Y-house / IDEA Office

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coordinated with the clients of Y-house to develop a design that successfully incorporates solar access to all parts of the house, connecting to the surrounding environment through outdoor spaces that enhanced the feeling of openness all while maintaining privacy.  Follow the break for photographs and drawings of Y-house.

Architects: IDEA Office
Location: , Japan
Project Credits: Eric Kahn and Russell Thomsen, Partners, with Ron Golan
Project Team: Adrian Ariosa, Keith Gendel, Rinaldo Perez
Associate Architect: Masao Yahagi & Associates
Project Area: 1050 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photography: Kouichi Torimura

Swim Stadium Bellahoj / Arkitema Architects

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Architects: Arkitema Architects
Location: Brønshøj, ,
Client: Københavns Kommune, Københavns Ejendomme
Landscape: Arkitema
Engineer: Søren Jensen, Rådgivende Ingeniører A/S and Balslev A/S
Project area: 8,145 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Arkitema Architects

Ponferrada Church / Vicens + Ramos

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Architect: Vicens + Ramos / Ignacio Vicens y Hualde, José Antonio Ramos Abengózar
Location: Ponferrada, Leon,
Collaborators: Fernando Gil, Desirée González, Pablo Gutiérrez, Joaquín Esperón, Romina Barbieri, Raúl Rodríguez, Tibor Martín, Patricia de Elena, Javier Margarit, Joan Ramon Cornellana
Project Year: 2006-2010
Photographs: Pablo Vicens

Design Museum Holon / Ron Arad Architects


Architects: Ron Arad Architects Ltd (RAAL)
Location: Holon, Israel
Principal Designer: Ron Arad
Project Director: Asa Bruno
Project Architect: James Foster
Design Team: Marta Granda, Tavis Wright
Structural Engineer: Harmel Engineering (IL)
Executive Architect: Waxman Govrin (IL)
Main Contractor: Green Construction Ltd (IL)
Band Contractor: Marzorati Ronchetti, (IT)
Client: Holon Municipality
Project Area: 4,100 sqm
Budget: £11.1m: £2707/sqm
Project Year: 2003-2010
Photographs: RAAL, Yael Pincus, Marzorati Ronchetti

School of Arts / Tetrarc Architects


Architects: Tétrarc Architects
Location: Saint Herblain, France
Project Area: 4,457 sqm
Budget: 8.3M Euro
Project Year: 2006-2010
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau

Edificio 035 / Lab255

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Architects: Lab255, arch. Dario Perego
Location: Bergamo,
Client: Electric Line
Design Principal: Dario Perego
Project Architects: Dario Perego, Palmisano Aristide, Quadri Daniele
Project Area: 1200 sqm
Project Year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Gian Marco Finazzi, Paolo Ravasio

Mediacite / Ron Arad Architects

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Architects: Ron Arad Architects Ltd (RAAL)
Location: Liege,
Principal Designer: Ron Arad
Project Director: Geoff Crowther
Project Architect: Paul Madden
Design Team: Joel Dunmore, Tuomas Pirinen, Marta Granda, James Foster, Julian Gilhespie
Structural Engineer: Buro Happold (UK)
Executive Architect: Jaspers Eyers (Belgium)
Main Contractor: BPC (Belgium)
Steel Roof Contractor: Iemants, (Belgium)
Client: Wilhelm & Co.
Project Area: 9,750 sqm
Budget: €18.75M
Project Year: 2006-2009
Photographs: Supplied by RAAL, Wilhelm & Co, Peter Cook, Marc Detiffe, Bernard Boccara, Yves L’Hermite, Eyal Shmuel

AD Classics: Bass Residence / Paul Rudolph

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A remarkable architect not only designs on one scale, but can shift between residential and large-scale buildings while maintaining a distinct style or set of techniques to link them all together.

The houses of have withstood the tests of time, both in the physical sense and in their ability to be greatly appreciated and admired even as architectural styles evolve. His residences are marked by his explorative uses of structure and inventive building techniques.

Fort Worth, Texas holds one of the few houses built by Rudolph outside of Florida. The of the early 1970s is evidence of his attempts to fuse a new and old architecture style “whose richness came not from applied ornament but from spatial complexities developed from structure and the three dimensional elaboration of the program.”

