House in Leiden / SAMF


Architects: Sara Antunes & Mário Ferreira Arquitectos
Location: Leiden,
Project Area: 140 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Joao Morgado

Black House / Bakers Architecten

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Architects: Bakers Architecten
Location: Utrecht,
Project Team: Jan Bakers, Martijn Boer, Erik Feenstra, Noor van de Loo, Remko Verkaar
Structural Engineering: CIHR bv, Delft
Lighting: Maikel van Burik
Contractor: Bouwonderneming Van Bekkum Houten, Houten
Project Area: 1,100 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Maarten Noordijk, Frank Stahl

SF House / Studio Guilherme Torres

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Architects: Studio Guilherme Torres
Location: Londrina,
Client: SF
Floor Area: 547 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Beto Consorte

Brick House / Marcio Kogan

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Architect: Marcio Kogan
Location: Sao Paulo,
Co-Author: Renata Furlanetto
Collaborator: Fernanda Neiva
Interior Design: Diana Radomysler, Renata Furlanetto
Project Team: Beatriz Meyer, Carolina Castroviejo, Eduardo Chalabi, Eduardo Glycerio, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Luciana Antunes, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Simas, Oswaldo Pessano, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski
Landscape Architect: Renata Tilli
Structural Engineering: Leão e Associados Engenharia de Estruturas
General Contractor: MVC Engenharia
Site Area: 960 sqm
Project Area: 780 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Strom Spa Nordique / Chevalier Morales Architectes

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Architects: Chevalier Morales Architectes
Location: Montréal, Québec,
Project managers: Sergio Morales, Stephan Chevalier
Project team: Sergio Morales, Stephan Chevalier, Karine Dieujuste, Christine Giguère, Samantha Hayes, Neil Melendez
Client: Anne Joyal, Guillaume Lemoine
Engineers: Les Consultants Gemec, Génivar
General contractor: Pomerleau
Built area: 1,000 sqm
Budget: 3.6 M
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Marc Cramer

Notariaat / Atelier Vens Vanbelle


Architects: Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Location: Horebeke,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Atelier Vens Vanbelle

In Progress: Brick House / iStudio Architecture

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Mumbai-based iStudio Architecture shared with us their Brick House, a great project using bricks, , wood, bamboo and ferro-cement. The house, located in Wada, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

More images and architect’s description after the break.

Mummy Mountain Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio LLC

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Architects: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC – Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart
Location: Paradise Valley, Arizona,
Structural Engineering: AED Structural Engineers, Inc. – Christopher J. Sosnowski, P.E.
Construction Company: Cuff Custom Homes – Hugh Cuff
Construction Area: 3,968 sf or 368.64 sqm
Graphics + Drawings: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC
Project Year: 2004 – 2008
Photography: Bill Timmerman of Timmerman Photography

Brick-Weave House / Studio Gang Architects

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Architects: Studio Gang Architects
Location: Chicago,
Completion Date: November 2008
Size: 3,250 sf
Photography: Steve Hall – © Hedrich Blessing

Pizza East / Michaelis Boyd

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Architect: Michaelis Boyd Associates
Location: London
Contractor: Giles Contracts Management Ltd.
M&E Contractor: Link Projects Limited
Kitchen: Exclusive Ranges
Structural Engineer: Akera Engineers
Photographs: Richard Lewisohn

Marof Winery / Andrej Kalamar

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Architect: Andrej Kalamar – Studio Kalamar
Location: Mačkovci,
Structural Engineering: Igra
HVAC Engineering: Veling
Electrical Engineering: Mat-El
Client: Panvita Marof d.o.o.
Contractor: SGP Pomgrad d.d.
Built Area: 2.200 sqm
Budget: 3.200.000 €
Project Year: 2006-2008
Year of Construction: 2009
Photographs: Studio Kalamar

Birkenhead Library and Civic Centre / Archoffice

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Architect: Archoffice
Location: 205 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, North Shore City,
Client: North Shore City Council
Project design team: Brendan Rawson (director in charge); Leon Bieldt (Project Architect); John Ingham; Henri Sayes; Tane Pratt; Rose McShane; Anna Fraser
Project management: RDT Pacific
Structural engineer: Brown and Thompson
Mechanical / Services engineer: S.K.M (Sinclair Knight Mertz)
Quantity surveyor: Maltbys
Planner: Burton Consultants
Traffic planner: McCormack Rankin Cagney
Construction Company: Mainzeal Property and Construction
Date of Practical Completion: 2 December 2009
Photos: Courtesy of Archoffice

Haus D / Clemens Bachmann Architekten

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Architects: Clemens Bachmann Architekten
Location: München,
Client: Allgemeine Suedboden Grundbesitz Verwaltung
Project Area: 100 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Clemens Bachmann Architekten

AD Classics: Exeter Library (Class of 1945 Library) / Louis Kahn

In 1965 Louis I. Kahn was commissioned by the Phillips Exeter Academy to design a for the school. The Academy had been planning the new for fifteen years but were consistently disappointed with the designs that the hired architects and committee were proposing. The Academy was very particular in knowing the kind of building they wanted: a exterior to match the Georgian buildings of the school and an interior with the ideal environment for study. Kahn’s sympathetic use of and his concerns for natural light met these specific principles that the Academy had in mind for the , and thus the design fell in his hands.

More information on Louis Kahn’s Phillips Exeter Academy Library after the break.

Patterson Ob/Gyn / buildingstudio

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Architects: buildingstudio
Location: Appling Road, Memphis, Tennessee,
Design Team: Coleman Coker, Jonathan Tate, David Dieckhoff, Christopher Schmidt, Carl Batton Kennon
Interior Designer: Emily Summers Associates, Interior Design
General Contractor: Patton & Taylor Enterprises
Landscape: The Landscape Studio, Meridian, MS
Project Area: 3,200 sq ft
Budget: US $630,000
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Timothy Hursley

AD Classics: MIT Baker House Dormitory / Alvar Aalto

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designed the Baker House in 1946 while he was a professor at the Massachussets Institute of Technology, where the dormitory is located. It received its name in 1950, after the MIT’s Dean of Students Everett Moore Baker was killed in an airplane crash that year. The dormitory is a curving snake slithering on its site and reflects many of Aalto’s ideas of formal strategy, making it a dormitory that is both inhabited and studied by students from all over the world.  

Greenwich Street Project / Archi-tectonics


Completed in 2004, the Greenwich Street Project by Archi-tectonics is a 64,000 square foot multi-unit residential building in just a few blocks from where the Hudson River meets the city. With the West Village to its north, SoHo, the heart of style to its West, and TriBeCa, where entrenpreneurship has transformed industry into lofts to its south, the Greenwich Street Project is the meeting point of three of downtown’s major cultural districts. Ironically enough, its design also involved the merging of an old renovated warehouse with a completely new structure, combining both to create appropriate live-work spaces that served its context.

More on Archi-tectonics Greenwich Street Project after the break.

BAC Doering Center / Spillman Farmer Architects

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Architects: Spillman Farmer Architects
Location: Bryn Athyn, PA,
Project Team: Dan Harrigan, Joseph Biondo, Michael Metzger, Deborah Innis, Joanne Titcomb, Salvatore Verrastro, Sierra Krause, Wayne Stitt, Randy Galiotto, Christa Duelberg-Kraftician, Brian Brandis
Structural Engineering: Ritchie Engineering
Lab Planner: SST Planners
Landscape Design: Carter VanDyke Associates
Mechanical: Snyder Hoffman Engineers
Contractors: Whiting-Turner Contracting
Project Area: 39,000 sq ft
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Steven Wolfe, William Deegan