AD Round Up: Best from Flickr Part LXII

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One more week is ending, one more Round Up with amazing photos that you submit to our fast-growing 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 h ssan in Cambridge, . Check the other four after the break.

Himeji Observatory House / KINO Architects

© Daici Ano

Architects: KINO Architects - Masahiro Kinoshita
Location: Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Structure: Reinforced concrete
Site Area: 162.54 sqm
Building Area: 56.03 sqm
Total Floor Area: 155.13 sqm
Completion: 2009
Photographer: Daici Ano

Quartier Des Spectacles / Ædifica

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Architects: Ædifica
Location: Montréal,
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of AEdifica


Seljord Watch Tower / Rintala Eggertsson Architects

© Dag Jenssen

Architect: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Location: Bjørgeøyan, ,
Client: Municipality of Seljord
Project Architects: Vibeke Jenssen, Dagur Eggertsson, Sami Rintala and Kaori
Project Management: Harriet Slaaen
Curator: Springer kulturstudio, Gunn-Marit Christenson Watanabe
Landscape Architect: Feste Grenland, Tone Telnes, Jan Feste and Jarle Svendsen
Engineering: Sweco Norge, Nils Petter Due and Geir Sageien
Photographs: Dag Jenssen 


Alturas de Macchu Picchu: Martín Chambi – Álvaro Siza at work

Siza sketching at Macchu Picchu, , 1995. © Andreia Soutinho

In 1995, Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza packed a few changes of clothes, some poetry books and a single sketchbook as he set forth to Peru. These few items were all he needed to record and interpret his voyage, allowing him to integrate his investigations into his architecture. More than a half a century earlier, Peruvian photographer Martín Chambi ventured into the peaks of Macchu Picchu were he captured a famous series of portraits of the ancient Inca ruins. His project was more political, it acted as a re-appropriation of the site by its locals, but the tools of Chambi and Siza are the same: the production of images to define a reality.

The Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) presents Alturas de Macchu Picchu: Martín Chambi – Álvaro Siza at work – an exhibit featuring thirty-five original sketches by Álvaro Siza alongside the historic 1920s photographs by Martín Chambi, now on view at in the CCA’s Octagonal Gallery until April 22, 2012. Continue reading for more information.

Health Center Of Ciudad Real / Arquitecnica

© Aitor Estevez Olaizola

Architects: Arquitecnica – Roberto Moreno Klemming & Cañada Omagogeascoa
Location: Ciudad Real, Spain
Collaborators: Laura Fernandez Muñoz, Isabel Dominguez Segura, Nuria Martin Alcaraz
Quantity Surbeyor: Oscar Bernedo Antoñanzas
Client: Sescam
Constructor: Ploder
Photographs: Aitor Estevez Olaizola

Residents vote in favor of Diller, Scofidio & Renfro’s Aberdeen City Garden Redesign

View from Rosemount Viaduct - Rendering provided by the Diller Scofidio + Renfro submission boards

The people of Aberdeen, Scotland have voted in favor of the £140m Aberdeen City Garden redevelopment proposal designed by the New York-based practice Diller, Scofidio & Renfro (DS+R), in collaboration with local architects Keppie Design and Philadelphia landscape architects OLIN.

DS+R plans to redevelop the nineteenth-century Union Terrace Gardens with a Granite Web that intends to “fuse nature and culture into a vital social network at the heart of the city” with an “elastic web of three-dimensional interconnections” that spans across the six-hectare site. Continue reading for more information.

Video: Ron Arad Studio Visit

ArchDaily has partnered with, the premium online video-magazine for contemporary architecture, to bring you the best videos! This week, visits industrial designer and architect Ron Arad in his studio in Camden. Here, he tells us why he walked, literally, away from a job early in his career and why it’s a waste of time wishing you were the next Philippe Starck.

Lollipop House / Moon Hoon


Would you live here? Designed by Seoul-based practice Moon Hoon, this single family residence for Giheung-Gu, is organized around a central stair that branches to seven different living levels.  Wrapped in a colorful facade of metal panels, the coloring choice provides a strong statement for the unusual residence along with conjuring images of a child’s favorite treat.  The clients urged Moon Hoon to explore the idea of multiple living planes which has resulted in a skip floor setup with a study, living area, kitchen and dining area, master bedroom, children’s bedroom, attic playroom and upper level room, stemming from the circulation core.  An atrium runs the height of the house and allows natural light to illuminate the interiors.

More images and drawings after the break.

Agora Sociocultural Center / Rojo/Fernández-Shaw & Liliana Obal

© Hisao Suzuki

Architects: Rojo/Fernández-Shaw & Liliana Obal
Location: San Pedro de Visma, A Coruña,
Project Architects: Luis Rojo de Castro, Begoña Fernández-Shaw Zulueta, Liliana Obal Díaz
Client: A Coruña City Council
Date Built: September 2011
Contractor: Dragados S.A
Construction manager: Fernando Vasco Hidalgo
Engineers: NB 35
Consultants: Úrculo Ingenieros
Photographs: Hisao Suzuki

Fai-Fah / Sparch

© TMB Bank

Architects: Sparch
Location: ,
Design Director: Stephen Pimbley
Design Team: Wenhui Lim, Mark Mancenido, Suchon Pongsopitsin
Photographers: Lin Ho, Sparch, TMB Bank

Volumes With Gender / Longhi Architects

© Juan Solano

Architects: Longhi Architects  – Luis Longhi
Location: Carlos,
Photographs: Juan Solano Photography

Courtesy of NJIT College of Architecture and Design

NJIT College of Architecture and Design 2012 Spring Lecture Series

The spring 2012 lecture series at the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at NJIT started on February 13 with Kiel Moe’s “Matter is But Captured Energy.” All lectures take place on Mondays at 5:30 in Weston Lecture Hall unless…

Family House In Kunratice / Aulík Fišer Architects

© Andrea Thiel Lhotáková

Architects: Aulík Fišer Architects
Location: Kunratice, ,
Interior Design Collaboration: Ing. arch. Markéta Aulíková
Completion: 2009
Floor Area: 230 sqm, technical facility and garage
Photographs: Andrea Thiel Lhotáková

Paris Market Lab / Ayrat Khusnutdinov and Gemawang Swaribathoro

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Located in the heart of fashion and branded boutiques of Paris, the approach of the Paris Market Lab project by Ayrat Khusnutdinov and Gemawang Swaribathoro provides a unique experience. With the theme of ‘You Buy, We Cook’, they create not just another restaurant, but a vibrant social hub fused with a possibility to transform a regular visit to an adventure. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House Kalafatas Challita / Tribe Studio Architects

© Peter Bennetts

Architects: Tribe Studio Architects
Location: , Australia
Project Team: Hannah Tribe, Case Ornsby, Ricci Bloch, Josephine Hurley, Carla Middleton
Builder: Lars Fischer Construction
Engineer: Damian Hadley – Cantilever Engineers
Completion: 2011
Area: 158 sqm
Photographs: Peter Bennetts 


Urban Island Prototype 01 / Erick Kristanto

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Unlike the old concept of public spaces that rely on objects as a single attraction, the new prototype of urban island by Erick Kristanto for the Urban Intervention Competition uses various different activities as multiple magnets. The activities are pooled on the elevated platform as a new addition of the center complex. Since all of the programmed activities are moved to the elevated platform, the ground floor can be almost free of structure for flexible multipurpose space. More images and architects’ description after the break.

dpHUE Concept Store / Julie Snow Architects

© Paul Crosby

Architect: Julie Snow Architects
Location: , MN,
Photographs: Paul Crosby