S Residence / Matra Architects & Rurban Planners

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Architects: Matra Architects & Rurban Planners
Location: New Delhi,
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Matra Architects & Rurban Planners

Universidad de los Andes Sport Facilities / Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco

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Architects: Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco Mejía & Juan Ignacio Muñoz
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Associate Architect: Alvaro Bohorquez
Collaborators: Camilo Correa, M. Juliana Sorzano.
Client: Universidad de los Andes
Contractor: Total S.A.
Project Area: 6,462 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo

Zoo Management Building / Carreño Sartori Arquitectos


Architects: Carreño Sartori Arquitectos – Mario Carreño Zunino, Piera Sartori del Campo
Location: Metropolitan Park, Santiago,
Collaborator: Pamela Jarpa Rosa
Structural Engineer: Eduardo Valenzuela Sabbagh
Contractor: Ingeniería Integral Fray Jorge S.A.
Client: Parque Metropolitano de Santiago
Site Area: 915 sqm
Project Area: 585 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2007
Photographs: Carreño Sartori Arquitectos

Zoo Veterinary Hospital / Carreño Sartori Arquitectos

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Architects: Carreño Sartori Arquitectos – Mario Carreño Zunino, Piera Sartori del Campo
Location: Santiago Metropolitan Park,
Collaborators: Pamela Jarpa, Martin Holmes, Carolina Glade
Client: Parque Metropolitano de Santiago
Contractor: Constructora Arquios Ltda.
Structural Engineering: Ingevsa ltda.
Electrical Engineering: ICG S.A.
Services: Patricio Vega Vásquez
Site Area: 660 sqm
Constructed Area: 468 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Marcos Mendizábal

Fish House / Guz Architects

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Architects: Guz Architects
MSE Engineers: C&S Engineers
M&E Engineers: Herizal Fitri Consultants
Area: 726 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 540 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Patrick Bingham Hall

Navarro Correas Winery / aft Arquitectos

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Architects: aft Arquitectos – Atelman – Fourcade – Tapia Arquitectos
Location: Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza,
Construction Supervision: Arq. Alfredo Tapia, Arq. Antonio Funes
Construction Supervision Team: Ing. Roberto Gerotto, Arq. Sonia Enriz
Project Team: Arq. Julieta Mansilla, Arq. Federico Ferrer, Arq. Vanesa Döning, Arq. Patricio Pon, Arq. German Nieva, Arq. Jorge Casas, Arq. Enzo Binetti, Arq. Barbara Salusso, Arq. Carolina Andretich, Arq. Constanza Pelaez, Arq. Juan Duarte, Arq. Josefina Poroli, Arq. Luciana Borgatello, Arq. Gustavo Sanchez, Arq. Mariano Recalde, Arq. Paola Richardson
Client’s Project Manager: Arq. Eduardo Enriz
Contractor: SANTIAGO MONTEVERDI – Construcciones civiles
Site Area: 308.67 sqm
Phase I Area: 10,596 sqm
Phase II Area: 4,500 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2009
Photographs: Claudio Manzoni

New Holmenkollen Beacon / JDS

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Architects: JDS Architects
Location: Oslo, Norway
Partner in Charge: Julien De Smedt
Project Managers: Kamilla Heskje, Morten Sletbak Have
Project Team: Aleksandra Kiszkielis, Alex Dent, Alf Lassen Nielsen, Andrea Weisser, Carlos Cabrera, Derrick Lai, Dries Rodet, Edna Lueddecke, Elina Manninen, Erik Olav Marstein, Felix Luong, Filip Lipinsky, Gunnar Hoess, Ieva Maknickaite, James McBennett, Johanna Kliment, Joue Gillet, Kristoffer Harling, Liz Kelzey, Magda Kusowska, Marco Boella, Michaela Weisskirchner, Pauline Parcollet, Robert Huebser, Tineke Vanduffel, Torkel Njå, Wolfgang Mitterer, Wouter Dons
Competition Team: Babara Costa, Derrick Lai, Mads Knak-Nielsen, Mikkel H. Sørensen, Victoria Diemer Bennetzen
Collaborators: Norconsult, Grindaker, Metallplan, Intra
Budget: 29,000,000 EUR
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Iwan Baan

1111 E. Pike / Olson Kundig Architects

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Architects: Olson Kundig Architects
Location: , Washington,
Design Principal: Tom Kundig
Managing Principal: Kirsten R. Murray
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Tim Bies & Francis Zera

Zoo Nursery / Carreño Sartori Arquitectos

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Architects: Mario Carreño Zunino, Piera Sartori del Campo
Location: National Zoo, Santiago Metropolitan Park,
Collaborator: Pamela Jarpa Rosa
Contractor: Constructora Arquios Ltda.
Structural Engineering: Ingevsa ltda.
Electrical Engineering: ICG S.A.
Services: Patricio Vega Vásquez
Landscape: Piera Sartori del Campo, Pamela Jarpa Rosa
Zoo Technical Consultant: Equipo Zoológico Nacional
Site Area: 63 sqm
Constructed Area: 115 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Marcos Mendizabal

AD Classics: John Hancock Center / SOM

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Once the tallest building in the world outside of New York when it was completed in 1970, the John Hancock Center stands along with the Willis (Sears) Tower and Mies’ 860-880 Lake Shore Drive residences as another glimmering landmark of the Chicago skyline. The 100-story skyscraper was designed by architect Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill and soars 1, 127-feet into the sky. It was the world’s first mixed-use high-rise, containing offices, restaurants, and the third highest residence in the world with approximately 700 condominiums.

