Biotechnology Industry / Marlene Imirzian & Associates

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Architects: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Llc, Architects
Location: Paradise Valley Community College, , USA
Construction Manager at Risk: Barton Malow
Lab Consultant: Design for Science
Structural: Paragon Structural Design
MEP: ESD – Energy Systems Design
Landscape: The Moore/Swick Partnership
Civil: Kland Huval Engineers
Audio Visual: Convergent Technologies
Cost: Rider Levett Bucknall
Client: Maricopa Community College District
Project area: 35,400 sq. ft.
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Bill Timmerman, Timmerman Photography Inc

AD Classics: Petronas Towers / Cesar Pelli

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Once considered the tallest building[s] in the world from 1998 to 2004, the Petronas Towers designed by Cesar Pelli stand as a cultural and architectural icon in Kuala Lumpur, .  Completed in 1998, the Petronas Towers are a reflection and homage to the dominant Islamic culture of .

More on the Petronas Towers after the break.

VALEO – VEC / GCP Arquitetos

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Architects: GCP Arquitetos – Sergio Coelho and Mauricio Reverendo
Location: tatiba, SP –
Architectural team: Adriana Oliveira; Daniel Mariano; Daniela Vaz; Edgar Pompeu; Lucas Verroni; Izabella Queiroz; Ricardo Segantini; Silvio Diarte; Thais Ramaglia; Ubirajara Jarbas; Agnaldo Amaral and Renata Bernardino
Overall coordination and sustainability: Alessandra Araújo
Architectural coordination: Mauricio Reverendo
Site supervision: Ubirajara Jarbas; Silvio Diarte
Project area: 18,200 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Nelson Kon

Housing For Residétapes / Barré Lambot Architectes

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Architects: Barré Lambot Architectes + J. Béranger and S. Vincent
Location: Rue André Tardieu, 44200 Nantes,
Collaborators: Florence MARTY, AREST, ISOCRATE
Project area: 4,400 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Philippe Ruault

Sports Hall Of The Estonian University Of Life Sciences / Salto AB

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Architects: Salto AB
Location: Kreutzwaldi 3, ,
Credits: Maarja Kask, Karli Luik, Ralf Lõoke
Interior designer: Katrin Kaevats, Jaan Port
Structural design: OÜ Pikoprojekt
Project area: 4,600 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Kaido Haagen, Reio Avaste & Karli Luik

House SNR / TheHeder Partnership

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Architects: TheHeder Partnership / Hanan Pomagrin, Brad Pinchuck, Boubi Luxembourg
Location: ,
Project area: 400 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Amit Geron

Palace of Aiete / isuuru arquitectos

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Architects: isuuru arquitectos – Aitzpea Lazkano Orbegozo y Carlos Abadías Banzo
Location: San Sebastian,
Project area: 1,990 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs:  Jesús Martín Ruiz

Icelandic Institute of Natural History / ARKÍS architects


Architects: ARKÍS architects
Location: , Iceland
Project area: 3,500 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: ARKÍS architects, Vigfus Birgisson

AD Classics: Kaufmann House / Richard Neutra

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One of the most important architects of the 20th Century, yet often overlooked, has been on the forefront of modern residential architecture.  After moving to the United States from , Austria in 1923, Neutra worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and Rudolf Schindler until 1930 when he started his own practice.  One of Neutra’s several iconic projects is the Kaufmann House in Palm Springs, California.  Completed between 1946-1947, the Kaufmann House was a vacation home for Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. and his family to escape the harsh winters of the northeast.

More on the Kaufmann House after the break.

eHouse / Axelrod Architects

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Architects: Axelrod Architects
Location: Tel Aviv,
Design team architects: Irit Axelrod, Orit Tsabari
Project area: 500 sqm
Photographs: Amit Geron

Louisiana State Museum / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

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Architects: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Location: Baton Rouge, ,
Project area: 69,000 sq. ft.
Project year: 2006
Photographs: Timothy Hurlsey, Chris Rodriguez

Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow / Claudio Nardi Architetto

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Architects: Claudio Nardi Architetto, Leonardo Maria Proli
Location: , Poland
Project team: Inga Olszanska, Adam Kozak, Anna Krezolek, Malgorzata Zbroinska
Investor: Municipality of Krakow
Project area: 5,467 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Adam Kozak

House With Glass Louvers / StudioGreenBlue

Architects: StudioGreenBlue
Team: Mitsuharu Kojima, Wataru Kobayashi
Location: Ota, Gunma, Japan
Project area: 111,79 sqm
Project year: 2007
Photographer: StudioGreenBlue

Quattro Corti Business Centre / Piuarch

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Architects: Piuarch
Location: , Russia
Client: Artem Shakhnazarov – Galaxy.LLC
Project area: 20,000 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2010
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna

University of Arizona Student Recreation Center Expansion / Sasaki

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Architects: Sasaki
Location: Tucson, Arizona,
Cost: $22.7 million
Project area: 54,000 sq. ft.
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Timmerman Photography Inc.

AD Classics: Le Grande Louvre / I.M. Pei

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In 1981, the newly elected French president, Francois Mitterrand, launched a campaign to renovate cultural institutions throughout .  One of the most advantageous of those projects was the renovation and reorganization of the Louvre.  In 1983 after touring Europe and the United States, President Mitterrand commissioned the Chinese American architect, I.M. Pei.  It was the first time that a foreign architect was enlisted to work on the Louvre museum.

Completed in 1989, I.M. Pei’s renovation redesigned Cour Napoleon, the main court of the Louvre, in order to alleviate the congestion from the thousands of daily visitors.  A new grand entrance provided a convenient, central lobby space separate from the galleries, which provided focal point for the cyclical process of one’s experience through the museum.   In addition to providing a new entrance to the Louvre, Pei’s design featured a new underground system of galleries, storage, and preservation laboratories, as well as a connection between the wings of the museum.  The addition and relocation of the supporting spaces of the museum allowed for the Louvre to expand its collection and place more work on exhibit.

Infrax West Offices / Crepain Binst Architecture


Architects: Crepain Binst Architecture
Location: Torhout,
Project Coach: Jan Geerts
Project Architect: Veerle Scarniet
Collaborator: Evi van Schooneveld
Interior Architect: An Steylaerts
Engineering: VK Engineering
Acoustic Advice: Avitech Acoustics
General Contractor: Van Laere nv
Site Area: 41,352 sqm
Project Area: 10,327 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Crepain Binst Architecture

School of Nursing in the Kaiser Franz Joseph Hospital / lichtblau.wagner architekten

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Architects: lichblau.wagner architekten
Location: Vienna,
Project area: 7,990 sqm
Project year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Rupert Steiner