AD Classics: IIT Master Plan and Buildings / Mies van der Rohe

© Hagen Stier – Crown Hall

In the year 1940, Armour Institute and Lewis Institute merged in to create the Illinois Institute of Technology. The merging of these two schools called for a new master plan for the university, and was commissioned for the job. Mies’ plan for the IIT campus was one of the largest projects he ever conceived and he developed it for twenty years. Today the campus contains 20 of his works, including the famous Crown Hall, which add up to be “the greatest concentration of Mies-designed buildings in the world.”More on the IIT Campus and Buildings after the break.

AD Classics: The Farnsworth House / Mies van der Rohe

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The Farnsworth House, built between 1945 and 1951 for Dr. Edith Farnsworth as a weekend retreat, is a platonic perfection of order gently placed in spontaneous nature in Plano, Illinois. Just right outside of in a 10-acre secluded wooded site with the Fox River to the south, the  pavilion takes full advantage of relating to its natural surroundings, achieving Mies’ concept of a strong relationship between the house and nature.

 More on the Farnsworth House after the break. 

Old Mutual Central Campus / Perry + Anderson Architecture

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Architects: Perry + Anderson Architecture / Glen Loudon Architect
Location: Cape Town,
Architectural Technical Documentation: Trifactor
Project Team: Stuart Anderson, Victoria Perry, Anthony Stricker, Glen Loudon, Mfusi Ngayi, Mahlubodwa Noah, Sivuyile Mcilongo
Structural Engineers: KFD Wilkinson
Client: OMIGPI
Project Area: 2,230 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Mike Wesson, Anthony Stricker

National Laboratory of Genomics / TEN Arquitectos

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Architect: TEN Arquitectos/Enrique Norten
Location: Irapuato, Guanajuato.
Project Team: Enrique Norten, Salvador Arroyo, Victoria Grossi, Verónica Chávez, Carlos Marin, Mateo Riestra, Ernesto Orrante, Ricardo Orozco, Alejandro Mantecón, Gabriela Puente, Dionisio Arras, Uvaldo Arenas
Structure: Colinas de Buen, SA de CV, Ing. Óscar de Buen
MEP: DIIN, SA de CV. Ing. Alejandro Borboa
Client: National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity
Year of Design: 2005-2007
Year of Construction: 2007-2010
Photographs: Luis Gordoa

House in Santa Teresa / SPBR Arquitetos

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Architects: SPBR Arquitetos
Location: Santa Teresa, , Brazil
Director in Charge: Angelo Bucci
Project Team: Ciro Miguel, João Paulo Meirelles de Faria, Juliana Braga, Suzana Jeque, Tatiana Ozzetti
Structural Engineer: Jorge Zaven Kurkdjian
Landscape Architect: Fernando Magalhães Chacel
Lighting: Ricardo Heder
Services: Alberto Chagas Barreto
Site Area: 4,488.65 sqm
Constructed Area: 481.41 sqm
Design Year: 2004
Construction Year: 2005–2008
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Alfonso Gomez Street Office Building / PPST Arquitectura

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Architects: Samuel Ruiz Torres de Carvalho, Pedro Palmero Cabezas, architects
Location: Madrid,
Project Team: Alfonso Górriz Figuera, Laura Peique Simón, Elena Gómez Agüero, Oscar Poveda Pérez, Oscar Pozuelo López, Javier Romero
Administrative Assistance: Mar Secades Pérez, Gema Esteban Abad
Structure: Jesús Hierro Sureda
Technical Equipment: Senorsa
Construction: Konin 22
Project Area: 6,638 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Vakko Headquarters and Power Media Center / REX

© Iwan Baan

Last year we presented you this interesting project by REX during its construction stage, where you could see how an unused structure was converted into the new headquarters for Vakko, integrated with a new complex steel structure. The project is now completed, and we can see the final result with photos by Iwan Baan and a complete set of drawings and diagrams courtesy of REX.

