AD Recommends: Best of the Week

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

With Christmas and New Year’s, many of you may have missed some of the great posts que featured last week. Check our small selection of the best after the break.

BR House / Marcio Kogan In terms of an architectural proposition, the BR House located in the countryside could not be more intriguing: situated within the dense and impressive Rain Forest, circumscribing and penetrating the area, dominates all senses. The circumstances, from the inception, forces fundamental questions for architecture: how can architecture present itself and, if making itself present, how can it deliberately show itself as construction? (read more…)

Vasconcelos Library / Alberto Kalach The project integrates the public library with a botanical garden. A 250 meter steel, concrete and glass structure surrounded by greenery and water. Mexico City is one of the largest, most polluted and agresive urban environments in the planet. We believe that the planning of public funded buildings should always encourage the expansion of car-free open spaces and greenery (read more…)

Architecture City Guide: San Francisco This week we are featuring San Francisco for our Architecture City Guide series. Thank you to all of our readers for adding their can’t miss buildings last week. We hope to see your comments below this week too (read more…)

Cox Communications Distribution Center / el dorado The site is a light industrial office park of conventional box buildings primarily from the 1960s and 1970s located in Topeka, Kansas. Cox Communications Distribution Center is the first building within the park to be renovated, as the owner has decided to revamp the entire park over the next several years. With a limited budget, the architects of el dorado were asked to create an innovative, yet simple tone for future development (read more…)

Erlenbach Cemetery Building / AFGH The Erlenbach Cemetery Building houses the visitor area facilities for the Erlenbach cemetery. Designed by AFGH, architects Andreas Fuhrimann and Gabrielle Hächler, the building includes a room for ceremony services, two vigil rooms, a waiting room, and porch services. Follow the break for more photographs and drawings of this project (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 03 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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