AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Didn’t get to visit us last week? Don’t worry! Here’s a great selection from last week’s projects. Check them all after the break.

Building In Lagoa das Furnas / Aires Mateus The project intends to evoke the architectural landscape of the Azores, drawing upon the form and material that embed the collective memory of this island and archipelago, that have become, with time, a second nature of this place. Therefore the buildings are archetypal volumes, simple and compact, clad with the local basaltic stone (read more…)

AD Classics: Kafka Castle / Ricardo Bofill Completed in 1968, the Kafka Castle –an homage to Franz Kafka – strays away from the traditional design techniques and aesthetics of typical Spanish apartment buildings. Rather than a development through site, plan, and context, Bofill implemented a series of mathematical equations that generated the position of all ninety dwellings, as well as the Kafka Castle’s siting (read more…)

Juvenile Pavilion / UArchitects The resoluteness of the world which aims at the interior is partly removed. A new and more intensive interaction with the surrounding nature is aimed at for the youngsters. The open structure stimulates the daily shifts between living, learning and recreation (read more…)

Cannon Design Regional Offices / Cannon Design After standing vacant for nearly 30 years, the St. Louis Municipal Power House building at 1100 Clark Avenue in downtown St. Louis, opened as the new offices of Cannon Design in September 2008. In 2007, the firm purchased the 19,000 sqf building and provided all design, development, and construction management services for its restoration, renovation and adaptive reuse—an investment that represents the firm’s confidence in the future of the city of St. Louis (read more…)

Observation Tower on the River Mur / terrain:loenhart&mayr The new observation tower on the River Mur (Southern Styria, Austria) opened to the public just in time for the beginning of spring 2010. The design for the sculptural structure set amidst the landscape of the European habitat system “Green Belt” was developed by the Munich-based architects and landscape architects, terrain:loenhart&mayr, who are renowned for the new and trend-setting Olympic Ski Jump in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (read more…)

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

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