More on the John Hancock Center after the break.

Dillon Residence / Chen + Suchart Studio LLC

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Architects: Chen + Suchart Studio, LLC – Szu-Ping Patricia Chen Suchart and Thamarit Suchart
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona,
Interiors: Studio 4 Design, Suzanne Urban, ASID, IIDA – Director / Principal
Structural Engineering: Claude V. Baker, P.E.
Construction Company: Incline LLC, Kurt Holland
Construction Area: 4,800 sf or 445.93 sqm
Project Year: 2004 – 2007
Photography: Bill Timmerman of Timmerman Photography

Update: Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop / Junya Ishigami


A few days ago, we introduced Junya Ishigami’s Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop, a lightweight studio space with an interesting interior due to 305 slender columns. Our friend, Brandon Shigeta, shared his photos with us that illustrate Ishigami’s technique of using column distribution as a space generator.  Although the slender columns appear randomly distributed, the architects’ seemingly scattered order has created defined zones that subdivide the large studio workspace.

More images and more about the columns after the break.

Kring Kumho Culture Complex / Unsangdong Architects

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Architects: Unsangdong Architects
Location: 968-3, Daechi-dong, Gangnam, Seoul,
Site Area: 4,110.9 m2
Building Area: 3,153.58 m2
Gross Floor Area: 7,144.53 m2
Design Period: May 2007 – July 2008
Photography: Unsangdong Architects Cooperation

Santos Place / Donovan Hill

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Architects: Donovan Hill
Location: Brisbane CBD,
Project Team: Brian Donovan, Timothy Hill, Paul Jones, Fedor Medek, Mark Spence, Phil Hindmarsh, Andrew D’Occhio, Michael Moore, Lucas Leo, George Taran, Greg Lamb, Kim Baber, Ron van Sluys, Graham Hobbs , Jonathan Goh, Ceirwen Burton, Yee Chong, Michael Hogg
Client: Nielson Properties
Principal Contractor: Hutchinson Builders
Landscape Architect: Gamble McKinnon Gree
Height: 42 floors including ground and basement levels @ 148m
Total Floor Area: 42,263m² gross
Net Lettable Area: 34,774m²
Design Period: 1 year commencing February 2005
Construction Period: June 2007 – April 2009
Photo Credits: Jon Linkins, Sam Thiess, Shantanu Starick,

Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop / Junya Ishigami


Check out Junya Ishigami and Associates amazing studio + workspace where students of the Kanagawa Institute of Technology get to spend their days designing.  The studio is about the closest you can get to the feeling of working outside while being indoors.  The floor-to-ceiling makes the building appear weightless and elegant, and the open plan preserves the building’s sense of transparency as the viewer’s eye can shoot directly across the uninterrupted space.  305 columns of various sizes support the stripped roof of skylights, yet their white color keeps the focus on the space and the view, not the structure.    The columns, although seemingly random, as specifically placed to create the sensation of zoned spaces, but their nonrestrictive quality provides a flexible layout to suit the changing needs of students.

Inspiring place to design in, wouldn’t you agree?

More photographs by Iwan Baan after the break.

M.H. de Young Museum / Herzog & de Meuron

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The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum by Herzog & de Meuron is a remarkable revival of a building that no longer exists. The original museum, which opened in 1895, was an outgrowth of a fair modeled on the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition the previous year known as the Midwinter Internation Exposition of 1894. Located in the sunny San Francisco, , the museum was formerly named for one of the city’s newspapermen M.H. de Young. The old museum was a bulky structure decorated with ornaments, which began falling off the building and became hazardous, leading to their removal in 1949. The building was completely destroyed, however, in 1989 by the Loma Prieta earthquake.

More on the museum after the break.

Happy Haus / Donovan Hill

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Architects: Donovan Hill
Location: Not available (images are from , but house is prefab, it can be anywhere!)
Project Team: Brian Donovan, Timothy Hill, Michael Hogg, Kim Baber, Chris Hing Fay, Greg Lamb, Phil Hindmarsh, Christina Cho, Jon Shankey, Dana Hutchinson
Builders: Hutchinson Builders
Total Floor Area: 26-42m²/unit
Design Period: 1 year
Construction Period: 8 weeks plus site works
Photography: Jon Linkins,

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.