AD Recommends: Best of the Week

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Haven’t been in ArchDaily for a while? Maybe you missed some great posts, like newest restaurant at Ground Zero, a movable pod that brings lunch to the workers. Check the other four in our selection after the break.

Ground Zero’s Newest Restaurant As workers labor over the newest development at Ground Zero, moving, bolting and welding the 46,074 tons of steel can be tiresome and, well, make a person hungry. With an allotted 30-minute lunch break, workers wait anxiously for the hoist that descends dozens of stories, making their 30 minutes often times extend to 60. The solution – bring the lunch to the workers (read more…)

Apartment in Katayama / Matsunami Mitsutomo As the apartment has ‘A room arrangement matching that of the window pattern’, the part that was once unavoidable has now become a large subject of the design. Taking the challenge of a small apartment within those conditions, whilst dealing with a strict budget, the Katayama apartment was born (read more…)

Parametricist Manifesto / Patrik Schumacher We have seen a growing interest in parametric design as it offers a new approach to architecture based on advanced computational design techniques. As parametricism becomes a tool more designers are turning toward, is this method beginning to define the style of our time? In an effort to identify our architectural style to allow it to be recognized, Patrik Schumacher, a partner at Zaha Hadid, has communicated his beliefs in his Parametricist Manifesto (read more…)

How architecture helped music evolve / David Byrne We love listening to TED talks as the speakers offer fresh perspectives and challenge us with thought provoking ideas. Today, we share David Byrne’s talk about music and architecture. Byrne chronologically moves through different architectural periods, noting the difference musical composition experiences as the years progress (read more…)

Pearl River Necklace / NL Architects Dutch NL Architects’ newest bridge is part of their proposal to connect Hong Kong with the mainland of China. The bridge’s dynamic twisted form is a great resolution to the differences in driving styles, namely that in Hong Kong, people drive on the left side of the road and in the mainland China, they drive on the right side (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 21 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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