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AD Classics: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Gehry Partners

Set on the edge of the Nervión River in Bilbao‭, ‬Spain, the Guggenheim Museum is a fusion of complex‭, ‬swirling forms and captivating materiality that responds to an intricate program and an industrial urban context‭. ‬With over a hundred exhibitions and more than ten million visitors to its recognition‭, ‬Frank Gehry‮’‬s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao not only changed the way that architects and people think about museums, but also boosted Bilbao's economy with its astounding success‭.‭ ‬In fact‭, ‬the phenomenon of a city‮’‬s transformation following the construction of a significant piece of architecture is now referred to as the‭ ‬‮“‬Bilbao Effect‭.‬‮”‬‭ ‬Twenty years on, the Museum continues to challenge assumptions about the connections between art and architecture‭ today.

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AD Classics: Casa del Fascio / Giuseppe Terragni

© Guillermo Hevia García
© Guillermo Hevia García

Casa del Fascio which sits in front of Como Cathedral is the work of the Italian Fascist architect Giuseppe Terragni. Built as the headquarters of the local Fascist Party, it was renamed Casa del Popolo after the war and has since served a number of civic agencies, including a Caribinieri station and a tax office.

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AD Classics: Kagawa Prefectural Gymnasium / Kenzo Tange

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At about the same time as Kenzo Tange’s two huge Olympic arenas for the Olympic Games in the summer of 1964 in Tokyo, there was built in the southern part of Japan a much more modest sports arena of Takamatsu in Kagawa Prefecture between 1962 and 1964. More after the break.

"the REAL estate" / AL/Arch

© Avi Laiser
© Avi Laiser

Architect: AL/Arch Location: Bat-Yam, Israel Project Area: 550 sqm Photographs: Liat Ezra, Asaf Evron, Orna Marton, Avi Laiser, AL/Arch

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Collegeville, United States

London Olympics 2012: Olympic Park

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July 27, 2012 marks the opening ceremonies of the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. As the Olympics approach closer, the eyes of the world will inevitably turn to London and its new infrastructure. Over the past 12 months, the Olympic Park in London’s struggling east side has changed dramatically. With the structures of the main sporting venues complete, you can now get a real feel for the layout of the park and the compact nature of the site. More images and information after the break.

Taliesin / Diamond Schmitt Architects

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AD Classics: Makedonium / Jordan Grabulovski + Iskra Grabulovski

AD Classics: Makedonium / Jordan Grabulovski + Iskra Grabulovski AD Classics: Makedonium / Jordan Grabulovski + Iskra Grabulovski AD Classics: Makedonium / Jordan Grabulovski + Iskra Grabulovski AD Classics: Makedonium / Jordan Grabulovski + Iskra Grabulovski + 9

AD Classics: Maison de Verre / Pierre Chareau + Bernard Bijvoet

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Paris, France

Kaufmann Program Center / Renaissance 3 Architects

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Pittsburgh, United States

Centre for Green Innovation at Evergreen Brick Works / Diamond Schmitt Architects

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Toronto, Canada
  • Architects: Diamond Schmitt Architects ; Landscape architects: DTAH
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  11743
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010

Villa Urbana Domus Radicalis / Metrogramma

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Bolzano, Italy

AD Classics: Holy Cross Church in Chur, Switzerland / Walter Förderer

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Chur, Switzerland

Three Pier Bridge / Studio Providence LLC

© Tim DeCoster
© Tim DeCoster

The design of this project by Studio Providence LLC, a partnership by Friedrich St. Florian Architects and 3six0 Architecture, was the result of an international competition. Awarded by the Boston Society of Architects with an esteemed Unbuilt Project Award, the proposal uses three piers that are evocative of the fishing piers of New England.

House on College Hill / Friedrich St. Florian Architects

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Providence, United States
  • Architects: Friedrich St. Florian Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011

McGee Art Pavilion / ikon.5 architects

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Alfred, United States
  • Architects: ikon.5 architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  19000 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011

La Maison Symphonique de Montréal / Diamond Schmitt Architects

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Montreal, Canada

CANMET Material Technology Laboratory / Diamond Schmitt Architects

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Hamilton, Canada
  • Architects: Diamond Schmitt Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  165000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011