The Bass Residence marks the most ambitious housing project of Rudolph, and the intensity of overlapping horizontal volumes and pronounced cantilevers show his rigor in designing a cohesive unit whose ideas can be read and comprehended by any architect or unstudied person alike.

More on the Bass Residence after the break.

In Progress: PGGM Headquarters / Mateo Arquitectura

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Architects: Josep Lluís Mateo / Mateo Arquitectura
Location: Zeist, Utrecht,
Project Leaders: Markus Lauber, Till von Mackensen
Project Area: 25,000 sqm offices, 25,000 sqm car park
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Adrià Goula

Churchill Integenerational Hub / Suters Architects

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Architects: Suters Architects
Location: Churchill, , Australia
Project Team: Joshua McAlister, Ian Prior, Graeme Christianson, Scott Francis, Rebecca Brewer
Building Contractor: W. Parnall Constructions
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Emma Cross

The Gatekeepers of Venray, Six Landmarks / ateliereenarchitecten

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Architect: ateliereen architecten
Location: Venray, Netherlands
Client: Municipality of Venray, Netherlands
Budget: 125,000 euro
Proyect Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: ateliereen architecten

AD Classics: Fondation Cartier / Jean Nouvel

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Radical among the architects of today, Jean Nouvel continually amazes practicing architects and unstudied passerby alike with his brilliant manipulation of form, patterns, materials and colors. Currently discussed for his vibrant Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London and the recently built luxurious Chelsea apartments in New York, Nouvel has a history of creating the most striking and innovative buildings.

One of his earlier buildings, the in Paris 1994, employs the same dedication to transparency and rigor of the surface as the more recently designed structures of Nouvel. As a public space that houses contemporary art and graffiti exhibitions, the play between inside and out is very fitting as it creates an openness which invites people to experience the building from both up close and afar.

More on the Fondation Cartier after the break.

New Schoolbuilding / Atelier Heiss Architekten

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Architects: Atelier Heiss Architekten
Location: Hirschstetten,
Project leader: DI Georg Pamperl
Structural Engineering: Brand & Partner
Proyect Area: 20.000 sqm
Proyect Year: 2010
Photographs: Peter Burgstaller

Brittlebush / Simon De Aguero

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Brittlebush was developed as a design-build experience for Simón De Agüero, graduate student, designer, and project manager. The design is an experimental desert dwelling for winter residents at Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Simón envisioned the design to be an open-air living space with protective roof and walls for the sleeping area.

Approximately 90% of the steel in the project was salvaged from the school scrap yard; 100% of the for the walls was from the school property; 100% of the wood used for the formwork was salvaged from onsite renovation waste.

Follow the break for more images and information about Brittlebush.

Architect: Simon De Aguero
Location: Scottsdale, , United States
Assistant Project Manager: Erik Krautbauer
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Simon de Aguero & Saskia Jorda

Stobi Winery / Aleksandar Radevski + Viktorija Stavrik

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Architects: Aleksandar Radevski + Viktorija Stavrik
Location: Gradsko,
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Aleksandar Radevski + Viktorija Stavrik

AD Classics: Stahl House / Pierre Koenig

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The Case Study House Program produced some of the most iconic architectural projects of the 20th Century, but none more iconic than or as famous as the Stahl House, also known as Case Study House #22 by .  The modern residence overlooks Los Angeles from the Hollywood Hills. It was completed in 1959 for Buck Stahl and his family. Buck Stahl had envisioned a modernist and steel constructed house that offered panoramic views of Los Angeles when he originally purchased the land for the house in 1954 for $13,500.  Stahl had originally begun to excavate and take on the duties of architect and contractor; it was not until 1957 when Stahl hired Pierre Koenig to take over the design of the family’s residence.

House In Sèvres / Colboc Franzen & Associés

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Architects: Colboc Franzen & associés
Location: ,
Client: Private
Associates : Benjamin Colbos, Manuela Franzen, Arnaud Sachet
Project manager : Arnaud Sachet
Project team: Florianne Bataillard, Benjamin Colboc, Manuela Franzen, Nadège Lachassagne, Anne Merlio
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 879 sqm
Photographs: Cécile Septet

Residential Building in Cagliari / Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects

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Architects: Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects
Location: Cagliari (Sardinia),
Project Area: 3,000 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2010
Photographs: Giorgio Marturana