AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Here’s our selection of last week’s best posts. Check them all after the break.

Shelter Home for the Homeless / Javier Larraz What the construction of the new Shelter Home for the Homeless offers, beyond satisfying the needs of shelter and food for the residents, is an opportunity for improving the quality of life of a socially excluded group, whose needs reach further than the simple fact of finding a place to sleep (read more…)

8 Blacks / NRJA Initially planned as a holiday house, at the end of the design process – socially active family’s living house complex at the River Venta near Kuldiga. The place drags in to live there (read more…)

House D / Panorama + WMR The project is situated in Matanzas – Chile, at the top of a cliff, 65 mts. approximately above sea level. This house, for a couple and their son, is structured in a square volume of 9 by 9mts. Inside intersects another volume at a higher level, which is rotated 45 degrees in relation to the plan, allowing double heights and the organization of space in the first floor (read more…)

AD Classics: Westcott House / Frank Lloyd Wright One of the first and only examples of the Prairie Style in Ohio, the Westcott House became a significant work in the prescribed methodology of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture. Completed in 1908 for Burton J. Westcott and his family after moving the Westcott Motor Company from Richmond, Indiana, the Westcott House is an early staple in Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic detailing and integration of a building into its landscape (read more…)

Six Art Housing Sales Center / Lab Modus The site located along a main road near a Hi-tech Park of Northern Taiwan, consists of two major programs- residential sales center and model house. The massing of this project has triangulated and folded geometry wrapping up the interior space in order to achieve prominent form and dynamic circulation within the building. We try to provide a unique spacious experience for both the consumers and the neighborhood as well (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 11 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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