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AD Recommends: Best of the Week

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Did you miss the amazing Palmyra House by Studio Mumbai? Last week we featured some great projects you may have missed. So here’s our selection of the best. Check it out after the break!

Palmyra House / Studio Mumbai Located outside of Mumbai on the Arabian Sea, Palmyra House was built as a refuge from the bustle of the busy city. The 3000 sq ft. house consists of two wooden louvered structures set inside of a functioning coconut plantation. Anchored to stone platforms, the structures overlook a network of wells and aqueducts that weave the site into an inhabitable whole. Living room, study and master bedroom are contained in the north volume, while the south volume contains the kitchen, dining, and guest bedrooms (read more…)

Studi-o Cahaya / Mamostudio This project is designed at the period after Adi Purnomo released his book “Relativitas” that showed the attitude to put actual and rational reasons as the base of his design decision. It was a time when rationality is re-questioned, whether it is a helping tool to explore creativity or does it creates limitation to find another new possibilities (read more…)

Favela Painting Jeroen Koolhas and Dre Urhahn are two artist from Netherlands who started working together in 2005. In 2006, they started developing the idea of creating community-driven art interventions in Brazil. Their efforts yielded two murals which were painted in Vila Cruzeiro, Rio’s most notorious slum, in collaboration with local youth. After both murals were finished, they started their third stage of their project, ‘O Morro’ (read more…)

Santo Tirso Call Center / Aires Mateus The plot assimilates a sequence of different levels, that can be seen from the higher city, in different points and moments. Its position marks the transition between the urban landscape of the city of Santo Tirso, and the natural landscape of a cultivated valley. The project is conceived starting from these existing values: the topography and the border condition (read more…)

National Parliament Principality of Liechtenstein / Hansjoerg Goeritz Architekturstudio Following the success of the Hansjörg Göritz Architekturstudio in an international European competition of the year 2000, seven years of planning and implementation are now completed. Today the built exterior and interior spaces manifest not only his interpretation of democratic separation of powers within the Alamannic cultural region of the Alps’ Rhine River valley. They also stand for a conscious understanding of an architecture of urban contiguity, whereby the original masterplan of Luigi Snozzi has been newly reinterpreted (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 07 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/63675/ad-recommends-best-of-the-week-17/> ISSN 0719-8884
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