Colin Powell Middle School / Legat Architects, Inc.

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Architect: Legat Architects, Inc.
Location: ,
Construction Manager: Louis Jones Enterprises, Inc.
Technology/Audio-visual/Security/Geothermal Feasibility Consultant: KJWW Engineering Consultants
MEP/Structural/Civil Engineer: Globetrotters
PhotographsJames Steinkamp

Designed by Legat Architects, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois, the 122,000sf Colin Powell Middle School is an academic facility that serves grades 6-8 for Illinois School District 159.  According to the architect, “The design of Colin Powell Middle School responds to the client’s desire to provide a progressive symbol of education to its students and community.  Energy efficiency, environmental conscientiousness, and openness were all driving factors in the design.”  More images and description after the break.

Kings College Library / Mitchell Taylor Workshop

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Architects: Mitchell Taylor Workshop
Location: Somerset,
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Buro Happold
Contractor: RG Spiller
Project Area: 800 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Mitchell Taylor Workshop

Leazar Hall Renovation + Additions / Cannon Architects

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Architects: Cannon Architects
Location: , North Carolina, USA
Structural Engineer: Kaydous-Daniels Engineers, PLLC
PME/FP/Civil Engineer: Edmondson Engineers, PA
Landscape Architect: OBS Landscape Architects
General Contractor: Riley Contracting Group, Inc.
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 62,000 sqf
Photographs: JWest Productions, LLC

National Parliament Principality of Liechtenstein / Hansjoerg Goeritz Architekturstudio

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Architects: Hansjoerg Goeritz Architekturstudio
Location: Vaduz,
Collaborators: Anne-Claire von Braunmühl, Stefan Höpfinger, Mario Bearth, Marc Berliat, Fritz Eggenberger
Local Architects: FrickArchitekten AG
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Jürg Zürcher
Products used in this project: , Door & windows hardware.

Dundee House / Reiach and Hall Architects

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Architects: Reiach and Hall Architects
Location: , Scotland
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
Main Contractor: Bovis Lend Lease
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 12,500 sqm (Gross Internal Floor Area)
Photographs: Dave Morris, Paul Zane,

Golden Mile / LEVS Architecten

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Architects: LEVS Architecten
Location: Almere,
Client: Syntrus Achmea Vastgoed
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Allard van der Hoek

Rishikesh House / Rajiv Saini

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Architects: Mr. Rajiv Saini
Location: Rishikesh,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 640 sqm
Photographs: Sebastian Zachariah

AD Classics: Rothko Chapel / Philip Johnson, Howard Barnstone, Eugene Aubry and Mark Rothko

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In 1964 Mark Rothko was commissioned by John and Dominique de Menil (who are also founders of the nearby Menil Collection that is housed in the Renzo Piano-designed Menil Museum and Cy Twombly Gallery) to create a meditative space filled with his site-specific paintings. The original architect assigned to work alongside Rothko was Philip Johnson, with whom Rothko clashed over their distinct ideas for the building. Rothko would object to the monumentality of Johnson’s plan as distracting from the artwork it was to house. For this reason the Chapel would go through several revisions and architects working on the meditative space. Rothko continued first with and then Eugene Aubry, but ultimately did not live to see the chapel’s completion in 1971. It was after a long struggle with depression that Rothko committed suicide in his New York Studio on February 25th, 1970.

   

Judicial Centre in Debrecen / Koller Studio

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Architects: Koller Studio
Location: Debrecen,
Project Team: József Koller, László Csatai, László Pethő, László Földes
Client: County Court of Hajdú-Bihar and Supreme Prosecutor of Debrecen
Project Year: 2006
Project Area: 6,035 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Koller Studio

AD Classics: St. Mark’s Church in Bjorkhagen / Sigurd Lewerentz

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After over a decade of absence from architecture, reappeared with the creation of St. Mark’s Church in Björkhagen, . His winning design for the church brought him back to the art of building, and his apt control of materiality brought the St. Mark’s Church international attention.

Thomas L. Wells Public School / Baird Sampson Neuert Architects

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Architects: Baird Sampson Neuert Architects
Location: Toronto, , Canada
Project Team: Barry Sampson, Seth Atkins, Geoffrey Thün, Ian Douglas, Yves Bonnardeaux, Mauro Carreño, Gregory Reuter, McMichael Ruth, Andria Vacca, Colin Ripley, Jason Lee
Contractor: Struct-Con Construction
Project Year: 2005
Project Area: 6,108 sqm
Photographs: Tom Arban

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Visitor and Education Center / GWWO Architects

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Architects: GWWO Architects
Location: Baltimore, Maryland,
Exhibit Planning & Design: Haley Sharpe Design
Civil Engineering: Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Landscape Architecture: Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc.
MEP Engineering: Henry Adams, LLC
Structural Engineering: Faisant Associates Inc.
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 17,655 sqf
Photographs: Robert Creamer,

Sandal Magna Community Primary School / Sarah Wigglesworth Architects

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Architects: Sarah Wigglesworth Architects
Locaiton: Wakefield,
Planning Supervisor: Nps North East
Main Contractor: Allenbuild North East
Structural Engineer: Techniker
Client: Wakefield Metropolitan District Council and NPS North East
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1,740 sqm
Photographs: Mark Hadden Photography

Fyrstikkalleén School / GASA Architects

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Architects: GASA Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 14,500 sqm
Photographs: Jiri Havran

Education 1 Facility / NAC Architecture

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Architect: NAC Architecture
Location: , , Unites States
Consultants: Kahler Slater Architects, Inc., Pamela Bartczak Design, University of Colorado Denver, Martin & Martin, S.A. Miro, M-E Engineers, Shen Milsom Wilke, InSite Design
Project Year: 2008
Photography: Frank Ooms

The new Education 1 Facility by NAC Architecture sets the tone for the new University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The building houses education facilities for multiple medical schools within the university. The design by NAC Architecture accomplishes a welcoming building that extends itself out into the campus and the students it serves.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church / Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/Planning

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Architect: Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/Planning
Location: Troy, ,
General Contractor: The Dailey Co.
Project Year: 2008
Photography: Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/Planning

AD Classics: Landhaus Lemke / Mies van der Rohe

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The Landhaus Lemke private residence by Mies van der Rohe exudes the crisp, clean and formal aesthetics that are characteristic of his architectural proclivity. Built in 1933 for Karl and Martha Lemke, the house is rich with history and encompasses a storied past. More details after the break.

Single Family House / Lucio Serpagli

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Architects: Lucio Serpagli
Location: ,
Project Year: 2006
Project Area: 280 sqm
Photographs: Olinto Malpeli