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AD Recommends: Best of the Week

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Five amazing projects chosen from nearly 100 posts from last week. Check the selection after the break.

Stockholm Waterfront / White arkitekter ab Stockholm Waterfront lies adjacent to Stockholm’s Central Station. The site has the best public exposure in Stockholm, with thousands of train passengers passing by every day – its position on the Riddarfjärden bay and its proximity to Stockholm’s City Hall also make it an ideal location (read more…)

Sunset Chapel / BNKR Arquitectura Our first religious commission was a wedding chapel conceived to celebrate the first day of a couple’s new life. Our second religious commission had a diametrically opposite purpose: to mourn the passing of loved ones. This premise was the main driving force behind the design, the two had to be complete opposites, they were natural antagonists (read more…)

Guangzhou Opera House / Zaha Hadid Architects Like pebbles in a stream smoothed by erosion, the Guangzhou Opera House sits in perfect harmony with its riverside location. The Opera House is at the heart of Guangzhou’s cultural development. Its unique twin-boulder design enhances the city by opening it to the Pearl River, unifying the adjacent cultural buildings with the towers of international finance in Guangzhou’s Zhujiang new town (read more…)

AD Classics: Miller House and Garden / Eero Saarinen Completed in 1957 for industrialist and philanthropist J. Irwin Miller and his family in Columbus, Indiana, the Miller House and Garden embodies midcentury Modernism in it’s fullest. Architect Eero Saarinen‘s steel and glass composition has held together very well, proving the quality and use of materials to be worthy of time (read more…)

New Flagship Campus for City of Westminster College / schmidt hammer lassen architects The new flagship Campus for City of Westminster College by schmidt hammer lassen architects is designed to support new ways of teaching and learning. The 24,000m2 College, won in a competition in 2006, provides much greater amounts of open learning spaces than typical colleges in the UK and holds state-of-the-art facilities for both students and staff (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 07 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/117864/ad-recommends-best-of-the-week-49/> ISSN 0719-8884
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