Despite the mix of the existing concrete structure with the new additions and the complex inner core (dubbed the “showcase”), the exterior of the building is read as a whole. The structural “X” of the glass panels on the facade break the monotony of the box on the outside, contrasting with the mirror like finish of the volume on top.

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The “showcase” fills the central void with a mirror finish that turns the volume into a sculpture (as seen on the photos and on the showcase elevations below), while housing different programs that benefit from the arrange of the boxes, such as the auditorium, meeting rooms and showrooms.

REX once again shows innovative structural solutions in relation with the program, together with new uses of materials as we previously saw on the Wyly Theatre in Dallas.

After the break, the architect’s description:

Location: ,
Clientes: Vakko and Power Media
Architect: REX
Key personnel: Erez Ella, Tomas Janka, Mathias Madaus, David Menicovich, Tsuyoshi Nakamoto, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Ishtiaq Rafiuddin, Tieliu Wu
Consultants: ARTE, Autoban, Buro Statik, Cedetas, Dora, Eleksis, Front, Gurmen Muhendislik, Lamglass, Norm Tecnic, Say Yapi, STEP, Superpool, Cem Mimarlik
Area: 9,100 sqm (98,000 sqf)
Completion: 2010
Program: Headquarters for a Turkish fashion house—including offices, showrooms, conference rooms, auditorium, museum, and dining hall—as well as the television studios, radio production facilities, and screening rooms of its media sister-company
Photography: REX, Iwan Baan

Kaze Hair Salon / Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Arquitetos

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Architects: Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz
Location: Sao Paulo,
Project Team: Renata Davi, Monica Harumi
Coordinator: Dante Furlan
Structural Project: OPPEA
Electrical and Hydraulics Projects: Ramoska & Castellani
Construction: Marcelo Szprynger
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Fran Parente

Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art / SANAA

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Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Client: Toledo Museum of Art
Architect: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue NishizawaSANAA
Team: Toshi Oki, Takayuki Hasegawa, Keiko Uchiyama, Mizuki Imamura, Tetsuo Kondo, Junya Ishigami
Built area: 7,000sqm
Site area: 20,000sqm
Opening: 2006
Structure: Guy Nordenson & Associates / SAPS
consultant: Front Inc
Lighting: Arup / Kilt Planning
Photos: Iwan Baan

Abengoa Tecnological Campus Palmas Altas / RSH+P & Vidal y Asociados arquitectos

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Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners & Vidal y Asociados arquitectos
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Project Team: María Álvarez-Santullano, María Astiaso, David Ávila, Stephen Barrett, Almudena de Benito, Jean-Pierre Casillas, Pablo Codesido, Luis Colino, Eva Couto, Esther Crespo, Marta Cumellas, Ana Belén Franco, Jason García, Claudia García-Nieto, Isabel Gil, Lennart Grut, Ivan Harbour, Carolina Hernández, Amarjit Kalsi, Verónica van Kesteren, Juan Laguna, Carmen Márquez, Irene Méndez, Mariola Merino, Héctor Orden, María Ortega, Javier Palacios, Almudena Pérez, Bárbara Pérez, David Pérez, Naira Pérez, Sonia Pérez, Martina Rauhut, Richard Rogers, Irene Rojo, Roberta Sartori, Amelia Seisdedos, Gentaro Shimada, Simon Smithson, David Sobrino, Graham Stirk, Oscar Torrejón, Paloma Uriel, Josefina Vago, Laura Vega, Luis Vidal, Laura Villa
Client: Centro Tecnológico Palmas Altas S.A.
Engineering: ARUP
Quantity surveyor: D-Fine
Project Area: 96,000 sqm
Budget: $132,000,000 Euro
Design Year: 2005-2009
Construction Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Víctor Sájara

Vitus Bering Innovation Park / C. F. Møller Architects

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Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
Location: University College Vitus Bering, Horsens,
Client: University College Vitus Bering Denmark
Landscape architect: C. F. Møller Architects
Engineers: Grontmij | Carl Bro
Contractor: Pihl & Søn A/S
Project Area: 8,000 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Julian Weyer

