Rounded Loft / A1 Architects

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Architects: A1 Architects
Location: , Czech Republic
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: A1Architects – MgA. David Maštálka

Providence River Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge Competition Winner / inFORM Studio

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The River Pedestrian Bridge is a unique urban proposal in that the basis of its proposition is an exchange of transit medium. The relocation of a substantial, vehicular only conduit in favor of a pedestrian oriented connector will completely transform the spatial character of the Jewelry District/Old Harbor. Given this significant urban transformation, the project should envision a potential much larger than a pure connector. The proposed River Pedestrian Bridge can become a spatial mediator between urban and ecological spaces and function as an integrated series of programs into the waterfront public spaces, allowing east and west to become a singular meandering public space. With this perspective, the proposal is better understood less as a bridge and more as an urban intervention. More about inFORM Studio‘s Providence River Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge submission after the break.

Stone Houses / Leroy Street Studio

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Architects: Leroy Street Studio
Location: East Hampton, , USA
Project Year: 2005
Project Area: 650.32 sqm
Photographs: Charles Mayer & Paul Warchol

Rochaverá Corporate Towers / Aflalo and Gasperini Architects

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Architects: Aflalo and Gasperini Architects
Location: São Paulo,
Project Area: 228,104 sqm
Photographs: Nelson Kon and Daniel Ducci

AD Classics: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library / Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill

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Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is the largest building in the world dedicated to the containment and preservation of rare books, manuscripts, and documents. It was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill and is located in New Haven, . Prior to the completion of this project, Yale University placed its rare books on special shelving in Dwight Hall, which was the Old Library in the late 19th century. In 1930 these special books were relocated to Rare Book Room collection in the Sterling Memorial Library. The Beinecke library was a gift from the Beinecke family, and since 1963 has accomodated six major collections in its rare and marvelous structure that coincides with the literary gems it stores, including those from the Rare Book Room. The major collections are the General Collection, which are divided into the General Collection of Early Books and Manuscripts and the General Collection of Modern Books and Manuscripts, the Collection of American Literature, the Collection of German Literature, the Collection of Western Americana, and the Osborn Collection of British Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

More information and images of the library after the break.