AD Recommends: Best of the Week

A housing project, two chapels, a museum and a house. Don’t miss our selection of the best from last week. Check them all after the break!

Social Housing Tower Of 75 Units In Europa Square / Roldán + Berengué The tower E.I.O.5 is a project of social housing promoted by INCASOL and it is located in a new central zone known as Plaça Europa (Europa Square). The Europa Square, according to Albert Viaplana’s Project, it is shaped as the last nude in Llobregat’s direction of the squares se- quence that, approximately each kilometer, marking the Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes (read more…)

AD Classics: Chapel of the Holy Cross / Richard Hein The Chapel of the Holy Cross built in the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona is the epitome of what many architects try to achieve when designing religious architecture. It’s reliance on the symbolic rock as it’s foundation and the sprawling views of the surrounding environment create a humbling and spiritual experience within the walls of the church (read more…)

Chapel of St.Lawrence / Avanto Architects, Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen The Vantaa Parish Union held an open architectural competition in the spring of 2003 for the design of a new chapel in the vicinity of the historic Church of St. Lawrence. The area has been classified as a nationally important cultural environment. The winning entry, out of 194 proposals, was “Polku” (“Path”) by Avanto Architects (read more…)

InBetween House / Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates Designed by Koji Tsutsui Architect & Associates the InBetween House is a collection of small mountain cottages situated amongst Japanese larch trees in a mountainous region outside of Tokyo. A retreat from their busy work in the city, the clients wanted a house that could seamlessly blend into the natural surrounding, topography and local culture (read more…)

Neues Museum / David Chipperfield Architects in collaboration with Julian Harrap Winner of the prestigious Mies van der Rohe 2011 Award, The Neues Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island was originally designed by Friedrich August Stüler and built between 1841 and 1859. In 1997, David Chipperfield Architects won the international competition for the rebuilding of the Neues Museum in collaboration with Julian Harrap. The design focused on repairing and restoring the original volume, respecting the historical structure (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 02 May 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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