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Daoíz y Velarde Cultural Center / Rafael de La-Hoz

15:00 - 14 September, 2019
Daoíz y Velarde Cultural Center / Rafael de La-Hoz, © Alfonso Quiroga
© Alfonso Quiroga

© Alfonso Quiroga © Alfonso Quiroga © Alfonso Quiroga © Alfonso Quiroga + 12

Artist Studios / KNOWSPACE

20:00 - 9 September, 2019
Courtesy of Knowspace
Courtesy of Knowspace

Courtesy of Knowspace Courtesy of Knowspace Courtesy of Knowspace Courtesy of Knowspace + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Song Chuan Nan Lu, Kunshan Shi, Suzhou Shi, Jiangsu Sheng, China
  • Category

  • Area

    1488.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013

Glass-Walled Labyrinth / Robert Morris

17:00 - 24 August, 2019
Glass-Walled Labyrinth / Robert Morris, © Josh Ferdinand
© Josh Ferdinand

© Josh Ferdinand © Josh Ferdinand © Josh Ferdinand © Josh Ferdinand + 7

Xiang Jing + Qu Guangci Sculpture Studio / aterlier100s+1

20:00 - 23 August, 2019
Xiang Jing + Qu Guangci Sculpture Studio / aterlier100s+1, © Zeng Renzhen
© Zeng Renzhen

© Zeng Renzhen © Zeng Renzhen © Zeng Renzhen © Zeng Renzhen + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beijing, China
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Peng Lele, Zeng Renzhen, Yang Guang, Ling Lin
  • Area

    1257.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

10Cal Tower / Supermachine Studio

15:00 - 21 July, 2019
10Cal Tower / Supermachine Studio, © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangsaen Sai 1, Tambon Saen Suk, Amphoe Mueang Chon Buri, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20130, Thailand
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Pitupong Chaowakul with Sujinda Khawkam, Kasidis Peuktes and Mint Mintly
  • Client

    Siam Cement Group (SCG)
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

NextOffice's Artist Forum to be a Cultural Hub for Sadra, Iran

08:00 - 21 July, 2019
NextOffice's Artist Forum to be a Cultural Hub for Sadra, Iran, Courtesy of NextOffice
Courtesy of NextOffice

Courtesy of NextOffice Courtesy of NextOffice Brick Model Study. Image Courtesy of NextOffice Model. Image Courtesy of NextOffice + 15

NextOffice’s Sadra Artists Forum is a public cultural center to be located in the arid suburban town of Sadra. Consisting entirely of low-lying or subterranean building levels, the project's unique structure contrasts the surrounding urban area and uniquely shapes the relationship between interior and exterior spaces.

ONZ Repurpose Abandoned Stadium into Urban Park with Cultural Hub

06:00 - 14 July, 2019
ONZ Repurpose Abandoned Stadium into Urban Park with Cultural Hub, © ONZ Architects
© ONZ Architects

Aerial View | Night View. Image © ONZ Architects © ONZ Architects © ONZ Architects © ONZ Architects + 14

Antakya Atatürk Stadium of Hatay, Turkey, was originally built in 1950 but closed recently due to its inability to meet growing demand. In a new public project titled Green Wings, ONZ Architects aim to transform this former urban center into a new park with a cultural hub.

"New Parisian Stories" Project Transforms Water Reservoir into New Cultural Hub

08:00 - 13 July, 2019
"New Parisian Stories" Project Transforms Water Reservoir into New Cultural Hub, "Stairway to Heaven" . Image © Thomas Jensen
"Stairway to Heaven" . Image © Thomas Jensen

"Grey Day" . Image © Thomas Jensen "Under Rock" . Image © Thomas Jensen "Studio Life". Image © Thomas Jensen "Stairway to Heaven" . Image © Thomas Jensen + 26

In their recently completed thesis project, Sebastian Siggard, Neemat Azizullah, and Thomas Ron propose the revitalization of a 19th century Parisian water reservoir into a new cultural hub. Addressing growing social issues and inequality across Europe, the project, titled “New Parisian Stories,” promotes social interaction in an effort to create a more integrated and cohesive society. Two primary questions motivate their design: With the 2024 Olympics games coming to Paris, what role can architecture play in capturing the opportunities and potential of such events? And how can architecture better the lives of those lowest in society while also creating social and sympathetic spaces for people of all languages, cultures and ages?

