AD Recommends: Best of the Week

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Last week we featured amazing projects from all over the world we don’t want you to miss. Check our small selection after the break.

Giant Interactive Group Corporate Headquarters / Morphosis Architects The Giant Campus project is a compact village that accommodates diverse functions in a flexible framework of forms that move in and out of a folded landscape plane. Situated amid existing canals and a new man made lake, the undulating office building interacts with an augmented ground plane, joining architecture to landscape and environment to site (read more…)

Alma Lane House / Boyd Cody Architects The Cubical House is situated on a mews lane in a South Dublin suburban seaside location. The site, we were given occupied the rear section of the long garden of a large Victorian semi-detached house. A 3.7m high wall ran along the southern boundary and a granite wall faced the lane way (read more…)

Fez House / Alvaro Leite Siza Vieira Designed and built by Alvaro Leite Siza Vieira, the Fez House is located in Porto, Portugal. This home and studio space, ‘the work of my life’ according to Siza, took 12 years to complete, assembling the site, designing the house, and then building it. The home’s size is almost statuesque with its lines and angles (read more…)

Mar do Oriente / Aires Mateus Over a platform, eight volumes are built, in which the significance of each volume is reinforced by repetition, not equal, but identical. The buildings have the same distance between themselves, repeating their external image, their height and width. The variation happens in their length and thus footprint on the platform (read more…)

AD Classics: St. Mary Cathedral / Kenzo Tange There are some buildings that do not belong to any time or age. The Saint Mary Cathedral of Tokyo by Kenzo Tange is definitely one of these. Of course materials and technologies make it recognizable as a project of the 20th century, but we could easily say that this project has been built yesterday the same as 50 years ago. It’s not usual, in terms of the quality of architecture. And it is not the only quality of this project (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 28 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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