Guerrero house / Alberto Campo Baeza

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Architects: Alberto Campo Baeza
Location: Cadiz,
Collaborators: Ignacio Aguirre, Miguel Vela
Project Year: 2005
Project Area: 170 sqm, 400 sqm with Patios
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Sens / ARCHETONIC + PROARQUITECTURA

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Architects: ARCHETONIC / Jacobo Micha Mizrahi; PROARQUITECTURA / Yack Amkie
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 18,000 sqm
Photographs: Rafael Gamo, Aldo Moreno

CHB Campinas F1 State School / MMBB Arquitetos

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Architects: MMBB Arquitetos
Location: , Brazil
Collaborators: Eduardo Ferroni, M·rcia Terazaki, Jaques Rordorf, Marina Sabino, Paula Cardoso, Renata Vieira e Thiago Rolemberg
Project Area: 3,000 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Bluff House / Bruns Architecture

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Architect: Bruns Architecture
Location: , Wisconsin
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Bruns Architecture

AD Classics: The Pagoda / Miguel Fisac

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Laboratorios Jorba is commonly referred to as the Pagoda because its rotating floors create a shape reminiscent of tiered eaves found in traditional pagodas. Built by Spanish architect , the tower stood on the outskirts of between 1968 and 1999. The Pagoda was a strong example of Fisac’s playfulness and skill as an architect, and a master of concrete.  More after the break.

AD Classics: Trellick Tower / Erno Goldfinger

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The Trellick Tower is an iconic structure located in west , . It has gone through numerous phases of public perception, most notably its notorious nickname as the “Tower of Terror.” Designed as social housing for the local council, it features numerous unconventional design elements. Architect Erno Goldfinger, drew inspiration from the modernist principles of Le Corbusier’s Unite d’Habitation for the tower’s dwelling units.  More details after the break.

Nettleton 195 / SAOTA

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Architects: SAOTA
Location: ,
Mechanical Engineers: Spoormaker & Partners
Electrical Engineers: MAC Consulting Engineers (Pty) Ltd
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 1,005 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of SOATA

TRADIBOM Administrative Building / LBM Studio

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Architects: LBM Studio / Leandro Matsuda
Location: Mogi Mirim,
Project Area: 358 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of LBM Studio

Guest House Tokyo / KINO Architects

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Architects: KINO Architects /  Masahiro Kinoshita
Location: Tokyo,
Collaborator : SAK Architects / Yu Sakuma
Structural Engineer: Yasushi Moribe
Project Area:  45.72 sqm
Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai

Boaçava House / MMBB Arquitetos

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Architects: MMBB Arquitetos
Location: São Paulo,
Project Year: 2006
Project team: Marina Sabino, Márcia Terazaki, Thiago Rolemberg, Ana Carina Costa, Marina Acayaba, Marcelo Maia Rosa
Project Area: 344 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Fyrstikkalleén School / GASA Architects

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

Split Bathhouse / BaO Architects

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Architects: BaO Architects / Benjamin Beller
Location: Gansu,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: BaO Architects

AD Classics: Robin Hood Gardens / Alison and Peter Smithson

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Robin Hood Gardens is a social housing complex in East in the residential area of Poplar. It was designed by architects Alison and Peter Smithson and completed in 1972. The Brutalist buildings stand as an example of the Smithsons’ theories in practice. Practices that today face an uncertain future.  More information after the break.

Golden High School / NAC Architecture

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Architect: NAC Architecture
Location: Golden, ,
Consultants: Martin Martin Consulting Engineers, V3 Consultants, The RMH Group, M-E Engineers, David L. Adams Associates, Inc., Wenk Associates, Ricca Newmark Design
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Frank Ooms

Golden High School has been in existence in name since 1873. The current building is designed by architecture firm  NAC Architecture and is the fourth incarnation in Golden, Colorado. Completed in 2008, the new building by NAC Architecture takes advantage of the outdoors to create a positive environment for the students inside and out.

Falsified Concrete Testing on Major New York Projects

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Back in 2008, a rash of falsified testing reports on major projects in New York including the Yankee Stadium and the Second Avenue subway station had construction executives scrambling to find replacements. American Standard Testing and Consulting Laboratories were selected as the replacement company. However, the owner and five other employees have currently been arraigned on charges stemming from exactly the same things they were hired to rectify.

AD Classics: Rusakov Workers’ Club / Konstantin Melnikov

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The collapse of the old regime in that took place with the Revolution of 1917 was followed by an artistic period of powerful activity in formal experimentation directed at the establishment of a creative language capable of expressing the new ideals and aspirations of Soviet Society. ’sRusakov Workers’ Club in Moscow shows an intense fascination with dramatic structure, in this case through bold cantilevered seating constructed of reinforced concrete. More on Rusakov Workers’ Club after the break.

AD Classics: Sangath / Balkrishna Doshi

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‘s own studio, Sangath, features a series of sunken vaults sheathed in mosaic as well as a small grassy terraced amphitheater and flowing water details. Having been considered the building that fully describes himself, Sangath is a complete combination of Doshi‘s architectural themes from his previous work including complex interiors and structures, ambiguous edges, vaults and terraces. More about Sangath after the break.

AD Classics: Kanchanjunga Apartments / Charles Correa

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By developing climatic solutions for different sites and programs, Indian architect Charles Correa designed the Kanchanjunga Apartments. Located in , the U.S. equivalent of New York City in terms of population and diversity, the 32 luxury apartments are located south-west of downtown in an upscale suburban setting embodying the characteristics of the upper echelon of society within the community. The Kanchanjunga Apartments are a direct response to the present culture, the escalating urbanization, and the climatic conditions for the region. They pay homage to the vernacular architecture that once stood on the site before the development in a number of ways. More on Kanchanjunga Apartments after the break.