Adaptation of The Roman Ruins of Can Tacó / Toni Girones

06:00 - 10 June, 2019
Adaptation of The Roman Ruins of Can Tacó  / Toni Girones, © Sabem.com i Aeroproduccions
© Sabem.com i Aeroproduccions

© Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez + 28

Casa da Severa / José Adrião

17:00 - 1 June, 2019
Casa da Severa / José Adrião, © Hugo Santos Silva
© Hugo Santos Silva

© Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva © Hugo Santos Silva + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Largo Severa 2, 1100-341 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Margarida Lameiro, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Carla Gonçalves, João Matos, Ricardo Aboim Inglez, Tiago Pereira
  • Area

    2014.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

Construction Begins on Focketyn Del Rio's "Porous" Kaserne Cultural Center

07:45 - 27 May, 2019
Construction Begins on Focketyn Del Rio's "Porous" Kaserne Cultural Center, Current State of Existing Structure. Image © Adria Goula
Current State of Existing Structure. Image © Adria Goula

A historic site in the heart of Basel will soon be revived as Kaserne Cultural Center, the city’s new urban hub by Focketyn Del Rio Studio.

The 45 million CHF (44.7 million USD) transformation project is the first publicly-funded large facility in the Kleinbasel district, and will unite and unlock two previously disconnected and enclosed spaces on the Rhine River. The 9,000 sqm project by the Swiss firm is currently under construction and is expected to be complete in 2021.

Courtesy of Focketyn Del Rio Studio Current State of Existing Structure. Image © Adria Goula Current State of Existing Structure. Image © Adria Goula Current State of Existing Structure. Image © Adria Goula + 18

Nogunri Peace Museum / METAA

17:00 - 27 April, 2019
Nogunri Peace Museum / METAA, © Jaekyung Kim
© Jaekyung Kim

© Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim © Jaekyung Kim + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yeongdong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Jongho Yi, Euijung Woo
  • Area

    1892.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Curno Public Library and Auditorium / Archea Associati

15:00 - 13 April, 2019
Curno Public Library and Auditorium / Archea Associati, © Pietro Savorelli
© Pietro Savorelli

© Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli + 28

Songpa Micro Housing / SsD

15:00 - 30 March, 2019
Songpa Micro Housing / SsD, Courtesy of SsD
Courtesy of SsD

Courtesy of SsD Courtesy of SsD Courtesy of SsD Courtesy of SsD + 31

  • Architects

    SsD
  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • Category

  • Architects in Charge

    Jinhee Park AIA, John Hong, SsD

AD Classics: Parc Andre Citroen / Alain Provost

16:30 - 28 January, 2019
AD Classics: Parc Andre Citroen / Alain Provost, via Wikimedia
via Wikimedia

AD Classics: Berlin Philharmonic / Hans Scharoun

16:30 - 14 January, 2019
AD Classics: Berlin Philharmonic / Hans Scharoun, © Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
© Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Second Stage of Hangzhou Yunqi Town Exhibition Centre / Approach Design (ZUP)

23:00 - 25 December, 2018
Second Stage of Hangzhou Yunqi Town Exhibition Centre / Approach Design (ZUP), © Lianping Mao
© Lianping Mao

© Lianping Mao Rooftop Park . Image © Lianping Mao © Lianping Mao © Lianping Mao + 45

  • Architects

  • Location

    Yunqi Town, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • Category

  • Architecture Groups

    Approach Design, Zhejiang University Urban-Rural Planning&Design Institute
  • Collaborating Architects

    Zhejiang Province Institute of Architectural Design and Research
  • Lead Architects

    Di Ma, Xin Jin, Lianping Mao
  • Construction Team

    Zhejiang Provincial Yijian Construction Group LTD.
  • Design Team

    Sheng Jiang, Jialiang Zhang, Weifen Shen, Shang Wang, Mengjun Mao
  • Structural Design

    Jian Jiao, Yunjun Lu, Wuqiang Feng, Guozhi Peng
  • Area

    66680.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

AD Classics: Austrian Cultural Forum / Raimund Abraham

22:00 - 27 October, 2018
AD Classics: Austrian Cultural Forum / Raimund Abraham, © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York
© Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York

This article was originally published on May 25, 2015. To read the stories behind other celebrated architecture projects, visit our AD Classics section.

Before the impossibly “super-thin” tower became ubiquitous on the Midtown Manhattan skyline, Raimund Abraham’s Austrian Cultural Forum challenged the limits of what could be built on the slenderest of urban lots. Working with a footprint no bigger than a townhouse (indeed, one occupied the site before the present tower), Abraham erected a daring twenty-four story high-rise only twenty-five feet across. Instantly recognizable by its profile, a symmetrical, blade-like curtain wall cascading violently toward the sidewalk, ACFNY was heralded by Kenneth Frampton as “the most significant modern piece of architecture to be realized in Manhattan since the Seagram Building and the Guggenheim Museum of 1959.” [1]

The massing of the building is dictated solely by zoning laws and the immediacy of its neighbors. Image © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York The director's office that occupies the box-like protrusion on the southern facade. Image © Photo by David Plakke, davidplakke.com; Courtesy of Austrian Cultural Forum New York East-facing section with the "scissor stairs" on the left-hand side + 7