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The New Toni-Areal in Zürich West

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The Toni-Areal is a crucial part of the plan to breathe new life into Zürich West. The building was formerly a milk processing facility, and the new design by architecture firm EM2N features spaces for cultural events, as well as the Zürich University of the Arts and two departments of the Zürich University of Applied Sciences.

The Toni-Areal is one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in Zürich and will be the largest construction site in Switzerland during its realization phase. The total usable floor space is 108,500 m2, of which the colleges comprise 84,500 m2. The remaining 23,500 m2 are dedicated to housing, cultural events, restaurants, and small retail shops, as well as parking and technology. The construction price—including basic upgrades and tenant upgrades—amounts to about 350 million Swiss francs.

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AD Classics: John Hancock Center / SOM

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Gehry Residence / Gehry Partners

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Santa Monica, United States

AD Classics: TWA Terminal / Eero Saarinen

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  • Architects: Eero Saarinen
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  1962
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    Manufacturers: Pyrok

M.H. de Young Museum / Herzog & de Meuron

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© Iwan Baan

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  • Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  293000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2005

AD Classics: Eames House / Charles and Ray Eames

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© Stephen Canon

Text description provided by the architects. Originally known as Case Study House No. 8, the Eames House was such a spatially pleasant modern residence that it became the home of the architects themselves. Charles and Ray Eames began designing the house in 1945 for the Case Study House Program in Los Angeles' Arts and Architecture Magazine published and built these case study homes that had to focus on the use of new materials and technologies developed during World War II. The intention was for the house to be made of prefabricated materials that would not interrupt the site, be easy to build, and exhibit a modern style.

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AD Classics: Sydney Opera House / Jørn Utzon

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  • Architects: Jørn Utzon
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  1973

Simmons Hall at MIT/ Steven Holl

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© Andy Ryan - Steven Holl Architects

When Massachusetts Institute of Technology commissioned Steven Holl in 1999 to design a new a dormitory for the school they had one goal in sight: that the spaces around and within the building would stir up interaction among students. While MIT focused on the building’s use and function, Holl aimed to create a memorable building. With MIT’s vision in mind along with Holl’s artistic architectural ideas, the ten-story undergraduate dormitory became a small city in itself with balancing opposing architectural elements, such as solids and voids and opaqueness and transparency.

More on Simmons Hall after the break.

AD Classics: Unity Temple / Frank Lloyd Wright

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Oak Park, United States

AD Classics: Malin "Chemosphere" Residence / John Lautner

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Los Angeles, United States
  • Architects: John Lautner
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2200 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  1960

AD Classics: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort / Michael Graves

AD Classics: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort / Michael Graves© James Cornetet - critiquethis.us© James Cornetet - critiquethis.us© James Cornetet - critiquethis.us+ 18

AD Classics: AD Classics: Centre Georges Pompidou / Renzo Piano Building Workshop + Richard Rogers

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AD Classics: Exeter Library (Class of 1945 Library) / Louis Kahn

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  • Architects: Louis Kahn
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  12321
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  1972

AD Classics: USAFA Cadet Chapel / Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill

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AD Classics: House VI / Peter Eisenman

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Cornwall, United States

AD Classics: Vanna Venturi House / Robert Venturi

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Philadelphia, United States

AD Classics: Willis Tower (Sears Tower) / SOM

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