AD Recommends: Best of the Week

AD Recommends: Best of the Week

We hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving last week and enjoy a couple days off your regular duties. We understand you may have missed some great projects we featured so just in case you did, check our selection after the break.

Dwelling In Avila / A-cero A dwelling of generous proportions developed over a single storey to facilitate the indoor-outdoor connection and to make the most of the environment in which it stands. Surrounded by meadows, tree groves, chestnut, pine and oak trees and wildlife represented by stags, wild boar and roe deer, the edifice establishes a recognised link with the traditional architecture and vernacular customs (read more…)

AD Classics: Casa Batlló / Antoni Gaudí The inspiring imagination of Antoni Gaudí undoubtedly reveals itself in one of his most poetic and artistic designs for a building, Casa Batlló. His synthesis of animal shapes, vine-like curves, hints of bone and skeleton, and his use of lustrous colored bits of glazed ceramic and glass create a masterpiece that will forever astonish its observers (read more…)

Zaisa Tower / Hoz Fontan Arquitectos Located close to the border between Spain and France, the new office tower is the last building of the Zaisa transportation hub in Irun, and houses Zaisa’s headquarters and rental office space. The tower is inserted in front of a building that has a crescent like façade, and over a previously existing underground parking. When the parking was built, some pillars were raised from the ground level waiting for a future development (read more…)

Melanchthon College Schiebroek / OIII Architecten The new building for the high school replaces a former auditorium, adding a significant amount of learning area. It smoothly curls between the existing main building and is connected by the atrium, the auditorium and on the upper level the biology, physics and chemistry classes. Key issues for this task were a healthy indoor climate, inviting architecture and an optimum integration in the green surroundings (read more…)

Hunsett Mill / ACME The Norfolk Broads are an artificial landscape of outstanding natural beauty, a man made wetland sustained through human intervention of water pumping mills, dykes and canals. After hundreds of years of indus- trial use of the natural landscape, the recent decades have seen increasing emphasis on conservation and a managed retreat back to nature (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Recommends: Best of the Week" 29 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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