AD Recommends: Best of the Week

In case you missed anything last week, here’s a selection of some interesting projects we featured during those days. The development of 4 projects in The Netherlands by Studio Fuksas, an amazing wooden house in the forests of Sweden, a new Winecenter in the South Tyrolean wine route in Italy, the new building Jean Nouvel is finishing in Qatar and a housing refurbishment in Iowa, USA, are just a few examples of our latests articles.

Admirant e 18 September Plein / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

Following the definition of the Masterplan in 1998 for the center of Eindhoven in Holland, studio Fuksas developed the four projects associated with it: the 18-Septemberplein, a square of 7.000 m² with an underground parking lot of 2.300m² for 1.700 bicycles, the Piazza Shopping Mall, a shopping center covering approximately 20.000m² with 6.000m² of office space, the Media Market, a store for sales of electrical appliances and electronic equipment and the Admirant Entrance Building (read more…)

Refugium of a Forester / Petra Gipp Arkitektur

The nature reserve of Grimeton is part of Åkulla beech woods area, situated a couple of miles east of Varberg, close to the world heritage of Grimeton. It is a dramatic nature that rises over the flat arable lands along the seaboard. (read more…)

Winecenter Kaltern / feld72

A new retail outlet, called the “Winecenter” was constructed for the Winegrowers’ Cooperative in Caldaro, a well-known town along the South Tyrolean wine route in Northern Italy. (read more…)

In Progress: Doha Office Tower, Qatar / Ateliers Jean Nouvel / Nelson Garrido

The building’s dia-grid gives much character to the project, as it not only provides structural support but also gives the volume a textured appearance from far away that turns into a more delicate patterning in closer range. The facade is layered with metal brise-soleil based on a traditional Islamic pattern. (read more…)

322 Reinvented / Substance Architecture

This Iowa City residence, built in 1941 and subsequently expanded several times over the intervening decades, was a complex mass housing a warren of rooms with no overall sense of organization. The home had one compelling feature – a large site in an established neighborhood surrounded by mature trees. The desire to liberate and organize the interior spaces and connect them to this landscape was a central theme which guided the homes renovation.(read more…)

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Cite: Nico Saieh. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 26 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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