AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Last week was great for ArchDaily. We featured some really great projects and we featured an amazing video of pixelated New York that you can’t miss! Check our selection after the break.

Moderna Museet Malmö / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter A starting point was that a new art museum, a public and cultural building, represents a rare opportunity to create a new node within the city, the urban balance is changed and the neighborhood develops. In Malmö, in the south of Sweden, there was also the possibility to, starting from the industrial architecture of the former Electricity plant dating from the year 1900 create a new art museum with an informal and experimental character (read more…)

Lofts Yungay II / Rearquitectura Lofts Yungay II is a collective housing building located in the outskirts of the World Heritage Area of Valparaíso, Chile. This city is one of the largest Chilean ports in the Pacific Ocean. Valparaiso’s landscape is very characteristic due to its many hills packed with colorful houses almost falling out of the cliffs. Each house is different from one another, but together they create a harmonic landscape (read more…)

Casa da Torre Winery / Castanheira & Bastai Arquitectos Associados A winery is no longer what it used to be. I once knew wineries where cobwebs and dust, were the sign of time passing and of the times. Time was also, almost always, the sign of quality, as the wine that got preserved over time, at the time, was good wine, which got even better after being left there for a few years (read more…)

Allens Rivulet House / Room11 The house has a duality of character and experience defined by the way it responds to context and use. On approach its angular and severe form is a toughened abstract container, bracing itself against the robust Tasmanian landscape and weather conditions. Passing through the “hollowed out” portals, the warm and sheltering underbelly is exposed and acts as a protective envelope (read more…)

Pixelated New York

Amazing video by Patrick Jean, produced by OneMoreProd. New York turns into a pixelated video game. Love the Tetris buildings.

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 12 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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