AD Recommends: Best of the Week

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

Great projects from Thailand, USA, Spain and The Netherlands you may have missed last week! Check them all after the break.

Autostella Showroom / Supermachine Studio From early period of the last century, automotive industry have always influenced architecture (but not so much the other way around). In modern history, different aspects of “automobile” has been inspiring architecture, whether as a material, shape, speed of the way cars are manufactured. We learn so much from the classic examples of architecture like Fiat’s Lingotto factory in Turin, (Mattè Trucco1923) in which the testing track is located on the roof top of the building (read more…)

House on Cedar Hill / Cunningham Architects Situated at the edge of an escarpment zone, the house is organized along a native, stacked stone wall 182 feet long and 21 feet high. A cantilevered concrete canopy serves as an interruption through the wall into and through the house, briefly allowing views through the dense brush of the site towards the open vista to the west (read more…)

Vallecas Public Housing / Estudio.Entresitio This project is the result of a competition run by Madrid’s Municipal Housing Agency at the end of 2003. The philosophy of the competition was that each team would offer the best architecture solution that was able to imagine, subject to compliance with the “economic” parameters for the lot; maximum surface to be built and number of dwellings, and always considering that it is a social housing development (read more…)

CAAC / Paredes Pino Its location close to the railway station of the AVE high speed train in Cordoba city can take advantage of this gap as a unique opportunity, giving the character and scale necessary to assume as a new focus of interest not only confined to the neighborhood, but as a magnet in conjunction with the city (read more…)

Black House / Bakers Architecten In Utrecht’s museum quarter, just south of the city centre, there was for many years a vacant plot on the corner of Lange Nieuwstraat and Vrouwjuttenstraat. This site in the midst of historical buildings is now occupied by ‘Het Zwarte Huis’ (The Black House), a complex containing six apartments with semi-underground parking and the new premises of Bakers Architecten (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 13 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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