Modern Villa / BBVH Architecten

© Luuk Kramer

Architects: BBVH Architecten
Location: Den Haag,
Constractor: BB-X
Developer: Willson Real Estate
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Luuk Kramer

Splice / Cadence

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Architects: Cadence
Location: ,
Project Team: Smaran Mallesh, Narendra Pirgal, Vikram Rajashekar, Rejin Karthik
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Claire Arni

Dune House / JVA

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Architects: Jarmund / Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL / Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli
Location: Thorpeness, , England
Client: Living Architecture
Collaborating Architect: Mole Architects Ltd.
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

Roncero House / ALT arquitectura

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Architects: ALT arquitectura / Ángel Luis Tendero, Bernardo Cummins
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Silvio Posada

The Mashrabiya House / Senan Abdelqader

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Architects: Senan Abdelqader
Location: ,
Project Area: 1700 sqm
Photographs: Amit Giron

Cobogó House / Marcio Kogan

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Architects: Studio mk27 / Marcio Kogan
Location: São Paulo,
Co-Author: Carolina Castroviejo
Interior Design Co-Authors: Diana Radomysler, Carolina Castroviejo
Collaborator: Eduardo Chalabi
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1000 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Park Hill / Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret West

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Architects: Hawkins Brown with Studio Egret West
Location: Sheffield,
Landscape Architects: Grant Associates
Main Contractor: Urban Splash Build Ltd (North)
Structural Engineer: Stockley
Services Engineer: Ashmount Consulting Engineers Limited
Project Area: 130,000 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Daniel Hopkinson, Keith Collie and Peter Bennett

Riverside House / Keiji Ashizawa Design

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Architects: Keiji Ashizawa Design / Keiji Ashizawa, Lie Honjo, Silvia TasaniÅ
Location: , Japan
Structural Engineer: ÅFASA Akira Suzuki
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Daici Ano

Belvedere Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos

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Architects: Anastasia Arquitetos
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 370 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Anastasia Arquitetos

AD Classics: Balfron Tower / Erno Goldfinger

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The Balfron Tower by architect Erno Goldfinger is an iconic Brutalist residential high rise located in ’s eastside Poplar borough. Designed in 1963 for the County Council and completed in 1967 by the Greater Council, this social housing estate broke the traditions of typical residential architecture. Conceived as a solution to sprawling suburbia, Goldfinger embraced verticality as the cure. More details after the break.

Palmaret-Alboraya Train Station / Rstudio

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Architects: Rstudio
Location: , Spain
Project Year: 2010
Engineering Management: Seg_Ineco
Landscape Architecture: Alfonso Peris
Photographs: David Frutos

AD Classics: Bac de Roda Bridge / Santiago Calatrava

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The Bac de Roda by Santiago Calatrava marks his first foray into bridge design. Part of a larger development plan in preparation for the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, the bridge functions as both a symbolic and physical connection to two previously disjointed districts; Sant Marti and Sant Andreu. More information after the break.

Vila Castela Residence / Anastasia Arquitetos

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Architects: Anastasia Arquitetos
Location: ,
Project Year: 2009
Construction: Campo Empreendimentos
Structural Design: Lucas Saraiva
Project Area: 650 sqm
Photographs: Jomar Bragança

Diamond Arena / Atelier 11

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Architects: Atelier 11
Location: ,
Design Director: Xu Lei
Design Team: Ding Liqun, Gao Qinglei, Liu Heng, An Peng
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 51,199 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Atelier 11

AD Classics: Torre Blancas / Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza

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The Torre Blancas is an architectural icon of the Spanish Organicism movement. Designed by Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza and completed in 1969, this exposed tower rises 71 meters above the skyline. It also stands as one the most complicated and innovative reinforced concrete structures of the era, absent of the typical rectilinear qualities associated with cast-in-place concrete. More details after the break.

AD Classics: Puerta de Europa / Philip Johnson & John Burgee

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The twin office towers known as Puerta de Europa I and II located in Madrid, Spain defy the typical conventions of skyscraper construction. Designed by American architects & and commissioned by the Kuwait Investment Office (KIO), these structural expressionistic towers straddle one of Madrid’s most important boulevards – the Paseo de la Castellana. More details after the break.

Flashback: Tolo House / Alvaro Leite Siza

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Architects: Alvaro Leite Siza
Client: Luís Marinho Leite Barbosa da Silva
Location: Lugar das Carvalhinhas – Alvite, freguesia de Cerva, Ribeira da Pena District
Site Area: 1000 sqm
Constructed Area: 180 sqm
Contractor: Óscar Gouveia
Landscape: Alvaro Leite Siza Vieira
Materials:
Services: GOP
Project Start: 2000
Project Complete: 2005
Photographers: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

New Film Theatre of Catalonia / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects:  Mateo Arquitetura / Josep Lluís Mateo
Location: ,
Client: ICIC (Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals)
Structural Engineering: BOMA, Agustí Obiol
Installations Engineering: Grupo JG
Project Area: 7,515 sqm
Photographs: Adrià Goula