AD Recommends: Best of the Week

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Three projects, one Classic, and an amazing interview with Richard Meier. These are among the many great posts you may have missed last week. Check our selection after the break.

Torreaguera Atresados / XPIRAL The two ‘atretic’ houses proposed, revolved around the idea of a redistribution of the plots along a row. The construction had to abide by the conditions of the maximum height permitted for buildings in the area and having to adapt to the topology of the existing plots (read more…)

Laboratory / Randy Brown Architects The architect purchased this property and decided to move into the house while phasing construction projects. The intention is for the project to be a laboratory for architectural experiments. The site is in the country in a partially wooded area with rolling hills with views to the west and south (read more…)

Palace of Aiete / isuuru arquitectos Located in the monumental Aiete Park the program for this site included a Cultural Center and House of Peace. The project also required the rehabilitation of the Palace of Aiete, a building that was built by the dukes of Bailen in 1878 and holds great historical value to the city of San Sebastian (read more…)

AD Classics: Palais Bulles / Antti Lovag Fittingly named Palais Bulles, or “Palace of Bubbles,” this residence represents the fundamental ideas of architect Antti Lovag, who views architecture as a “form of play- spontaneous, joyful, full of surprise.” Built in 1989, it rests on a rocky cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea (read more…)

AD Interviews: Richard Meier Richard Meier, the architect who landed ‘the commission of the century’ and one of the New York Five, has a portfolio of pristine structures that range in scale from the Douglas House on Lake Michigan to the sprawling Getty Center in Los Angeles (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 24 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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