Turrell Skyspace / Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects


Architects: Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects
Location: Sonoma County, CA,
Project area: 325 sq. ft.
Photographs: Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects

AD Classics: Angkor Wat

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A major symbol of itself, is one of the oldest temples in the world that still functions as the significant religious center it was built to be. Constructed in the early 12th century for King Suryavarman II (ruled 1113-1150), was a state temple and capital city for the community, first as a Hindu establishment and eventually becoming a Buddhist temple.

The style of Angkor Wat is the epitome of classical Khmer architecture. The two primary ties between this temple and architecture of the Khmer style is the temple mountain and gallery temples. It was inspired by the home of the gods in Hindu mythology, called Mount Meru. It is surrounded by a moat and a wall 3.6km long, and the three rectangular galleries are distinguished by level changes of the ground.

More on Angkor Wat after the break.

Los Cerezos House / G2 Estudio

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Architects: G2 Estudio
Location: San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro,
Structural Engineering: Ingenieria Zapata
Project Area: 680 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2007
Photographs: Laila Sartoni

Sriash Residence / Poetics

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Architects: K. Senthil Nathan
Location: HSR layout, Bengaluru, India
Project area: 370 sqm
Project year: 2007
Photographs: K. Senthil Nathan

AD Classics: St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church

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The unusual history of the St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church adds richness to the Floridian landscape as it gives people of all ages a breathtaking escape from the showy yet glamorous side of . Initially built in the town of Sacramenia of Segovia in Spain during the period of 1133-1144, the  was named after the famous Cistercian monk Bernard de Clairvaux almost immediately after his canonization. For around 700 years, the stone walls housed hundreds of monks until the mid-1830′s, when the Cloisters were seized, sold, and converted into a granary and stable.

More about the history of St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church after the break.

Rock Office / a21 studio


Architects: a21 studio
Location: Binh Thanh district, Hochiminh city,
Project area: 217 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2007
Photographs:  a21 studio

Transformation À Charrat / Clavienrossier Architectes

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Architects: Clavienrossier Architectes
Location: Swiss Alps,
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Roger Frei

Picture House / Barilari Architteti

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Architects: Barilari Architteti / Fabio and Alessio Barilari
Location: Ripatransone,
Project: Arch. Fabio Barilari
Project area: 170 sqm
Project year: 2005 – 2009
Photographs: Fabio Barilari

Fordham University New Residence Halls / Sasaki

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Architects: Sasaki
Location: Bronx, New York City,
Project area: 175,000 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Robert Benson Photography

PKU University Of Law / Kokaistudios

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Architects: Kokaistudios
Location: , China
Team: Andrea Destefanis, Filippo Gabbiani, Li Wei, Fang Wei Yi, Liu Wen Wen, Yu Feng
Local Architect: BIAD
Structure: BIAD
Mechanics & Electricity: BIAD
Project Area: 10,000 sqm
Photographs: Charlie Xia

Two Houses / Arhitektri

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Architects: Arhitektri
Location: Bratovici, ,
Project Team: Rujana Bergam Markovic, Boska Bahtijarevic, Aleksandar Markovic
Contractor: SAB d.o.o.
Project Area: 2,179 sqm
Design Year: 2007-2008
Construction Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Miljenko Bernfest & Aleksandar Markovic

Sacred Heart of Jesus / ACDF * Architecture

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The extension of the Mother house of the Sisters of Charity of the Sacred Heard of Jesus in Sherbrooke is 56,680 sqf and includes a 54-room health care unit with all the attached services, a kitchen to serve 200 people, a physiotherapy room, a library, maintenance workshops and an inner courtyard designed with a garden.  More photographs, drawings, and sketches of this project following the break.

Architects: ACDF* Architecture
Location: Sherbrooke, ,
Project Manager: Sylvain Allaire
Design Manager: Maxime-Alexis Frappier
Team: Guy Courchesne, Benoit Dupuis, Lise Parenteau, Laure Giordani, Marie-Eve Barnabé, Robert Dequoy, Jacques Deslandes, Mathieu St-Hilaire, Martin Houle, Denis Lavigne, Suzanne Mondorn, Joan Renaud and Gabriel Villeneuve
Structure: CIMA +
Mechanics & Electricity: Teknika HBA
Landscape Design: CIMA + and  NIP paysage
Project Area: 56,680 sqf
Photographs: Marc Cramer

Rehabilitation Of The Old Butter Factory / M.S.B Architects

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Architects: M.S.B Architects
Location: Calheta, ,
Project area: 350 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: MSB Architects

Mountain House / David Guerra


Architects: David Guerra
Location: Condominium Arvoredo ,Nova Lima, Minas Gerais,
Project team: Architect David Guerra, Architect Cori Coraci, Architect Gisella Lobato, Lucas Lage and Architect Marcelo Lacayo
Project area: 745 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of David Guerra

Musealization of the Archaeological Site of Praça Nova of São Jorge Castle / JLCG Arquitectos

FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Architect: João Luís Carrilho da Graça
Location: Lisbon,
Landscape Architect: João Gomes da Silva
Project Team: Francisco Freire, Vasco Melo, Pedro Abreu, Monica Ravazzolo, architects; Paulo Barreto and Vanda Neto, models
Foundations and Structures: Estudos Betar / José Pedro Venâncio and Paulo Mendonça
Water Installations: Estudos Betar / Marta Azevedo and Jorge Pinheiro
Electrical Installations: Ruben Sobral
Security Installations: GIPIC – Alexandre Martins
Graphic Design: Henrique Cayatte, Mónica Lameiro and Pedro Gonçalves
Project Area: 3,500 sqm
Budget: 1,000,000 €
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Saint Germain Du Bois Medical Center / Arcad’26

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Architects: Arcad’26
Location: Saint Germain Du Bois, ,
Project Architect: Laurent Jannet
Project Area: 774 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Laurent Jannet

House in Lo Curro / Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados

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Architects: Schmidt Arquitectos Asociados
Location: Santiago,
Contributors: Cristian Riquelme
Landscaping: Juan Grimm
Structural Engineer: Enzo Valladares Paglioti
Builder: Constructora Basalto
Predominant materials: Wood, , Stone, Glass, Water
Project Area (Built Area): 360M2
Project Year: 2007-2009
Photographs: Martín Schmidt R.

Wolkem Office Building / Vir.Mueller Architects

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Architects: Vir.Mueller Architects
Location: New Delhi,
Client: Wolkem India Limited
Partners in Charge: Christine Mueller Gupta, Pankaj Vir Gupta
Project Team: Saurabh Jain Ridhi Kapoor Neil Patel
Structural Engineer: Chandresh Bapna
Mechanical Engineer: Pankaj Dharkar Associates
Electrical Engineer: Harshad Jhaveri Associates
Plumbing Engineer: Chandresh Bapna
Project Area: 4000 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Andre J. Fanthome