Arts and Media Centre at the Doon School / Khosla Associates

© Amit Pasricha

Architects: Khosla Associates
Location: Dehra Dun,
Design Team: Sandeep Khosla, Amaresh Anand, Subodh Divekar and Dhaval Shellugar
Structural Engineer: Manjunath & Co.
General Contractors: Sawhney Builders
Electrical Consultant: Lyle Lopez
Plumbing Consultant: S.K. Consultants
Acoustics: KLM Designs
Building Green Analysis: The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI)
Project Area: 25,000 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Bharath Ramamrutham & Amit Pasricha

AD Classics: Indian Institute of Management / Louis Kahn

© Dave Morris

While was designing the National Assembly Building in Bangladesh in 1962, he was approached by an admiring Indian architect, Balkrishna Doshi, to design the 60 acre campus for the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India.  Much like his project in Bangladesh, he was faced with a culture enamored in tradition, as well as an arid desert climate.  For Kahn, the design of the institute was more than just efficient spatial planning of the classrooms; he began to question the design of the infrastructure where the classroom was just the first phase of learning for the students.

Sala Visitor Centre / Soh Design Studio

© Courtesy of

Architects: Soh Design Studio
Location: Hua Hin Hills,
Client: Siam Winery
Collaborating Partner: OSS Architects and Engineers
Main Contractor: Effective Construction
Interior Contractor: Pure Thai Decoration
Project Area: 800 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Courtesy of Soh Design Studio

House in Leiden / SAMF

© Joao Morgado

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

Black House / Bakers Architecten

© Maarten Noordijk

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

© Beto Consorte

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

Brick House / Marcio Kogan

© Nelson Kon

Architect: Marcio Kogan
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
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

© Marc Cramer

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

Courtesy of iStudio Architecture

Mumbai-based iStudio Architecture shared with us their Brick House, a great project using bricks, , , 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

© Bill Timmerman of Timmerman Photography

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

Steve Hall - © Hedrich Blessing

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

Pizza East / Michaelis Boyd

© Richard Lewisohn

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

© Studio Kalamar

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

Courtesy of Archoffice

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

© Courtesy of

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 brick exterior to match the Georgian buildings of the school and an interior with the ideal environment for study. Kahn’s sympathetic use of brick 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 ’s Phillips Exeter Academy Library after the break.

Patterson Ob/Gyn / buildingstudio

© Timothy Hursley

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