AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Last week we featured projects from all over the world. We understand that you may have missed a few, so our selection of last week’s best projects come from Colombia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Austria, and Australia. Check them all after the break.

Argos, Building for an Electrical Generator at a Cement Factory / Felipe Gonzalez-Pacheco In July 2006, the project is the winner of an architectural contest, for the resolution of a “skin” for a technical building containing an self generation electrical plant for cement factory. The Factory wanted to generate also a corporative image with the building. Their purpose became a mutual opportunity to generate an experimentation laboratory of technical possibilities with the material they produce, with very low density concretes (read more…)

Miramar Houses / dEMM Arquitectura Located nearby the beach, Miramar project is divided in two semi-detached houses. The houses are developed in two volumes, so that the ground floor integrates the plot geometry, allowing the upper floor to interact more directly with the environment and the alignments of the neighboring constructions (read more…)

Stribrna Skalice House / Prodesi | Domesi The task was to build a contemporary weekend house. Our client wishes to spend mainly free weekends there, however during summer they might stay longer. From the original cottage only a massive stone basement has been preserved. It serves as a basis for a concrete slab, which supports cantilevered parts of the new house. The house has been designed as a modern wood structure (“two by four“ system) (read more…)

Caldor Hotel / Söhne & Partner Seedörfl is a small collection of houses, the surrounding landscape is flat. To the northeast the federal highway B16 cuts through the fields. The two-storey folded volume of the building with its projecting snout, bedrooms on the first floor and striking perforated bands along the façade looks like a built logo (read more…)

UAP + Ned Kahn to create kinetic artwork for Brisbane Airport International art-based design studio Urban Art Projects (UAP) has announced their collaboration with artist Ned Kahn and the Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) to convert Brisbane’s new Domestic Terminal short-term multi-level car park in to an eight-storey kinetic public art project. Kahn, who has developed an international following for his artworks that incorporate the use of natural elements such as wind and light will collaborate with UAP and BAC’s design team to create a 5000 Sq m kinetic façade for the new Domestic Terminal short-term car park (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 19 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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