AD Recommends: Best of the Week

A lot of great projects were featured last week. Like the MTV Headquarters in Berlin. Or Mies’ IBM Building in our AD Classics section. An Eco Resort in Tasmania, an amazing house in Portugal and Alibaba Headquarters in China to complete our selection. Check them all after the break.

MTV Networks Headquarters / Dan Pearlman MTV Networks’ personnel can rejoice: with the redesigned and newly organized reception, meeting and break room areas at MTV Headquarters, a long-held wish of employees becomes a reality and a once gloomy office complex on the Spree can finally function as the head offices (read more…)

AD Classics: IBM Building / Mies van der Rohe Completed four years after architect Mies van der Rohe‘s passing, the IBM Building became one of the cities most prestigious addresses. A pure symbol of the architecture of the time, the almost 700 foot tall rectangle sits on a raised plinth that helps it to maintain a uniform height given the unevenness of the site; State Street to the structure’s west inclines steeply (read more…)

Saffire Resort / Circa Architecture The site is located at Coles Bay on the east coast of Tasmania, and overlooks Great Oyster Bay, the Hazards and the Freycinet Peninsula. Our brief was for a intimate luxury resort, of 20 private suites that was is intended to be a destination in its own right and mainly cater to inbound interstate or international – guests (read more…)

Alibaba Headquarters / Hassell The Alibaba Headquarters in Hangzhou establishes new international workplace standards in China, providing 150,000 square metres of flexible open plan office space within a campus style layout. Alibaba is China’s leading e-commerce company and operates the world’s largest online marketplaces for both international and domestic China trade (read more…)

House In Leiria / Aires Mateus The functions are banal: a house divided in private area with bedrooms, and social area with living-rooms. The private areas are at street level under the plot, around a central courtyard with rooms opening to private patios in a intimate environment. The living rooms are around a void, that collects light from above and gazes the castle at the city centre (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 14 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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