House N / Sou Fujimoto

Architects: Sou Fujimoto Architects
Location: Oita,
Project Team: Yumiko Nogiri
Structural Consultant: Jun Sato Structural Engineers
Design Year: 2006-2007
Construction Year: 2007-2008
Site Area: 236,57 sqm
Constructed Area: 150,57 sqm
Photographer: Iwan Baan

AD Classics: Bagsværd Church / Jørn Utzon

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The Church by Jørn Utzon was completed in 1976. Though not his most famous work, the church is an example of the architect’s inventive work at a different scale. Utzon designed the church with an unassuming exterior that merely hints at the stirring forms he created inside.

Slice House / Procter-Rihl Architects

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Architects: Procter-Rihl Architects
Location: Porto Alegre,
Collaborators: Dirk Anderson, James Backwell, Johannes Lobbert
Structural Engineer: and Steel: Michael Baigent MBOK
Structural Engineer: Concrete: Antonio Pasquali
Foundation Engineer: Vitor Pasin
Services Engineer: Flavio Mainardi
Site Architect: Arq. Mauro Medeiros
Project Area: 210 sqm
Photographs: Sue Barr, Marcelo Nunes

Research & Sports Hall of Humboldt University / Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten

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Architects: Scheidt Kasprusch Architekten
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 3,580 sqm
Photographs: Rainer Gollmer

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
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: ,
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 Miguel Fisac, 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 .  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: Cape Town,
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.