RELAXX sport and leisure center / AK2

Architects: AK2
Location: Bratislava,
Designers: Andrea Klimková, Peter Kručay
Project Year: 2008
Site Area: 5,418 sqm
Construction Area: 9,271 sqm
Photographs: Andrea Klimková, Ľubo Stacho

Moliere 209 Building / SCAP

Architects: SCAP ArquitecturaHomero Hernández, Juan Carlos Alvear
Location: Polanco, México DF, México
Collaborators: Cesar Heredia, Mauricio Ramírez, Pedro Pizarro, Laura Arriaga, Isabel Llaca, Juan José Martínez, Bernardo Torres, Israel Nava
Construction: SCAP, Constructora RODAR, Grupo Constructor Mar
Construction inspection: SCAP
Structural Engineering: Proyectos y Construcciones Forsbach
Services: Bufette Ingeniería
Lighting: ArtenLuz
Project year: 2006-2007
Constructed Area: 1,250 sqm
Photographs: Paul Czitrom

Ilhavo City Library / ARX

Architects: ARX PORTUGAL - José Mateus y Nuno Mateus
Location: Ilhavo, Portugal
Project team: Paulo Rocha, Stefano Riva, Andreia Tomé, Gonçalo Manteigas, João Rodrigues, Marco Roque Antunes, Nuno Grancho, Pedro Sousa, Sónia Luz
Project year: 2002-2004
Construction year: 2004-2005
Constructed area: 3,200 sqm
Landscape: ARX PORTUGAL, Arquitectos Lda.
Structure: SAFRE, Estudos e Projectos de Engenharia Lda.
Sanitary planning: AQUADOMUS, Consultores Lda.
Mechanical planning: PEN, Projectos de Engenharia Lda.
Photographs: FG + SG - , Sergio Guerra

Wellness Sky / 4of7

Architects: 4of7
Location: Belgrade,
Project Year: 2008
Design Team: Djordje Stojanovic, Vlada Pavlovic, Slavko Milanovic
Construction Area: 1,100 sqm
Photographs: Ana Kostic

Bento Golçalves House / Studio Paralelo

Architects: Studio Paralelo
Location: Bento Golçalves, RS –
Project team: Luciano Andrades, Rochelle Castro e Valéria Bertolini
Contractor: Icon Incorporadora
Structural Engineering: Pasquali e Associados
Lighting: Potencial Engenharia
Landscape: Samuel Seben
Site Area: 930 sqm
Constructed Area: 360 sqm
Project year: 2006
Construction year: 2008
Photographs: Eduardo Aigner

Quinta Monroy / ELEMENTAL

Architects: Elemental – Alejandro Aravena, Alfonso Montero, Tomás Cortese, Emilio de la Cerda
Location: Iquique, .
Client: Gobierno regional de Tarapacá / Programa Chile-Barrio del Gobierno de Chile.
Engineering: Juan Carlos de la Llera & José Gajardo.
Contractor and Services: Proingel, Abraham Guerra, Constructora Loga S.A.
Budget: US $204 /sqm
Project Year: 2003
Construction Year: 2004
Execution time: 9 months
Materials: & Cement bricks
Site Area: 5000 sqm
Constructed Area: 3500 sqm
Photographs: ElementalCristóbal Palma – Tadeuz Jalocha

ORDOS 100 #5: HHF

This villa is located in plot #51 of the ORDOS project.

Architects: HHF Architects
Location: Ordos, Inner Mongolia,
Project Team: HERLACH HARTMANN FROMMENWILER with Nicole Baron, Daichi Takano, Kohsuke Uesugi and Christian Weyell
Design year: 2008
Construction year: 2009
Curator: Ai Weiwei, Beijing, China
Client: Jiang Yuan Water Engineering Ltd, Inner Mongolia, China
Site Area: 1,521 sqm
Constructed Area: 925 sqm

Vanguard Way / Morrison Seifert Murphy

Architects: Morrison Seifert Murphy
Location: Dallas, Texas,
Architect in Charge: Lionel Morrison, FAIA
Project year: 2007
Constructed Area: 250 sqm
Engineering: David Bowick, Blackwell Engineering
Construction: Kropf Industries, Penfold Construction
Photographs: Morrison Seifert Murphy