Dogan Media Center / Tabanlioglu

Architects: Tabanlıoğlu Mimarlık / Melkan Gürsel & Murat Tabanlıoğlu
Location: Ankara,
Project Team: Murat Cengiz , Çağrı Akay, Ozan Öztepe, Ali Eray
Interior Design: Tabanlıoğlu Architects
Client: Ortadoğu Otomotiv ve Tic.A.Ş
Structural Engineering: Altıneller
Mechanical Engineering: Elmak
Electrical Engineering: Öneren Proje Mühendislik
Facade: Emmer Pfenninger Partner AG
Architectural Lighting: Studio Dinnebier
Main Contractor: D – Yapı / Ataman İnşaat
Landscape Consultant: Esin Kılınç
Site Area: 4,299 sqm
Construction Area: 11,475 sqm
Project Year: 2006–2007
Construction Year: 2007–2008
Photographs: Thomas Mayer, Cemal Emden

Bridge in Vienna / SOLID architecture

Architects: SOLID architecture
Location: , Austria
Project Team: Christine Horner, Christoph Hinterreitner
Structural Engineering: RWTplus ZT GmbH
Client: Österreichische Lotterien GmbH
Competition Year: 2008
Completion Year: 2009
Photographs: Günter Kresser

Software and Biotechnology Plants / Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

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Architects: Coll-Barreu Arquitectos – Juan & Daniel Gutiérrez Zarza
Location: Derio,
Structure: Mintegia y Bilbao
Mechanical & Electrical: Indotec
Client: Parque Tecnológico S.A.
Constructed area: 15,584.63 sqm
Budget: 15,840,071.43 €
Project year: 2005-2006
Construction year: 2005-2009
Photographs: Aleix Bagué

Schloss Lackenbach / AllesWirdGut Architektur

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Architects: AllesWirdGut Architektur
Location: Lackenbach,
Collaborators: Alexandra Seip, Daniel Payer, Maria Magina, Paula Groß, Viktoria Volozhynska
Client: Esterházy Betriebe GmbH, Domänen Privatstiftung
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007
Photographs: Rupert Steiner

Euromax / KOW

Architects: KOW
Location: Maasvlakte, Rotterdam,
Project Team: Hans Kuiper, John Chan
Client: Euromax
Contractor: Cordeel, Zwijndrecht
Project Area: 10,000 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia / M-Ofis Architecture

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Architects: M-Ofis / aMDL / F&P
Location: Tbilisi,
Architects in Charge: Sinan Timoçin & Serkan İğdelipınar
Project Team: Burcu Ersan, Erkan Tural, Sümeyra Mezik, Simin Ghalichi, Pelin Özdemir, Fırat Çoban, Fatma Aliosman, Abidder İnci, Buse Albay
Conceptual Design: Michele De Lucchi – aMDL(Italy), Freyrie-Pestalozza – F&P(Italy)
Project Management: M-Ofis Architects CO.
Structural: ASM Engineering ()
Mechanical: Elmaksan Engineering (Turkey)
Electrical: HB Engineering (Turkey)
Main Contractor: Nurol Construction
Site Area: 49,652 sqm
Construction Area: 11,660 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2008
Construction Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: M-Ofis

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Het Kasteel / HVDN

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© John Lewis Marshall

Architects: HVDN
Location: Amsterdam,
Design Team: Arie van Der Neut, Albert Herder, Vincent van Der Klei
Project Team: Arie van Der Neut, Albert Herder, Vincent van Der Klei, Monika Pieroth, Pascal Bemelmans
Structural Engineering: Jean-Marc Saurer, Vincent van Der Klei
Client: Hopman Interheem Groep Gouda
Contractor: Heddes Bouw
Project Year: 2004-2008
Budget: € 17.000.000
Photographs: John Lewis Marshall, Luuk Kramer & Jean-Pierre Jans

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