a cultural landmark as well as a world-wide attraction that stems from the geological history of the site itself.

Follow us after the break for a more in-depth look at this project.

Granja Viana House / Arquiteto Gilberto Belleza

© Fran Parente

Architects: Arquiteto Gilberto Belleza
Location: Carapicuiba, Sao Paulo,
Design Team: Arq. Fabiana Landi, Arquiteta Tatiane Amorim, Arquiteta Vanessa Bucelli
Site Area: 803,00 sqm
Constructed Area: 400,00 sqm
Completion: 2008/2009
Photographs: Fran Parente


Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse damaged by Fire

Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse has been severely damaged fire. The nine-story “vertical village” in , became a historic monument in 1995 and serves as one of the most important postwar landmarks of modernist architecture.

The fire began Thursday afternoon in a first floor duplex. Firefighters fought over 12 hours to tame the blaze and were able to bring it under control earlier this morning. Many reports state at least eight to eleven homes were destroyed and twenty to thirty were damaged by smoke. All residents were evacuated late on Thursday. Thankfully, no one was critically injured and only five people were treaded in the hospital for minor injuries.

Le Corbusier built the social housing complex between 1947 and 1951. About 1,600 people live it its 334 famous duplex apartments. Some residents have resided in the complex since its inauguration. Many of the inhabitants include middle-class teachers and architects.

It remains unclear on how the fire was started.

Find more information on Unite d’ Habitation here on ArchDaily.

Reference: Le Huffington Post, The Guardian

Exhibition Center Of Sherbrooke / CCM²

© Stéphane Groleau

Architects: CCM² – Côté Chabot Morel Architectes
Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec,
Project Manager: Pierre Morel
Design Team: Yan Laplante, Mathieu Morel, Pierre Morel
Engineers: SNC Lavalin
Client: The City of Sherbrooke
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Stéphane Groleau

Erasmus University College Housing / Erick van Egeraat

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The design of the new housing project for the Erasmus University College by Erick van Egeraat consists out of five stories and houses a lecture hall, reading rooms, tutor rooms and offices for the staff of EUC. Located at the Nieuwe Markt in the center of , this new university concept will be implemented in the former 1923 library building which currently houses the Museum of Education. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Fink House / Ian Moore Architects

© Brett Boardman

Architect: Ian Moore Architects 
Location: Woollahra, , Australia
Principal Architect: Ian Moore
Project Architect: Yoshihito Kashiwagi
Project Team:  Zoe Spiegel
Project Area: 171 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Brett Boardman 


Video: Brooklyn Bridge / John Roebling / Great Spaces

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Check out Great Spaces’ clip on the , one of New York’s amazing infrastructure feats.  The construction of the bridge was a family affair as it was designed by  in the late 1860s and then completed by his son and daughter-in-law.  One must imagine New York’s “skyline” of the 1800s to fully understand the innovation and the magnitude of such a massive project.  For more about Roebling’s bridge, be sure to view our AD Classics coverage.

Ballast Point Park / Choi Ropiha Fighera

© Brett Boardman

Architect: Choi Ropiha Fighera
Location: Ballast Point Park, , NSW,
Client:  Sydney Harbour Foreshore
Floor Area: 460 sqm

Completion: 2009
Photographs: Brett Boardman 

Courtesy of IA&B

361° Design Conference

Taking place March 17-19, the 361° Design Conference, which we are media partners for, will be focusing on a series that aims to capture practices with the “one-degree of difference”. Its objective is to create a multi-directional showcase of ideas…

McGee Art Pavilion / ikon.5 architects

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Architect: ikon.5 architects
Location: Alfred,
Project Area: 19,000 sqf
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Brad Feinknopf

Courtesy of Ajman University of Science & Technology

Workshop by Delugan Meissl at Ajman University

Ajman University of Science & Technology will hosting a four-day workshop by architects Mrs. Elke Delugan-Meissl and Mr. Roman Delugan of Delugan Meissl Associated Architects – DMAA… February 18-22. DMAA is known for their works involving urban development and interior


© Paul Czitrom

Architects: PRODUCTORA - Carlos Bedoya, Victor Jaime, Wonne Ickx, Abel Perles
Location: , State of ,
Collaborators: Felix Guillen, Diego Escamilla, Oscar Trejo, Iván Villegas
Built Area: 450 sqm
Completion: 2011
Client: Díaz Family
Construction: Diseño e Ingenierías EMET (Leonardo León)
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Paul Czitrom

Courtesy of ROCAD

Romanian Convention of Architecture and Design (ROCAD) 2012

The University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” of Bucharest will be celebrating its 120th anniversary this year in an ample event known as the Romanian Convention of Architecture and Design (ROCAD), that is going to take place at Parliament…

Bromelia House / Urban Recycle Architecture Studio

© Marcio Correia Campos

Architects: Urban Recycle Architecture Studio
Location: Salvador, Bahia,
Design Team: Diego Viana Gomes, Juliana Meira Araujo Aguiar, Saul Kaminsky Bernfeld Oliveira
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Urban Recycle Architecture Studio & Marcio Correia Campos