CCDH Office / Ignacio Montaldo Arquitectos

Architects: Ignacio Montaldo Arquitectos / Ignacio Montaldo y Eugenio Ottolenghi
Location: Buenos Aires,
Client: Centro de Consignatarios Directos de Hacienda
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2006-2007
Collaborators: Juan Manuel Munari & Silvia Colomboa
Contractor: Project Management S.A.
Structural Engineering: Pablo Galotto
Lighting: Verónica de la Cruz
Electrical Engineering: Daniel Milito
Services: Eduardo Gamulín
Sun protection: Arq. Laura Dardano
Site Area: 371 sqm
Constructed Area: 740 sqm
Photographs: Daniela Mac Adden

Monte Elbruz Building / Garduño Arquitectos

Architects: Garduño Arquitectos - Juan Garduño, Ernesto Flores, Ricardo Guzmán, Daniel Banda
Location: Polanco, Ciudad de ,
Project year: 2008
Site Area: 1,100 sqm
Constructed Area: 6,300 sqm
Structural Design: Diseño y Supervisión S.C.
Contractor: BICYQ Construcciones
Photographs: Sófocles Hernández, Paul Czitrom

House in Frontenex / Charles Pictet Architecte

Architects: Charles Pictet Architecte FAS SIA
Location: Frontenex,
Collaborator: Philippe Le Roy, Architecte EPFZ
Engineering: Jean Regad, Genève
Project Year: 2004-2006
Photographs: Francesca Giovanelli

Food Container Remixed / Spacelab Architects

Architects: Spacelab architects – Luca Silenzi
Location: Fermo,
Collaborators: Roberto Sargo, Zoè Chantall Monterubbiano
Structural Engineering: Giampiero Luzi
Technical Inspection: arch. Luca Silenzi, arch. Roberto Sargo
Contractor: G.I.L. Costruzioni, Porto San Giorgio (Italy)
Constructive System: Precast + metal structure; custom made precast exterior enclosure panels
Project year: 2006-2007
Construction year: 2008
Site area: 7200 sqm
Constructed Area: 2600 sqm
Photographs: ©Luca Silenzi

Openhouse / XTEN Architecture

Architects: XTEN Architecture
Location: Hollywood Hills, , USA
Principals: Monika Haefelfinger & Austin Kelly, AIA
Client: Randolph Duke
Contractor: Peddicord Construction
Interior Area: 418 sqm
Total Area: 697 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Art Gray Photography

The Pilgrim Route / Mexico


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Every year, over 2,000 people go on a 100 km pilgrimage path near Guadalajara, during Holy Week. Municipalities along the route decided to give the pilgrims some service areas along this route, so the Secreaty of Turism of Jalisco comissioned these projects to a group of both mexican and international architects: Ai Wei Wei (FAKE Design), Luis Aldrete, Christ & Gantenbein, Dellekamp Arquitectos (featured on AD),  Elemental (featured on AD), Godoylab, HHF, Periférica and Tatiana Bilbao mxa.

By looking at the projects, you can tell they wanted this to remain simple, as structures that will remain abandoned most of the year and will age becoming part of the landscape.

Binimelis House / Polidura + Talhouk Arquitectos

Architects: Polidura + Talhouk ArquitectosAntonio Polidura, Marco Polidura, Pablo Talhouk
Location: La Reserva, Chicureo, Colina, Chile
Structural Design: Daniel Stagno
Contractor: Costructora Los Robles
Site Area: 950 sqm
Constructed Area: 260 sqm
Project Year: 2005
Construction Year: 2007
Materials: , & Concrete
Photographs: Aryeh Kornfeld

Dwelling at Maytree / ODOS architects

Architects: ODOS architects
Location: Wicklow,
Construction: Oaklawn Construction
Constructed Area: 287 sqm
Design Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Ros Kavanagh and

VillAnn / Wingardh

Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Location: Särö,
Architects in charge: Gert Wingårdh, Joakim Lyth, Danuta Nielsen, Karin Wingårdh
Project Year: 2004-2005
Client: Private
Construction: Elu Konsult AB, Göteborg, Paul Palmqvist
Landscape: NOD, Natur Orienterad Design
Interior : Tranekaer-Teknik, Denmark
Constructed Area: 346 sqm
Photographer: Wingardh

Gardiner Museum Renewal / KPMB Architects

Architects: KPMB Architects
Location: Toronto,
Client: Gardiner Museum
Project Team: Bruce Kuwabara (design principal), Shirley Blumberg (partner-in-charge), Paulo Rocha (design/project architect); Shane O’Neill, Javier Uribe, Kevin Bridgman, Tyler Sharpe, Ramon Janer, Steven Casey, Bill Colaco (project team)
Structural Enginnering: Halsall Associates Ltd.
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Crossey Engineering Ltd.
Contractor: Urbacon
Budget: US $7,23M
Photographs: Eduard Hueber & Tom Arban