University Hygienic Laboratory / OPN Architects

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Architect: OPN Architects
Location: , Iowa
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Wayne Johnson, Main Street Studio 

Designed for the University of Iowa, the Hygienic Laboratory was designed by and was completed in 2010 as a collaborative and interdisciplinary laboratory facility.  In addition to both closed and open laboratory space, the complex features traditional academic functions such as office space, workspaces, and group meeting space.  More images and architect description after the break.

On the Brewery / LEVS Architecten

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Architects: LEVS Architecten
Location: , The Netherlands
Client: ING Real Estate Development
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 16,000 sqm
Photographs: Marcel van der Burg – primabeeld

Kirkwood Horticulture Building / OPN Architects

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Architect: OPN Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Wayne Johnson, Main Street Studio 

Designed by OPN Architects, the Kirkwood Horticulture Building at Kirkwood Community College is a 40,000sf facility that houses the burgeoning floral and horticultural program for its host school.  In addition to typical academic programs such as lecture halls, office space, student commons, and laboratory facilities, the complex also includes an 8,500sf greenhouse for production.  More images and architect description after the break.

Iron Horse Hotel / The Kubala Washatko Architects

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Architect: The Kubala Washatko Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: The Kubala Washatko Architects 

Designed by the Kubala Washatko Architects of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, the Iron Horse Hotel is an upscale boutique hotel that caters to motorcycle enthusiasts and travelers.  The 100,000sf project was completed in 2008 as a refurbishment to an existing factory — more images and architect description after the break.

780 Brewster / Lemay associés

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Architects: Lemay associés
Location: Montréal,
Client: Groupe Mach
Project Team: Louis T. Lemay (Partner in Charge), André Cardinal (Architect, Senior Partner, Project Manager), Pierre E. Leclerc (Senior Architect, LEED AP), Sandra Neill (Associate Designer), Chantal Ladrie (Designer), Marie-Élaine Globensky (Graphic Design And Signage)
General Contractor: Construction TEQ inc.
Engineers: Bouthillette Parizeau & Associés (electro-mechanical engineering) and les Consultants Gemec inc. (civil/structural engineering)
Sustainable Development: Lyse M. Tremblay, architect, LEED AP
Project Year: 2007
Project Area: 12,000 sqm
Photographs: Claude-Simon Langlois

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: , England
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,
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, Liechtenstein
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: ,
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, Reiach and Hall Architects

Golden Mile / LEVS Architecten

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Architects: LEVS Architecten
Location: ,
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 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: ,
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, Ontario,
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: ,
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